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Sony VPL-VW40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Sony VPL-VW40. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the noise and design. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

price, image quality, usability, design, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-VW40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VPL-VW40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sony VPL-VW40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price. The image quality is also mentioned favorably.

usability, image quality, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony SXRD VPL-VW40 1080p Home Theater ProjectorSony SXRD VPL-VW40 1080p Home Theater Projector

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

Sony VPL-VW40 review

 

We audition a Sony projector aimed at the mid-market

Fine detailing ; Nice design ; Good connectivity

Slightly anaemic colours ; Black levels only good with the brightness set low

This projector is a tough call, but if picture detail is your main concern, it will appeal

Aug, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Bravia VPL-VW40 SXRD Home Cinema Projector

 

Sony produces an SXRD based projector that doesn't cost the earth.

The VW40 provides ample proof that Sony's SXRD system really can work well at affordable as well as high prices. A little shortage of brightness perhaps limits its potential audience a touch, but provided you fit the criteria laid out in the last...

May, 2008

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Sony VPL-VW40

 

Although there's room for improvement in the colour department, the Sony VPL-VW40 is yet another impressive advert for SXRD.

Exceptional picture sharpness, Impressively little video noise, Great design, Decent price

Colours can look washed out, The image isn't very bright

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Alex Jennings (cnet.com.au)

Sony VPL-VW40

 

Although there's room for improvement in the colour department, the Sony VPL-VW40 is yet another impressive advert for SXRD.

Exceptional picture sharpness ; Impressively little video noise ; Great design ; Decent price

Colours can look washed out ; The image isn't very bright

Conclusion Although the VW40's slightly drab colour saturations prevent us from being able to give it a whole-hearted recommendation, the clarity and precision of its pictures beats anything else in its class. Plus, its total freedom from technology...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Alex Jennings (zdnet.com.au)

Sony VPL-VW40

 

Although there's room for improvement in the colour department, the Sony VPL-VW40 is yet another impressive advert for SXRD.

Exceptional picture sharpness ; Impressively little video noise ; Great design ; Decent price

Colours can look washed out ; The image isn't very bright

Although the VW40's slightly drab colour saturations prevent us from being able to give it a whole-hearted recommendation, the clarity and precision of its pictures beats anything else in its class. Plus, its total freedom from technology noise could...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Bill Livolsi (projectorcentral.com)

Sony BRAVIA VPL-VW40 Home Theater Projector Review

 

As you can see, the Sony VPL-VW40 fits nicely within the current lineup of 1080p projectors. It lacks the extreme lumen output or placement flexibility of the AE2000 or 1080 UB, but compensates with a sharper picture and superior black. Even then, it...

Feb, 2008

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Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

Sony VPL-VW40

 

The VW40, I should mention right now uses LCoS technology - a reflective Liquid Crystal on Silicon. In that regard, it is reflective like DLP, rather than transmissive (light passing through), like tradtional liquid crystal projectors (LCD)

Great color - dynamic and accurate - after proper grayscale calibration ; Very good at shadow details ; Better black level performance than most of the competition ; Very good remote control ; 1.8:1 zoom lens for very good placement flexibility ;...

Out of the box color performance, needs serious work requiring a good grayscale calibration, as the default for Cinema, is way too cool (blue) ; No support for a 3rd party Anamorphic lens for those wanting true Cinemascope aspect ratio 2.35:1 ; Very...

If you decide on the Sony, and get it properly tuned up, you will be hard pressed not to fully enjoy the experience

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

Full 1080p high definition with three SXRD micro-display panels for the ultimate home theater experience is what you get with the VPL-VW40 1080p home theater front projector. What makes it so special? For starters, nothing recreates the atmosphere of going to the movies like a projector. With images up to 300" and crisp and clear images from the BRAVIA Engine video processing system, you'll experience the true color and excitement that Hollywood intended. An All Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens and Real Color Processor (RCP) that further enhances colors and images are also included for premium video quality. There's also an ultra-quiet fan and improved lamp life making this a lightweight, versatile projector that's sure to take your home entertainment to another level.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:47.1cm
Height:17.4cm
Weight:11kg
Width:35.9cm

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:900ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:15000:1
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Max Screen Distance:16.1m
Min Image Size:1.02m / 102cm
Min Screen Distance:1.2m
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:SXRD projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VW40
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VPL

Lamps

Bulb power:200
Lamp Type:UHP

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):471.4 x 395 x 173.5

Performance

Noise Level:22

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video In:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

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

Projector

Projection distance:16.1
Projection Technology:SXRD
Projector brightness:900
Screen size compatibility:300

Projector Lamp

Bulb type:UHP

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC 3.58, PAL, Secam

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:11