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Sony VPL-HW45ES

$1,435.00
soundandvision.com Top Pick Trusted Reviews Recommended homecinemachoice.com Best Buy projectorreviews.com Hot Product
A multi award winning and cheap to run 120000:1 1920 x 1080 projector
120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 22dB Apr 2016
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Sony VPL-HW45ES Review

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13 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Average
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Good Features
55
$82 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
53
Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with an average overall rating of 100%, based on 13 reviews.
At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer data projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $82 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Supports full HD
Only 1,080 video mode
Very dim projector brightness

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Sony VPL-HW45ES In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

Amongst multimedia projectors, this projector is one of the most highly awarded.

This Sony multimedia projector was given a "Best Buy" award by both websites Homecinemachoice.com and Avforums.com, both of which concluded that this projector was very good.

Review websites Trusted Reviews and Insideci.co.uk both concluded that concluded that they would endorse this projector and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Projectorcentral.com gave this multimedia projector a "Highly Rated" award, it received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com and it received a "Highlight Award" from Audiovision.de.

The authors at two other expert review sites both said that this data projector was very good. This Sony projector received a "Top Pick" award from Soundandvision.com and it received a "The Choice of Gamers" award from Ua.gecid.com.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 10 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, audiovision.de, hifitest.de and insideci.co.uk this multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 88 out of 100. Experts think this projector is one of the better multimedia projectors.

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Sony Has Excellent Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked 628 user and expert reviews (including 90 verified purchases) for Sony data projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has excellent reviews specifically within its projectors range. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Picture Quality

Three people reckoned that the product had good picture quality.

  • If you want accurate cinematic images with decent blacks, good shadow detail and stunningly accurate colours for under £2,000 there is no other choice to be made…
    Avforums.com July 2016
  • Awesome picture quality! Easy to setup!
  • Crisp picture quality, high resolution in dark room…
    Amit (Bhphotovideo.com) - September 2016

Good Product Quality

Two customers who purchased this projector agreed that it was good quality.


Value For Money

Average Priced

After checking the price of 618 multimedia projectors they range in price from $149 to $24,000. We think that this projector has an average price compared to other multimedia projectors.

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Features

Quite Quiet Noise Level

When compared to other projectors that we have assessed the noise level of, the VPL-HW45ES's noise level of only 22 decibels is one of the quietest. The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW45ES supports full HD. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-HW45ES is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution. This Sony multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The worst resolution of all data projectors is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of 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 1,800 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW45ES has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age.

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Age

Released 15 Months Ago

Sony released the VPL-HW45ES in April 2016.


Running Costs

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Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the VPL-HW45ES is $82, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony vplhw45eswhite, sony vplhw45esblack, anthem vplhw45esblk, anthem vplhw45eswht, acoustic vplhw45es, acer vplhw45es, sony vplhw45b
Barcodes 04548736031968, 04548736031975, 05013493303331

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