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SXRD™ 1080p home theater projector

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Sony's VPL-HW45ES home theater projector offers amazing picture quality at an amazing price. It will make every movie and TV show you watch a memorable experience. One of this newbie-friendly projector's best features is that it produces a crisp, bright, natural-looking picture straight out of the box.

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The closest thing to the movie theater experience at home.

Sony's VPL-HW45ES home theater projector offers amazing picture quality at an amazing price. It will make every movie and TV show you watch a memorable experience. One of this newbie-friendly projector's best features is that it produces a crisp, bright, natural-looking picture straight out of the box.

Several years ago, when I moved up to a projector in my home theater, the model I chose was a Sony that's very similar to the VPL-HW45ES. I still have it and use it for all my movie and concert viewing. It's one of the best A/V equipment purchases I've ever made.

Cinematic color and contrast

The VPL-HW45ES uses three SXRD image chips — one each for red, green, and blue — for extraordinarily rich, solid colors. SXRD produces an ultra-smooth picture by minimizing the spaces between pixels. It's Sony's best projection technology, and the VPL-HW45ES is their lowest-priced model to include it.

With a total of 9 picture presets, you can get a beautifully accurate image in a variety of rooms and lighting conditions. For viewing in a darkened room, simply choose the Reference mode for spot-on color and grayscale performance. When you want to watch in a brighter environment, Sony's Bright Cinema and Bright TV modes bump up the brightness while retaining true color and contrast. Some conventional projectors will skew the color balance by increasing greens to provide a brighter picture.

There's also a picture setting optimized for watching black-and-white movies. And if you're a gamer, you'll love the Game mode. It boosts the brightness and drastically reduces input lag time, so you won't get bogged down in the action due to slow video processing. If you like to tweak picture controls, the Real Color Processing color management system makes it easy to fine-tune specific colors and hues without affecting skin tones.

Flexible setup for a variety of rooms

With its standard-throw lens, the VPL-HW45ES is a smart choice for medium- and larger-sized rooms. You can place it on a table, or ceiling-mount it with an optional bracket. The two "lens shift" dials let you adjust the image either horizontally or vertically, to allow for off-center projector placement. The super-quiet cooling fan is inaudible from more than a few feet away, making this projector a smart choice for smaller rooms, too.

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Product Highlights:

    • 3 SXRD panels (1920 x 1080 pixels each)
    • widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio (can also display 4:3 material)
    • recommended image size: 40" to 300"
    • light output: 1800 ANSI lumens
    • Motionflow™ anti-blur technology for improved motion clarity
    • Reality Creation super resolution processing
    • Real Color Processing color management system
    • 3D-ready with built-in RF emitter (Sony TDG-BT500A active 3D glasses sold separately)
    Image Adjustments:
    • 1.6X manual zoom/focus lens (standard-throw)
    • lens shift image adjustment (manual, horizontal and vertical)
    • vertical keystone correction
    • panel shift fine convergence adjustment
    • 2 HDMI
    • USB input for firmware updates
    • RS-232C port for external control of the projector via compatible computer or third-party control device
    • detachable power cord
    General Features:
    • 215-watt UHP lamp (lasts up to 6000 hours in Eco mode)
    • whisper-quiet cooling fan (22 dB in Eco mode)
    • illuminated remote control
    • can be placed on a tabletop or ceiling-mounted (mounting bracket sold separately)
    • 16-1/8"W x 7-1/8"H x 18-3/8"D
    • weight: 20 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years parts & labor — carry-in service (90 days on lamp)
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • this projector does not include any type of built-in TV tuner

    What's in the Box:

    • Video front projector
    • 8' AC power cord
    • Remote control (RM-PJ28)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • Lens cap (installed)
    • Operating Instructions on CD-ROM
    • Quick Reference Manual
    • Limited Warranty Sheet

    I've had this running for 18 months now. This projector is fantastic! The picture is great! It works perfectly every time.

