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Sony Bravia Black 3D Home Theater Projector - VPL-HW30ES

Abt Model: VPLHW30ES | UPC Code: 027242832022
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Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) Resolution/ 70,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ 1300 ANSI Lumen Brightness/ 240Hz Panel Drive/ Dynamic Lamp Control Improves 3D Brightness/ Convert Standard HD Content To 3D/ Supports A Wide Array Of 3D Content/ Whisper-Quiet Fan/ Black Finish
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Sony Bravia Black 3D Home Theater Projector, Model VPLHW30ES

Key Features:

  • 70,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • Full HD 1080p
  • 1300 ANSI lumen brightness
  • Dynamic lamp control improves 3D brightness
  • 240Hz panel drive improves 3D picture
  • Convert standard HD content to 3D2
  • Supports a wide array of 3D content
  • Powerful, independent 2D and 3D calibration: Nine picture modes, nine gamma adjustments
  • Three-year limited warranty
  • Whisper-quiet fan: Only 22db emitted


  • Immersive, vibrant picture
    Enjoy an immersive picture with deep black levels in just about any home theater environment through the VPLHWA30ES’s 70,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 1,300 ANSI lumen brightness.

  • Cinema-like 3D brightness
    Sony’s dynamic lamp control technology and rechargeable 3D glasses work together perfectly to establish vibrant, cinema-quality brightness levels on your favorite 3D movies and shows.

  • 240Hz for a better 3D picture
    The 240Hz panel drive, along with dynamic lamp control technology, minimizes 3D crosstalk. This greatly diminishes the possibility of ghosting when watching 3D.

  • Watch standard HD content in 3D
    Add a new dimension to your favorite movies, shows or videos with Sony’s unique 2D to 3D up-conversion algorithm, allowing any high definition 2D content connected via HDMI to be viewed in immersive Sony 3D.

  • Whisper-quiet fan
    Forget that the projector is even in the room. Due to the VPLHWA30ES’s advanced air discharge system, Sony’s whisper-quiet fan emits only 22db during show time.

  • Powerful picture calibration features
    Quickly calibrate your picture to the type of content you’re enjoying with nine unique modes including a variety of cinema, gaming, photo and standard pre-sets.

  • Controllable over RS232
    Seamlessly integrate the VPLHW30AES into virtually any major automation system via the bi-directional, industry-standard RS232 connection

  • Integrates into challenging rooms
    The VPL-HW30AES can be adjusted to fit complex rooms with its 1.6x manual zoom, and horizontal and vertical shift features and 1/10th pixel step panel alignment

  • Smoother, sharper motion
    Enjoy smooth, sharp motion with Sony’s Motionflow™ technology with Dark Frame Insertion and 24p True Cinema technologies.

  • Three-year limited warranty
    Rest assured that Sony has you covered. All Sony Elevated Standard (ES) projectors enjoy three-year limited warranties, including a special tech support hotline in case you run into any problems.


3D Capability

  • 2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
  • 3D: Yes
  • Brightness: Dynamic Lamp Control
  • Effect Adjustment(s): Yes
  • Format(s): Supports Frame Packing, Side by Side, and Over Under formats ( see Acceptable Video Signals)


  • Integration Partner: Control4 Certified, AMX Device Discovery Beacon/ Crestron Integration Partner
  • Lens: All range Crisp focus (ARC-F) Lens
  • Projection Picture Size: 40 to 300 inches (1,016mm to 7,620mm) (measured diagonally)
  • Acceptable Computer Signals: fH: 19 to 72 kHz, fV: 48 to 92 Hz, fV: 60 Hz

Inputs and Outputs

  • 3D Sync: 1 (RJ45)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s): 1 In
  • HDMI™ Connection(s): 2 In
  • IR Input(s): Yes
  • PC Video Input(s): Yes
  • RS-232C Input(s): Yes
  • RS232 Control: 2 Way Control

Installation Features

  • Focus: Yes- Manual
  • Shift: Yes- Manual
  • Shift Range: V: +/- 0.65V; H: +/- 0.25H
  • Ultra Low Fan Noise: 22dB
  • Zoom: Yes- Manual 1.6X

Operating Conditions

  • Operating Humidity: 35 to 85% (no condensation)
  • Operating Temperature: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)


  • Brightness: 1,300 Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 70,000:1 Dynamic Contrast
  • Picture Modes: 9 Modes for 2D and 3D (Dynamic, Standard, Cinema 1-3, Game, Photo, and User 1-2)
  • Picture Settings: Independent 2D and 3D Picture Settings
  • Video Calibration Settings: 9 gamma adjustments, Black and White Level Adjustments, Real Color Processing v2 including Luminance Adjustment

Video Features

  • Acceptable Video Signals: 2D: 480/60i, 576/50i, 480/60p, 576/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/24psF (48i), 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 1080/24p, 720/60p (Frame Packing), 720/50p (Frame Packing), 1080/24p (Frame Packing). 3D: 1080/24p FP/O/U, 1080/60p, 50p SBS/O/U, 1080/60i, 50i SBS, 720/60p, 50p FP/SBS O/U
  • Advanced Iris: Yes- Auto
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • Film Mode: 24P Film Mode
  • Lens Shift Function: Yes (Manual)
  • Motionflow™ Technology: Yes with Dark Frame Insertion
  • Panel Driver: 240Hz
  • Video Processing: Yes with Block and Mosquito Noise Reduction 12Bit
  • x.v.Color™ Technology: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Unit: 16" x 7.1" x 18.3"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 27 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Three Year Limited Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details


  1. Requires 3D content, 3D player, 3D glasses, and HDMI® cable (at least 10.2 Gbps).
  2. Simulated 3D image will vary based on source content.
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Television TypeProjector
Aspect Ratio16:09
Refresh Rate240Hz
Built-In WiFiNo
Internet Movie StreamingNo
Number of HDMI Inputs2
USB PortNo
Input Connectors2 HDMI, 1 3D Sync, 1 Component, IR Input, PC Video Input, RS-232C
Width (inches)16
Height (inches)7.1
Panel Depth (inches)18.3


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