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kraine's Avatar kraine 08:09 AM 03-26-2014
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)

dchris's Avatar dchris 08:51 AM 03-26-2014
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.
kraine's Avatar kraine 09:48 AM 03-26-2014
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)
Cine4Home's Avatar Cine4Home 11:11 AM 03-30-2014
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


Best regards,
Ekki
zombie10k's Avatar zombie10k 11:52 AM 03-30-2014
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.
Brian Hampton's Avatar Brian Hampton 02:04 PM 03-30-2014
I guess whatever feature combo you want there is a sony projector that fits.
kraine's Avatar kraine 05:16 AM 03-31-2014
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/
trans_lux's Avatar trans_lux 11:37 AM 03-31-2014
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
Brian Hampton's Avatar Brian Hampton 12:17 PM 03-31-2014
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...

-Brian
Stereodude's Avatar Stereodude 03:46 PM 03-31-2014
No dynamic iris... Who's going to buy this?
Deja Vu's Avatar Deja Vu 04:50 PM 03-31-2014
Brian Hampton's Avatar Brian Hampton 05:18 PM 03-31-2014
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Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post

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

People who don't like dynamic iris perhaps.
Stereodude's Avatar Stereodude 05:26 PM 03-31-2014
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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?
kraine's Avatar kraine 03:09 AM 04-01-2014
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,-
TL5's Avatar TL5 03:19 AM 04-01-2014
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Originally Posted by kraine View Post

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.
kraine's Avatar kraine 03:21 AM 04-01-2014
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.
Thebes's Avatar Thebes 03:46 AM 04-01-2014
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Originally Posted by kraine View Post

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
kraine's Avatar kraine 07:41 AM 04-01-2014
Its the VPL-HW40ES and not the VW.
wormraper's Avatar wormraper 02:19 PM 04-01-2014
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
kraine's Avatar kraine 07:59 AM 04-02-2014
I Will soon discovered it. wink.gif
Verge2's Avatar Verge2 04:22 PM 04-02-2014
3000 dollar HW model? Meh



Sorry, I was thinking of the HS models.
deffusse's Avatar deffusse 10:20 AM 04-03-2014
can't wait for this projector, sony save me I trust you biggrin.gif (I don't even need a review)
Stereodude's Avatar Stereodude 02:39 PM 04-03-2014
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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!
AV Science Sales 5's Avatar AV Science Sales 5 03:53 PM 04-03-2014
wormraper's Avatar wormraper 03:53 PM 04-03-2014
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Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post

The best way to buy a confirmed turd!

how is it a confirmed turd?
Stereodude's Avatar Stereodude 04:47 PM 04-03-2014
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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.
wormraper's Avatar wormraper 05:16 PM 04-03-2014
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Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post

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?
Stereodude's Avatar Stereodude 06:27 PM 04-03-2014
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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.
av4fun's Avatar av4fun 07:02 PM 04-03-2014
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
Verge2's Avatar Verge2 04:23 AM 04-04-2014
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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