The new compact model in Sony’s HD projector range borrows technology from flagship models to deliver a “clear and detailed picture”.

The HW45ES, the successor to the HW40ES, has been fitted with Sony’s Reality Creation technology and the SXRD panel that also features in the VPL-VW520ES 4K HDR projector.

Sony says the new model delivers a clearer and more detailed picture with “better brightness, contrast and resolution than the VPL-HW40ES”, all while retaining the same design chassis.

It has opted to include the increasingly ignored 3D technology in the HW45ES, and the lamp, with 1800 ANSI lumens brightness, has a claimed life of up to 6000 hours. 

The Sony VPL-HW45ES will be available from May. Sony has said the reccomended European price will be €2199, which equates to just under £1800.

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