Sony VPL-HW45ES (White)

3D SXRD Projector 1080P HD Ready

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£1,995

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"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!

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"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!

More Information
3D TV Yes
Brightness 1800
Contrast Ratio 120,000:1
Dimensions (HxWxD) 179 x 407 x 464
DVI No
Fan Noise 22
HDMI text 2
Lens Shift Yes
Maximum Screen Size 300
Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080
Power Consumption- Normal Use 310
Projection Technology SXRD
Remote Control Yes
Scart Sockets No
Speakers No
Throw Ratio 1.36:1 - 2.16:1
Weight (KG) 9
Brand Sony
1080p Full HD Ready Yes
Colour White
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply great picture Really great picture in all of the preset modes. HD content, especially animated movies like Pixar ones, looks stunning. Blacks are nice and dark too. It's pretty quiet, even sitting directly under it you don't notice the fan noise. The only thing that could be better is performance in daylight - you really need to have a dark room to get the best out of this, but that's not unique to this projector. One missing feature is a 12V trigger jack so bear that in mind if you are desperate for your screen to drop down automatically when you turn on the projector.
Date published: 2017-10-10
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We'll happily come to you!

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.

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

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

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

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.
T&Cs apply

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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