•Spectacular Full HD pictures with Reality Creation Advanced SXRD® panel technology is teamed with Reality Creation - Sony's Super Resolution processing technology that refines subtle details, colors and textures. You'll see the difference with crisp, sharp Full HD pictures that take you closer than ever to the original 1080p source.

•High brightness with faithful color reproduction With an impressive 1,700 lumens brightness, the VPL-HW40ES produces clearer images and faithful colors, even in well-lit rooms. •Smooth, fluid on-screen action Coupled with the panel's super-fast response rate, Motionflow™ technology means you’ll see every detail with minimal blur - no matter how fast the action.

•Long-lasting lamp Up to 5000 hour rated lamp operating life (in Low mode) means simpler maintenance, with fewer lamp swaps and reduced running costs.

•Flexible home installation with wide zoom and shift lens The manual zoom lens with a 1.6x zoom ratio and wide lens shift range gives greater installation flexibility in any room size, even with high ceilings.

•Front-facing fan With the fan exhaust positioned at the front of the projector, you don’t need to worry about wall clearance and room for air intake/exhaust when installing. This helps maximize throw distance, for the biggest possible projected images.

•Built-in IR 3D transmitter No set-up time or cables, just synchronize the VPL-HW40ES with your IR 3D glasses via the built-in transmitter.

•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.1

•Whisper-quiet fan Forget that the projector is even in the room due to the advanced air discharge system. Sony’s whisper-quiet fan emits only 21db 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 user customizable pre-sets.

•Three-year limited warranty All Sony Elevated Standard (ES) projectors enjoy three-year limited warranties.

Additional Information

Additional Information


3D Features

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


Convenience Features

  • Control for HDMI (HDMI CEC): Yes (One touch play / System Standby/Simple BRAVIA Sync setting
  • Auto Input Search: Yes
  • Image Flip: HV / H / V / Off
  • Power Save Mode: Lamp Cutoff/Standby/Off
  • Remote Control: Yes (RM-PJ25)



  • Aspect Ratio: Wide Zoom/ Zoom/ Normal/ Stretch/ V Stretch (Anamorphic zoom mode)/ Squeeze PC only: Full
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally): 40-300



  • LCD Panel: 0.61" HFR SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display); Full HD(1920x1080)x3 6,220,800 pixels
  • Lens: 1.6x Manual Zoom; Manual Shift: V:+/-71% / H:+/-25%
  • Panel Display Resolution: Full HD (1920x1080)x3 6,220,800 pixels


General Features

  • Acceptable Computer Signals: fH: 19 to 72 kHz, fV: 48 to 92 Hz
  • Lamp Replacement Time (Recommended): 2000/5000 hours
  • Vertical Keystone: Yes


Inputs and Outputs

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


Installation Features

  • Focus: Yes (Manual)
  • Shift: Yes (Manual)
  • Shift Range: V: +/- 0.71V; H: +/- 0.25H
  • Ultra Low Fan Noise: 21dB
  • Zoom: Yes (Manual) 1.6x


Network Features

  • AMX protocol: Yes


Operating Conditions

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



  • Environmental Notice: Lamp in this product contains mercury. Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or see www.sony.com/mercury for additional information.



  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max.: 300W
  • Power Consumption (in Standby): 0.5W - 8W
  • Power Requirements: AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 3 poles AC 100V, 50/60Hz



  • Brightness: 1,700 lm
  • Picture Modes: 8 Modes for 2D and 3D (Cinema Film 1-2, REF TV, Photo, Game, BRT Cine, BRT TV, User)


Video Features

  • Acceptable Video Signals: 15 kHz RGB 50/60 Hz, Progressive component 50/60 Hz, 480/60i, 576/50i, 480/60p, 576/50p,720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60p (HDMIinput only), 1080/50p (HDMI inputonly), 1080/24p (HDMI input only)
  • Color Space: BT.709/Color Space 1-3
  • Color Temperature: D93/D75/D65/D55/Custom 1-5
  • Contrast Enhancer: High/Middle /Low/Off
  • DRC® Mode: Resolution: Yes, Noise Filtering: Yes, Test: On/Off
  • Film Mode: Yes
  • Gamma Correction: 1.8/2.0/2.1/2.2/2.4/2.6 Gamma 7-10/Off
  • Lamp control: High/Low
  • Lens Shift Function: Yes (Manual)
  • Motionflow™ Technology: Yes (with Film Projection On/Off, with Motion Enhancer High/Low/Off)
  • Noise Reduction: NR/MPEG NR


Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.): 16 x 7 x 18 1/4 in (407.4 x 179.2 x 463.9mm)
  • Weight (Approx.): 21.1 lbs. (9.6kg) 
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