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Sony VPLHW40ES

$1,399.99
Digital Versus 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended insideci.co.uk Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
A multi award winning 120000:1 1920 x 1080 projector
120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 21dB Dec 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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Sony VPL-HW40ES Review

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324 Reviews + 12 Awards
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Overall Score
52
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Why Has it Scored 53?

It has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Sony projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Supports full HD
Quite small bulb power
Very dim projector brightness

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Sony VPL-HW40ES In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

12 Industry Awards

Experts really like this Sony multimedia projector and have given it 12 awards.

This projector received a "Recommended" award from review sites Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Lydogbilde.no and Insideci.co.uk all of whom thought that this Sony projector was very good.

This data projector was given a "Best Buy" award by website Avforums.com who decided that this multimedia projector was very good.

Digital Versus gave this multimedia projector a "5 Star" award, it received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com and Projectorreviews.com gave it a "Hot Product" award.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all decided that this data projector was very good. This projector received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com, it received a "Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk gave it a "Best in Test 5 Star" award.

The expert at one additional expert review site thought that this Sony data projector was very good. This multimedia projector received a "Very Profitable" award from Benchmark.pl.

Expert Reviews Are Good

15 experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and hometheaterreview.com have rated this data projector on average 89 out of 100. This means that multimedia projector experts think this multimedia projector is one of the better projectors.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 309 owner reviews this data projector has an exceptional average owner rating. Over 71% of reviewers gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Fairly Priced

17 customers said in their reviews that this projector was good value for money.

Excellent Product Quality

11 customers considered that the product was good quality.

Acceptable Noise Level

84 people who purchased it concluded that it was quiet.

Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 628 expert and user reviews (including 90 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its data projectors. Sony also has excellent reviews specifically for its projectors compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Picture Quality

Four people who purchased it agreed that it had good picture quality and two people said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation.

Easy to Use

10 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use and three owners who reviewed this projector thought it was easy to setup.

Robust

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony VPL-HW40ES was well made.

Excellent Technical Features

Four people agreed that the Sony VPL-HW40ES had good features.

Nice Design

Four owners reckoned that this projector was well designed and three customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good looking.


Value For Money

Average Priced

The price range of multimedia projectors is from $149 to $24,000. We think that this Sony multimedia projector has an average price compared to other multimedia projectors.


Features

Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB. When compared to other data projectors, the VPL-HW40ES's noise level of only 21 decibels is one of the quietest.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW40ES supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The VPL-HW40ES has a quite small bulb power (only 200 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The VPL-HW40ES has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all multimedia projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 1,700 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW40ES has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was December 2014 when Sony released the VPL-HW40ES.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acoustic vplhw40es, anthem vplhw40es, sony vplhw40esw, sony vplhw40esb, sony 1920x1080, anthem 3n1pjt, sony hw40esb
Barcodes 00027242879171, 00027242879188, 00272428791888, 04905524973488, 04905524976021, 05054484605034, 05054533605039, 05054629438213

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