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Sony VPLHW45ES

$1,445.00
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A stunningly high contrast ratio and phenomenally quiet 1080p 3D multimedia projector, with multiple awards and great features
22dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 120000:1 Yes Apr 2016
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Sony Vpl-Hw45 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Sony Vpl-hw45 number 134 across all projectors.
97
Reviews
13 Reviews + 9 Awards
84
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Running Costs
$62 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 93%, based on 13 reviews.
At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer multimedia projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $62 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It is one of the best selling projectors currently on the market. View best selling projectors January 2018.
This Sony projector has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Supports 3D
1800 lumens brightness for a vivid picture
Resolution on a grand scale
Select from nine picture calibration modes
Action stays smooth with motionflow
Built-in 3d transmitter synchronizes entertainment
Watch for longer with a 215 W high-pressure lamp
Environmental notice

Should You Buy it Now?

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Sony Vpl-Hw45 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Best Seller

Across all data projectors, the Vpl-hw45 is one the fastest selling products currently on sale.

Value For Money

OK Value for Money

Whilst the product is more expensive than 75% of projectors, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,445.00 we think it represents good value for money overall.

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Vpl-hw45 and the United States price of $1,445.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £1,849.00 ($1,849.00).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The Vpl-hw45 is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the Vpl-hw45 will cost $62 over 5 years to run.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Vpl-hw45 has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Vpl-hw45's noise level of only 22dB is very quiet compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is quieter than 99% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-HW45ES of 120,000 is very high compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 97% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Vpl-hw45 of only 1,800 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 9% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The Vpl-hw45 supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Vpl-hw45 has a handheld remote control. 81% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Vpl-hw45 of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 80% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Bulb Power

The Vpl-hw45's bulb power of 215W is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 39% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Vpl-hw45 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Vpl-hw45 has a zoom capability. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplhw45eshdmipea20, sony vplhw45eshdmipea16, sony vplhw45b, vplhw45w

Barcodes:

00027242898288, 00645759375575, 00645759375582, 04548736031968, 04548736031975, 05013493303331, 05013493303393

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