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Part #: SONVPLHW45ES  |   Mfg #: VPL-HW45ES
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Home theater projector
Home theater projector

Sony VPL-HW45ES 2D/ 3D Home Cinema Projector

The HW40ES is out and the next-generation of home entertainment is in! Expand your horizons beyond the TV screen - and create a spectacular cinematic experience in your own home, with the Sony VPL-HW45ES. The value-packed VPL-HW45ES Home Cinema projector lets you enjoy your favourite entertainment at its best in 2D or 3D.

Made for movie lovers, it's packed with technology developed for our professional Digital Cinema projectors, including SXRD panels and our own Advanced Reality Creation upscaling technology (used in existing Sony 4k projectors) for fabulously detailed Full HD images. Generous 1,800 lumens brightness ensures that films and TV shows look clear and sharp, even in living room environments with ambient light.

Same size as the HW40 but just as easy to set up, the VPL-HW45ES make the perfect addition to any home theater, media room or living room, with whisper-quiet fan noise that won't take you out of the action and a smart, front-facing exhaust port for extra installation flexibility. The projector's long-lasting lamp is rated for a remarkable 6,000 hours operation, resulting in less down-time and reduced maintenance costs.

Upgraded Reality Creation Engine for Sharper Images

Developed for our leading 4K Home Cinema projector range, our next generation Reality Creation reproduces colours and textures that are lost when movies are packaged to disc. It gives you crisper, sharper Full HD pictures, much closer to the 1080p original, for even better upscaling.

Game Like a Pro with Ultra-Low Latency

A new feature for gamers who demand rapid reaction times from their displays. Experience Sony's fastest ever response time between your controller and the screen for ultimate gaming action.

Features:

  • 1,800 ANSI lumens brightness
  • Reality Creation
  • Long lasting lamp up to 6,000 hours
  • SXRD panels and advanced Iris 3 technology
Click on a spec (like Resolution:) to learn more about it. Click here for the complete glossary.
Image Quality Projector Calculator See Sony VPL-HW45ES Image Size Calculator »
Resolution HD (1920 x 1080)
Brightness 1800 lumens
Contrast Ratio 120000:1
Uniformity --
No. of Colors Full Color
Aspect Ratio(s) Native - 16:9
Other(s) - 16:9/4:3
Display Type SXRD;
Compatibility
Data Signals HD (1920 x 1080)
Video Signals 480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, The following items are availale for HDMI input only! 1080/60i, 1080/50p, 1080/24p
H Sync 19 kHz to 72 kHz
V Sync 48 Hz to 92 Hz
3D Ready Yes
Dot Clock --
Connectivity
Inputs / Outputs
  • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface for digital video and digital audio)
  • RS-232 (Serial)
View the manufacturers spec sheet for a complete list of Inputs and Outputs
Built-in Audio --
Projection Lens Projector Calculator See Sony VPL-HW45ES Image Size Calculator »
Lens Focus: Manual Zoom Manua: (Approx. x1.06)
Throw Ratio 1.36 - 2.16:1
Keystone Corr. --
Lens Shift Manual, V:+/-71% / H:+/-25%
Proj. Methods Ceiling, Desktop, Front, Rear
General
Dimensions 16.12" x 7.12" x 19.37" (W x H x D)
Unit Weight 20 lbs.
Operation
Power Supply AC 100 V to 240 V, 3.1 A to 1.3 A, 50/60Hz
Universal Power Supply
Power Consumption 310
Ecomode Yes
(Brightness: 1600 lumens; Lamp life: 6000 hours;)
FCC Class A
Audible Noise 22.0 dB
Lamp High-pressure mercury lamp, 215 W type
Lamp Life 4000 hours
Replacement Lamp
Cost
SONLMPH210, $265.00     
Included Accessories
Items Included RM-PJ28 Remote Commander (1), Size AA (R6) Manganese Batteries (2), AC Power Cord (1), Lens Cap (1), Operating Instructions (CD-ROM) (1), Quick Reference Manual (1)
Remote Control Yes
Carry Case No
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Warranty
Projector 3 years
Lamp --

* -- indicates specification not published by manufacturer.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
SonyVPL-HW45ES
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great picture quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Movies (4)
  • High-definition TV (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

Reviewed by 10 customers

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5.0

So much more than expected.

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony VPL-HW45ES:

This is my fifth projector over the past 12 years and was purchased to replace an LG cf181d, which I loved. I've had LED (Hated it!), DLP (Much better), and LCOS (That's the one), but despite the excellent specs on this unit, I was very reluctant to purchase any Sony product due to my past experiences with poor reliability, build quality and customer support. That said, and as a consumer biased against Sony, this is the most amazing projector I've ever seen, in home or show room. The unit is a "Light cannon", looks and feels solidly built, produces excellent colors including very good flesh tones, has shockingly good "Black levels," was a breeze to install and setup, makes hardly a whisper from the cooling fan, and needed minimal picture adjustments to optimize the picture. Even in the "low power" mode the picture is bright and colorful in a room with excess ambient light; in a dark room the picture is nothing less than vibrant. Whether from an X-Box 360, DirecTV, or my Oppo Blu-Ray player, I noted very little, if any, difficulty with fast moving images. In summary, this projector is miles ahead, in every way, of any others I have owned or seen (Even my beloved CF181) selling for less than $4000. One may get more "bells and whistles" in the next price range, but better picture? . . . I'd be very surprised.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent

By Peter

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony VPL-HW45ES:

very good projector, fast shipping

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Picture Yet!

