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Sony VPL-HW30ES

Sony VPL-HW30ES
alaScore 94

46 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The value for money and usability also get good feedback.

image quality, usability, value for money, size, 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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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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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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Great surprise!

 

We were told that this product was a lesser known one, but since we'd had problems with our Epson, and I have loved Sony before, we decided to go with it. I think the picture quality of this Sony is better than the Epson!This product has... Easy to use...

The picture is amazing! Great clarity and depth

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Incredible

 

I should probably point out that I am projecting onto a wall with cheap (like less than $10/gallon cheap) flat white paint. The wall is pretty smooth, but it's not perfect. I started this as a test to see if I should buy some expensive movie screen...

everything

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Bright Sharp picture

 

Love this projector. The picture is sharp and crisp. Nice high resolution. Easy to use and an all round great product.This product has... Easy setup, Easy to use remote control, Great image qualityAbout me... Love to watch movies

A cinema in your own home

Price is steep

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Great all around projector

 

This is a fantastic all-around projector. Both 2D and 3D movies look great with good contrast, brightness, and motion handling. Very low lag times in gaming mode. Color reproduction was spot on right out of the box. Placement was very flexible and easy...

Great contrast, good 3D, excellent motion handling, almost perfect color out of the box

Lens could be a little sharper

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