Gorgeous 2D performance.
Deep blacks and excellent colour.
No 12V trigger.
Separate 3D sync transmitter.
External IR emitter needs line of sight connection for synching with 3D glasses.
Comes without 3D glasses or emitter.
By CNET Australia on April 12, 2012
The Sony VPL-HW30ES is a fine all-round home-cinema projector with good-quality 3D, but you'll need to do a bit more wiring than...78
By Home Cinema Choice on February 08, 2012
If I was building a dedicated home cinema tomorrow, I would, without doubt, install a 3D projector. While cynics continue to shrug at the tsunami tide of 3D flatscreen TVs heading our way, and I also have some reservations, I’ve yet to meet anyone...80
By PC Mag on December 21, 2011
The Sony VPL-HW30ES is an impressively capable 1080p projector for both 2D and 3D, but finding the best settings for it can take some time and effort....80
By soundandvision.com on November 02, 2011
I've long since passed the point where I look back nostalgically and yearn for the image quality of those classic CRT projectors. But the fact that even a sub-$4,000 projector can keep us from pining for those good old days is more than just news;...86
By Whathifi.com on October 31, 2011
Back in Feb 2011 we reviewed projector. It impressed, but a £6000 price tag takes it out of the reach of most. With this HW30ES, Sony claims to have achieved much of the performance in a unit costing half as much.This 3D bundle comes with two...100
By Expert Reviews on October 27, 2011
Cinema-quality 3D effects and stunning 2D images make this the best home cinema projector we’ve seen this year – but the price makes it only for serious film fans...100
By TechRadar on October 11, 2011
If we were building a dedicated home cinema tomorrow, we would, without doubt, install a 3D projector. While cynics continue to shrug at the tsunami tide of 3D flatscreen TVs heading our way, and we also have some reservations, we've yet to meet...80
By Projectors at Projector Reviews on October 07, 2011
It seems, I always like Sony projectors I review, although I've never owned one myself. Mind you I have considered buying one or two over the last few years, but it was never the right Sony at the right time. For example, the oldest projector in...-
By Trusted Reviews on August 23, 2011
Seemingly stung by the indifferent response to its debut 3D projector, Sony has really done a number on its SXRD technology with the new HW30ES, resulting in a truly excellent machine that can be yours for surprisingly little...90
By ProjectorCentral on August 17, 2011
The VPL-HW30ES is a major milestone for Sony. Not only have they improved upon one of their best projectors in recent memory, they have done so without significantly raising the price. The end result is one of the least expensive 3D projectors...78