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Sony VPLHW40ES

£1,495.00
Sony VPL-HW40ES
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Digital Versus 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended insideci.co.uk Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
An spectacularly high contrast ratio and breathtakingly quiet 1080p 3D projector, with multiple awards but representing only middle of the road value for money
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Sony VPL-HW40ES Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony VPL-HW40ES number 73 in best selling projectors, number 341 in 3D projectors and number 561 across all projectors.
96
Reviews
325 Reviews + 12 Awards
59
Value for Money
Average
82
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Age
3 Years Old
75
Running Costs
£72 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this projector to others. This projector has received 12 awards including a "Recommended" award from Lydogbilde.no plus three other sites and a "Best Buy" award from Avforums.com. 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 data projectors 2018.
The VPL-HW40ES has running costs of £72 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report it is fairly priced, good product quality and acceptable noise level.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Supports 3D
An outstanding cinematic experience for home theatre applications
High quality SXRD panels
High brightness with dynamic picture
Reality creation
Wide lens shift for flexible installation
Extremely low fan noise

Should You Buy it Now?

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Sony VPL-HW40ES Video Reviews

Sony VPL-HW40ES In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

12 Industry Awards

Amongst projectors, this multimedia projector is one of the most awarded.

This Sony data projector received a "Recommended" award from review sites Lydogbilde.no, Expert Reviews, Insideci.co.uk and Trusted Reviews all of whom decided that this multimedia projector was very good.

The writer at website Avforums.com decided that this projector was very good and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

The writers at three more expert review sites all concluded that this data projector was very good. This multimedia projector received a "Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se, it received a "Best in Test 5 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk and Digital Versus gave it a "5 Star" award.

Three other expert review sites all decided that this projector was very good. Les Numeriques.com gave this data projector a "5 Star" award, it received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com and Benchmark.pl gave it a "Very Profitable" award.

One more expert review site thought that this multimedia projector was very good. This was from Projectorcentral.com who gave it an "Highly Rated".

Good Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 89 out of 100 based on 15 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and gadgetreview.com. If all the projectors are ranked by average expert review score then this projector is in the top 13%.

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Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this data projector is exceptional based on 310 user reviews. 195 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this data projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 92% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

17 owners who bought it concluded that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

11 customers who bought the product concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

84 people who purchased the product thought it was quiet.

Sony Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Four people reckoned that it had good picture quality and two customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony VPL-HW40ES had good colour saturation.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

10 owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use and three owners who reviewed this projector thought it was easy to setup.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three customers considered that it was well made.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Four owners who purchased it reckoned that it had good features.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Four people said in their reviews that the product was well designed and three people said that this projector was good looking.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £1,495.00 it is in the most expensive 24% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony VPL-HW40ES and the United Kingdom price of £1,495.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,589.99 (£2,190.69).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The VPL-HW40ES has an average 5 year running cost of £72 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector was released in December 2014.

Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The VPL-HW40ES has a higher resolution than most projectors. This multimedia projector has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the VPL-HW40ES of only 21dB is very quiet compared to most other projectors. It is quieter than 99% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of data projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The VPL-HW40ES's contrast ratio (typical) of 120,000 is very high compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 97% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Sony VPL-HW40ES's projector brightness of only 1,700 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 91% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The VPL-HW40ES supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-HW40ES 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-HW40ES of only 200W is smaller than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the smallest 21% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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3D-Ready

The VPL-HW40ES is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW40ES supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Digital Gamma Correction

The VPL-HW40ES has a digital gamma correction, unlike 99% of projectors which do not have a digital gamma correction.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony vplhw40esiv, sse vplhw40es, vplhw40esb

Barcodes:

00017932718644, 00027242878648, 00027242879171, 00027242879188, 00272428791888, 00616348087179, 00616348087728, 00779177280484, 00799198059203, 04053162599277, 04053162651265, 04905524973488, 04905524976021, 05054533605039, 05054629632574, 05055927800122

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