Sony VPL-HW30ES

  • Sony VPL-HW30ES
83
Based on 24 scores, 29 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Gorgeous 2D performance.
  • Deep blacks and excellent colour.

Cons:

  • No 12V trigger.
  • Minor crosstalk.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CNET Australia on 78

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...

By Home Cinema Choice on 80

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...

By PC Mag on 80

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....

By soundandvision.com on

Sony's VPL-HW30ES is a bright projector with deep contrast that does 3D. Even without taking price into consideration, it's a great projector. And when you do take price into consideration, it's fantastic. Its video processing isn't great, but that's...

By soundandvision.com on 86

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; it's...

By Whathifi.com on 100

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 pairs...

By Expert Reviews on 100

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...

By Projectors at Projector Reviews on

Sony's VPL-HW30ES projector is Sony's new, and least expensive 1080p, 3D capable, SXRD (LCoS), home theater projector. The HW30ES is newest in a long series of “lower cost” LCoS home theater projectors that Sony's been offering for years. None of the...

By TechRadar on 80

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...

By Projectors at Projector Reviews on

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 avforums.com on 70

The first Sony 3D projector was the VPL-VW90ES which we reviewed back in February 2011 and found an outstanding 2D image which was tempered by a disappointing 3D offering. There were issues with crosstalk and image parallax with 3D playback which dented...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

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...

By ProjectorCentral on 78

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...

By AVguide on 80

Based on Sony’s VPL-VWPRO1 2D front projector, the VPL-HW30ES adds 3D capability, but requires the use of an outboard infrared synchronizing emitter for the active shutter 3D glasses, as opposed to onboard IR 3D sync emitter capability, such as...

By theregister.co.uk on 90

Overall, the VPL-HW30ES is a compelling argument for bringing big-screen 3D home. It’s a solid rival for JVC’s similarly-priced D-ILA-powered DLA-X3, and offers both excellent 2D and startlingly bright stereo. 3D flatscreens? Who needs ‘em? ® More AV...

International Review By pcmagazine.ru on 100

Порекомендуем проектор Sony VPL-VW30ES тем ценителям домашнего кино, которые особое внимание уделяют качественной цветопередаче и надеются на широкое распространение 3D-фильмов....

International Review By fwdmagazine.be on 70

Dit is een uitstekende projector die heel wat goede punten verzamelt. Dat hij recht uit de doos al erg goede kleuren neerzet vinden we bijzonder aantrekkelijk. Zijn specificatielijst pronkt dan wel met minder lumens dan concurrerende projectors, maar...

International Review By CNET.de on 78

Der Sony VPL-HW30ES ist ein attraktiver, ausgewogener Heimkinoprojektor mit hochwertiger 2D- und 3D-Wiedergabe, für den man allerdings ein bisschen mehr Verkabelungsaufwand als normal betreiben muss. Fanden Sie diesen Testbericht nützlich? ...

International Review By Datatid on 60

Med en prislap på 30.000 kroner er det svært at blive imponeret over, at du får ét sæt 3D-briller med i prisen. Det er mange penge for en til hjemmebrug. Men vi er også i den absolutte entusiastklasse med denne fra .Det pudsige er, at den stort set...

International Review By T3 DK on 100

Sony VPL-HW30ES gør det muligt at indrette en 3D-hjemmebiograf med overvældende store billeder til en hidtil uset lav pris. Har du interessen og rummet, er der intet at betænke sig på. ...