Projector Reviews

Sony VPL-VW40: 1080p Home Theater Projector Review – Image Quality-5

We’ll start with an SD-DVD image from Lord of the Rings. This cropped image of a night scene in Gondor, is seriously overexposed to reveal all the dark shadow detail we can find. Just click on the left thumbnail, for some competition, the right thumbnail will show the same scene on the just slightly less expensive Panasonic PT-AE2000U:

If you look in the darkest areas, you will occasionally see some additional dark detail on the Sony, that the Panasonic lacks. You’ll also note that colors in the dark areas are also more visible on the Sony.

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This next image is from Lord of the Rings. This thumbnail below is normally exposed (not from the Sony), and even this small, you can see that the areas along the bottom and the shed on the right, are very dark. Click on the link, for a larger, and overexposed image from the Sony. As you can see, the Sony reveals excellent detail in the dark areas, and of particular note, in the woods of the shed itself. Overall, the Sony performs excellently. This image is found on most projector reviews, for comparison.

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From Space Cowboys, this image of Clint is in a very dark room only illuminated by a down facing table lamp.