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Sony VPL-HW40ES Full HD 3D SXRD Home Theater Projector

Model # VPLHW40ES

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Product Highlights
-Brightness of 1700 Lumens
-Full HD (1920 x 1080) Native Resolution
-1.6x Optical Zoom
-SXRD Reflective LCD Imaging System
-Two HDMI Ports VGA and Component
-View Up to 240 Hz 3D
-Built-In IR Sync External Sync Port
-Horizontal and Vertical Lens Shift
-Noise Level of 21 dB
-RS-232C and IR Remote Control Ports

A 3-chip SXRD imaging system makes the VPL-HW40ES Full HD Home Theater ES Projector from Sony ideal for applications where picture quality is paramount. With a low 1700 lumens brightness, this projector is all about strong contrast and strong color. This is further enhanced by the SXRD chips, which outperform many competing DLP and LCD imaging systems - including comparable LCoS imagers. Because it is designed with the potentially limited space of the home environment in mind - not to mention to enable rear projection - it features 1.6x optical zoom plus vertical and horizontal lens shift, giving it significant installation flexibility.

Full HD and 3D sources can be accommodated by the VPL-HW40ES, thanks to its two HDMI ports. In addition, there is one VGA and one Component video port for analog video devices and computers with analog outputs. For synchronization with 3D glasses, there is a built-in IR sync emitter plus an RJ-45 connector to plug in external sync devices (glasses and synchronizer available separately). For integration with automation systems like Crestron, there is an RS-232C port, plus there is an IR port for using a separately available IR extender.

3-Chip SXRD Imaging System

SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) is a type of 3-chip LCD technology - similar to LCoS - based on reflection rather than passing light through the chip. The design maintains a uniform, ultra-thin liquid crystal cell gap - helping to avoid the ""screen door effect"" frequently perceived with conventional 3LCD systems. Furthermore, by passing light through the crystal layer twice, thinner materials can be used enabling a better contrast performance than standard LCoS

Full HD Projection

This projector features Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, which results in a 16:9 ""widescreen"" native aspect ratio - the standard for HDTVs. In addition, the projector can show 4:3 content, either by adding black bars to the sides (pillaring), stretching the image to fit, or cropping the image. The following aspect ratio modes are provided:

  • Wide Zoom
  • Zoom
  • Normal
  • Stretch
  • V Stretch (anamorphic zoom mode)
  • Squeeze

Up to 240 Hz 3D Projection

View 3D content from a variety of sources, including Blu-ray players (separately available active 3D glasses required). It can also up-convert 2D signals to 3D. An IR sync is built in, plus an RJ-45 sync port allows you to use an external sync device if required. The following 3D formats are supported:

  • Frame Packing
  • Side by Side
  • Over Under

Vertical and Horizontal Lens Shift

Lens shift performs a similar function to keystone correction, allowing the image to be correctly aligned if vertically or horizontally off-center relative to screen. The advantage of lens shift over keystone correction is that it is an optical adjustment, and does not impact image qualify

Additional Features

21dB noise level

2000 hour lamp life

Power Save Mode : Lamp Cutoff / Standby / Off

Auto Input Search

BRAVIA Sync support

Image Flip: Horizontal / vertical, horizontal, vertical, off

Display System High Frame Rate SXRD panel
Light source Ultra High-pressure lamp 200 W type
General Features
Effective display size 0.61 in x 3
Effective pixels Full HD (1920 x 1080) x 3 6,220,800 pixels
Projection lens shift Manual, V:+/-71% / H:+/-25%
SCREEN SIZE 40 in to 300 in
Reality Creation YES ( FullHD Reality Creation )
Manual Calibration RCP
Picture modes 9 modes
Gamma modes 7 modes
Panel Alignment YES (Shift / Zone)
Projection lens zoom / focus Manual (approx. 1.6 x) / Manual
Video Features
Light Output 1,700 lm
Eco and energy saving
Power Consumption (Standby) [W] 0.4 W* * When Standby Mode is set to Low
Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode) - Terminals 6.0 W (HDMI)* * When Standby Mode is set to Standard
Standby Mode Activated After 10 minutes
Networked Standby Mode Activated - Terminals After 10 minutes (HDMI)
3D capability YES
3D emitter Built-in IR emitter
3D glasses TDG-PJ1 (IR type: Optional )

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