Sony launches VPL-HW45ES Full HD 3D projector

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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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.