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Sony VPL-HW40ES Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 1,700 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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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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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony multimedia projectors and also specifically for Sony projectors and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Supports Full HD Projection

The VPL-HW40ES supports Full HD projection. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support Full HD projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Optoma HD25[plb_1883129_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The VPL-HW40ES supports 3D image projection. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also support 3D image projection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

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

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Two HDMI Ports

The VPL-HW40ES is a two HDMI port projector. Most of the other projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-HW40ES have between one and three HDMI ports.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Sony VPL-HW40ES does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker to this projector and we think the Acer H7531D[plb_1418806_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The VPL-HW40ES does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the VPL-HW40ES also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider including the LG PW700[plb_2778836_price], or the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price].

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors of a comparable age and spec to the VPL-HW40ES the projector brightness range from 300 ANSI lumens to 9,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens. The VPL-HW40ES has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 1,700 ANSI lumen) amongst projectors of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the VPL-HW55ES[pl_1603525_price], the VPL-HW50ES[pl_1471582_price], or the VPL-VW500ES[pl_1605541_price] all from Sony.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Epson EH-TW7200[plb_3059146_price] (2,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-HW40ES over two years ago.

Specification

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Full HD Projection
3D-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Component Video in Port
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
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Multimedia
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Gamma Adjustment
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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 vplhw40, vplhw40e, vplhw40es, vplhw40esb, sse vplhw40, sony vplhw40, audiolab 3n1, sse vplhw40e, audiolab 3n1p, sse vplhw40es, sony vplhw40e, sony vplhw40es, audiolab 3n1pj, sony vplhw40esw, sony vplhw40esi, audiolab 3n1pjt, audiolab vplhw40, sony vplhw40esiv, audiolab vplhw40e, audiolab vplhw40es
Barcodes 00017932718644, 00027242878648, 00027242879171, 00027242879188, 00272428791888, 00616348087179, 00616348087728, 00799198059203, 04053162599277, 04053162651265, 04905524973488, 04905524976021, 05054533605039

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