Excerpt: Sony's VPL-HW15 is an advanced home cinema projector featuring full 1920 x 1080 (1080p) high definition skills and up to a 60,000:1 contrast ratio, and can display films at 24 frames per second using its 24p 'True Cinema' technology. It promises deep colour, enhanced noise reduction to avoid unwanted effects from scenes an ultra low fan noise, an adjustable lens shift for vertical and horizontal picture alignments, and two HDMI inputs.
Excerpt: Sony’s new BRAVIA VPL-HW15 is a reworking of last year’s VPL-HW10. At a modest $3,000 (modest as projectors go, that is), the VPL-HW15 offers a useful lineup of features and a picture that I didn’t expect at this price. With exceptional color, barely short of state-of-the-art blacks, and vivid, almost 3-D images on the best program material, it…. OK, I’m in danger of giving away the store up front. Read more to get the details.
Conclusion: Newer is better! The VPL-HW15 is better, and $500 less than the older HW10. Don't expect a dramatic improvement, but overall, you do get a little more, for about 15% less dollars. Skin tones are extremely good, bested only by a couple of projectors (the InFocus IN83 comes to mind). That said, I'd say the VPL-HW15 is the equal of my JVC RS20 (though slightly different).
Pros: Very good "Out of the Box" picture quality, Extremely good color accuracy post calibration in "best" mode, Very good black level performance for the price, one of the best mid-priced projectors in this regard, but not the best., Overall, an excellent, well balanced picture! Film-like, Good shadow detail, One of the better dynamic irises, in terms of not being intrusive, Two HDMI 1.3 inputs, full support for 24 fps, Deep Color, CEC etc., Very good menus, Really nice re...
Cons: One of the least bright projectors in "brightest mode" limiting it for those who want to watch content like sports with more than the minimum ambient light present, While it's sharpness is average, it could be sharper (especially for digital content like HDTV sports), Relatively short throw zoom lens, may prevent a significant number of potential owners from rear shelf mounting, While black levels really are very good, it is likely that several new direct competitors ...
Summary: With its fast response time and ability to deliver exceptionally fine detail, Sony's latest SXRD projector, the Bravia VPL-HW15, provides a truly spectacular way to watch the World Cup -- or anything else for that matter
Pros: Superbly sharp pictures, Motion is handled very well, Attractive design, Good range of connections and features, Runs quietly
Cons: Dynamic iris can be overly aggressive, Some settings can cause video noise, Colours could be richer
Summary: With rival DLP and LCD projection technologies both notching up some impressive results in recent weeks, there’s real pressure resting on the shoulders of Sony’s latest SXRD projector, the VPL-HW15. But as further proof that there’s never been a better time to buy a projector, the HW15 soon shows that SXRD has no intention of lagging behind.
Summary: Overordnet set er Sonys projektor er fornuftigt køb, idet den er utrolig nem at sætte sig ind i, ser godt ud og samtidig har et ganske flot billede. De snævre indstillings-muligheder trækker dog ned, ligesom de fysiske mål nok vil afskrække de fleste. Har man pladsen og har man ikke noget imod måske at skulle tilpasse rummet en smule, får man dog en meget kraftig projektor, der samtidig spiller godt med de øvrige produkter i Bravia-serien.