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Sony VPL-HW45ES Projector

120000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 22dB Apr 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £102.30 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent brand
Robust
No free 3D glasses provided
16 Reviews + 9 Awards
soundandvision.com Top Pick Trusted Reviews Recommended homecinemachoice.com Best Buy projectorreviews.com Hot Product

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Reviews

Excellent Brand

We checked 502 owner and expert reviews (including 65 verified purchases) for Sony multimedia projectors and found that on average Sony has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has excellent ratings specifically within its 120000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range. 91% of those that bought a Sony projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


No Free 3D Glasses Provided

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Last year Trusted Reviews said in their review of this projector “3D pictures are a little dark”. Trusted Reviews also said “No free 3D glasses provided” in their review.

Good High Def TV

Six people who reviewed it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. This month Soundandvision.com said “Then came a steady stream of flat-screen TVs as that technology progressed from the 2K era to the age of Ultra HD with 4K resolution, a”. Last year expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote “The company continues to refine its dedicated Full HD offerings too” in their review of this projector. Insideci.co.uk said in April last year “Sony has enjoyed considerable success with its Full HD projectors” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

Exceptionally Low Input Lag for Gaming

Four people who bought the Sony VPL-HW45ES mentioned that it had good picture quality. Expert review site Avforums.com wrote in their review of this projector “9SCOREOUT OF10The GoodGood black levels for this level of the marketExcellent colour accuracyGood shadow detail and dynamic rangeExcellent video processingGood motionExcellent input lag for gamingGood quality lens”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good for playing games on. Trusted Reviews wrote “Exceptionally low input lag for gaming”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One customer reckoned that the Sony VPL-HW45ES had good features. Expert website Projectorcentral.com mentioned “A wide selection of enhanced video processing features” in their review of this projector.


Audio

Relatively Quiet

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was quiet. Techradar.com/au/ said “Relatively quiet” in their review of this projector.


Design

Robust

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Sony VPL-HW45ES was well made. Insideci.co.uk said “What we have here is a solid update on a popular Full HD line”. Last year expert website Projectorcentral.com mentioned in their review of this projector “It is a solid performer for film/video viewing in a” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Excellent Picture Quality

Three owners who purchased this projector concluded that it was good quality. Trusted Reviews rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Excellent picture quality” in their review of this projector. Paul scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Awesome picture quality! Easy to setup!” in his review of this projector. Amit mentioned “Crisp picture quality, high resolution in dark room” in their review of the Sony VPL-HW45ES.

Superior Motion Handling

Two owners said in their reviews that the Sony VPL-HW45ES was easy to setup. One person who reviewed it considered that it was easy to handle. Techradar.com/au/ said “Superior motion handling”.

Attractive Design

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well designed. Trusted Reviews wrote “Attractive design” in their review of this projector. Expert review site Avforums.com mentioned in their Sony VPL-HW45ES review “It has an identical design to those models using the same chassis”.

Ceiling Mountable

The VPL-HW45ES is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other projectors that have been around for more than a year.

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Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the VPL-HW45ES in April 2017.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. In April last year expert website Projectorreviews.com wrote in their review of this projector “Home theaters, this 1800 lumen 1080p projector is Sony's most affordable for the home, listing for only $1999”. Expert review site Whathifi.com said “At this price we could certainly recommend this Sony whether you're upgrading your home cinema setup or willing to invest an extra chunk”.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the VPL-HW45ES is £103 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other comparable spec projectors that came out more than a year ago.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Sony VPL-HW45ES supports full HD. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this data projector also support full HD.

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the VPL-HW45ES has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. The projector brightnesses of similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector range from 37 ANSI lumens to 7,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,200 ANSI lumens.

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1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on projectors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-HW45ES has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to this data projector, the VPL-HW45ES does not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 22 decibels, the VPL-HW45ES has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers arcamastell vplhw45es, sony vplhw45esblack, anthem vplhw45esblk, anthem vplhw45eswht, sony vplhw45eswhite, acoustic vplhw45es, acer vplhw45es, sony vplhw45b
Barcodes 04548736031968, 04548736031975, 05013493303331

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