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Sony VPL-HW40ES

Sony VPL-HW40ES
alaScore 97

112 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 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 noise are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good reviews.

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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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. People 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

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony VPL-HW40ES

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 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. Comments about the size and noise are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the design.

image quality, price, usability, noise, size

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

Feb, 2016

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

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: 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.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Steven Stone (hometheaterreview.com)

Sony VPL-HW40ES SXRD Projector Reviewed

 

Steven Stone reviews Sony's popular VPL-HW40ES, a 1080p SXRD projector with a rated light output of 1,700 lumens and an MSRP of $2,499.99.

Some early adopters might see 1080p projectors as obsolete in this emerging era of 4K; however, for many videophiles who don't want or need to be at the bleeding-edge of technology, a high-performance 1080p projector can still be an ideal display...

Sep, 2015

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: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony VPL-HW40ES review

 

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

At just under £1,850, the only other projector that can compete with Sony's VPL-HW40ES in this price range is the

Oct, 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: 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: Sourceiskey (sony.com)

Great projector, beats any TV for the price.

 

I have been waiting for some time to invest in a projector system. I have no regrets with this investment. This projector may be an entry level projector from Sony, but it performs awesomely. We use a Oppo BDP-105D for our source, so please take that...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: spot (sony.com)

Projector VPLHW40ES

 

This projector is working fine for me out of the box. Using on low mode , 120 inch screen/18 feet throw.

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Other features

Gamma adjustment:Y
Panel alignment:Y

Projector

Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
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