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Projector Central Editor's Choice Award

Sony VPL-HW40ES Projector

1080P Home Theater Projector
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From Sony —   The VPL-HW40ES is a Full HD 3D home theater projector packed with our latest technology for a incredibly sharp, crystal clear cinematic experience. Enhanced light efficiency and an optimised optical block, enables the VPL-HW40ES projector to reach 1,700 ANSI lumen brightness, delivering clearer images in well-lit environments. An optical engine upgrade, contrast enhancer technology increases black and white levels without diminishing peak brightness to maximize detail during darker scenes. Additional features such as Sony's Bright Cinema and Bright TV mode, with SXRD panels, enhances the 3D image even further. The projector also has Sony's Reality Creation technology

  • Well-balanced, High-brightness, High-grade Images
  • Reality Creation for Full HD
  • Dynamic Image with High Contrast
  • Bright Cinema and Bright TV Picture Modes
  • Powerful Picture Calibration Features
  • Dynamic Lamp Control Technology for 3D
  • Panel Alignment Function
  • Advanced SXRD Panels

Sony VPL-HW40ES Projector Specifications

Projector Central's Rating
Projector Central Editor's Choice Award
Editor's Choice Award

Our Editor's Choice designation is our top award earned by reviewed products and is reserved for those offering extraordinary performance or value in their price class. Read Review

Performance
5
Features
Ease of Use
Value

MSRP
$2,499
User Reviews
(5) Review this Projector
Status
Discontinued
Released
May 2014
Warranty
3 Years
 
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Brightness
1,700 ANSI Lumens
Resolution
1920x1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Display Type
0.61" SXRD x 3
Color Processing
8-bit
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/24, 1080p/50, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1920x1080
3D Modes
Full HD 3D

Lamp Type
200W UHP bulb
Lamp Life
2,000 hours  / 5,000 hours
Lamp Model
LMP-H202  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.6x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
No
Lens Shift
Horizontal +/-25% & Vertical +/-71%
Throw Distance
6.2' - 30.0'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
39.52" - 303.71"
Throw Ratio
1.36:1 - 2.16:1
Projector Placement
For a
"
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 9'-11" and 15'-8" from the screen.
Digital Keystone
Vertical only

Projector Size
7.06" x 16.04" x 18.26"
Weight
22.1 lbs
Audible Noise
21 dB
Internal Speakers
No
Power
300 Watts 100V - 240V
Connection Panel
Component: RCA
HDMI x 2
RS232: DB-9pin
VGA In: Dsub-15pin

Features
Full HD 3D
Frame Interpolation
Additional Features
A wider vertical range than our standard home cinema projectors allows more options for placement and installation, without reducing image quality.

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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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