Sony VPL-HW45ES (Black) 3D SXRD Projector 1080P HD Ready

Sony VPL-HW45ES (Black)

3D SXRD Projector 1080P HD Ready

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Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.

"Essentially, the Sony VPL-HW45ES is really, really good" What Hi-Fi Award Winner 2017


SXRD panels with contrast enhancer

This Sony projector uses high frame rate SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) panels, which feature an incredibly rapid response rate. This gives it smooth, fluid motion that's faster and more stable than typical LCD panels, as found in other projectors. Partnering this is Contrast Enhancer. This automatically optimises the contrast level by analysing dark and light sections of the image in every scene.

Improved brightness for vibrant images
With its improved brightness level of 1800 lumen, the VPL-HW45ES is better than ever in lighter environments. A further benefit of the SXRD panel against LCD is improved contrast. By using a superior alignment layer, less light is scattered giving greater levels of black and a better contrast ratio. With an exceptional contrast ratio, this Sony effortlessly produces inky blacks for exceptional depth of image.

Reality creation
Based on technology used in the range-topping VW1000ES model, the Super Resolution upscaler produces fine detail and vivid colour even from lower resolution signals. Ideal when watching off-air broadcasts or when viewing DVDs, with Reality Creation you get closer to 1080p resolution, whatever the source.

Motionflow technology
Unique to Sony is Motionflow technology, which produces smoother-looking motion by creating extra images between the original frames. Showing twice as many pictures per second gives the impression of much more fluid images.

Built-in 3D RF transmitter
With an industry standard 3D RF transmitter built-in, you can enjoy the pleasures of reliable, stable 3D without the need for an external transmitter. Simply purchase Sony's TDG-BT500A glasses and enjoy the immersive quality of 3D on the big screen.

New low latency mode for gaming
A brand new feature for the VPHW45ES is the low latency mode. Designed especially for gamers, this gives the fastest response possible for the most incisive gaming.

Long-lasting lamp and quiet running for ease of ownership
Two issues of projector ownership for many are lamp life and running noise. The Sony VPL-HW45ES does its best to tackle both! With an expected lamp life of approximately 6000 hours, the Sony's bulb is forecast to outlast standard projector bulbs by around 60%, making a huge difference to running costs. Thanks to an advanced cooling system, fan noise is reduced to a whisper quiet 22dB, making the Sony VPL-HW45ES all but inaudible in most environments.

A top flight performer that easily provides a true cinema experience in your home. For the full effect, just add popcorn!

"Essentially, the Sony VPL-HW45ES is really, really good" What Hi-Fi Award Winner 2017


SXRD panels with contrast enhancer

This Sony projector uses high frame rate SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) panels, which feature an incredibly rapid response rate. This gives it smooth, fluid motion that's faster and more stable than typical LCD panels, as found in other projectors. Partnering this is Contrast Enhancer. This automatically optimises the contrast level by analysing dark and light sections of the image in every scene.

Improved brightness for vibrant images
With its improved brightness level of 1800 lumen, the VPL-HW45ES is better than ever in lighter environments. A further benefit of the SXRD panel against LCD is improved contrast. By using a superior alignment layer, less light is scattered giving greater levels of black and a better contrast ratio. With an exceptional contrast ratio, this Sony effortlessly produces inky blacks for exceptional depth of image.

Reality creation
Based on technology used in the range-topping VW1000ES model, the Super Resolution upscaler produces fine detail and vivid colour even from lower resolution signals. Ideal when watching off-air broadcasts or when viewing DVDs, with Reality Creation you get closer to 1080p resolution, whatever the source.

Motionflow technology
Unique to Sony is Motionflow technology, which produces smoother-looking motion by creating extra images between the original frames. Showing twice as many pictures per second gives the impression of much more fluid images.

Built-in 3D RF transmitter
With an industry standard 3D RF transmitter built-in, you can enjoy the pleasures of reliable, stable 3D without the need for an external transmitter. Simply purchase Sony's TDG-BT500A glasses and enjoy the immersive quality of 3D on the big screen.

New low latency mode for gaming
A brand new feature for the VPHW45ES is the low latency mode. Designed especially for gamers, this gives the fastest response possible for the most incisive gaming.

