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SONY VPL-HW45ES : HW40ES successor

The successor of the famous and succesfull SONY HW40ES will be there in a couple of months.

The VPL-HW45ES will be the new SONY entry level 1080P SXRD projector with a price of 2199€

It integrate the RF emitter (like the HW65ES)

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The link only mentions that it incorporates the 3D RF transmitter like the 65ES, but doesn't mention any other improvements. I wonder if all they did was add the transmitter and left everything else the same?

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Figures, just bought the 40ES
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Saw a video on youtube, had this spec sheet at the end.

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Specs up on their UK site. 40es is already listed as discontinued.

http://www.sony.co.uk/pro/product/pr...specifications
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Notable differences comparing specs with 40es....

40es lamp: 200w
45es lamp: 215w

40es lamp in high: 1700 lumens
45es lamp in high: 1800 lumens

45es: added polish language

40es max power consumption: 300w
45es max power consumption: 310w

40es weight: 10kg/22lbs
45es: 9kg/20lbs

40es replacement lamp: lmp-h202
45es replacement lamp: lmp-h210 (same as 65es)

40es lamp life eco: 5000 hours
45es lamp life: 6000 hours (I assume in eco)


Comparing 45es to the 65es....looks practically identical. So is this the 65es, without the iris? (I don't know anything about the 65es, or what kind of iris it has).

I've read every page about the 40es that exists, but can't buy for another 2 months...so looks like the 45es is coming out at just the right time.

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Sony Press Release

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Sony has today announced the launch of a new Full HD 3D home cinema projector, the VPL-HW45ES, which delivers incredibly sharp, crystal clear imagery for an unforgettable cinematic experience. Following on from the success of the VPL-HW65ES, the new compact VPL-HW45ES projector incorporates Sony’s advanced Reality Creation technology and acclaimed SXRD™ panel. These technologies offer users a clearer and more detailed picture, with better brightness, contrast and resolution as well as less background picture noise than the VPL-HW45ES’s predecessor, the VPL-HW40ES. Ideal for those taking their first step into the home cinema market, this cost effective projector fits neatly into any home theatre or living room, with quiet fan noise that won't disturb the show and a front-facing exhaust port for extra installation flexibility. The projector's long-lasting lamp has an extra-generous operation time of up to 6,000 hours, for fewer interruptions and reduced maintenance costs.

The demand for high image quality from projectors has been growing withintheentertainment industry for many years, leading to Sony home cinema projectorsseeing incredible advances for the living room. The VPL-HW45ES has the same design chassis as the VPL-HW40ES, but the internal technology has been completely upgraded. This new projector delivers crisp pictures and reproduces colours that are often lost in the packaging process, bringing you closer to the 1080p original with 1,800 ANSI lumens brightness. SXRD™ panels, along with Reality Creation and Motionflow features, give users the opportunity to project films in high cinematic quality in 3D and 2D, straight into their living rooms.

The compact size of the VPL-HW45ES enables flexible setup, with the front exhaust covering a wide range of installation opportunities. The projector is available in black or, following popular demand from customers, white. These neutral colours ensure the projector can deliver spectacular pictures whilst blending into a wide range of surroundings, minimising distractions. The VPL-HW45ES also benefits from a long-lasting lampof up to 6,000 hours, a built in RF 3D transmitter and a USB update function to keep the device’s firmware up-to-date with the latest software releases.

“Following the success of the VPL-HW65ES and the exceptional feedback we received from our customers, we’ve included its technological prowess and ground breaking features into the new VPL-HW45ES, making a great cinematic experience better and more cost effectivethan ever,” said Thomas Issa, Product manager for Home Cinema projectors at Sony Europe.

The new VPL-HW45ES projector will be available in May 2016. For more information, visit www.pro.sony.eu/products/projectors-homecinema
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Everyone can thank me..........I have this talent for batting 100 when it comes to finally deciding to buy something only to have it replaced within a few months.
Thank you for forcing Sonys hand to release the new model. They were waiting for your name to show up in the registered devices database.
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Its the least I could do.........besides I have a reputation to uphold.......LOL ask anyone that knows me.
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It integrate the RF emitter (like the HW65ES)

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Sony has today announced the launch of a new Full HD 3D home cinema projector, the VPL-HW45ES


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Looks like 3D isn't dead yet with Sony and JVC!

