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Excellent Brand

Based on 247 owner and expert reviews, Sony has excellent reviews for its projectors. Sony also has excellent reviews specifically for its multimedia projectors compared to other brands.

Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-HW40ES supports full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the VPL-HW40ES do not support full HD.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available that you might also want to consider including the Sony VPL-HW40ES[plb_2298294_price], or the Epson EH-TW7200[plb_3059146_price] which has better reviews.

There are a number of other projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider including the Epson PowerLite 4855WU[plb_1969833_price].

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Supports 3D

The Sony VPL-HW40ES supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the VPL-HW40ES also support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support 3D currently available including the Sony VPL-HW40ES[plb_2298294_price], the Benq SX914[plb_1999632_price], or the Epson EH-TW7200[plb_3059146_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the VPL-HW40ES is 20dB and the loudest is 47dB. At only 21 decibels, the Sony VPL-HW40ES has a very quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the VPL-HW40ES.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the EH-TW7200[pl_3059146_price] (32dB), or the EH-TW6100W[pl_1797340_price] (32dB) both from Epson or the LG PA1000[plb_2417081_price] (34dB) which also has a higher rating.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The VPL-HW40ES does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors of this type and age which have a built-in speaker(s).

Other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider include the Benq SX914[plb_1999632_price] or the Epson PowerLite 4750W[plb_1969834_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony VPL-HW40ES does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the VPL-HW40ES also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of data projectors of this age and spec range from 300 ANSI lumens to 9,200 ANSI lumens. The Sony VPL-HW40ES has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 1,700 ANSI lumen) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1,700 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including the Sony VPL-HW40ES[plb_2298294_price] which has better reviews.

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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.

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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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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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Barcodes 00027242878648, 00027242879171, 00027242879188, 00272428791888, 04905524973488, 04905524976021, 05054484605034, 05054533605039, 05054629438213

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