Sony VPL-HW45ES (Black)

3D SXRD Projector 1080P HD Ready

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£1,995

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"From the moment you switch it on, you'll discover a talented projector" What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision Award Winner 2016

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!

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"From the moment you switch it on, you'll discover a talented projector" What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision Award Winner 2016

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!
More Information
3D TV Yes
Brightness 1800
Contrast Ratio 120,000:1
Depth 0.00
Dimensions (HxWxD) 179 x 407 x 464
Fan Noise 22
HDMI 2
Height 0.00
Lens Shift Y
Maximum Screen Size 300"
Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080
Power Consumption- Normal Use 310
Power Consumption - Standby NA
Projection Technology SXRD
Remote Control Y
Scart Sockets No
Throw Ratio 1.36:1 - 2.16:1
Weight (KG) 9
Width 0.00
Brand Sony
HD Ready Yes
1080p Full HD Ready Yes
Colour Black
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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Free UK delivery

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Buy now, pay later For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

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Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trace in discounts.
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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices

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