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alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Sony BRAVIA VPL-HW10. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the usability and noise are overall positive. The design and image quality are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size, and reviews are divided on the black level.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony BRAVIA VPL-HW10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony Bravia VPL-HW10 SXRD Projector


Hot on the heels of the VPL-HW80, John brings us his opinion of Sony's budget SXRD projector, the VPL-HW10.

With JVC currently refusing to move significantly under £2,700 with its outstanding D-ILA technology, we've long felt that there's a real chance for Sony's rival SXRD system to make inroads at the budget end of the market. And happily, with the HW10...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony VPL-HW10 review


Sony has entered the big picture, small-price market in style

Pleasant exterior design ; Full HD spec ; natural colour balance, good detail and sharp edge defnition ; insightful black levels

Some issues with trickiest motion

It was impressive six months ago and it has stood the test of time well – capable of brilliantly believable video images

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (

Sony VPL-HW10 review


It might've been around for a while, but this Full HD Sony projector can still mix it up with newfangled rivals

It was impressive six months ago and has stood the test of time well – capable of brilliantly believable hi-def video

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Jim Hill (

Sony VPL-HW10 review


SXRD projection now comes in an affordable package

Superb film-like picture quality ; Excellent build ; Virtually no fan noise

On the large side ; Moderate lamp brightness

A well-specced projector at a very appealing price

Nov, 2008

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Sony VPL-HW10 review


Like ViewSonic's Pro8100, the VPL-HW10 is large and heavy, but this projector looks the business. It's much deeper than it is wide. Unlike the Pro8100, it has manual zoom, focus and lens shift controls, which aren't motorised.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : avforums (

Sony VPL-VW80 Mid range SXRD Projector



Feb, 2009

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Sony - Bravia VPL-HW10


The technological entertainment industry is now so geared around digital performance and high definition output that no peripheral worth its salt can afford to ignore this juggernaut revolution, which is sweeping old technologies aside with barely ...

If this is your first foray into HD Home Cinema projection then you could do a lot worse than this relatively reasonably priced Bravia with its superb colour reproduction and control.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : petew (

A full HD projector from Sony - the VPL-HW10 : Sony Bravia VPL-HW10


Video projectors are not new although they have only recently started started to appeal as an option for those (with the room) that want the full cinema experience in their own home. Withthe advent of high-definition, new projectors are required,...

Whether you're a fan of the high-definition broadcast systems now on offer or have hailed the end of yet another format war and opted for a Blu-Ray DVD player there's just one problem... All the components are there - all the technology you need to...

Nov, 2008

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Sony VPL-HW10 SXRD Projector Review


Sony release their most promising budget priced projector yet. Phil Hinton spends some time with the VPL-HW10.

Good quality optics ensures a sharp image on screen ; CMS and Temp controls for ISF calibration ; Out of the box performance is fairly accurate in the right modes ; Good Video Processing for SD and HD signals ; Handles 24fps material with ease ; Good...

The design looks cheap ; Remote control looks like an after thought ; Slight issues with resolution detail on fast moving scenes

Expert review by : Kevin Miller (

Sony VPL-HW10 review: Sony VPL-HW10


Sony VPL-HW10

Reproduces deep, clean blacks with solid shadow detail; reasonably accurate color; excellent feature package including horizontal and vertical lens shift; sleek styling.

Red and green are somewhat inaccurate; zoom, focus and lens shift are manual, not electronic; not bright enough to drive very large screens.

Sony's VPL-VW10, the company's least expensive SXRD projector yet, proves itself a very good performer for the price, and therefore an excellent value.

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Upgrade your movie viewing experience with the VPL-HW10 BRAVIA SXRD 1080p home theater front projector. Featuring a 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 1000 ANSI lumens and all-digital video signal processing via the BRAVIA Engine 2, you'll enjoy incredibly sharp, vibrant images. And with three SXRD micro-display panels that provide Full 1080p resolution, it's easy to recreate the theater experience at home without breaking the bank. There are also two HDMI inputs with x.v.Color technology, which are perfect for getting brilliant results from your compatible HD camcorder. This entry-level front projector is brimming with features including BRAVIA Engine full digital video processor which enhances contrast and dynamically improves color performance and an ARC-F (All Range Crisp Focus) lens that takes full advantage of the full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution of the SXRD panel. It's also equipped with an ultra-quiet fan, improved lamp life and easy-to-use features.

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:30000:1
Max Image Size:7.62m/7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:1.016m/1.016m / 101.6cm
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:SXRD projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony BRAVIA


Bulb power:200
Lamp Type:UHP

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):407.4 x 463.9 x 179.2


Noise Level:22
Plug and Play:Y


Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):300


Projection distance:14.3
Projection Technology:SXRD
Projector brightness:1000
Screen size compatibility:300 / 7620

Projector Lamp

Bulb type:UHP

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:10 / 10000