    Mike, Franklin, MA


    Sony VPL-HW45ES Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (25 Reviews)

    Terrific projector

    Gary from Fleming Island, FL on 1/12/2019

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    Improvements in projector technology over the past 14 years are so amazing that if I didn't experience it myself I wouldn't believe it possible. This Sony cost about 40% of my 14 year old Optoma did (without price inflation) and the image from this Sony is simply amazing. I was considering a true 4K model but I didn't want to deal with running a new 35 foot fiber optic hdmi through my walls then into the attic and drop down to the projector. So, I picked up this one and am I glad I did. The color is amazing, focus is sharp and being 1080p I don't run into band issues using my old style HDMI cable. If you have an older projector and you're considering a new projector but are concerned about value, don't be. This projector is amazing and will reveal images that are colorful, dynamic, full of contrast and bright. My setup is in a light controlled dedicated theater room projecting onto a 104 brilliant white screen and a projection distance of 15 feet.

    Pros: Sony has great out of box calibration Simple setup No bandwidth complications with long run HDMI cables 3D capable

    Cons: It's not a DLP machine so you'll have to be attentive to filter changes and it "may" be sensitive to dusty environments. Not the brightest projector on the planet, more than enough for me and but it's definately not going to provide a beautiful 120 inch images in a well lit room. But it just as good as a good cinema when you darken the room.

    Great picture!

    Mike from Franklin, MA on 7/11/2018

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    I've had this running for 18 months now. This projector is fantastic! The picture is great! It works perfectly every time.



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    Anckur from Souderton, PA on 12/16/2017

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    Very best result picture quality brightness color everything is just right done money I spent it worth and crutchfield customer service is best I have ordered and next day it was delivered to me free



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    Crutchfield customer from Sellersburg, IN on 12/16/2017

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    excellent projector , great quality . noting bad to say all positive



    It's all about the picture: SONY dominates AGAIN!!!

    Satvinder from Bellevue, WA on 12/11/2017

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    I have this ceiling mounted using a black Peerless universal mount (made is USA!!!) Picture is phenomenal. Black levels excellent. Have set this up in a completely light controlled theater room: even with low lamp mode, picture and color POP for that cinema experience. The reason for 4 stars is it lacks the ability to receive software updates from LAN connection and not having an automatic lens focus. It could also lose some bulk: not sure why it has to be so big. That said, in the end, it's all about the image, and for that, SONY hits in OUT of the park AGAIN! This blows away movies I go see in the theater with my family. If only "in theaters now" could instead be "streaming now...." It's coming people, and I can't wait to never go out for a movie again! Save yourself lots an lots and lots of grief and $$$. This is so good, SKIP the 4K for $5000 until 4k costs $1500 (I mean, once 1080 p came out, how many of us ever thought we would ever hold our for or want somthing evenbette? 1080 p on a BluRay is spectacular and even VUDU and NetFlix on my Roku 3 are outstanding.

    Pros: Picture, Picture, Picture

    Cons: No LAN update software No Autofocus

    This is the one you want!

    John from Buda, TX on 11/20/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great projector! Beautiful picture right out of the box but tons of options for tweaking if that's your thing. My friend, a hard core videophile, helped with the installation and left just a little jealous that his projector at twice the price wasn't as beautiful to watch. Crutchfield customer service was awesome and shipping was fast. Very happy!

    Pros: Fantastic reputation, sxrd technology is solid. Great spot on the price/value curve.

    Cons: All the pre-installed setting are brighter than I'm used to

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    Guest from Chantilly, VA on 11/5/2017

    Very good service and prompt response



    Great projector and great service!!

    Ron from Buffalo, NY on 10/16/2017

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    Such an improvement over my old projector. Really well made and incredible picture. Crutchfield help was incredible as usual!

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    Maurice from Prosper, TX on 9/16/2017

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    Very happy. Pretty much plug and play. Highly recommend.



