Sony has a new projector coming your way. The The VPL-HW40ES joins the VPL-HW55ES projector in Sony's stable of projectors. It features a full 1080p image as well as 3D processing.
"The VPL-HW40ES home theater projector is ideal for those that want a larger screen than a flat panel TV can provide, but at a reasonable cost," said Yamato Tanikawa, director of home entertainment at Sony Electronics. "Also, this projector takes up little space and can be used with a retractable screen that is out of sight when not in use, perfect for those that do not want a large TV to be the focal point of their home decor."
The updated optical engine features a 1700 lumen color brightness, so the images are clear even in well-lit rooms. Additional features such as Sony's Bright Cinema and Bright TV mode, with SXRD panels, enhances the 3D image even further in a theater environment and brings large screen capability into other areas of the home like the living room.
Contrast Enhancer analyzes scenes in real time, continuously optimizing dynamic range in each area of the image. Sport and action scenes also benefit from Motionflow technology, which inserts extra images between the original frames, to provide smoother, sharper and more fluid on-screen motion with less blur.
The VPL-HW40ES can be installed in various modes, offering options for positioning the projector from a ceiling mount or off-center horizontally. Also, the projector has a built-in IR 3D transmitter, recognizing 2D or 3D content and offering a choice of picture modes to suit any content.