Originally Posted by keeper
Just curious how those two pjs compare?
I went from VPH1271, to G70, to VW60, HW30, HW45, VW285ES.
The HW45 is excellent. I would say they perfected the 1080p PJ with the HW45.
The VW285 is more of a beginning of sorts. It's not Sony's first 4K PJ but it is early in the 4K models evolution. It doesn't have the right bandwidth to do 4K HDR at 60Hz without banding. If you keep it to 24 fps it's fine.
The VW285 is a bit louder. It's nearly louder in Low than the HW45 in HIGH. ... Or maybe it is. The noise of the VW285 bothers some people. My older CRT Fps had more fans and I adjusted to the louder VW285 pretty easily. I think it's still under 50db.
The Bulb in the VW285 is supposed to last a lot longer... I don't know about that ... time will tell.
There's a big bug with ATV4K and VW285ES HDR. This may be fixed soon by Sony (it has been fixed with the Laser based models a bit higher up on the product line.) Turning off HDR works and the HW45 isn't HDR so there's no real comparison there.
The VW285 is "REAL" native 4K so there's a lot more pixels. I would say the PQ is higher with every source. 3D I Think is much better on the VW285. I could never dial out the ghosting on the HW45. 3D was better on the HW30 actually.