Input and Output Notes
SXRD 1920 x 1080p Full HD Panels:
SXRD is a display technology developed by television engineers at Sony to meet
and exceed the demands of a High Definition image at its full 1080 line
resolution. It is a 1920 x 1080p panel characterized by several key benefits
such as full HD resolution, smooth film-like image with minimal screen door
effects, high response times (2.5ms rise and fall), high contrast ratio with
wire grid polarizers and high contrast plate and accurate color rendition. The
images from the three SXRD 0.61" panels (2,073,600 pixels each) are superimposed
over each other, making the projector's native resolution 1920 x 1080, a
total of 6,220,800 pixels.
Bravia Engine: With images up to 300", crisp clear images from the
BRAVIA Engine Video Processing System and 12-bit panel drive full digital
chassis, you'll experience the true color and excitement that Hollywood
Video Signal Compatibility: This unit can accept nearly any video
signal available today, including 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and
1080/24p (1080p and 1080/24p through HDMI input only). It will also accept a
wide range of computer video signals, and is compatible with NTSC, PAL, SECAM,
PAL-M, PAL-N, and PAL60 color formats. The projector has no internal tuner and
all video signals are displayed in 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution.
Preset Signal Memory: This
projector has 38 types of preset data for input signals.
When the preset signal is input, the projector automatically detects the signal
type and recalls the data from the signal from the preset memory to adjust it to
an optimum picture. The memory number and signal type of that signal are
displayed in the unit's Information Menu. The projector also contains 20
different user memories beside the preset memories used for inputting computer
signals. You can save input signals that have not been preset on these user
ARC-F (All Range Crisp Focus) Lens: The All
Range Crisp Focus Lens delivers a crisp focused picture across the screen. The Sony VPL-VW40 video projector can produce
an image that is adjustable between 40" and 300" (measured diagonally).
Lens Throw Distance: The projector's adjustable lens provides a wide
range of placement possibilities for a given screen size. The throw distance
(distance from lens to screen) range for several screen sizes, 16:9 and 4:3, are
Throw Distance (16:9)
Throw Distance (4:3)
3.98 to 6.91 feet
4.90 to 8.49 feet
6.05 to 10.44 feet
7.43 to 12.80 feet
8.11 to 13.97 feet
9.96 to 17.13 feet
10.18 to 17.5 feet
12.49 to 21.45 feet
12.24 to 21.03 feet
15.02 to 25.77 feet
15.35 to 26.32 feet
18.81 to 32.25 feet
18.45 to 31.62 feet
22.60 to 38.73 feet
20.52 to 35.15 feet
25.14 to 43.05 feet
25.68 to 43.97 feet
31.46 to 53.85 feet
30.85 to 52.8 feet
37.78 to 64.66 feet
Wide Modes: You can select various wide screen modes, depending on the
type of video signal received:
- Full: a 16:9 squeezed picture is displayed normally, a 4:3 picture
is enlarged horizontally to fit the screen
- Normal: a 4:3 picture is displayed in the center of the screen with its
original aspect ratio, it fills a 16:9 screen vertically, but not
- Wide Zoom: a 4:3 picture is enlarged with the top and bottom of the
picture squeezed to fit the screen
- Zoom: the picture is enlarged vertically and horizontally in the same
ratio to fit the screen
- Full 1: displays a PC signal in its original aspect ratio
- Full 2: horizontally stretches a PC signal to fill a 16:9 window
Picture Modes: You can select from the following picture modes
directly from the remote control:
- Standard: recommended for normal viewing conditions
- Dynamic: enhanced picture contrast and sharpness
- Cinema: provides soft, film-like picture, recommended for a dark setting
- User 1, 2, and 3:
three favorite picture settings stored in memory
Picture Adjustments: In addition to the above picture modes, you can
adjust the following and customize your user presets:
Contrast: adjusts white level
Brightness: adjusts the light output
Color: adjusts the intensity of the color density
Hue: adjusts the color tone
Sharpness: defines the outline of an object
reduces the roughness of the picture
(High, Middle, Low or Off)
Black Level: adjust to emphasize black depending on the source
(High, Low, or Off)
Gamma Correction: adjusts the tone response characteristics, use
Color Temperature: select from High (makes white more blue), Middle
(neutral tint), Low (makes white more red), Custom (program your favorite
color temperatures and store in three presets)
Advanced Iris: the dynamic iris has four
settings - Off (normal contrast), Manual (Manually adjusts Iris),
Auto1 (automatically switches to an optimum iris according to a projected
scene; the contrast of the scene is emphasized most) and Auto2 (optimum iris
becomes smaller than when set to Auto1; the contrast of the scene becomes
reduced). You can select the desired response speed of this mode from
Recommend, Fast or Slow.
converts the range of color reproduction from Normal to
Wide, which reproduces more natural color tones in a wider color range
switches the lamp wattage during projection from Low
(enhances the black be reducing the lamp wattage) or High (normal wattage)
DDE (Dynamic Detail Enhancer):
select from Film Mode or Progressive Mode
according to the film source you have selected
Real Color Processing: This processing enables the expression
of all the colors of life in vivid detail for dark and bright scenes.
