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Sony VPL-HW40ES home cinema projector announced with ‘affordable’ price tag

Sony unveils its latest 2D and 3D home cinema projector that includes tech from its 4K projectors without bumping up the price.

The Sony VPL-HW40ES is a projector with one aim. To make the prospect of building a home cinema not such a bank balance-destroying prospect and all without scrimping on the best specs.

Watch our Sony VPL-HW40ES first look video below

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Underneath the glossy, 10kg white exterior of the HW40ES lies technology used in Sony’s more expensive projector range including the SXRD panels used to create the super-sharp, HD images.

Reality Creation has also been included from its 4K projectors to help reproduce the punchy colours while Contrast Enhancer helps generate rich images by analysing scenes in real time.

At the heart of the HW40ES is its 1700 lumen brightness that can deliver the high quality images whether the curtains are closed or the room is well-lit. The fan helping to keep the system cool rattles at a not so loud 21db so it shouldn’t interrupt your viewing.

As well as supporting full HD 2D images the built-in IR 3D transmitter means you can sync the projector with active shutter 3D glasses and also get that stereoscopic feeling.

If you are setting it up to watch the football, Motionflow technology inserts extra images between the frames for smooth, sharper and more fluid on-screen motion.

The Sony VPL-HW40ES is available to buy now priced at 2,199 Euros so roughly £1,800.

We will be taking a more in-depth look at the Sony VPL-HW40ES in the near future to tell you if this really is a great value for money projector.

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