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Make your living room come alive

Sony’s entry-level home theater projector punches above its weight, offering Full HD resolution, SXRD® technology, 1700 lumen brightness, and “Reality Creation” super resolution processing at a price that is within reach for most. The integrated 3D transmitter and 240Hz panel drive work together creating bright 3D images nearly free of crosstalk.1 These features, combined with the whisper quiet 21dB operation, make the VPL-HW40ES the perfect introduction to Sony home theater projection.


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Additional Features

Immersive, vibrant picture

Enjoy an immersive picture with deep black levels in just about any home theater environment through the VPL-HW40ES with 1,700 ANSI lumen brightness.

As close to the original masters as possible

Watch your favorite HD movies and television shows with detail as close to the original masters as possible. Sony’s proprietary Reality Creation algorithm restores important fine detail that was lost due to compression during the mastering and/or transmission process.

Cinema-like 3D brightness

Sony’s dynamic lamp control technology and optional rechargeable 3D glasses work together perfectly to establish vibrant, cinema-quality brightness levels on your favorite 3D movies and shows.1

240Hz for a better 3D picture1

The 240Hz panel drive, along with dynamic lamp control technology, minimizes 3D crosstalk. This greatly diminishes the possibility of ghosting when watching 3D.1

Watch standard HD content in 3D2

Add a new dimension to your favorite movies, shows or videos with Sony’s unique 2D to 3D up-conversion algorithm, allowing any high definition 2D content connected via HDMI® to be viewed in immersive Sony 3D.2

Whisper-quiet fan

Forget that the projector is even in the room. Due to the VPL-HW40ES advanced air discharge system, Sony’s whisper-quiet fan emits only 21db during show time.

Powerful picture calibration features

Quickly calibrate your picture to the type of content you’re enjoying with nine unique modes including a variety of cinema, gaming, photo and user customizable pre-sets.

Controllable over RS232

Seamlessly integrate the VPL-HW40ES into virtually any major automation system via the bi-directional, industry-standard RS232 connection.

Integrates into challenging rooms

The VPL-HW40ES can be adjusted to fit complex rooms with its 1.6x manual zoom, and horizontal and vertical shift features and 1/10th pixel step panel alignment.

Smoother, sharper motion

Enjoy smooth, sharp motion with Sony’s Motionflow™ technology with Dark Frame Insertion and 24p True Cinema™ technologies.

Three-year limited warranty

Rest assured that Sony has you covered. All Sony Elevated Standard (ES) projectors enjoy three-year limited warranties.

3D Capability
  • 2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
  • 3D Glasses Brightness Adjustment: Yes
  • Effect Adjustment(s): Yes
  • Format(s): Supports Frame Packing, Side by Side, and Over Under formats ( see Acceptable Video Signals)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Throw Ratio: 1.36:1 to 2.16:1
  • Screen Size: 40" to 300" measured diagonally (projected)
  • LCD Panel: 0.61" HFR SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display); Full HD(1920x1080)x3 6,220,800 pixels
  • Lens: All range crisp focus lens (F2.52-3.02; f18.7-29.7mm)
  • Panel Display Resolution: Full HD(1920x1080)x3 6,220,800 pixels
  • Brightness: 1,700 Lumens
  • Picture Modes: 8 Modes for 2D and 3D (Cinema Film 1-2, REF TV, Photo, Game, BRT Cine, BRT TV, User)
Approximate Dimensions
  • Width: 16"
  • Height: 7 - 1/8"
  • Depth: 18 - 1/4"
Approximate Weight
  • Shipping: 21 lbs
  • Three Year Limited Parts and Labor