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Sony VPL-HW15 Bravia SXRD Projector

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1080p Full HD SXRD Home Cinema projector; Contrast ratio 60,000:1, Advanced Iris 3, BRAVIA ENGINE 2

Building on Sony’s highly successful model VPL-HW10, the BRAVIA VPL-HW15 brings Home Cinema to a new level of image quality for film lovers. Its attractive design, Full HD capability and affordable price make it ideal for a true in-home cinematic experience.

The brand new VPL-HW15 Full HD resolution is optimized thanks to the 3SXRD technology, where three 1920 x 1080 panels enable a consistent image quality across the entire screen. This technology also provides users with cinema-quality images by minimizing the space between pixels for smooth and dot-less pictures. The liquid crystal cell of the SXRD provides faster responses which enhance the crispness and vividness of images, even fast-moving images from video sources. With a contrast ratio of 60,000:1, Sony’s Advanced Iris 3™ can bring out the detail in darker sequences and prevent bright scenes from looking washed out. Sony’s Advanced Iris 3™ works like the human eye, responding dynamically to the level of light in each scene, and always selecting the optimum contrast.

The VPL-HW15’s BRAVIA ENGINE 2 technology, which stems from Sony’s experience in building televisions also incorporates full digital signal processing technology, to reproduce optimal, high resolution images from SD or HD signals. This further enhances the image quality, contrast ratio and noise reduction. The new VPL-HW15 is also equipped with the All Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens which offers a 1.6x manual zoom and both vertical and horizontal adjustment with the Adjustable Lens Shift Function, simplifying projector set up and helping users achieve a good picture in a variety of environments. Users will also benefit from the Panel Alignment Function which corrects automatically any displaced panel at the projector’s heart, in case of manipulation. BRAVIA Sync simplifies and enhances the home theatre experience. Through the control capabilities of HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface), the different devices synchronise with one another for intuitive operations such as One Touch Play.

“The VPL-HW15 is the latest addition to the Sony BRAVIA SXRD Home Cinema Projector range and demonstrates our commitment to delivering HD-quality home cinema to the mass market,” said Takayuki Nakane, “Delivering this new projector at an affordable price point doesn’t mean we’ve compromised in quality.”

Sony VPL-HW15 Bravia SXRD Projector

Sony VPL-HW15 Remote Control

Technical Specifications

Optical
Panel Resolution
1080p Full HD, 1920 x 1080
Panel Technology / Panel Size / Nr of Pixels SXRD™/ 0.61 inch / 6,220,800 (3x 2,073,600)
Lens Type ARC-F (All Range Crisp Focus)
Lens Zoom Ratio 1.6x
Lens F/f 2.50 — 3.40 / 18.5 — 29.6mm
Zoom & Focus Manual
Lens Shift Vertical 65%, Horizontal 25%
Contrast Ratio 60,000:1
Brightness 1000 ANSI Lumen
Lamp LMP-H201 200W UHP
Screen Size (16:9 diagonal) 40″ – 300″ / 1m-7.6m
Throwing Distance 1.2m -14.1m
Throw Ratio (16:9 diagonal) 1.47 – 2.18
Inputs
HDMI (19-pin connector) 2
Component Video (3x RCA connectors) 1
S-Video (Mini DIN 4-pin) 1
Composite Video (RCA connector) 1
Input A (HD D-sub 15-pin) 1 (Analogue RGB, Component)
Outputs
Control RS-232C (D-sub 9-pin) 1 (AMX Protocol Supported)
General
Fan Noise 22dB
Lamp Life 3,000 Hours(Replacement time)
Filter Cleaning Time Every 1,500 Hours
Power Consumption: Max / Standby / Low 300W / 8W / 0.5W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 407.4 x 179.2 x 463.9mm
Weight 10kg
Body Colour Cosmic Black
Throwing Distance, 16:9 Screen, Ceiling Mount
Min – Max Screen Size (diagonally) 40 – 300-inch / 1 – 7.6m
40-inch / 1m screen 1.4 – 2.0m
80-inch / 2m screen 2.6 – 3.9m
100-inch / 2.5m screen 3.3 – 4.8m
120-inch / 3.0m screen 3.9 – 5.8m
200-inch / 5.1m screen 6.4 – 9.5m
300-inch / 7.6m screen 9.5 – 14.3m
Acceptable Video Signals
720p 720/60p, 720/50p
1080i 1080/60i, 1080/50i
1080p via HDMI 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 1080/24p


Price and Availability
This VPL-HW15 projector will be available October for about $3,000, and will be offered direct at Sony Style retail stores nationwide and authorized installation dealers around the country.

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