SXRD Technology: 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.
High Brightness & Vivid Picture: The Sony VPL-HW40ES video projector
outputs 1800 lumens (ANSI rating) for a bright, dynamic, and vivid picture.
215W High Pressure Lamp w/ Dynamic Lamp Control: The Sony
VPL-HW45ES employs a 215W high pressure. Enjoy up to 6000 hours of watch time
(in low mode) from this long-lasting mercury lamp. This means fewer lamp swaps,
simpler maintenance, and lower running costs. Sony's dynamic lamp control
technology perfectly establishes vibrant, cinema-quality brightness levels on
your favorite 2D or 3D movies and TV shows.
Note: When replacing the lamp, use Sony's LMP-H210
Projector Lamp (sold separately). The air filter is supplied with the
LMP-H210 Projector Lamp.
Adjustable Lens The Sony VPL-HW45ES features a F2.52-F3.02
lens with a focal length of 18.7mm to 29.7mm. The VPL-HW45ES can be adjusted to
fit complex rooms with its 1.6x manual zoom, horizontal (+/-25%) and vertical
(+/-71%) lens shift features, plus1/10th pixel step panel alignment.
Adjustable Image Size & Lens Throw Distance: The Sony
VPL-HW45ES video projector can produce an image that is adjustable between 40"
and 300" (measured diagonally). The projector's adjustable lens provides a wide
range of placement possibilities for a given screen size.
| Screen Size || Throw Distance |
|80" ||95" - 150" |
|100" ||119" -
|120" ||142" -
|150" ||178" -
|200" ||238" -
Note: Check out Sony's Projection Simulator App (for
Apple iOS 6.0+ and
Android OS 4.0+) to help you choose the right screen size for your preferred
viewing distance and projector location, plus get other helpful installation
Dual HDMI Inputs: The VPL-HW45ES is fitted with two HDMI
(1.4) inputs for connection of your home theater gear, like your Blu-ray player,
game console, cable box, or satellite receiver. The two HDMI inputs also allow
you to connect your desktop computer or laptop. The HDMI inputs will accept
480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, and
1080/24p video signals.
Motionflow 120Hz & True Cinema 24p: Whatever you're
watching, you'll enjoy a silk-smooth on-screen look in fast-moving action
sequences with Motionflow 120Hz. This innovative technology creates and inserts
extra frames between the original frames by first comparing key visual factors
on successive frames, then calculating the split second of missing action in the
sequences. True Cinema 24p mode mimics true movie projection for cinema purists
3D Ready w/ 2D-to-3D Conversion: The Sony VPL-HW45ES
projector gives you the option to enjoy 3D (three-dimensional) video via its
integrated 3D-Sync RF Transmitter and Sony's active 3D glasses (158G500A,
sold separately). You can even add 3D to your favorite movies, shows or videos
with Sony's unique 2D-to-3D up-conversion algorithm, allowing any standard
definition or high definition 2D content connected via HDMI to be viewed in
immersive Sony 3D.
Picture Calibration: Quickly calibrate your picture to the
type of content you're enjoying with a variety of adjustments.
- Aspect Ratio: You can select an aspect ratio best
suited for the video signal received. Choose from the following:
- Normal: Input video is displayed in its original
aspect ratio, enlarged to fill the screen. This mode is suitable for
viewing 1.78:(16:9) and 1.33:1 (4:3) video.
- V Stretch: This is the most suitable mode for using
a 2.35:1 screen to view 2.35:1 video with a commercially available
- Squeeze: With this setting, 1.78:1 (16:9) and
1.33:1 (4:3) video will be displayed in their correct aspect ratios when
you use a commercially available anamorphic lens.
- Stretch: Displays video that has been squeezed to
1.33:1 (4:3) as 1.78:1 (16:9) aspect ratio.
- Picture View Mode: You can select the picture viewing
mode that best suits the type of video source or room conditions.
- Cinema Film 1: picture quality suited to
reproducing the highly dynamic and clear images typical of master
- Cinema Film 2: picture quality suited to
reproducing the rich tone and color typical of a movie theater
- Reference: picture quality setup suitable for when
you want to reproduce faithfully the original image quality, or for
enjoying image quality, without any adjustment
- TV: picture quality suited for watching TV
programs, sports, concerts, etc
- Photo: ideal for projecting still images taken with
a digital camera
- Game: picture quality suited to gaming, with
well-modulated colors and fast response
- Bright Cinema: picture quality suited for watching
movies in a bright environment, such
as a living room
- Bright TV: picture quality suited for watching TV
programs, sports, concerts, and other video images in a bright
environment, such as a living room
- User: adjust the picture quality settings manually
to suit your taste then saves the setting; adjust brightness, color,
hue, color temperature, sharpness, and noise reduction
- Picture Quality: You can easily adjust the picture
quality that suits your taste by selecting the adjustment.
- Reality Creation: adjusts the detail and noise
processing of images; the texture and detail of the picture become
sharper, while the noise (picture roughness) becomes less prominent
- Cinema Black Pro: increase the brightness in order
to project brighter images or decrease the brightness in order to
- Clear White: emphasizes vivid whites
- Color Space: converts the color space best suited
for your video content
- Color Correction: Adjusts Hue, Saturation or
Brightness of the selected color - Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, and
- Contrast Enhancer: corrects the level of bright and
dark parts automatically to optimize contrast according to a scene
- Smooth Gradation: smoothes the gradation of the
flat parts of images
- Gamma Correction: adjusts the response
characteristics of the tone of the picture
- MPEG Noise Reduction: reduces block noise and
mosquito noise, in particular in digital signals
- Input Lag Reduction: reduces the delay of the
display for a video
Remote Control: The supplied IR remote allows you to
wirelessly control many of the projector's functions. The Sony VPL-HW45ES also
features an IR remote input and RS-232 port for
custom remote applications
- IR Input: The video projector has a 3.5mm minijack
input for use with an external IR receiver (sold separately).
- RS-232C Port: Seamlessly integrate the VPL-HW45ES into
virtually any major automation system via the bi-directional,
industry-standard RS-232C connection.
Mounting Options: The VPL-HW45ES can be placed on a table
top or ceiling mounted (mounting bracket sold separately). The projector has two
adjustable rubber feet to angle the unit when projecting from a table. There are
three 5mm threaded inserts that allow you to use a
projector ceiling mount (sold separately) to mount the unit from your
Power Saving Modes: If no signal is input for 10 minutes,
power is turned off automatically and the projector goes into standby mode.
Whisper-Quiet Fan: Due to the VPL-HW45ES advanced air
discharge system, Sony's whisper-quiet fan emits only 22db during show time.
Updates Via USB: Software & Firmware updates will need to
downloaded from the Sony website onto a USB thumbdrive. The USB thumbdrive will
then need to be inserted into the projector's USB port to complete the update.
here to find the latest updates.
Warranty: The projector is covered by a 3-year parts and
labor warranty, while the lamp is covered for 90 days.