CEDIA SHOW 2011: First look at Sony's new £3000 3D projector


We've just been given a demo of Sony's new, more affordable 3D projector, the £3000 VPL-HW30ES – using the inevitable demo sequence from Avatar (again!).

We tried it with Sony's new TDG-PJ1 3D glasses, which are 18g lighter than the previous model, and they can be charged in 30 minutes to provide 30 hours of continuous viewing. And very comfortable they are too.

There's also a new 3D transmitter, the TMR-PJ1, which synchronises with the glasses. The transmitter and glasses are sold separately for €100 (£89) and €70 (£62) respectively.

You can find out more about the Sony VPL-HW30ES in our earlier news story. We hope to get our hands on a review sample soon.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.