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Sony VPLHW40ES

£2,301.00
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Digital Versus 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended insideci.co.uk Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended
An enormous 120000:1 1920 x 1080 data projector with a Best Buy award from one expert review website
120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 21dB Mar 2014
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Sony VPL-HW40ES Review

With excellent reviews but average features,
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324 Reviews + 12 Awards
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Average Features
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3 Years Old
9
Overall Score
50
Average

Why Has it Scored 51?

It has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this data 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. Sony 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 multimedia projectors 2017.
The VPL-HW40ES has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
3D-ready
Quite quiet noise level
Very dim projector brightness
Quite small bulb power

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Sony VPL-HW40ES In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

12 Industry Awards

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

The editors of websites Lydogbilde.no, Expert Reviews, Insideci.co.uk and Trusted Reviews all endorse this projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writer at review website Avforums.com said that this data projector would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

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

The experts at three additional expert review sites all concluded that this data projector was very good. This multimedia projector received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com, Projectorreviews.com gave it a "Hot Product" award and it received a "Very Profitable" award from Benchmark.pl.

The editor of one more expert review site decided that this projector was very good. This was from Projectorcentral.com who gave it an "Highly Rated".

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this data projector is 89 out of 100 based on 15 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and avforums.com. The expert review sites think this projector is one of the better projectors.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, VPL-HW40ES owners rated this multimedia projector as excellent. Over 71% of reviewers gave this multimedia 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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Excellent Brand

We checked 962 expert and owner reviews (including 145 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent reviews compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

3D-Ready

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

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The VPL-HW40ES's projector brightness of only 1,700 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 11% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The VPL-HW40ES's noise level of only 21dB is in the quietest 1% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-HW40ES supports full HD, unlike 64% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The VPL-HW40ES has a 1920 x 1080 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The resolution of all projectors ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The bulb power of the VPL-HW40ES of only 200W is in the smallest 21% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Digital Gamma Correction

The Sony VPL-HW40ES has a digital gamma correction. 99% of multimedia projectors do not have a digital gamma correction.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-HW40ES in March 2014.


Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by £751 (33%)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers audiolab vplhw40es, acoustic vplhw40es, anthem vplhw40es, sony vplhw40esw, audiolab 3n1pjt, sony vplhw40esb, sony 1920x1080, anthem 3n1pjt, sony hw40esb, sony 3n1pjt
Barcodes 00027242878648, 00027242879188, 00272428791888, 04053162599277, 04053162651265, 04905524973488, 04905524976021, 05054484605034, 05054533605039, 05054629438213

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