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1080p (1920x1080) 1,700 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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17 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

This multimedia projector is one of the most awarded by experts of all the projectors of a comparable type and age.

This projector received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Lydogbilde.no and Insideci.co.uk all of whom concluded that this multimedia projector was good.

Two more expert review sites liked this multimedia projector. This data projector received a "Best Buy" award from Avforums.com and it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se.

The reviewers at three additional expert review sites all thought that this Sony data projector was good. This Sony projector received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, it received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com and Projectorreviews.com gave it a "Hot Product" award.

This multimedia projector received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com, Lydogbillede.dk gave it a "Best in Test 5 Star" award and Benchmark.pl gave it a "Very Profitable" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Fifteen experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and hometheaterreview.com have rated this multimedia projector on average 89%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This data projector has a marvellous average owner rating based on 56 owner reviews.

Reasonably Priced

Some Sony VPL-HW40ES reviewers concluded that the Sony VPL-HW40ES was good value for money. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote three years ago “The HW40ES is the most affordable model in Sony's new home cinema projector range” in their Sony VPL-HW40ES review. Hometheaterreview.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “Good value” in their review of this projector. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “The latest model may be more affordable than its predecessor.” in their review of this projector.

Sony Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Sony is one of the top rated projector manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has excellent reviews for its multimedia projectors.

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A few people who bought it thought it was well made. Expert website Trustedreviews.com mentioned “It's a full HD model with 3D playback built around Sony's increasingly impressive SXRD projection technology” in their review. Hometheaterreview.com said “Solid color performance”. Three years ago Insideci.co.uk gave this projector a rating of 4 stars and wrote “The brand's projection hardware is always well-built and looks great.” in their review of this projector.

Good Product Quality

A few Sony VPL-HW40ES owners who reviewed the Sony VPL-HW40ES considered that it was good quality. Halo Audio Visual mentioned three years ago “Superb projector image quality is outstanding - We got ours from[.] with 3 years Sony PrimeSupport warranty for all parts” in their review of this projector. Halo Audio Visual also wrote “Superb projector image quality is outstanding - We got ours from Touchstone AV 01202 477276 with 3 years Sony PrimeSupport warranty for all parts”. Two years ago Hometheaterreview.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of the Sony VPL-HW40ES “Attractive design and good build quality”.

Good High Def TV

Three Sony VPL-HW40ES owners who bought this projector considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com said “Sony's SXRD technology, which is their implementation of LCoS, produces projectors with high contrast ratios and impressive HD performance” in their Sony VPL-HW40ES review. Expert website Insideci.co.uk wrote “The VPL-HW40ES is the most affordable model in Sony's Full HD SXRD home theatre line.”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few Sony VPL-HW40ES owners who purchased the Sony VPL-HW40ES concluded that it was quiet. Hometheaterreview.com wrote “Very quiet in low lamp mode” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Hometheaterreview.com also said “Extremely quiet in operation”.

Good Picture Quality

Several people who reviewed the product considered that it had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

One customer said in their reviews that the Sony VPL-HW40ES was easy to setup. Hometheaterreview.com said two years ago “Very easy to setup” in their review of this projector.

One Sony VPL-HW40ES owner thought the Sony VPL-HW40ES was easy to use the menus. Two years ago Hometheaterreview.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Sony VPL-HW40ES “Brak polskiego menu ekranowego, brak technologii Advanced Iri 3, rczny zoom i ogniskowanie, brak okularw 3D w zestawie, korekta efektu Keystone jedynie w pionie, cena budetowa", ale nie dla kadego”.

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Nice Design

Two Sony VPL-HW40ES owners thought this projector was a good design.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Hometheaterreview.com mentioned in their Sony VPL-HW40ES review “Excellent 2D and 3D performance”.

Supports Full HD

The VPL-HW40ES supports full HD, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago which do not support full HD.

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Supports 3D

The Sony VPL-HW40ES supports 3D. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also support 3D.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

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

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The VPL-HW40ES is a two HDMI ports quantity data projector. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW40ES have a built-in speaker(s), however the Sony VPL-HW40ES does not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VPL-HW40ES does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the VPL-HW40ES also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years the projector brightnesss range from 300 ANSI lumens to 9,200 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-HW40ES has a quite dim projector brightness (only 1,700 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-HW40ES.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-HW40ES have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the VPL-HW40ES which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony VPL-HW40ES

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the VPL-HW40ES over two years ago.

Specification

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12 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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Some early adopters might see 1080p projectors as obsolete in this emerging era of 4K; however, for many videophiles who don't want or need to be at the bleeding-edge of technology, a...

Deep blacks, little to no fan noise
Sony's Reality Creation makes images pop
Great brightness, black levels
Solid color performance
Nearsilent operation
No iris, manual controls for adjusting focus, zoom and lens shift
Manual controls for focus, zoom, lens shift
No automatic iris
Slight soapopera effect and artefacts when using motion compensation
Crosstalk in 3D mode (double image)
6 October 2014

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Sony's SXRD technology is also meant to produce a much higher contrast ratio and deeper black levels than both DLP and LCD projectors, making images appear more accurate with a greater amount of... Read more…

1 October 2014

Deep blacks and terrific color make the Sony VPL-HW40ES video projector a top choice for a top-shelf home theater. Its brightness also makes it a good fit for a living room or a family...

11 August 2014

Sony's VPL-HW40ES projector inherits the qualities of its predecessor, the HW30ES. As well as excellent motion compensation, Motionflow, this newcomer boasts improved upscaling, thanks to Reality...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 January 2015 by Nelson1
Nelson1 would recommend the Sony VPL-HW40ES (Verified Purchase)

Before owning the Sony VPLHW40ES, I had the Epson 5030UB. They are both great projectors, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. The key is to determine what is most important to you and then... Read more…

Reviewed 18 October 2014 by Chip
Chip would recommend the Sony VPL-HW40ES (Verified Purchase)

My wife got this for me for my 40th birthday and I couldn't be happier. We reviewed many different units before settling on this one. These included the Epson 5030UB, Epson 3020e and a few others.... Read more…

Reviewed 1 October 2014 by Mank
Mank would recommend the Sony VPL-HW40ES

I stepped up from an Epson 8350 to this Sony 40es. Wow what a difference. The Epson 8350 is a good projector, but this Sony 40ES blows it away. I am projecting it in a living room with minimal... Read more…

Reviewed 2 August 2014 by ParkerViewer
ParkerViewer would recommend the Sony VPL-HW40ES (Verified Purchase)

This projector replaced the cheap one that came with the house when we bought it that recently failed. AI first I tried to replace it with another cheap unit, due to my lack of experience owning a... Read more…

Reviewed 14 February 2015 by Greg
Greg would recommend the Sony VPL-HW40ES (Verified Purchase)

Tried Panasonic 8000. Lens memory was awesome, but convergence drifted quickly. The result was a blurry image with no way to correct by the user. Epsons are too noisy, and the picture and color... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00027242878648, 00027242879188, 00272428791888, 04053162599277, 04053162651265, 04905524973488, 04905524976021, 05054484605034, 05054533605039, 05054629438213

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