Long-lasting lamp and quiet running for ease of ownership
Two issues of projector ownership for many are lamp life and running noise. The Sony VPL-HW45ES does its best to tackle both! With an expected lamp life of approximately 6000 hours, the Sony's bulb is forecast to outlast standard projector bulbs by around 60%, making a huge difference to running costs. Thanks to an advanced cooling system, fan noise is reduced to a whisper quiet 22dB, making the Sony VPL-HW45ES all but inaudible in most environments.

A top flight performer that easily provides a true cinema experience in your home. For the full effect, just add popcorn!

Brand Sony
Colour Black
1080p Full HD Ready Yes
Remote Control yes
Scart Sockets No
HDMI 2
Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio 120,000:1
Weight (KG) 9
Speakers No
3D TV Yes
Maximum Screen Size 300
Projection Technology SXRD
Fan Noise 22dB
Power Consumption- Normal Use 310
Throw Ratio 1.36:1 - 2.16:1
Lens Shift Yes
Dimensions HxWxD (mm) 179 x 407 x 464
4K Ultra HD Yes
Brightness 1800
Projector Technology sxrd
Lumens less_2000
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing picture Great contrast, even in daylight. Great pictures- and it’s a 2k projector. Blu-ray, Apple TV, Sky- all look fabulous. So easy to set up. So easy to adjust. Nice and quiet.
Date published: 2019-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unbelievable picture Delivered day after ordering, had to replace one of the HDMI cables due to mice eating into it. Very easy to set up, can't believe how good the picture is, I would compare it to my 65" oled tv. I particularl like the 3D, I still had my Sony glasses from the tv that failed. They work perfectly with the projector.
Date published: 2018-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive beast This was a replacement for my 8 year old projector that had performed admirably. However, we were not disappointed by this Sony. It is not a small projector and a comparable size to our old one (perhaps I expected progress to have made all tech smaller). It is a bit of a beast! The unit was easy to set up. The picture is bright, clear and sharp even when viewing not in complete darkness. The unit is much quieter running than our previous projector. If the bulb life meets Sony's claims and with the 6 year guarantee from Richer Sounds there seems a lot to recommend this product if you have the budget.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great picture... OK, first thing first...bought this from the Cardiff store and the staff there were excellent as always. Top class service. Projector - it's a beast. I upgraded from an Epson and this has an even bigger case, but still managed to get it ceiling mounted OK. No keystone correction on this unlike the Epson so had to spend some time getting it level, but it didn't take too long. Tried it out with the PS4 - and the son approved...game mode enhanced and he was very happy. Then family movie with Guardians of the Galaxy 2...colours and image just pops...really good detail, excellent quality. Only issue with image so far has been some pretty bad 'banding / posterization' while watching Stranger Things 2 on Netflix...bad enough that everyone watching noticed. Will have to find a way around this as it is bad enough to be distracting. Other than the 'banding' everything else has been great so far and I've yet to have a real play with the settings so there should be scope for optimising the image further.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent 3D 1080p projector With default settings this projector was OK. There was some visible jerking in movement but the colours were good. However, after tweaking the settings the motion is smooth and the colours are outstanding. There's lots of contrast, the blacks are deep and the whites are great too. You may find different but I found that the 'reality creation' setting caused the jerking when turned on and I need no other motion smoothing settings to remain smooth so they're all off. The fan is not silent but the noise is mainly movement of air. The volume and pitch of the noise is not in any way annoying and in fact I only notice it when the film is paused or when it's not very captivating movie/TV content. I bought 3D glasses separately. This was very easy to setup, The performance in 3D was astounding. All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase. My only complaint is that it should have come with 3D glasses at this price.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best projector under £2k This is my fourth projector and easily the best I've owned. It's used in a dedicated cinema room and the picture across the board, from blu ray, dvd, set top box and Apple tv is excellent. It's not exactly small and light, so if you are mounting it on the ceiling I'd recommend getting a decent mount. Special mention is deserved as well to the Belfast store, especially John, and their usual first class service.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This is my first projector but I have been put off in the past with various issues that projectors have like rainbows or lack of contrast. This has pretty much none of those and is simply superb. Well worth the money.
Date published: 2016-08-19
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(4 available across all stores)

£1,269.95 RRP £1995.0000

SAVE

36%

 

On Display Guide Price
(1 available across all stores)

£1,499.95 RRP £1995.0000

SAVE

25%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.