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Sony VPL-HW40ES Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 21dB 1,700 ANSI Lumens Dec 2014
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17 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

Projector experts rave about this projector and have given it twelve awards.

The reviewers at Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Lydogbilde.no and Insideci.co.uk all said that concluded that they would recommend this Sony projector and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Furthermore, the reviewer at Avforums.com gave this multimedia projector a "Best Buy" award and said it would make a great purchase and the expert at Ljudochbild.se gave it an "Especially Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

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

The writers at three other expert review sites all thought that this data projector was good. This multimedia projector received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com, Lydogbillede.dk gave it a "Best in Test 5 Star" award and Benchmark.pl gave it a "Very Profitable" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Fifteen experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and hometheaterreview.com have rated this data projector on average 89%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 56 owner reviews the average owner rating of this projector is fantastic.

Sony Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Sony has excellent average reviews for its data projectors as well as across its entire data projector range compared to other manufacturers.

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Robust

A few customers who reviewed this projector agreed that it was well made. Expert website Trustedreviews.com said three years ago “It's a full HD model with 3D playback built around Sony's increasingly impressive SXRD projection technology” in their review. Hometheaterreview.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this projector “Solid color performance”. Expert review site Insideci.co.uk mentioned “The brand's projection hardware is always well-built and looks great.” in their review of this projector.

Good Product Quality

Some Sony VPL-HW40ES reviewers who purchased the product agreed that it was good quality. Three years ago Halo Audio Visual scored this projector very highly and said on Amazon “Superb projector image quality is outstanding - We got ours from[.] with 3 years Sony PrimeSupport warranty for all parts”. Halo Audio Visual also said “Superb projector image quality is outstanding - We got ours from Touchstone AV 01202 477276 with 3 years Sony PrimeSupport warranty for all parts”. Hometheaterreview.com wrote “Attractive design and good build quality” in their Sony VPL-HW40ES review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good High Def TV

Several people said in their reviews that the Sony VPL-HW40ES was good at displaying high definition TV. Projectorcentral.com wrote in their review of this projector three years ago “Sony's SXRD technology, which is their implementation of LCoS, produces projectors with high contrast ratios and impressive HD performance” . Insideci.co.uk scored this projector 80 out of 100 and said “The VPL-HW40ES is the most affordable model in Sony's Full HD SXRD home theatre line.”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several customers agreed that it was quiet. Hometheaterreview.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Very quiet in low lamp mode” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Hometheaterreview.com also said “Extremely quiet in operation”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Sony VPL-HW40ES owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality.

Nice Design

Several people who reviewed this projector considered that it was a good design.

Easy to Use

One person reckoned that the Sony VPL-HW40ES was easy to setup. Hometheaterreview.com scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony VPL-HW40ES “Very easy to setup”.

One customer reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Hometheaterreview.com mentioned two years ago “Brak polskiego menu ekranowego, brak technologii Advanced Iri 3, rczny zoom i ogniskowanie, brak okularw 3D w zestawie, korekta efektu Keystone jedynie w pionie, cena budetowa", ale nie dla kadego” and rated the product 5 stars.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some Sony VPL-HW40ES reviewers reckoned that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Hometheaterreview.com said two years ago “Excellent 2D and 3D performance” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW40ES.

Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-HW40ES supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age do not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which support full HD currently available which you might want to look at include the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-HW40ES supports 3D. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW40ES also support 3D.

Alternative projectors which support 3D currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on data projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on data projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Data projectors that came out around the same time as the VPL-HW40ES have noise levels of between 20dB and 47dB. When compared to other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago, the VPL-HW40ES's noise level of only 21 decibels is one of the quietest.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price] (22dB) which also has a higher rating.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-HW40ES have a built-in speaker(s), however the VPL-HW40ES does not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-HW40ES does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 1,700 ANSI lumen, the Sony VPL-HW40ES has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec. The average projector brightness of data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-HW40ES

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released over two years ago.

Specification

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Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Bulb Power
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Design
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control

12 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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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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User Reviews

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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 hw40, sony hw40e, sony hw40es, audiolab 3n1, sony hw40esb, sony vplhw40, sony vplhw40e, audiolab 3n1p, sony vplhw40es, audiolab 3n1pj, sony 1920x1080, sony vplhw40esm, sony vplhw40esw, sony vplhw40esb, audiolab 3n1pjt, sony vplhw40esbl, audiolab vplhw40, sony vplhw40esbla, audiolab vplhw40e, sony vplhw40esblac, arcamaudio vplhw40, audiolab vplhw40es, sony vplhw40esblack, arcamaudio vplhw40e, arcamaudio vplhw40es
Barcodes 00027242878648, 00027242879171, 00027242879188, 00272428791888, 04905524973488, 04905524976021, 05054484605034, 05054533605039, 05054629438213

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