    Great value

    Bryan from Windsor, CO on 8/25/2017

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    The projector has great black detail and plenty of lumens in our theater room. It also has mechanical lens shift capability meaning the projector stays setup for your room. The fan is also the quietest we found In this price range.

    Pros: Great black levels Quiet fan Lens shift


    Excellent Picture

    Mark from Honolulu, HI on 7/21/2017

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    Let me first start by saying that the customer service at Crutchfield was incredible! Speaking to a live person in this day and age was a shocker and speaking to a live person that actually is friendly and helpful, was unbelievable. I can honestly say that I wish I knew about their level of customer service before.

    Pros: Awesome picture. Extremely bright and clear. I replaced an old JVC projector and I was hesitant to switch brands but I'm so happy I did.

    Cons: None but I don't have a comparison between the pic quality of Sony's 4k line

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    Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 6/9/2017

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    Good resolution. Only just installed, so I can't say more.



    Amazing all around

    Crutchfield customer from Los Angeles, CA on 6/4/2017

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    Incredible picture. Have it placed on a white wall and yet the picture is still unbelievable. Also, during the brightest part of the day, the picture is still plenty visible. Great purchase.


    Cons: Nada

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    Steve from Chattanooga, TN on 4/9/2017

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    Great Projector! The picture is amazing right out of the box. I highly recommend this projector.



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    Crutchfield customer from Ft Worth, TX on 3/30/2017

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    So far so good. Several friends had this model. Very bright. Only watched avatar on it so far. Very nice. Son has used for gaming and it did not lag



    Outstanding color and black levels without Auto-Iris noise

    Dylan from Princeton, NJ on 3/7/2017

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    I bought this projector as a replacement for an Epson 705HD, an older 720p projector. It is set up in a completely dark home theater space, projecting onto a high contrast silver ticket 100" gray screen. I was expecting to see a difference but the improvement in image quality was really amazing. My 8 year old daughter noticed immediately that the colors were much more vibrant and natural, less faded. The blacks are much darker, with greater detail. Out of the box the projector was too bright for my environment, but calibration was quick and easy using a calibration Blu-Ray disc. I have the projector on low lamp and 60 percent brightness for an astounding full spectrum image. I turned off the various reality creation and motion blur adjustments to be able to watch the direct Blu-ray video signal and the experience is wonderfully cinematic. Recently I went to watch a blockbuster action movie in the theater and was immediately disappointed by the projection (as well as the sound). Previously, while I enjoyed watching my home projector, there was a still a compromise with respect to the perceptual experience when watching big blockbusters. The technology has come along to the point, where the home experience is now on par, and far more comfortable. Best purchase I have made in a long time.

    Pros: Beautiful picture. Quiet.

    Cons: Bulky. No motorized lens shift or focus (manual).

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    Crutchfield customer from Cumming, GA on 3/4/2017

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    This is really so Kool



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    Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, NC on 1/11/2017

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    Haven't done a lot with this projector as of yet, still waiting to be mounted. However so far so good! Picture is great and setup is quick and easy


    Cons: Manual Lens Shifting

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    Crutchfield customer from Sewell NJ on 1/1/2017

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    Right out of the box, this projector is fantastic..... I have done plenty of research, and at even double this price point, this is the projector for me. Crutchfield made the purchase easy, and everything was delivered with absolutely no problem.



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    Crutchfield customer from Rochester, MN on 11/13/2016

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    Projector was easy to install and get up and running. One button brings up a special graphic for lining up the projector with the screen and was quick and easy to do. It has a nice picture and is very quiet. Works well with my receiver and different sources without any glitches. I haven't had time to do a more complete calibration yet, but it seems to be everything I was hoping for in a new projector.



