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Sony VPL-HW30ES 300-Inch 1080p Front Projector

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #19 in Projectors

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Pros: Price, picture quality out of the box, dual HDMI inputs, very easy setup, great remote layout.

Cons: Manual focus and could be brighter.

My current setup:
- Pioneer Elite SC-65
- Panasonic DMP-BDT500 BluRay Player
- Screen Innovations Performance Series 100" screen
- Monoprice HDMI cables used
- Throw Distance: 11.5'
- Seating Distance: 10.5'

2D
Very good black levels. Color levels are really good out of the box and only needed minor tweaking. The motion enhancer technology works like a charm. (Set it for "low". It keeps the filmic presence while keeping better detail.).

3D
Handles 3D motion very well. Separate settings for 3D viewing make customizing easier. The 3D emitter model for this projector is TMR-PJ2. It works great with my OKBA 3D glasses. You can adjust brightness and 3D depth. There is very little ghosting with this projector. 2D to 3D conversion is a cool feature that I just started playing with. Works better with live sports than any other TV programming.

OTHER
My projector sits about 2.5' above my head and i don't hear the fan. It has a nice sleek design that I'm happy with. Some say the chassis is cheap, it feels good to me.

Overall
This is the first projector I have ever purchased. I love it. Video quality is great. Projector pushes 1300 lumens which does well with low lighting for 2D viewing. The fact that I can get this kind of PQ and 3D for less than $3k makes this projector HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Sony VPL-HW30ES 300-Inch 1080p Front Projector
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VPLHW30ES Home Theater 3D ES Projector Stand Alone. The Sony VPL-HW30ES 3D Home Cinema Projector is a very nice projector with 1300 lumens of brightness and a 70000:1 contrast ratio. Packed with exciting innovative features which are easy to use and control, you can experience enhanced immersive 3D movie content without having to leave your sofa. Of course the VPL-HW30ES has the features you've come to expect from a high-quality installation projector. It can display 720p, 1080i and 1080p high definition images and its international capabilities include being able to automatically select and project NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL-60 and SECAM signals. It also has a world-ready 100 to 240 volt AC 50/60 Hz power supply. But with the VPL-HW30ES and a LAN connection you can do more. You can actually present from any computer on the network. If you manually register your PC's IP address with the projector, you can project from anywhere on the Internet. That's great for teleconferencing and distance learning applications.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandSony
EAN0027242832022
Feature70,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio 1300 ANSI lumen brightness Dynamic lamp control improves 3D1 brightness 240Hz panel drive improves 3D1 picture Convert standard HD content to 3D1
Item Height7.1 inches
Item Length18.3 inches
Item Width16 inches
LabelSony
ManufacturerSony
MPNVPLHW30ES
Package Height11.7 inches
Package Length23.2 inches
Package Weight27.8 pounds
Package Width20.2 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberVPLHW30ES
ProductGroupHome Theater
ProductTypeNameVIDEO_DEVICE
PublisherSony
SKUCAIM-0027242832022
StudioSony
TitleSony VPLHW30ES 300-Inch 1080p Front Projector - Black
UPC027242832022
UPCList - UPCListElement027242832022
Item Weight22.1 pounds
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementVPLHW30ES
ModelVPLHW30ES
ColorBlack
PlatformWindows
ReleaseDate2012-10-23
FormatCD-ROM
OperatingSystemWindows
HardwarePlatformPc
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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