Summary: Personal Experience This doesn't replace the hw-10, it iradicates it. The review on projectorreviews.com are a re-run of the hw-10. It leaves the '10 way behind, brightness, Contrast better very good blacks after calibration, More natural looking ordinary 8bit color...Deep Color needs more content. I bought a new fixed screen with 4" borders all-round. I am painting black masking on the PJ wall.
Summary: Comments about Sony BRAVIA VPL-HW15 Home Cinema Projector: Got it for my new Media room, could not have found anythig better. Have always loved Sony. I currently have a KDL EX700. The quality of the picture on this projector is comparable or even better.[...
Pros: Easy To Setup, Energy Efficient, Good Remote
Summary: I just received it today ( I currently have 2 other projectors, and this is replacing my Sanyo Z3 which is quite nice). The picture, brightness, contrast, and colors look amazing. I mean really, they are movie theater quality. I'm projecting movies onto a wall with no screen, and its still incredibly beautiful to watch. The only thing I was surprised about was the size and weight of the projector. This thing is like 2ft by 1ft and is kinda heavy.
Summary: Installed projector in early Oct09 and was amazed with the quality of the picture. This is my 3rd Sony (1st was hs51 and then hs60). They were impressive in their day and wowed my friends with the size and quality of the images. Anyone watching the image this projector produces will have to be impressed. On close-ups you will see nose-hairs and all. Wonderfull for sports with the bright uniforms and color contrasts.
Summary: I've bought Sony VPL-HW15 recently, and wow ! This is my fourth projection since 1996, so I have a lot of experience in projections. My first one was also a Sony ( 480 x 320 pixels ) back in 1996 and had a standard halogen lamp of 50W... The second was an Epson, the third was an Hitachi, but none of them were HD. I've made a search for the last 6 months for the best product to buy with a reasonable money.
Summary: After much research I picked this one and it is a great product. When projecting HD it produces a crisp picture that is 16 feet (diagonal). Standard TV is fine, as it is the definition we are used to, but HD is just outstanding. I have noticed I only watch standard TV when after reviewing all my alternatives in HD channels. I am very happy with this product.
Summary: Wow. We bought a 104" screnn, and I had tried to get the Viewsonic 1080, but they have been discontinued, so I went with the next best- Sony. I am new as this is my first projector, but wow. Easy install from the ceiling. Instructions give you the proper location according to size of screen and distance from screen. Good instruction on menu controls. Not much adjusting on my part, and WOW- picture quality is extreemly good in my case.
Summary: I've had a projection setup for several years now, and this is my 4th projector. So while I'm not a real video expert, I've gotten enough experience to have a pretty good take - and this Sony VPL-HW15 is a pretty sweet unit. I've long been a fan of LCOS technology (SXRD as Sony calls it), but until very recently it was out of my budget range. Past projectors have been DLP models, starting with a couple of NEC business presentation units (rainbow city!
Summary: The picture projected by the Sony VPLHW15 is awesome. I cannot think of any negatives about this projector with a couple of minor exceptions - the hook-ups are located on the side rather than the back of the projector, and the remote and the projector itself are quite large. However, that's not enough to give it less than 5 stars since the quality of the picture is the most important criteria for buying a projector. The picture is like sitting in a public movie theater.