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Sony VPL-HW30ES

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A multi award winning and extremely high contrast ratio 1080p 3D projector, with great features and one of the quietest noise levels around
22dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 70000:1 Yes Jun 2013
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Sony VPL-HW30ES Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW30ES number 550 in 3D projectors.
92
Reviews
24 Reviews + 8 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
4 Years Old
75
Running Costs
£72 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

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. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However this Sony projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
The VPL-HW30ES has running costs of £72 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Supports 3D
A room with A 3d view
Picture perfect
Turn 2d into 3d
3D better and brighter
Smooth operator

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Sony VPL-HW30ES In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Eight Industry Awards

This projector has received eight awards from data projector experts.

Websites Avforums.com, M3.idg.se, Trusted Reviews and Theregister.co.uk all recommend this multimedia projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at three other expert review sites all decided that this data projector was very good. This projector received a "5 Star" award from Pcmagazine.ru, Soundandvision.com gave it a "Top Pick" award and it received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews.

The author at one more expert review site said that this projector was very good. This was from Projectorreviews.com who gave it an "Hot Product".

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 24 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and PC Mag the average expert rating of this data projector is 83 out of 100.

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Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 712 user and expert reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 92% of those that bought a Sony data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the VPL-HW30ES is £72, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since June 2013.

Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The VPL-HW30ES has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, whereas 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-HW30ES's noise level of only 22dB is very quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 2% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 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-HW30ES of 70,000 is in the highest 6% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of projectors 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 average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Sony VPL-HW30ES of only 1,300 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 93% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Sony VPL-HW30ES supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Sony VPL-HW30ES of only 2,000h is very short compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 96% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The VPL-HW30ES has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the VPL-HW30ES of only 200W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is smaller than 75% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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3D-Ready

The Sony VPL-HW30ES is 3D-ready. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Features Noise Reduction

The VPL-HW30ES features noise reduction. 98% of projectors do not feature noise reduction.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW30ES supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

3dtv corp pro310, 3dtv corp pro35, sony vplhw30es, sony hw30es, vplhw30esw, sony 1080

Barcodes:

00027242832022, 00027242862715, 00798304207170, 00798304207194, 00798304224986, 04905524845983, 04905524908619

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