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Part #: SONVPLHW45ES  |   Mfg #: VPL-HW45ES
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Sony VPL-HW45ES Full HD SXRD Home Cinema Projector

projector central highly rated projectorprojector central highly rated projectorThe HW40ES is out and the next-generation of home entertainment is in! Expand your horizons beyond the TV screen - and create a spectacular cinematic experience in your own home, with the Sony VPL-HW45ES. The value-packed VPL-HW45ES Home Cinema projector lets you enjoy your favourite entertainment at its best in 2D or 3D.

Made for movie lovers, it's packed with technology developed for our professional Digital Cinema projectors, including SXRD panels and our own Advanced Reality Creation upscaling technology (used in existing Sony 4k projectors) for fabulously detailed Full HD images. Generous 1,800 lumens brightness ensures that films and TV shows look clear and sharp, even in living room environments with ambient light.

Same size as the HW40 but just as easy to set up, the VPL-HW45ES make the perfect addition to any home theater, media room or living room, with whisper-quiet fan noise that won't take you out of the action and a smart, front-facing exhaust port for extra installation flexibility. The projector's long-lasting lamp is rated for a remarkable 6,000 hours operation, resulting in less down-time and reduced maintenance costs.

Upgraded Reality Creation Engine for Sharper Images

Developed for our leading 4K Home Cinema projector range, our next generation Reality Creation reproduces colours and textures that are lost when movies are packaged to disc. It gives you crisper, sharper Full HD pictures, much closer to the 1080p original, for even better upscaling.

Game Like a Pro with Ultra-Low Latency

A new feature for gamers who demand rapid reaction times from their displays. Experience Sony's fastest ever response time between your controller and the screen for ultimate gaming action.

1800 lumens brightness for a vivid picture

Savor the action with the brightness you need to get high contrast across the screen. A 215W lamp generates the brightness required for vibrant images in living theatre environment.

Resolution on a grand scale

Get closer to the 1080p original and see more details and colors in your movies with Reality Creation, our intelligent resolution technology.

Built-in 3D transmitter synchronizes entertainment

An industry-standard RF 3D transmitter synchronizes the optional glasses with the projector, so you can start watching 3D movies faster. Upscale 2D films to 3D and enjoy classic movies in a whole new dimension.

Action stays smooth with Motionflow™

Whatever you’re watching, you’ll enjoy a silk-smooth on-screen look in fast-moving action sequences with Motionflow. 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.

Select from nine picture calibration modes

Quickly calibrate the picture to what you’re watching or playing. Select from nine picture calibration modes, including two cinema film modes, cinema digital, reference, TV, photo, game, bright cinema, and bright TV. An advanced HSV manual color tuning tool gives you even more control.

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Resolution HD (1920 x 1080)
Brightness 1800 lumens
Contrast Ratio 120000:1
Uniformity --
No. of Colors Full Color
Aspect Ratio(s) Native - 16:9
Other(s) - 16:9/4:3
Display Type SXRD;
Data Signals HD (1920 x 1080)
Video Signals 480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, The following items are availale for HDMI input only! 1080/60i, 1080/50p, 1080/24p
H Sync 19 kHz to 72 kHz
V Sync 48 Hz to 92 Hz
3D Ready Yes
Dot Clock --
Inputs / Outputs
  • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface for digital video and digital audio)
  • RS-232 (Serial)
View the manufacturers spec sheet for a complete list of Inputs and Outputs
Built-in Audio --
Projection Lens Projector Calculator See Sony VPL-HW45ES Image Size Calculator »
Lens Focus: Manual Zoom Manua: (Approx. x1.06)
Throw Ratio 1.36 - 2.16:1
Keystone Corr. --
Lens Shift Manual, V:+/-71% / H:+/-25%
Proj. Methods Ceiling, Desktop, Front, Rear
Dimensions 16.12" x 7.12" x 19.37" (W x H x D)
Unit Weight 20 lbs.
Power Supply AC 100 V to 240 V, 3.1 A to 1.3 A, 50/60Hz
Universal Power Supply
Power Consumption 310
Ecomode Yes
(Brightness: 1600 lumens; Lamp life: 6000 hours;)
FCC Class A
Audible Noise 22.0 dB
Lamp High-pressure mercury lamp, 215 W type
Lamp Life 4000 hours
Replacement Lamp
SONLMPH210, $299.99     
Included Accessories
Items Included RM-PJ28 Remote Commander (1), Size AA (R6) Manganese Batteries (2), AC Power Cord (1), Lens Cap (1), Operating Instructions (CD-ROM) (1), Quick Reference Manual (1)
Remote Control Yes
Carry Case No
Projector 3 years
Lamp --

* -- indicates specification not published by manufacturer.


  • Download the manufacturer spec sheet for the Sony VPL-HW45ES.