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Sony BRAVIA VPL-HW15 Projector

1080P Home Theater Projector
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From Sony —   The BRAVIA VPL-HW15 projector delivers the excitement and immediacy of HD to a new audience. It brings technologies capable of convincingly reproducing the cinematic experience within the reach of first time buyers of home cinema solutions. Featuring a stylish design, triple-panel SXRD and 8-stage image processing by the renowned BRAVIA ENGINE 2, the VPL-HW15 is fully loaded with the features you need to introduce a true HD cinematic viewing experience into your living room.

  • Digital Picture Processing
  • Panel alignment function
  • 24p true cinema mode
  • Selectable 7 gamma base line
  • Two HDMI Inputs
  • Low fan noise of 22dB

Sony BRAVIA VPL-HW15 Projector Specifications

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Projector Central Highly Recommended Award
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Performance
5
Features
Ease of Use
Value

MSRP
$2,499
User Reviews
(2) Review this Projector
Status
Discontinued
Released
September 2009
Warranty
2 Years
 
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Brightness
1,000 ANSI Lumens
Resolution
1920x1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Contrast
60,000:1
Dynamic Iris
Yes
Display Type
0.61" SXRD x 3
Color Processing
8-bit
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/24, 1080p/50, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1920x1080

Lamp Type
200W UHP bulb

Included Lens
1.51x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
No
Lens Shift
Horizontal +/-25% & Vertical +/-65%
Throw Distance
6.0' - 30.5'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
40.00" - 300.00"
Throw Ratio
1.41:1 - 2.13:1
Projector Placement
For a
"
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 10'-2" and 15'-4" from the screen.
Digital Keystone
No

Projector Size
7.12" x 16.12" x 18.40"
Weight
22.0 lbs
Audible Noise
22 dB
Internal Speakers
No
Power
300 Watts 100V - 240V
Connection Panel
Composite: RCA
HDMI x 2
RS232: DB-9pin
S-Video
VGA In: Dsub-15pin x 2


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ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

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BUYER BEWARE   Either this projector's brightness specification does not cite an industry-accepted unit of measurement, or according to our calculations it seems unlikely that this projector is capable of producing the manufacturer's cited brightness specification.

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