Sony VPL-HW40ES Projector Specifications

Sony VPL-HW40ES Specs
Projector ModelVPL-HW40ES
TechnologySXRD (3)
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)1700
Contrast Ratio-
Native Resolution1920x1080
Max Resolution
Native Aspect Ratio16:9
Video CompatibilityComponent, S-video, Composite
HDTV720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/24, 1080p/50, 480p, 480i
Lamp Life2000 hours
Noise Level (-db)21.0
Power Zoom/FocusNo
Lens ShiftYes
Zoom Lens Ratio1.60:1
Optional Lens
Wireless Networking
Dimensions7.1H x 16.0D x 18.3W
Warranty3 years

News And Comments

  • Alejandro Fabela Palma

    Thank you for the excellent review, Art! It’s a shame that this review posted so late. A couple of online and brick and mortar retailers are offering $500.00 off MSRP on this projector until July 12 (Today!) so the window to save is pretty short….Unless Sony decides to extend the deal, of course.


      Hi Alejandro,

      Ah, rebates come and go. Sometimes they are constantly renewed, in the attempt to create a continuous sense of urgency. Some manufacturers over the years have had offers such as free extended warranties, or cash rebates, that are published expiring in a month, but every month are renewed. On the other hand, some manufacturers put nice rebates on projectors when they first launch them (usually with short expirations) to try to get sales off to a good start. As an example, seems that Panasonic has almost always launched new AE series home projectors with an extra year of warranty.

      Since price does matter, any major discounts such as a $500 rebate do affect people’s decisions. But to try to write assuming a given rebate or special, means having to update reviews and comparisons constantly. Thus we leave it up to you to figure out when a rebate is big enough to tip your decision from one projector to another. Certainly the Sony is a better value if it’s got a rebate, than without. BTW the other things that has to be taken into consideration that affect value are: included “stuff” such as 3D glasses, or longer warranties, or spare lamps, or ceiling mounts, wireless HDMI, etc. -art