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Sony VPL-HW15

Sony VPL-HW15
alaScore 90

37 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and noise are on the whole positive. The design and value for money also get good feedback.

image quality, value for money, design, noise, usability

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 37 reviews)

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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...

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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.

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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

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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...

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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...

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Sony BRAVIA VPL-HW15

 

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.

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Amazon review summary for Sony VPL-HW15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony VPL-HW15 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com.

design, image quality, usability, value for money, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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WOW!!! What a Product

 

Easy To Setup, Energy Efficient, Good Remote

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WOW!!! What a Product

 

Got it for my new Media room, could not have found anythig better. Have always loved Sony. I currently have a KDL EX700. The quality of the picture on this projector is comparable or even better.[...]

Easy To Setup, Energy Efficient, Good Remote

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Sony VPL-HW15 Projector

 

It seems that LCOS is now considered the king in image quality for front projectors, although with

Beautiful, accurate colors, great native contrast and blacks, solid film-like picture, silent fan, very smooth undetectable iris

Manual only focus and zoom. Not really a problem if you don't have a CIH setup. I rarely change these settings

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