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SONy takes everyone by surprise leaving well before the IFA homecinema a new projector. Official specifications will be announced in the coming days.

The VPL-HW40ES will come out in 2 weeks in Europe.


http://www.projection-homecinema.fr/2014/03/26/teaser-un-nouveau-videoprojecteur-arrive-dans-la-gamme-sony/

Display system High Frame Rate SXRD panel
Light Output 1700 lm
Display elements Effective display size 0.61" x 3
Display elements Effective pixels Full HD (1920x1080) x 3 6,220,800 pixels
Projection lens Zoom / Focus Manual (Approx. 1.6 x) / Manual
Projection lens Lens shift Manual, V:+/-71% / H:+/-25%
Light source Ultra High-pressure lamp 200W type
Screen size 40” to 300'‘
Reality Creation YES ( FullHD Reality Creation )
3D capability YES
3D emitter Built-in IR emitter
3D glasses TDG-PJ1 ( IR type : Bundled ) / TDG-BT500A (RF type : Optional)
Manual Caliblation RCP
Picture Position Memory No
Picture modes 9 modes
Gamma modes 7 modes
Panel Alignment Yes (Shift / Zone)
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Very exciting!

A little birdy told me it is a model at the bodem end of the range, a new entry level projector, the HW40

Expected specifications against the HW55 are: no Reality Creation, no Frame interpolation, lower contrast and a price of €2199 which is about $3000
The actual specs are not known though.
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I'm guessing this is a ggod information :

http://www.cinemadream.nl/sony-vpl-hw40

But Reality creation will be inside (Brightness expected 1800 lumens)
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Hello together,

here all the infos about the new Sony VPL-HW40 in comparison to the HW55:

http://www.cine4home.de/tests/projektoren/Sony_VPL_HW40/Sony_VPL-HW40_ES_Test.htm


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Ekki, thanks for the details. I'm not sure how people will react to removing the adaptive iris but it's good that they kept the lumen output the same.
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I guess whatever feature combo you want there is a sony projector that fits.
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The price is really excellent here in France : 2190€ and the SONY VPL-HW55ES Price will be decrease to 2990€

http://www.projection-homecinema.fr/2014/03/31/prix-public-du-nouvau-sony-vpl-hw40es-et-baisse-du-prix-public-pour-le-sony-vpl-hw55es/
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Until we get a hands on review it look identical to the 55es less an iris, 3D glasses and some missing calibration capabilities.
All for under an estimated under $2,500!
Throw a Lumagen Mini on this and you'd have a killer setup for roughly the same cost as the 55es
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Bless Sony for giving us so much SXRD goodness.

I feel like writing up the history of SXRD from Quilia and Ruby through to the 4K stuff and beyond.... I think it would be nifty.

Edit - Or I guess I could google it and see it's been done...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_X-tal_Reflective_Display

Still in complete...

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No dynamic iris... Who's going to buy this?
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No dynamic iris... Who's going to buy this?

People who don't like dynamic iris perhaps.
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People who don't like dynamic iris perhaps.
Wouldn't those people gravitate to the Epson LCD projectors which have better contrast ratios (with the dynamic iris off) at a similar price?
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You better order it in Europe according to the following prices for the HW40-ES in different countries :


NL €2199,-
FR €2199,-
LUX €2199,-
UK 1850GBP
USA $2500,-
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You better order it in Europe according to the following prices for the HW40-ES in different countries :


NL €2199,-
FR €2199,-
LUX €2199,-
UK 1850GBP
USA $3000,-

According to the Sony USA press release, it's $2500 in the states.
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It will be in accordance to European Price if it's really the case. smile.gif

Edit : I just checked it, you're right. So this topic is in the wrong section of this forum.
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It will be in accordance to European Price if it's really the case. smile.gif

Edit : I just checked it, you're right. So this topic is in the wrong section of this forum.

Hi,

yep :

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1525294/sony-vpl-vw40es-official-thread-sxrd-1080p-3d-without-d-i-msrp-under-2-500-usd
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Its the VPL-HW40ES and not the VW.
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this is interesting news. hopefully it bests the Panny AE8000 and Epson 5030... if it does I very well may have found my next projector
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I Will soon discovered it. wink.gif
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3000 dollar HW model? Meh



Sorry, I was thinking of the HS models.
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can't wait for this projector, sony save me I trust you biggrin.gif (I don't even need a review)
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can't wait for this projector, sony save me I trust you biggrin.gif (I don't even need a review)
The best way to buy a confirmed turd!
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The best way to buy a confirmed turd!

how is it a confirmed turd?
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how is it a confirmed turd?
Did you read the cine4home piece on it?

I did and don't see who Sony is going to sell it to unless they're going for the uninformed Sony shopper.
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Did you read the cine4home piece on it?

I did and don't see who Sony is going to sell it to unless they're going for the uninformed Sony shopper.

I hadn't seen any information on it besides here. you mind posting a link to the write up?
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I hadn't seen any information on it besides here. you mind posting a link to the write up?
The link is in post #11.
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I have been waiting for Sony to announce a projector in this price range, now I am not too sure...will need to wait for reviews.

Lack of Dynamic iris is a bummer. The brochure avoids to mention the contrast ratio for HW40ES. It's probably between 3000:1 to 5000:1 as mentioned by the German website. It will be interesting to see how it will compete against Epson 5030.

Maybe I should just jump on HW30ES ...decisions ..decisions rolleyes.gif
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Some people don't use the iris, I do.

If you are considering an upgrade, you better call avs for a 40 before they are gone.
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