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Sony VPL-HW30ES

Sony VPL-HW30ES
alaScore 94

50 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and size are on the whole positive. The value for money and usability also get good views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-HW30ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VPL-HW30ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony VPL-HW30ES from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony TDG-PJ1 3D Glasses for Sony VPL-HW30ES or VPL-VW90ES Projectors

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Sony VPL-HW30ES

 

The Sony VPL-HW30ES ($3,700 street), is one of several recently announced models that, as a group, are about to ratchet up once again the features you should expect in a home theater projector. About two years ago, the price for 1080p resolution fell...

1080p resolution for both 2D and 3D. Accepts 3D signals directly from Blu-ray players, cable TV boxes, and the equivalent

External IR emitter needs line of sight connection for synching with 3D glasses. Comes without 3D glasses or emitter

The Sony VPL-HW30ES is an impressively capable 1080p projector for both 2D and 3D, but finding the best settings for it can take some time and effort.

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Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D SXRD Projector

 

Sony's VPL-HW projectors go back a few years, with steady model-to-model refinements. Last year it was the VPL-HW20; this year it's the VPL-HW30ES. Note that the HW30 now carries Sony's premier ES designation. But there's more than that to account for...

I’ve long since passed the point where I look back nostalgically and yearn for the image quality of those classic CRT projectors. But the fact that even a sub-$4,000 projector can keep us from pining for those good old days is more than just news; it’s...

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Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D SXRD Projector

 

Sony's VPL-HW projectors go back a few years, with steady model-to-model refinements. Last year it was the VPL-HW20; this year it's the VPL-HW30ES. Note that the HW30 now carries Sony's premier ES designation. But there's more than that to account for...

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Sony VPL-HW30ES

 

You may purchase the standard projector, the VPL-HW30ES - MSRP of $3699, or you may purchase, for $300 more in the US, the VPL-HW30AES, a bundle that includes two pair of rechargeable 3D active glasses, and the Sony emitter (transmitter), used to sync...

One of the brighest 3D capable projectors so far, in the over $3500 price class ; 800+ measured lumens in "best" mode, no problem, even with large screens (ie: 10 feet wide) ; Excellent overall color, and skin tones ; Lots of preset image modes ;...

Black levels, while very good, not best in class ; Emitter seems to work best in front of room (long ethernet cable from projector) ; CFI (like all but a few projectors) is a little much for movie viewing (changes the director's intent) ; Though...

This is a projector that works best in a home theater environment, but can double in a light controlled family room as well. It's definitely more value than last year's VPL-VWPro1, and can easily take on the likes of the Sharp XV-Z17000, and Optoma...

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Sony VPL-HW30ES Review

 

Sony delivers a quality 3D 1080p picture at a low price that is available now...

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Sony VPL-HW30ES review

 

Sony's second-generation 3D projector is a sensation, regardless of dimension

Gorgeous 2D performance ; Deep blacks and excellent colour

No 12V trigger ; Minor crosstalk ; Separate 3D sync transmitter

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Sony VPL-HW30ES review

 

If I was building a dedicated home cinema tomorrow, I would, without doubt, install a 3D projector. While cynics continue to shrug at the tsunami tide of 3D flatscreen TVs heading our way, and I also have some reservations, I've yet to meet anyone...

Gorgeous 2D performance; deep blacks and excellent colour

No 12V trigger; minor crosstalk; separate 3D sync transmitter

Recommended!

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Sony VPL-HW30ES

 

The Sony VPL-HW30ES is half the price of Sony's debut 3D projector, but feels twice as good. Result.

Good all-round picture quality ; Much reduced crosstalk ; Great value ; Runs quietly

no 12v trigger output ; Still residual crosstalk in very specific circumstances ; Side-mounted AV inputs

Sony has worked wonders with the HW30ES, erasing the disappointments of the VW90ES from our minds with a projector that serves up a classy, hugely watchable and best of all impressively affordable big-screen 3D - and 2D - feast.

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Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D projector

 

Review I've actually written several introductions to this review. One opened extolling the benefits of 3D projection over 3D TVs. I thoughtfully proposed that the key problem with 3D flatscreens is that they're just too small - rather than confound...

Overall, the VPL-HW30ES is a compelling argument for bringing big-screen 3D home. It’s a solid rival for JVC's similarly-priced D-ILA-powered DLA-X3 [8], and offers both excellent 2D and startlingly bright stereo. 3D flatscreens? Who needs ‘em? ®

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ES 3d projector

 

Very good experience with life like images with full hd resolution but it is not passive 3d like cinemas so you will lost the connection if someone disturb the signal and you also need to buy 3d glasses separately. If someone enjoying the movie with...

Good 3d experience in home, life like images. You can enjoy the full hd experience with full resolution

No 3d glasses, before wearing the glasses you need the connection

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