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sony VPL-HW45ES:

Great product - incredible picture! Fast shipping!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic projector, why spent more.

By Gadgetman

from Dallas, TX

About Me Quality Oriented

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Great picture quality
  • High Contrast
  • Picture Brightness Color

Cons

    Best Uses

    • High-Definition TV
    • Movies

    Comments about Sony VPL-HW45ES:

    Sales Staff recommended this over another product I was going to get. Glad she did. It's one of the best pictures I've seen. At this price it's hard to beat.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great projector. Would buy again!

    By Travis

    from undisclosed

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Sony VPL-HW45ES:

    Being my first projector purchase I was a little apprehensive with image brightness and picture quality compared to the HDTVs I've owned in the past. After some research I settled on the Sony VPL-HW45ES and we couldn't be happier. The projector is ceiling mounted and paired with a 106" fixed frame screen in our basement. We have a suspended ceiling with a height of 85" and a throw of about 15'. The picture is fantastic. The colors are bright and vibrant and the image is sharp and crisp. Initial setup and adjustments were a bit of a pain. Even though our projector is directly in front of the screen it did take some time to properly align the image on the screen. This isn't a knock on the 45ES but rather my inexperience with the process coupled with the suspended ceiling mount we used. The only time we notice we're using a projector is the short warm up time on start-up and when every light is on. Even still, the picture is very good. Highly recommended!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Would Recommend

    By Cecil

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Sony VPL-HW45ES:

    This is my first projector, but I'm very impressed. My set up is currently less than ideal. I'm throwing onto a sickly green knockdown textured wall and I get a decent amount of daylight leak through my blinds. But it still throws an excellent image. Latency is great for gaming.

    My only criticisms are the "image enhancing" algorithms. Just streaming a computer to the projector and looking at the edges of a mouse cursor revealed very incorrectly smoothed edges (it was not my wall's fault) until I turned off stuff like Reality Creation and MotionFlow. Maybe it's great with things like movies, but I rather deal with whatever fidelity was provided by the source.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Purchased to replace SANYO PLV-70

    By Chris -

    from Des Plaines, IL

    About Me Value Oriented

    Pros

    • Brighter Than I Expected
    • Great picture quality
    • No Moire With Cinema Perf

    Cons

    • Large Footprint

    Best Uses

    • 1st Floor Home Theater
    • Movies

    Comments about Sony VPL-HW45ES:

    I purchased this to replace a SANYO PLV-70 that I bought from Projector People in 2004. My theater has ambient light issues, with projector 18ft from 133 diagonal screen and was concerned it wouldn't be as bright as the SANYO. It is nearly as bright, but not quite as bright but is fantastic. The added resolution and contrast make up for the minimal lumen reduction. I have a Da-Lite Cinema Perf screen from 2004 and was concerned I would have trouble with MOIRE effect. I used a de-Pixelation lens for the SANYO to solve it. No additional lens needed on the SONY. It's bright, clear, and wonderful!! I did have to force my SONY Blu-Ray to 1080P to sync for some reason but may be due to distance of the run and other gear I have in-between. Ryan Schneegold was of great assistance to discuss replacement options.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Projector!

    By Phil

    from Uniontown, PA

    Comments about Sony VPL-HW45ES:

    I just received my new projector today and am quite pleased with the purchase. As soon as I fired it up I could tell the difference from my old Epson 1040.The picture is much sharper and black level is much deeper and colors are more saturated and,the projector was very easy to set up with the lens shift arrangement. Your salesperson,Carmen was correct in her assessment of the projector. So a big thanks to Carmen for all her online help.I would definitely recommend this projector to any potential buyers

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Here we go

    By dtp

    from SLC, Utah

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • Great picture quality

    Cons

    • Large Footprint

    Best Uses

    • High-Definition TV
    • Movies
    • TV

    Comments about Sony VPL-HW45ES:

    The picture is very good. Its upgrading all my standard dvd,s and Im looking forward to putting a blue-ray in.

    After a week of use Id say this is something special.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very good projector

    By Ram

    from Pittsburgh

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Great picture quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-Definition TV
      • Movies

      Comments about Sony VPL-HW45ES:

      I just got my sony VPL-HW45ES and i played few high definition videos from youtube through google Chrome, and this projector produces and amazing display. I still need setup my screen though. I was just testing on the drywall. Very nice so far.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Other

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