    Best 1080p projector out in the market today!

    charles h. from guam on 10/1/2016

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    Coming off of an epson 50X0 after succumbing to the dreaded "cinema filter error" common to most of epson's 50X0 & 60X0 series lines (just what the heck does the "cinema filter" actually do? No other brand name 3-LCD panel projector out there (that i know of) uses a "cinema filter". Don't misunderstand me, I admire epson's DESIGN & ENGINEERING when it comes to their projectors; but its their MANUFACTURING of those projectors I have come to disdain and suspect---using shortcuts NEVER ends up well :)), Back to reviewing my 45es; I am extremely impressed by this marvel of a projector. Even without a dynamic iris (which i thought at the time is integral for rendering terrific blacks) my 45es produces blacks matching and even (dare i say it) surpassing what my old epson ever did. Motionflow (CFI) on my 45es even outperformed my old epson's CFI processing. Sony's SXRD tech (LCoS) also outclasses epson's 3LCD tech in the sharpness department----epson's 3LCD tech suffers from SDE (pixel structure) in copious amounts (at close distances to screen) whereas my 45es' SXRD tech is able to minimize the pixel structure to almost imperceptible levels even at close distances to screen producing an extremely sharp and "film-like" image 100 inches huge. Furthermore, my 45es is a light cannon--it is even brighter than my old epson. My 45es' images are so bright its like i'm watching an 100-inch LED tv on my wall----my 45es really IS THAT AMAZING! Sony hw45es rules, y'all (drops mike). :)

    Pros: Terrific blacks (even without a dynamic iris). Motionflow (CFI) is so much better than my old epson. Reality Creation produces an extremely sharp and film-like image breathing new life into your library of movies.. Configuration menus are intuitive and user-friendly. Color and skintones right-out-of-the-box is impeccably spot on.

    Cons: a bit more range on the zoom in (for shorter throw distances) would've been nice

    Its Awesome!

    Ashok from Frisco, TX on 9/24/2016

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    The projector is doing wonders. Though I watched 4 movies till date and lots of TV shows. The motion is flawless, there is almost no delay when connected to other devices like, ROKU, laptop or even camera & play content. I am enjoying & very happy that I didn't go for 2013s famous brand and projector. Sony is all about motion, colors, sharpness with respected almost all their devices. Mounting and adjusting to screen and play movie can be done in less than an hour. That means mounting and adjusting to screen is very easy.

    Pros: Easy to mount. Easy to adjust screen. Colors are vibrant, motion is flawless, not much heat emission, very quite, and another important factor; price is competitive.

    Cons: As such none.

    Sony Does It Again

    CSmith from Round Rock, TX on 9/12/2016

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    For those of you looking for a Great picture, this the one for you! Sony continues to create the best in color, brightness and overall picture quality. Easy to setup and this was my first time setting up a projector. Forget the big screen tvs get THIS projector! It's just excellent!

    Pros: Picture quality, setup, bulb life, color realism

    Cons: None

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    Roy C from Pensacola, FL on 9/3/2016

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    Easy to install easy set up and great picture in both dark and bright room.

    Pros: Easy to set up. Great picture

    Cons: None yet


    Gerald R. from Henderson, KY on 7/27/2016

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    I bought this projector to replace an Epson projector which I bought about 9 years ago. My old projector was one of the first to use 3 chips instead of 1 and was 1080 P. This new projector is much brighter, with a much sharper image and much better contrast. The improvement is dramatic. I cannot compare it to present projector's that are on sale but considering the price difference between this unit and other projector's which are supposed to be better sold by Sony and Epson I feel that this is a lot of value for the price compared to those other projector's. I am certainly happy with my purchase.

    Pros: 1. Plenty of brightness, 2. Quiet fan, 3. Sharp image with good color.

    Cons: After using this Projector for a couple of weeks I can Not think of anything negative to say about it.


    Hands-on research

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    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" - 188"
    120" 142" - 226"
    150" 178" - 283"
    200" 238" - 378"
    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 tips.

    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 anamorphic lens.
      • 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 positive film
      • 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 enhance blacks
      • 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 Magenta
      • 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 ceiling.

