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Sony VPL-HW40ES Introduction

18 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

Experts in data projectors rave about this projector and have given it twelve awards.

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

Furthermore, Avforums.com thought that this multimedia projector was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award and the editor of Ljudochbild.se conluded that they would highly recommend it and gave it an "Especially Recommended" award.

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

This data projector received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com, it received a "Best in Test 5 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk and Benchmark.pl gave it a "Very Profitable" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and hometheaterreview.com this projector has an overall expert rating of 89 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this data projector is marvellous based on 56 user reviews.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers thought the Sony VPL-HW40ES was good value for money. Two years ago Trustedreviews.com gave this projector a rating of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews “The HW40ES is the most affordable model in Sony's new home cinema projector range” in their Sony VPL-HW40ES review. Hometheaterreview.com mentioned “Good value” in their review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “The latest model may be more affordable than its predecessor.” in their Sony VPL-HW40ES review and scored the product very highly.

Robust

Several Sony VPL-HW40ES owners wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “It's a full HD model with 3D playback built around Sony's increasingly impressive SXRD projection technology” in their review of this projector. Hometheaterreview.com said last year “Solid color performance” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW40ES. Two years ago expert review site Insideci.co.uk gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “The brand's projection hardware is always well-built and looks great.”.

Sony Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

On average Sony projectors have good ratings as do all data projectors manufactured by Sony.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people mentioned that it was good quality. Halo Audio Visual rated it as very good and wrote “Superb projector image quality is outstanding - We got ours from[.] with 3 years Sony PrimeSupport warranty for all parts”. Halo Audio Visual also wrote “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 rated this projector 5 stars and mentioned in November last year “Attractive design and good build quality”.

Good High Def TV

Three Sony VPL-HW40ES owners who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Projectorcentral.com mentioned in their review “Sony's SXRD technology, which is their implementation of LCoS, produces projectors with high contrast ratios and impressive HD performance” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Insideci.co.uk gave the Sony VPL-HW40ES a score of 4 stars and said “The VPL-HW40ES is the most affordable model in Sony's Full HD SXRD home theatre line.” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW40ES.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some people considered that this projector was quiet. In November last year Hometheaterreview.com wrote “Very quiet in low lamp mode” in their review. Hometheaterreview.com also said “Extremely quiet in operation”.

Good Picture Quality

Two Sony VPL-HW40ES reviewers who bought this projector said that it had good picture quality.

Nice Design

A number of people who reviewed the product said that it was a good design.

Easy to Use

One Sony VPL-HW40ES reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to setup. In November last year Hometheaterreview.com mentioned “Very easy to setup”.

One customer who reviewed the Sony VPL-HW40ES concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Hometheaterreview.com wrote “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”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some Sony VPL-HW40ES reviewers who bought it thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Hometheaterreview.com said “Excellent 2D and 3D performance”.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Sony VPL-HW40ES supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the VPL-HW40ES which do not support Full HD projection.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Sony VPL-HW40ES supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the VPL-HW40ES also support 3D image projection.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

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

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100V AC Input Voltage

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

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 32dB, and the noise levels range from 20dB to 47dB. The noise level of the VPL-HW40ES of only 21 decibels is one of the quietest amongst projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-HW40ES.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The VPL-HW40ES does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the VPL-HW40ES also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the VPL-HW40ES, the VPL-HW40ES does not support WiFi connectivity.

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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 similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the VPL-HW40ES. Projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW40ES have projector brightness of between 300 ANSI lumens and 9,200 ANSI lumens.

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Only One HDMI Port

The VPL-HW40ES is a one HDMI port multimedia projector. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW40ES have between one and three HDMI ports.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-HW40ES

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this projector was released.

Specification

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RS-232 Port
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Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
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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, sony vplhw40, audiolab 3n1, sony hw40esb, audiolab 3n1p, sony vplhw40e, sony vplhw40es, sony 1920x1080, audiolab 3n1pj, audiolab 3n1pjt, sony vplhw40esm, sony vplhw40esw, sony vplhw40esb, sony vplhw40esbl, audiolab vplhw40, sony vplhw40esbla, audiolab vplhw40e, sony vplhw40esblac, audiolab vplhw40es, arcamaudio vplhw40, sony vplhw40esblack, arcamaudio vplhw40e, arcamaudio vplhw40es
Barcodes 00027242878648, 00027242879171, 00027242879188, 00272428791888, 04905524973488, 04905524976021, 05054484605034, 05054533605039, 05054629438213, 05054629632574, 05055927800122

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