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Sony VPLHW45ES

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A fully featured and multi award winning 1080p 3D multimedia projector, with a Best Buy award from two expert review websites and 7 further awards from other expert sites
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Sony VPL-HW45ES 3D/HD Home Cinema Projector - Black (Brand new, unopened)
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Sony VPL-HW45es B Black - 1800 Ansi, 3D, SXRD, Full HD, Home Cinema Projector (Brand new, unopened)
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Sony VPL-HW45ES 1800 ANSI Lumens Pixels Film Projector - Black
£1,989.00
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Sony VPL-HW45 1080p SXRD 3D 1800 Lumens Projector - Black
£1,994.00
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Sony VPL-HW45ES (Black) 3D SXRD Projector 1080P HD Ready (Brand new, unopened) - on
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SONY VPL-HW45ES Full HD SXRD Home Cinema Projector 1,800 Lumens (Brand new, unopened) - on
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Sony VPL-HW45ES 3D SXRD Projector (Full HD) - White Finish (NEW!) (Brand new, unopened) - on
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Sony VPL-HW45/B Projector 1800 ANSI Lumens Full HD SXRD Technology Installation (Brand new, unopened) - on
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£2,771.74
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Sony Vpl-hw45 - Sxrd Projector - 3d - 1800 Lumens - 1920 X 1080 - 16:9 - Hd 1080p
£2,774.97
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Sony Vpl-Hw45 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony Vpl-hw45 number 57 across all projectors, number 77 in best selling projectors and number 226 in 3D projectors.
96
Reviews
13 Reviews + 9 Awards
50
Value for Money
Average
86
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Age
1 Year Old
74
Running Costs
£74 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with an average overall rating of 93%, based on 13 reviews. This projector has received nine awards including a "Best Buy" award from Homecinemachoice.com plus one other site and a "Recommended" award from Insideci.co.uk plus one other site. Looking across the entire Epson data projector range, the average reviews for all Epson projectors are also excellent.
At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £74 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,068 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report good picture quality.
This Sony projector has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Supports 3D
1800 lumens brightness for a vivid picture
Resolution on a grand scale
Select from nine picture calibration modes
Action stays smooth with motionflow
Built-in 3d transmitter synchronizes entertainment
Watch for longer with a 215 W high-pressure lamp
Environmental notice

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £1,649 at Sevenoaks Sound & Vision 72 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 73% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Sony Vpl-hw45 Video Reviews

Sony Vpl-Hw45 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Nine Industry Awards

Amongst data projectors, this projector is one of the most awarded by projector experts.

Two expert review sites both decided that this multimedia projector would make a great purchase. This was from Homecinemachoice.com and Avforums.com who gave it an "Best Buy".

The authors at two more expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this projector. This was from Insideci.co.uk and Trusted Reviews who gave it an "Recommended".

The authors at three additional expert review sites all said that this multimedia projector was very good. Ua.gecid.com gave this data projector a "The Choice of Gamers" award, Audiovision.de gave it a "Highlight Award" and it received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

The authors at two additional expert review sites both thought that this projector was very good. This multimedia projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com and it received a "Top Pick" award from Soundandvision.com.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 10 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, audiovision.de, hifitest.de and insideci.co.uk this projector has an average expert rating of 88 out of 100. Experts think this data projector is one of the better data projectors.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 711 owner and expert reviews (including 108 verified purchases) for Sony projectors and found that on average Sony has very good reviews. 92% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Three customers said in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

  • If you want accurate cinematic images with decent blacks, good shadow detail and stunningly accurate colours for under £2,000 there is no other choice to be made…
    Avforums.com July 2016
  • Awesome picture quality! Easy to setup!
  • Crisp picture quality, high resolution in dark room…
    Amit (Bhphotovideo.com) - September 2016

Users Report Good Product Quality

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Vpl-hw45 was good quality.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by £200 (11%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Vpl-hw45 and the United Kingdom price of £1,849.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,439.10 (£1,999.63).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the Vpl-hw45 is £74 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,068 multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This multimedia projector was released in April 2016.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Sony Vpl-hw45 has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The resolution of all data projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The average noise level of all data projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The noise level of the Vpl-hw45 of only 22dB is in the quietest 2% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Sony VPL-HW45ES of 120,000 is very high compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 97% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Vpl-hw45 of only 1,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 91% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the data 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-hw45 supports 3D. 60% of data projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Vpl-hw45 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of data projectors.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of data projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Vpl-hw45 of 6,000h is longer than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 79% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Vpl-hw45 of 215W is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 38% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Vpl-hw45 supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Vpl-hw45 has a zoom capability, unlike 91% of data projectors which do not have a zoom capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

anthem vplhw45eswht, sony vplhw45esblack, anthem vplhw45esblk, sony vplhw45eswhite, vplhw45b vplhw45es, acoustic vplhw45es, acer vplhw45es, sony vplhw45b, sony vplhw45w

Barcodes:

00027242898301, 04548736031975, 05013493303393

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