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Sony VPL-HW20

Sony VPL-HW20
alaScore 88

10 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Sony VPL-HW20. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the usability and price. The image quality and design also get good feedback.

design, image quality, price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-HW20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony VPL-HW20


The HW20 marks a triumphant if belated return for Sony's SXRD projection technology.

The HW20 marks a triumphant if belated return for Sony’s SXRD projection technology, ushering in enough improvement over the HW15 to comfortably justify the newer model’s £400 price hike, and giving DLP and LCD rivals plenty to think about. It takes...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony VPL-HW20 review


There's a lot to like with Sony's VPL-HW20, including an easy set-up and good insight, but some may find its images lack excitement

Stylish chassis ; easy set-up ; refined, natural colour palette ; good insight

Lacks a little punch and vividness ; motion isn’t perfect

A subtle image that lacks a little excitement at times

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (

Sony VPL-HW20 review


With JVC promising all sorts of high-level upgrades for its imminent series of new D-ILA projectors, Sony is under pressure as it rolls out its annual updates to its rival SXRD PJs.

Design; excellent picture quality; decent picture adjustments; good value and connectivity

Colours need adjusting; adjustment tools aren’t standard

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : John Archer (

Sony VPL-HW20 review


Sony reinvents its exclusive SXRD wheel with its new projector

Design ; Excellent picture quality ; Decent picture adjustments ; Good value and connectivity

Colours need adjusting ; Adjustment tools aren't standard

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications


Bulb power:200
Lamp Type:UHP

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):18.5 - 29.6


Built-in speaker(s): No


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):407.4 x 463.9 x 179.2
Power requirements:AC 100 - 240V/3.0-1.3A/50/60Hz
Video in:1

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes
Remote control type:RM-PJVW70

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:2
PC Audio in: Yes
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1


Power Consumption (Standby):8
Power consumption (typical):300


Digital gamma correction: Yes
Projection Technology:SXRD
Projector brightness:1300
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 7620


3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Full HD: Yes

Weight & Dimensions