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Sony VPL-HW40ES Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 1,700 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Full HD Release Date
An Outstanding Cinematic Experience For Home Theatre ApplicationsThe VPL-HW40ES is a fantastic option for movie lovers who want an incredible cinematic experience at home, far beyond the reach of... More
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5 Reasons For

Sony Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Sony has excellent average ratings for its data projectors as well as across its entire multimedia projector range compared to other brands.

Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW40ES supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-HW40ES do not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors which support full HD and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony VPL-HW40ES[plb_3286333_price], the Epson EH-TW7200[plb_3059146_price], and the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-HW40ES supports 3D. Most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-HW40ES also support 3D.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony VPL-HW40ES[plb_3286333_price], the Epson EH-TW7200[plb_3059146_price], and the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The VPL-HW40ES is a two HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most of the other projectors of this spec and age have a built-in speaker(s), however the VPL-HW40ES does not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at including the Benq LW61[plb_1903532_price], or the LG PA1000[plb_2417081_price] or the Hitachi CP-AW3019WNM[plb_1740829_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony VPL-HW40ES does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-HW40ES the projector brightnesss range from 300 ANSI lumens to 9,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 1,700 ANSI lumen, the Sony VPL-HW40ES has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW40ES.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Epson EH-TW7200[plb_3059146_price] (2,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The VPL-HW40ES is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-HW40ES

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the VPL-HW40ES.

Specification

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Some early adopters might see 1080p projectors as obsolete in this emerging era of 4K; however, for many videophiles who don't want or need to be at the bleeding-edge of technology, a...

Deep blacks, little to no fan noise
Sony's Reality Creation makes images pop
Great brightness, black levels
Solid color performance
Nearsilent operation
No iris, manual controls for adjusting focus, zoom and lens shift
Manual controls for focus, zoom, lens shift
No automatic iris
Slight soapopera effect and artefacts when using motion compensation
Crosstalk in 3D mode (double image)
6 October 2014

Expert Reviews

Sony's SXRD technology is also meant to produce a much higher contrast ratio and deeper black levels than both DLP and LCD projectors, making images appear more accurate with a greater amount of... Read more…

1 October 2014

Deep blacks and terrific color make the Sony VPL-HW40ES video projector a top choice for a top-shelf home theater. Its brightness also makes it a good fit for a living room or a family...

11 August 2014

Sony's VPL-HW40ES projector inherits the qualities of its predecessor, the HW30ES. As well as excellent motion compensation, Motionflow, this newcomer boasts improved upscaling, thanks to Reality...

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Reviewed 2 January 2015 by Nelson1
Nelson1 would recommend the Sony VPL-HW40ES (Verified Purchase)

Before owning the Sony VPLHW40ES, I had the Epson 5030UB. They are both great projectors, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. The key is to determine what is most important to you and then... Read more…

Reviewed 18 October 2014 by Chip
Chip would recommend the Sony VPL-HW40ES (Verified Purchase)

My wife got this for me for my 40th birthday and I couldn't be happier. We reviewed many different units before settling on this one. These included the Epson 5030UB, Epson 3020e and a few others.... Read more…

Reviewed 1 October 2014 by Mank
Mank would recommend the Sony VPL-HW40ES

I stepped up from an Epson 8350 to this Sony 40es. Wow what a difference. The Epson 8350 is a good projector, but this Sony 40ES blows it away. I am projecting it in a living room with minimal... Read more…

Reviewed 2 August 2014 by ParkerViewer
ParkerViewer would recommend the Sony VPL-HW40ES (Verified Purchase)

This projector replaced the cheap one that came with the house when we bought it that recently failed. AI first I tried to replace it with another cheap unit, due to my lack of experience owning a... Read more…

Reviewed 14 February 2015 by Greg
Greg would recommend the Sony VPL-HW40ES (Verified Purchase)

Tried Panasonic 8000. Lens memory was awesome, but convergence drifted quickly. The result was a blurry image with no way to correct by the user. Epsons are too noisy, and the picture and color... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hw45, sony hw40, sony hw45e, sony hw40e, sony hw45es, sony hw40es, sse vplhw40, sony vplhw40, sse vplhw40e, audiolab 3n1, sse vplhw40es, audiolab 3n1p, sony vplhw40e, sony 1920x1080, audiolab 3n1pj, sony vplhw40es, sony vplhw40esw, audiolab 3n1pjt, sony vplhw40esi, audiolab vplhw40, sony vplhw40esiv, audiolab vplhw40e, audiolab vplhw40es
Barcodes 00017932718644, 00027242878648, 00027242879171, 00027242879188, 00272428791888, 00616348087179, 00616348087728, 00636040704358, 00799198059203, 04053162599277, 04053162651265, 04905524973488, 04905524976021, 05054533605039

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