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Sony VPL-HW30ES

Sony VPL-HW30ES
alaScore 94

43 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Sony VPL-HW30ES. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the design and noise. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

price, image quality, usability, noise, design

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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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,...

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,...

As to shadow detail, again, classic performance for the price range. Some will be a bit better, but, mostly I’d be quibbling. I consider that last mile of dark shadow detail to be relatively minor. Given a choice at this level of projector, I see black...

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Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D SXRD Projector (TPV 106)

 

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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

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Sony VPL-HW30ES

 

Nice looks, easy to use, dynamic picture, smooth motion, quiet

Occasional picture noise, fastest motion causes some instability

Very capable, but there are better projectors for the cash

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