Thanks kraine. You are always a great help!
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The VPL-HW45ES will be the new SONY entry level 1080P SXRD projector with a price of 2199€
Hmmm .. 2199 Euros is about $2500 US and over $3200 Cdn. I think the recent list price was about $2400 and the sale price closer to $2000 US so it seems like a bit of a premium and since it's new, they may not be putting it on sale any time soon so if you just bought one at sale price .. you may have the last laugh.

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The HW45 specs :


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The HW45 specs :

It seem this unit also comes with iris?
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lol. That does figure as I JUST got the 40. Still within my 60 days and probably sending it back because of the lens shift drift. But will NOT be paying a premium for the 45. We'll see if they can find me a 40 that doesn't drift of center and focus.
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So unless the picture is better they have added the RF 3D transmitter, USB updating and the 210w lamp that last 1000 hrs more than the 40ES. I know it's 100 lumes brighter but in reality we won't notice the difference between 1700 ans 1800 lumen.

Nice upgrades, but not enough for anyone who just bought a 40ES to feel like they missed out (unless the picture is also superior). If the picture is superior to the 40ES then feel free to kick yourself.

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Guess the day of using the $10-$20 PS4 3D glasses is gone.

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Guess the day of using the $10-$20 PS4 3D glasses is gone.
I'm glad I got mine just in time, but frankly I'm finding SO little 3D content out there that it's almost not worth the trouble. I even tried to get 3D blu-ray discs at local stores and none of them carried ANY.
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Everyone can thank me..........I have this talent for batting 100 when it comes to finally deciding to buy something only to have it replaced within a few months.

I am right there with you. I bot my 40ES from best buy for Christmas I wonder if I can return it and order a 45es now.

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I wonder if the throw distance has changed?
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I wonder if the throw distance has changed?
Not according to the specs. Must be the same lens as the HW55 / HW40.

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So unless the picture is better they have added the RF 3D transmitter, USB updating and the 210w lamp that last 1000 hrs more than the 40ES. I know it's 100 lumes brighter but in reality we won't notice the difference between 1700 ans 1800 lumen.

Nice upgrades, but not enough for anyone who just bought a 40ES to feel like they missed out (unless the picture is also superior). If the picture is superior to the 40ES then feel free to kick yourself.
This looks like it's modeled after the 65es. Is there anything about the 65es internals that would be a big boost over the 40es? No iris, but sounds like reality creation engine is different.
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I'm another in the "bought the 40ES three weeks ago". Ah well. I needed to get a projector into my room to start figuring out how to plan for a projector I figured new hardware was likely to come out this Fall. And at two years old, the 40ES is due for an upgrade. I didn't expect it to be May. But I didn't want to wait until May for start the theater planning process. Such is life
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Not according to the specs. Must be the same lens as the HW55 / HW40.
Is there a reason some of the literature keeps calling it compact?
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Is there a reason some of the literature keeps calling it compact?
Some of the 40ES literature says it's compact too. I guess Sony feels in comparison to their other projectors a 16"x7"x18" projector is compact.

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Some of the 40ES literature says it's compact too. I guess Sony feels in comparison to their other projectors a 16"x7"x18" projector is compact.
It's compact compared to a VW5000.

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If I recall correctly the HW65ES wasn't an improvement over the HW55ES. I read some reviews, even I think the one from Krane that the HW55ES was superior in PQ over the HW65ES. So if we extrapolate this to the HW45ES I would hold my breath and wait for some side by side comparisons before upgrade from HW40ES to HW45ES. RF and 100 lumens are not enough improvements to justify an upgrade. Just my 2 cents...
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Guess the day of using the $10-$20 PS4 3D glasses is gone.
But you can use the similarly priced Samsung 5150 RF glasses, which are the lightest active 3D glasses I've seen.

There are some other very good RF glasses including rechargeable ones from 3Active, which are more expensive (~$50, or $45 each in a 4 pack) but quite good. I have 6 of the Samsungs and 2 of the 3Active. My wife likes the Samsungs due to the very light weight, I like the 3Actives a bit more b/c they have more of a frame around the temples which helps block ambient light.
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