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Sony VPL-HW30ES Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 22dB 1,300 ANSI Lumens Jun 2013
Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Full HD Release Date
Eight industry awards
Reasonably priced
Easy to use
27 Reviews + 8 Awards
soundandvision.com Top Pick Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorreviews.com Hot Product Expert Reviews Ultimate

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Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This projector is one of the most awarded of all the projectors that have been around for more than two years.

This data projector received a "Recommended" award from websites Trusted Reviews, M3.idg.se, Theregister.co.uk and Avforums.com all of whom decided that this multimedia projector was good.

Three more expert review sites all said that this projector was good. Expert Reviews gave this data projector an "Ultimate" award, Projectorreviews.com gave it a "Hot Product" award and it received a "Top Pick" award from Soundandvision.com.

Pcmagazine.ru gave this projector a "5 Star" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and PC Mag the average expert rating of this projector is 83 out of 100.

Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Projectors manufactured by Sony generally have excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was expensive. Six years ago Projectorreviews.com wrote “Least expensive 1080p, 3D capable, SXRD (LCoS), home theater projector” and rated it 6 stars. Projectorcentral.com wrote in their review of this projector in the same month “The end result is one of the least expensive 3D projectors currentl”.

One person who reviewed this projector thought it was good value for money.

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Design

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Pcmag.com scored it 8 stars and said on PC Mag six years ago “Finding the best settings for it can take some time” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW30ES.

Robust

One owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was well made. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk gave it a rating of 6 stars and said in their review of this projector “It’s a solid rival for JVC’s similarly-priced D-ILA-powered DLA-X3”.


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Good Connectivity

One owner thought the Sony VPL-HW30ES was easy to sync. Avguide.com rated it 6 stars and said “Requires the use of an outboard infrared synchronizing emitter for the active shutter 3D glasses, as opposed to onboard IR 3D sync emitter capability, such as found” in their Sony VPL-HW30ES review.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since April 2017.


Projector

Very Dim Projector Brightness

The VPL-HW30ES has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 1,300 ANSI lumen) amongst projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of data projectors of this age and spec is 3,000 ANSI lumens.

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1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many data projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Video

Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW30ES supports full HD. Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to this projector also support full HD.

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3D-Ready

The VPL-HW30ES is 3D-ready. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector also are 3D-ready.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPL-HW30ES has an Ethernet LAN, unlike most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector, the VPL-HW30ES does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 2,000 hours, the Sony VPL-HW30ES has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this projector. Projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,900h.

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Performance

Features Noise Reduction

The VPL-HW30ES features noise reduction. Most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years also feature noise reduction.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The Sony VPL-HW30ES has one of the quieter noise levels (only 22 decibels) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. The average noise level of multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector is 31dB, and the noise levels range from 20dB to 47dB.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Six owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of this projector “While the arrival of 3D has delivered its fair share of AV disappointments, none have felt keener than Sony's VPL-VW90ES” and rated it 75.126641338291 out of 100. Trustedreviews.com also wrote “This premium-priced (£5k plus) 3D projector had looked great in demos we'd seen at various shows.” in their review. Expertreviews.co.uk scored it 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this projector on expert review site Expert Reviews “Cinema-quality 3D effects and stunning 2D images make this the best home cinema projector we’ve seen this year –”.

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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