Sony VPL-HW15 - Warranty
9/9/09 - Art Feierman
The Sony VPL-HW15 projector comes with a two year, parts and labor warranty.
Two year warranties are pretty much the standard for 1080p projectors, with some models offering three, and a number of lower cost, entry level
Three year warranties will be found on the BenQ W20000, the Sanyo projectors , and the soon to be released (10/09) Epson Pro Cinema 9500 UB and Pro Cinema 9100 (both of which include an overnight replacement program).
There are also a few one year warranties, including the Panasonic PT-AE3000UThe new BenQ W6000, and Sharp XV-Z15000 also come with only one year (that's not confirmed on the BenQ W6000, which hasn't started shipping).
Other 1080p home theater projectors with 2 year warranties include all the Mitsubishi projectors, all the InFocus projectors, the Epson Home Cinema 6100 and 8100 and the 6500 UB and new 8500UB (all with replacement programs for both years), plus, most Optoma projectors...
Bottom line: There are better warranties, and worse ones, but the Sony VPL-HW15 warranty is pretty much in the middle of the pack, and most typical one for this class of projector.