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Sony VPL-HW30

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Test Report: Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D HD Projector

Sound & Vision Magazine
30 November 2011
  • Excerpt: There are two ways to look at the rapidly decreasing price point of 3D HD projectors. The first way: Manufacturers are racing one another to the bottom by finding ways to make 3D cheaper and cheaper. The second, more accurate way: 3D is just a new feature (though one marketed to within an inch of its life) found on cheaper and cheaper products, just as 1080p resolution was a few years ago.
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Overall 9
8.6
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
3d performance 8
8.0
Ergonomics 9
9.0
2d performance 8
8.0

Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D SXRD Projector

Sound & Vision Magazine
2 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Sony’s VPL-HW projectors go back a few years, with steady model-to-model refinements. Last year it was the VPL-HW20; this year it’s the VPL-HW30ES. Note that the HW30 now carries Sony’s premier ES designation. But there’s more than that to account for its price premium over the VLP-HW20.
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Sony VPL-HW30ES Home Theater Projector Review

Projector reviews
14 October 2011
  • Conclusion: As to shadow detail, again, classic performance for the price range. Some will be a bit better, but, mostly I’d be quibbling. I consider that last mile of dark shadow detail to be relatively minor. Given a choice at this level of projector, I see black levels as the more important performance area.
  • Pros: One of the brighest 3D capable projectors so far, in the over $3500 price class, 800+ measured lumens in “best” mode, no problem, even with large screens (ie: 10 feet wide), Excellent overall color, and skin tones, Lots of preset image modes, Calibrates nicely for really good color handling, natural look, Respectable shadow detail, Very good placement flexibility, HDMI 1.4a inputs (2) allows for support for Blu-ray 3D content, 3D glasses (optional on base model, inclu...
  • Cons: One of the brighest 3D capable projectors so far, in the over $3500 price class, 800+ measured lumens in “best” mode, no problem, even with large screens (ie: 10 feet wide), Excellent overall color, and skin tones, Lots of preset image modes, Calibrates nicely for really good color handling, natural look, Respectable shadow detail, Very good placement flexibility, HDMI 1.4a inputs (2) allows for support for Blu-ray 3D content, 3D glasses (optional on base model, inclu...
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Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D SXRD Projector (TPV 106)

AVguide
16 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Based on Sony’s VPL-VWPRO1 2D front projector, the VPL-HW30ES adds 3D capability, but requires the use of an outboard infrared synchronizing emitter for the active shutter 3D glasses, as opposed to onboard IR 3D sync emitter capability, such as found on the Sharp XV-Z17000 and the forthcoming Panasonic PT-AE7000U.
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony VPL-HW30ES

Trusted Reviews
9 November 2011
  • Summary: The Sony VPL-HW30ES is half the price of Sony’s debut 3D projector, but feels twice as good. Result.
  • Pros: Good all-round picture quality, Much reduced crosstalk, Great value, Runs quietly
  • Cons: no 12v trigger output, Still residual crosstalk in very specific circumstances, Side-mounted AV inputs
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Overall 10
10

Sony VPL-HW30ES

What Hi-Fi?
31 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Very capable, but there are better projectors for the cash
  • Pros: Nice looks, easy to use, dynamic picture, smooth motion, quiet
  • Cons: Occasional picture noise, fastest motion causes some instability
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Overall 10
10

Sony VPL-HW30ES review

expertreviews.co.uk
27 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Anyone wanting to take their home cinema setup to the next level should seriously consider a 3D projector – these have the power to transform your viewing experience, and Sony’s latest offering is no exception. The VPL-HW30ES has a massive three times the brightness of last year’s model, making it ideally suited to 3D as well as 2D content.
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Sony VPL-HW30ES

TechRadar UK
11 October 2011
  • Excerpt: If we were building a dedicated home cinema tomorrow, we would, without doubt, install a 3D projector. While cynics continue to shrug at the tsunami tide of 3D flatscreen TVs heading our way, and we also have some reservations, we've yet to meet anyone who's walked away from a 3D home projector demo who didn't have a grin on their face.
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0

Sony VPL-HW30ES review

Home Cinema Choice
27 September 2011
  • Excerpt: If I was building a dedicated home cinema tomorrow, I would, without doubt, install a 3D projector. While cynics continue to shrug at the tsunami tide of 3D flatscreen TVs heading our way, and I also have some reservations, I’ve yet to meet anyone who’s walked away from a 3D home projector demo who didn’t have a grin on their face. After all there’s something completely understandable about the simple proposition of movie- watching in a dark room, with no disturbances.
  • Pros: Gorgeous 2D performance; deep blacks and excellent colour
  • Cons: No 12V trigger; minor crosstalk; separate 3D sync transmitter
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Overall 10
10

Sony VPL-HW30ES

pcmag.ru
12 December 2012
  • Summary: Порекомендуем проектор Sony VPL-VW30ES тем ценителям домашнего кино, которые особое внимание уделяют качественной цветопередаче и надеются на широкое распространение 3D-фильмов.
  • Pros: Высокое качество оптики и электроники, малый акустический шум, отличные ­цвета, четкость и глубина 3D-эффекта.
  • Cons: Не продумано возвращение в экран­ное меню.
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