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.
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.
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, natu...
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, natu...
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...
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.
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...
Pros: Gorgeous 2D performance; deep blacks and excellent colour
Cons: No 12V trigger; minor crosstalk; separate 3D sync transmitter
Sony VPL-HW30ES: 3D-fähiger Heimkinoprojektor mit Full-HD-Auflösung
21 August 2012
Summary: Der Sony VPL-HW30ES ist ein für den Einsatz im heimischen Wohnzimmer entwickelter Full-HD-Projektor, der mit 3D-Wiedergabe, einem dynamischen Kontrast von 70.000:1 und SXRD-Panels, die mit einer 240 Hz arbeiten, punkten kann.