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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Sony VPL-HW40ES. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the black level.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-HW40ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Tom Andry (

Sony VPL-HW40ES Home Theater Projector Preview


Preview: For $2,500, the new Sony VPL-HW40ES projector has an SXRD LCoS projection solution, 1,700 lumens, a host of gamma modes, impressive vertical and horizontal lens shift, 1080p, and 3D.

Sony believes that any projector worth its salt will run you more than$2,500. Their new VPL-HW40ES projector will cost less than that. For that price,you get their SXRD LCoS projection solution, 1,700 lumens, a host of gammamodes, impressive vertical...

May, 2014

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Expert review by: John Archer (



Sony's cheapest 2014 projector still delivers the goods

Detailed and colourful pictures ; Good value ; Attractive design ; Very easy to setup

Not the best for black level

Having said this, though, one of the HW40ES’s most commendable strengths is that some of its out-of-the-box presets are really very helpful, meaning anyone after an easy life can enjoy something approaching the best the HW40ES has to offer with little...

May, 2014