Rated 5 out of 5 by Mank Best bag for the buck in front projectors
I have owned several front projectors. All have their advantages and disadvantages. This Sony projector offers fantastic color saturation. The picture is extremely sharp and all the reality creation adjustments work as advertised. You can fine tune the picture to be sooth like film or razor sharp to the point it almost looks 3D. 3D looks very natural and smooth. Brightness is not an issue even on a sunny day in a room with 7 windows the picture is still enjoyable.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AlanVegas Simply Awesome
I have owned the SONY VPLHW40ES Projector for 6 months... A GREAT HOME THEATER PROJECTOR... Sharp picture with HDTV and blu ray. Great contrast, accurate colors and very bright. My screen is huge (143" Diagonal) and my friends and family have all been shocked and amazed at the overall picture quality. I couldn't be more pleased with this projector.
September 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Indydad Great Projector!
I upgraded from a still working Sony VPL-HS20 projector that I've had for 10 years. I am very happy with all the functionality including the black levels. Great picture and color balance right out of the box!
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tybo Best projector for the Money!
I am so impressed with the Sony VPLHw40ES. I have looked at several JVC Projectors and for the price and performance I would recommend this projector over a JVC 100% of the time. I have owned CRT's, DLP, LCD, and SXRD projectors from companies like Barco, Sharpvision, Benq, Optoma, and Panasonic and none can compare to this projector. Fantastic projector for a fantastic price. My only regret is that I didn't have enough money to upgrade to a 4K unit.
October 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Unlucky1stprojector Issue on first day of use
On the first day of use I noticed horizontal lines on the top of projector screen. Initially I thought some kind of glitch and tried again after some time and white lines appeared again. I tried again following day and I still have white lines. I bought the product from sony store over the phone.
April 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hunt Great Projector!
I've only had the Sony VPL-HW40ES for a couple weeks, but we can't get enough of it. I have it connected to a new Sony blu-ray player thru a new Sony 7.1 receiver with high speed HDMI cables, and the picture on a 110" screen is stunning. DVD's and HD cable are also as sharp or better than the 50" plasma this replaced. Haven't tried 3D yet.
I can't say enough about how quiet the fan is. I can only hear it during cool down, right after everything is turned off and the room is silent. My last projector and others I've been around had enough fan noise that it was distracting.
November 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by spot Projector VPLHW40ES
This projector is working fine for me out of the box. Using on low mode , 120 inch screen/18 feet throw.
May 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rdriver I don't go to the movies anymore!
Probably one of the best pictures I have seen. Even better than my friends 4k samsung tv. Make sure you pair this with a good source. Also, I had to have my first one replaced and Sony customer was fantastic
September 27, 2014