I could not have gotten a better value for the wining bid. Very Happy!
11 October 2013
Summary: I was looking for a "LCOS" projection system and judging from the asking price and final bid on much older JVC models as well as Misubishi this looked like a good deal. The second caveat is that projectors are sensitive to motion hence my preference toward LCOS as opposed to DLP & LED display technologies. Upon receiving the Sony BRAVIA VPL-VW40. I checked it out thoroughly then fired it up & was I pleasantly surprised.
Summary: This projector has allowed me to create truly the ultimate home theater system with a 140" image in 1080p (it can go all the way to 300" but my wall would only fit 140"). easy to install and maintain. The only draw back is the 1 year warranty. This is the difference between the vpl-VW60 has a 2 year warranty but its $2k more.
Summary: Personal Experience Very nice Machine, nearly perfect picture out of the box. Deep blacks, fantastic colours, bright enough for a big screen. Much better than my former projectors sony vph 1292 and jvc d-ila G-150HT. The best point is that you can watch your movies now without projetor noise! The sony is very quiet and every movie is a HD experience! Just hook up your HD-DVD or Blu-Ray Player and enjoy your movies in perfect picture quality! Problems No problems at all!
1080p front projection finally at an affordable price
26 July 2008
Summary: I picked up the Sony VPL-VW40 to replace an aging 720p VPL-HS51 that has worked pretty well for over 3 years. One warranty repair was needed on the HS51 for a problem with the blue filter about a year and a half in, and it's now out of warranty and was also about due for another lamp replacement so it seemed like a good time to upgrade.
Summary: Phenomenal. Compared to a 52XBR5, it bests it in just about everything minus that 120hz motionflow the xbr5 has. Great price, much quieter than my PS3 and/or my xbox 360, for it is just about inaudible. Colors do need some tweaking out of the box. I would recommend a calibration dvd. No screendoor effect allows me to sit 8 feet close to a 103" screen. Great flexibility as well.
Summary: I just hooked up my Sony vpl-vw40 projector and I'm very happy with it. I must admit that I have little experience and don't have an extensive comparison backround, but it is more that I had hoped for. Nice blacks, vibrant colors. Also a very simple remote with intuitive functions. I just had over 20 people over- we watched "Night at the Museum" on Blue ray with a superb full 1080 res and then "Crouching Tiger" on traditional DVD. Upscaling to 1080p was great.
Summary: Personal Experience I have had this projector for just over a week now and have watched a movie every day. I can say that this is an awsome projector. The picture is very crisp with stunning colours. the projector sits about 1.5m above my head and I can't hear it. The projector comes with gamma correction cd so you can endlessly muck with the projectors colour settings if you feel the need. Mine was perfect right out of the box and I'm projecting it onto a painted wall.