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Sony VPL-HW30ES Review
|24 Reviews + 8 Awards|
|4 Years Old|
|£156 Over 1 Year|
Why Has it Scored 44?
It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 83%, based on 24 reviews. This projector has received eight awards including a "Recommended" award from Avforums.com plus three other sites and more industry awards from Pcmagazine.ru plus two other sites. Sony data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Sony projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2017.
The VPL-HW30ES has running costs of £156 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 18% of all 1,758 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports full HD
Very dim projector brightness
Quite small bulb power
Sony VPL-HW30ES Video Reviews
Sony VPL-HW30ES In-Depth Analysis
Eight Industry Awards
This data projector has received eight awards from experts.
Projectorreviews.com gave this data projector a "Hot Product" award.
Good Expert Reviews
Sony Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews
Based on 961 owner and expert reviews (including 145 verified purchases), Sony has excellent reviews for its data projectors. Sony also has excellent reviews specifically within its data projectors range compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Very Dim Projector Brightness
The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens. At only 1,300 ANSI lumen, the Sony VPL-HW30ES has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.
The VPL-HW30ES is 3D-ready. Most of the other projectors also are 3D-ready.
Supports Full HD
The VPL-HW30ES supports full HD, unlike most of the other data projectors which do not support full HD.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
The Sony VPL-HW30ES has a very quiet noise level (only 22 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors. The average noise level of data projectors is 34dB.
Quite Small Bulb Power
Across all the data projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The VPL-HW30ES has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 200 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.
Features Noise Reduction
The Sony VPL-HW30ES features noise reduction. Most of the other projectors also feature noise reduction.
1920 X 1080 Resolution
The highest resolution of the Sony VPL-HW30ES is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all data projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.
Only 1,080 Video Mode
This data projector supports 1 and 080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.
Quite Short Service Life of Lamp
Across all the data projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h. The VPL-HW30ES has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 2,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age.
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was June 2013 when this multimedia projector was released.
Very High Running Costs
Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the VPL-HW30ES is £156, which is in the most expensive 18% of all 1,758 data projectors.
|Manufacturer Part Numbers||3dtv corp pro310, 3dtv corp pro35, sony vplhw30es, vplhw30esw, sony 1080|
|Barcodes||00027242832022, 00027242862715, 00798304207170, 00798304207194, 00798304224986, 04905524845983, 04905524908619|