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Sony VPL-HW40ES

Sony VPL-HW40ES
alaScore 98

69 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Sony VPL-HW40ES. 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. Comments about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The noise and price are also appreciated.

image quality, price, noise, usability, design

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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 69 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony VPL-HW40ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony VPL-HW40ES from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality.

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony VPL-HW40ES/B Home Cinema Projector

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony VPL-HW40ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony VPL-HW40ES from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and noise. The usability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the design.

image quality, price, usability, noise, reliability

design

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony VPLHW40ES Full HD 3D Home Cinema Projector with SXRD PanelsSony VPLHW40ES Full HD 3D Home Cinema Projector with SXRD Panels

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (hometheaterhifi.com)

Sony VPL-HW40ES Three-Chip SXRD Projector Review

 

Given the similarities between the 40ES and 55ES projector, it wouldn't surprise me if they are the same. The 40ES has a subset of the 55ES features and aside from the missing iris there seem to be no hardware differences. I would even guess that the...

Jun, 2014
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Expert review by: Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

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

Expert review by: Projector reviews (projectorreviews.com)

Expert Review

 

Even right out of the box the VPL-HW40ES’es picture will impress you. The unit Sony provided us, after Mike reset it to all its default settings looked almost dead on in terms of color accuracy. We found the Sony to be one of the sharpest images, with...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Geoff Morrison (thewirecutter.com)

An Awesome Projector

 

We tested projectors using over $20,000 worth of gear to find the Sony VPL-HW40ES is the best overall performer in brightness, contrast ratio, and color accuracy. It runs quieter than the competition, and extensive lens adjustments allow for placement...

The Sony VPL-HW40ES is bright, has a good contrast ratio, exhibits excellent color accuracy, is quiet, and costs less than its direct competition. It’s an all-around great performer and one awesome projector.

Jun, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony VPL-HW40ES

 

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

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony VPL-HW40ES

 

The VPL-HW40ES is expensive, but its picture quality and frame and detail creation software is superb for the price

May, 2014

Expert review by: AVForums (avforums.com)

Sony VPL-HW40ES

 

Decent black levels and dynamic range, Reference greyscale and colour accuracy, Impressive video processing, Excellent 2D and 3D performance, Attractive design and good build quality, Extremely quiet in operation, Price

None at this price

The VPL-HW40ES is an absolutely stonking projector for the money and, frankly, at this price Sony are almost giving it away. It has the design and build quality of the more expensive HW55; the same menu system, remote control and virtually the same...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: brucefan42 (bestbuy.com.feed)

This is a fantastic projector

 

I am using this on a 120" screen from 19 feet which is at the limit of the adjustment range and have no complaints. Stunning color. Very good black levels. Crisp full HD picture. The unit works perfectly with a Harmony Remote. No issues shutting down...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: trakker888 (bestbuy.com.feed)

Great Projector out of the box!

 

Out of the box picture is awesome, can calbrate but not necessary. Upgraded from a Sanyo PLZ-4 projector. Color, sharpness, brightness, quietness and black levels are all awesome. Watched Avatar in 3D and everyone who saw it couldn't believe how great...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: K4acton (bestbuy.com.feed)

Good picture quality

 

Good picture and color. Images are very clear and I would reccomend this projector to others.

Jul, 2015
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