The latest offering from Sony is the VPL-HW30ES projector. The device comes with powerful features that offer high image quality, and compared to other projectors released by Sony previously, VPL-HW30ES is offered at a fairly reasonable price.
The projector is quite costly when compared to the Optoma HD33. However, the impressive features of the device make it a justifiable upgrade. VPL-HW30ES comes with two sets of glasses and an emitter. SXRD panels are built around the device. This feature restricts screen door effects commonly seen in LCD projectors.
Horizontal and vertical lens shifts are also offered by VPL-HW30ES. This feature is not available in most projector models available in the market. In addition, the device also offers 3D and 2D conversion, 1.6x zoom lens, and superior image quality on both 2D and 3D.
The device is quite large – about 7.1 by 16.1 by 18.4 inches. It weights about 10 kg, which is fairly reasonable for a home-theatre projector. It is quite easy to get the projector started in terms of connecting cables.
VPL-HW30ES offers manual zoom of 1.6x, and allows for a lot of flexibility in terms of the distance to be kept between the projector and the screen. Provided with vertical and horizontal lens, the projector can be positioned at any place, according to user requirements.
VPL-HW30ES is fitted with a VGA port, 2 HDMI ports, 1 RS-232 serial port which allows the projector to be controlled from a computer and 3 RCA phono plugs.