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Sony VPL-HW15

Sony VPL-HW15
alaScore 90

52 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Sony VPL-HW15. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviews about the black level and noise are on the whole positive. The usability and design also get good reviews, whereas there are mixed comments on the reliability and price.

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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 52 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VPL-HW15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 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. Reviewers really like the size and price. The design and usability also get good comments. There are some critical comments about the reliability.

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

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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

 

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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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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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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

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Sony VPL-HW15

 

In its usual style, Sony has used its own technology to shame the competition

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

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

The only catch is that this technology still carries something of a premium, so while DLP and LCD projectors are tumbling in price, Sony's projectors are looking a little pricey. Clearly though, there are advantages and on contrast and black and white...

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Sony Bravia VPL-HW15 review

 

With its fast response time and ability to deliver exceptionally fine detail, Sony's latest SXRD projector, the Bravia VPL-HW15, provides a truly spectacular way to watch the World Cup -- or anything else for that matter

Superbly sharp pictures ; Motion is handled very well ; Attractive design ; Good range of connections and features ; Runs quietly

Dynamic iris can be overly aggressive ; Some settings can cause video noise ; Colours could be richer

But, even without the dynamic iris in play, the VPL-HW15's images look dynamic and bold, especially as they benefit from the most authentic colour palette yet seen on an affordable SXRD projector. The VPL-HW15's high-definition pictures also look...

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Sony VPL-HW15 review

 

With rival DLP and LCD projection technologies both notching up some impressive results in recent weeks, there's real pressure resting on the shoulders of Sony's latest SXRD projector, the VPL-HW15. But as further proof that there's never been a better...

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