Details in dark areas of the picture are there, just like they are supposed
to be. This feature allows you to adjust the color and
hue of a selected on-screen target independently. You can adjust the red,
yellow, green, cyan, blue, and magenta levels. Once adjusted, you can store the
settings in memory (User 1, User 2, or User 3).
Screen Adjustments: The
VPL-VW40 offers the following screen area adjustments.
- Over Scan: Over Scan hides the outline of the input signal, useful
when noise appears around the edge.
- Screen Area: When the over scan feature is turned on, the displayed
picture can be enlarged to fill the screen area.
- Vertical Center: The entire picture is moved up or down when you
adjust the V Center.
- Vertical Size: Change the subtitle area using Vertical Size.
High Altitude: The Cooling Setting has a high altitude option for use
over 1500 meters. The high setting turns the fan faster so it's slightly louder.
Power Saving Mode: When activated, the projector goes into Power
Saving mode if no signal is input for 10 minutes. The lamp goes out and the
cooling fan continues to run. It is cancelled when a signal is input or any
button is pressed.
Background: When no signal is input the background color can be set to
blue or black.
Auto Input Search: The VPL-VW40 will automatically find an active
input when the input button is pressed. If you prefer to change inputs manually,
turn this feature off.
Installation Menu: During the initial setup, or subsequent adjustment,
these features help optimize performance and offer placement flexibility:
- V Keystone: corrects vertical trapezoidal distortion
- Image Flip: flips the image vertically or horizontally
- Lens Control: allows lens focus, zoom, and shift adjustment; Lens
Control can be turned off in the menu so it isn't accidentally changed
- IR Receiver: there are infrared receivers on the front and back
of the projector, you can activate either, or both of them
- Blanking: allows you to adjust the displayable region within the
four directions of the screen
Zoom/Focus: The VPL-VW40 features a 1.8x electric zoom lens. Both the
picture size (zoom) and focus are adjusted using the controls on the left side
of the projector or the remote. A test pattern can be displayed on screen to
help you focus.
Test Pattern: You can project a test pattern to help adjust the lens
focus, lens zoom, lens shift, and vertical keystone to best fit the screen.
Supplied Software: The video projector comes supplied with an
ImageDirector3 software CD-ROM. By using the ImageDirector3 software, you can
make the desired gamma correction from a computer connected to the projector via
the unit's RS-232 port.
Ultra Quiet Fan: An exclusive Sony-designed fan efficiently
removes heat at a barely noticeable noise spec of 22dB. Obtrusive fan noise is
virtually eliminated to allow for flexibility in room placement.
Mounting Options: The VPL-VW40 can be placed on a table top or ceiling
mounted using the Sony PSS-H10 Projector Suspension Support (sold separately).
Lamp and Air Filter: This projector has a
user-replaceable Sony LMP-H200 ultra high pressure lamp, rated at 200 watts.
When the lamp dims, causing the color balance to become strange, or when "Please
replace the lamp" appears on the screen, the lamp is exhausted and should be
replaced as soon as possible. In addition, the projector is equipped with a
removable air filter which should be cleaned after approximately 1500 hours use.
A new air filter is also supplied with the replacement lamp and should be
installed at the same time.
Note: The Information Menu has a lamp timer to indicate how
long the lamp has been in use.
Remote Control: The supplied remote allows you to control
all the projector's functions, including focus and zoom. Using the backlight
button, you can illuminate for approximately 30 seconds. Infrared receivers are
located on the front and the rear of the projector. The remote measures 1.995"
wide x 8.655" long x 1.105" deep.
Warranty: The projector is covered by a 1-year parts and
labor warranty, while the lamp is covered for 90 days.
Input and Output Notes
Input A (HD15): This input features an HD D-Sub 15 jack that is
compatible with HDTV RGB, component, or computer sources.
HDMI Inputs: The two High Definition Multimedia Interface provides
input for a DVD player, Blu-ray Disc player, HD-DVD player, or Digital Tuner
with HDMI output. Digital video signals are passed through this connection.
Component Video Input: The component video input will accept 1080i,
720p, 480p and 480i signals. The projector also features a composite and S-video
12-Volt Trigger: A mini-jack trigger output provides a constant
12-Volt DC output while the projector is on. If you connect your motorized
projection screen to the trigger output, when you turn on the projector the
screen will move down; when you turn the projector off, the screen will return
to the storage position.
RS-232:The VPL-VW40 can be controlled by compatible home automation
systems using the RS-232 port.