    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. Click 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.

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    Why did you buy this?

    Excellent price and excellent quality. [ Richard  Jul 23, 2018 ]
    Value & picture!!! [ T  Mar 20, 2018 ]
    Big Sony fan. Did sooo much online research. Features and price made it the right choice. [ SATVINDER S.  Nov 28, 2017 ]
    Reviews [ JASON  Oct 21, 2017 ]
    After my research I'm hoping that the Sony will provide a better value than the more expensive Epson 4000 that I was considering. [ TIM  Sep 18, 2017 ]
    reviews [ Eric  Jul 06, 2017 ]
    Great 1080p projector! [ Francis  Jun 11, 2017 ]
    good reviews [ scoop  Apr 25, 2017 ]
    Best one out there for the money [ JOHN  Jan 05, 2017 ]
    good reviews and picture quality [ Lina  Dec 17, 2016 ]
    It has the best quality of image and very low noise comparing with other projectors in this price range. It has very long lamp life as well. 4K projector is not matured yet and this project is the best candidate who is looking for great projector until the price of 4K projector will be affordable. [ Eunyong  Aug 23, 2016 ]

    5 questions already asked

    I have Hi-SHOCK Black Diamond glasses that work well. But I think any active type 3D glasses will work [ Leonard  Jul 12, 2018 ]
    I didn't purchase this for 3d capability and didn't buy any glasses, but if you search online you can find forums like AVForums that have people asking the same question and getting some answers. [ Steven  Jul 12, 2018 ]
    Active 3d, not passive [ Gerald  Jul 12, 2018 ]
    These work great! Sony TDG-BT500A Active 3D Glasses [ Mike  Jul 11, 2018 ]
    Absolutely! I have this hooked up to my PS4. The kids are playing on a 120" screen. So cool! [ Mike  Jul 11, 2018 ]
    Yes, as a matter of fact, my projector is the display monitor for my PS4 Pro. Great performance for games and videos. I recommend it, Have not had any issues with it. I project the output into a screen that is 100" diagonally. Of course it would be better to have the 4k resolution, but that in the future for me. [ Fernando  Feb 03, 2018 ]
    Yes it will work with a PS4 [ Eldridge  Feb 03, 2018 ]
    I don't own a ps4 but I do have an Xbox One and it looks awesome! There are 9 different picture settings, the "Game" setting works good out of the box. you can use others, but to use them for gaming you will have to go into the projector settings and turn on "input reduction lag". I paired this projector with a 100 inch Silver Ticket screen and had this almost a year now and I'm never going back to a regular TV. Hope this helps, good luck! [ adam  Feb 03, 2018 ]
    I use the hw45es with my PS4 - works great for video games, movies and 3D content! [ MATTHEW  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    Yes, up to 1080p resolution. Can play 4k...but it displays as 1080p. [ bradley  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    I am really not sure. However I am using it since past almost a year. On an average we use 2 hours per day. It going great and hope to last for another couple of years or so. [ Ashok  Jul 10, 2017 ]
    3. Licks. So says the wise owl testing lollipops. The net says 2000 hours average. [ Randall  Jul 10, 2017 ]
    I ve had it for one year, it's working well so far [ NARESH  Jul 09, 2017 ]
    Thanks for your question. This unit comes with a lens cap pre-installed. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Jun 20, 2017 ]  Staff
    I usually use SnapAV SM-PROJ-L-BLK mount [ Eldridge  Apr 04, 2017 ]
    Afraid i'm not much help - i built my own suspended shelf that the projector sits on. [ Randall  Mar 31, 2017 ]
    I had an existing SANUS ceiling mount that I bought years earlier for a Mitsubishi projector. I verified that the weight limit covered the sony (much larger than my old projector) and it did. I mounted the projector and worked well. I would recommend a current model like VMPR1 that looks similar to mine. It allows for easy adjustment of the projector and locking into place. [ Steven  Mar 31, 2017 ]