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Sony VPL-HW15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Sony VPL-HW15. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the noise and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical views about the size.

image quality, price, usability, design, noise


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-HW15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (

Sony BRAVIA VPL-HW15 SXRD Projector


Sony's new BRAVIA VPL-HW15 is a reworking of last year's VPL-HW10. At a modest m in danger of giving away the store up front. Read more to get the details.,000 (modest as projectors go, that is), the VPL-HW15 offers a useful lineup of features and a...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (

Sony BRAVIA VPL-HW15 SXRD Projector


Sony's new BRAVIA VPL-HW15 is a reworking of last year's VPL-HW10. At a modest $3,000 (modest as projectors go, that is), the VPL-HW15 offers a useful lineup of features and a picture that I didn't expect at this price. With exceptional color, barely...

Sony has been refining the auto irises in its projectors for many years now-longer than anyone, to my knowledge. I never saw it operating (pumping) on program material, heard any sign of it operating, or noticed anything unnatural in its performance.

Mar, 2010

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Sony Bravia VPL-HW15 Review


Sony Bravia VPL-HW15 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Sony Bravia VPL-HW15 and comparisons to other Projectors

Great color; Strong blacks and shadow detail.; Good value for a LCoS projector; Easy installation

Still relatively expensive; Some projectors are sharper, brighter

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Bill Livolsi (

Sony BRAVIA VPL-HW15 Review


Sony's new SXRD projector is the least expensive 1080p LCOS projector ever released.

Sony's new HW15 is their lowest-priced 1080p projector yet released. Despite the price, Sony has made few compromises regarding image quality and feature set. The HW15 improves upon the HW10 in several ways. It brings the best features of LCOS, like a...

Sep, 2009

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Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (

Sony VPL-HW15


The VPL-HW15 replaces the HW10, and in doing so, offers up an improved, but every similar projector, for less money. We'll call that evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. While the MAP pricing on the older Sony was $3499, the VPL-HW15 comes in $500...

Very good "Out of the Box" picture quality ; Extremely good color accuracy post calibration in "best" mode ; Very good black level performance for the price, one of the best mid-priced projectors in this regard, but not the best ; Overall, an...

One of the least bright projectors in "brightest mode" limiting it for those who want to watch content like sports with more than the minimum ambient light present ; While it's sharpness is average, it could be sharper (especially for digital content...

The only real question is - what does the new competition look like. Unlike past years, when the Sony review units were very late getting out there, and Sony projectors were typically about the last new ones reviewed, this time Sony got their act...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Brandon Carte (

Sony BRAVIA VPL-HW15 1080p SXRD Review


The Sony Bravia SXRD 1080p Home Theater Projector is a terrific projector with just a few faults (steep price, bulk and brightness), but the warranty is great and Sony is known to be a respected brand.

Fantastic picture quality and contrast ratio, excellent support service.

Very expensive; image isn’t as bright as some other high-end models, very large and heavy.

If you want one of the best units on our list, and are not afraid to shell out the cash, this is the unit for you.

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

Sony Bravia VPL-HW15 review


Sony has unveiled a superb cinematic mid-range SXRD projector

Excellent contrast and black levels ; Almost inaudible fan ; Slick styling

Limited lens shift range ; Not the brightest image ; Expensive technology

An excellent all-rounder and a highly persuasive alternative to the DLP or LCD options available on the market

Sep, 2009

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Sony VPL-HW15 review


Sony's latest SXRD projector finds its proprietary tech matching rivals stride for stride

A strong and quiet performer that’s superb value and ideal for those who like to tweak their picture

Mar, 2010

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Sony VPL-HW15 review


Sony has made some unusual design choices with its Bravia VPL-HW15 projector. Its angular chassis is longer than it is wide, and looks vaguely like a space ship from a '70s sci-fi series.

An outstanding projector with image quality that can be adjusted to rival the best on the market – we'd have liked frame interpolation too, though.

Jan, 2010


Expert review by: John Archer (

Sony Bravia VPL-HW15 - SXRD Full HD Projector


Sony doubles the claimed contrast ratio on this updated SXRD home cinema projector.

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Oct, 2009

Product Specifications


Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)