Sony VPL-HW45ES Full HD SXRD Home Cinema Projector

Model: VPLHW45ES UPC: 027242898288 Item: 166707


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Your living room cinema just arrived. 

The Sony VPL-HW45ES home cinema projector puts Sony's Reality Creation engine to use, creating a picture that will bring your favorite films to life. Vibrant and crystal clear, this projector creates a stunning experience that simply can't be replicated elsewhere. 

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Sony VPL-HW45ES Highlights

  • High-definition home-theater projector
  • 16:9 aspect ratio (can also play 4:3 aspect ratio)
  • Reduced lag for more responsive gaming
  • 3 SXRD chips -- one each for red, blue, and green
  • 3D-ready with active RF emitter
  • Reality Creation super resolution processing
  • Long-lasting, energy-efficient lamp
  • Front-loaded USB 2.0 jack for streaming digital content
  • 1,800 ANSI lumen brightness
  • Dynamic lamp control improves 3D brightness
  • Dimensions: 16.2” W x 17.2” H x 18.3” D
  • Weight: 20 lbs
  • Warranty: 3-year limited
  • World Wide Stereo’s 60-day guarantee

The Home Theater Revolution, Sony Style 

Thinking about upgrading to a projector for your home theater? With its perfect balance of price and quality, our Sony VPL-HW45ES Full SXRD Home Cinema Projector is just the right system for your needs. Featuring Sony’s vaunted SXRD technology and fully 3D ready, it’s an outstanding example of Sony quality -- at an affordable price point. 

Movie Theater Fidelity, Right at Home 

Sony isn’t just an electronics company. They also own a movie studio, and the understanding of what real projectors need to be successful this entails shows at every turn in the VPL-HW45ES. It’s outfitted with three of their top-of-the-line professional-grade SXRD color chips -- one each for red, green, and blue -- for deep, rich, and accurate colors. Only the Sony VPL series can provide this type of legendary performance.  

The Best Picture, Period 

Make any signal an HD signal with Sony’s fabled Reality Creation engine. And with its included Motionflow technology, you’ll never need to worry again about your refresh rate not matching up with your movies’ and TV shows’ frame rates. It’s the perfect two-part cinema tech combo, and one that gives the VPL-HW45ES the best picture of any projector in its class.  

Vibrant, Cinematic Brightness 

This dynamic lamp technology works together with rechargeable 3D glasses, too. With vibrant, truly cinematic brightness, your 3D library has never looked better. It’s also fully RF 3D compatible, so your favorite movies will look great with any pair of 3D glasses you (or your friends) happen to own. 

No Extraneous Noise 

Don’t let the projector itself ruin your home theater experience! With its whisper-quiet, 22 dB front-facing fan for superior cooling and throw distance -- without needing to worry about wall clearance -- you’ll hardly even remember it’s there. Just enjoy the sensation of watching movies in your home theater the way they were meant to be watched.

User-Friendly and Customizable 

With nine amazing presets -- including special modes for 2D, 3D, and black and white movies, your gaming console, and watching your slideshows straight out of the box, the VPL-HW45ES is a cinch to set up and use. And true home theater buffs will love the incredible flexibility the deep 1.6x zoom ratio and lens shift offers. Perfect for any user in any situation.


VPL-HW45ES Specifications:


  • Screen Size: 40” to 300” (1,016 mm to 7,624 mm)


  • LCD Panel: SXRD panel, 0.61” x 3 effective display area size, 6,220,800 (1920 x 1080 x 3) pixels
  • Lens: 1.6x Manual Zoom; Manual Shift: V:+/-71% / H:+/-25%

General Features

  • Acceptable Computer Signals: fH: 19 to 72 kHz, fV: 48 to 92 Hz
  • Lamp Replacement Time (Recommended): 6000 H (Lamp mode: Low)

Inputs and Outputs

  • HDMI™ Connection(s): HDMI1 / HDMI 2: Digital (RGB/Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr)
  • IR Input(s): Yes (mini jack)
  • RS-232C Input(s): Yes (D-sub 9-pin (female))
  • USB: DC 5V, Max. 500 mA

Installation Features

  • Focus: Yes (Manual)
  • Shift: Yes (Manual)
  • Shift Range: V: +/- 0.71V; H: +/- 0.25H
  • Ultra Low Fan Noise: 22 dB
  • Zoom: Yes (Manual) 1.6x

Operating Conditions

  • Operating Humidity: 35 to 85% (no condensation)
  • Operating Temperature: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
  • Storage Humidity: 10 to 90% (no condensation)
  • Storage Temperature: -4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)


  • Power Consumption (in Operation) max.: AC 100 V to 120 V: 310 W AC 220 V to 240 V: 310 W
  • Power Consumption (in Standby): Standby Mode: AC 100 V to 120 V: 0.4 W (when "Remote Start" is set to "Off") AC 220 V to 240 V: 0.4 W (when "Remote Start" is set to "Off") Networked Standby Mode: AC 100 V to 120 V / AC 220 V to 240 V: 1.0 W (LAN) (when "Remote Start" is set to "On") Networked Standby Mode Activated: After about 10 Minutes
  • Power Requirements: AC 100 V to 240 V, 3.1 A to 1.3 A,50/60 Hz


  • Brightness: Light output: 1800 lm (Lamp mode: High) *2 *2 The values are estimate.

Video Features

  • Acceptable Video Signals: Computer signal input: 1920 x 1080 dots (HDMI Input only) (Max. display resolution) Video signal input: 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)

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.): 16 1/8 x 7 1/8 x 18 3/8 in (407.4 x 179.2 x 463.9 mm) (W x H x D) (without protrusions)
  • Weight (Approx.): 20 lbs. ( 9 kg)


  • 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.

What's in the Box

What's in the box:

  • RM-PJ28 Remote Commander (1)
  • Size AA (R6) Manganese Batteries (2)
  • AC Power Cord (1)
  • Lens Cap (1)
  • Operating Instructions (CD-ROM) (1)
  • Quick Reference Manual (1)


Customer Reviews for Sony VPL-HW45ES Full HD SXRD Home Cinema Projector

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Awesome Projector
We recently bought this projector and we were blown away by the picture quality.
May 5, 2017
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HD SXRD home projector
This is my second Sony Projector. The first one worked for eight years and the Main Board went out. Purchase second Sony projector. Cost differnce between replace and repair $400.00. Great projector and the new has better colour and picture is very crisp without having to have the room blacked out
October 4, 2017
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I needed a replacement for my old Epson 8350. I thought about going with a Faux-K model, but decided to hold off until true 4k models (that can render credible HDR) come down to my price range. I'd been reading nothing but overwhelmingly positive reviews on this guy and boy they weren't kidding. The contrast ratio and color rendering are absolutely sublime. The black levels are wonderfully deep and easily beat my old Epson... and without an auto iris! I've even checked out a couple of 4K blu-rays down converted to 1080p SDR from my Sony player and they look pretty darn good. If you're looking for a great projector, but don't have the money to plunk down on a true 4K model yet, I would definitely recommend this projector.
November 26, 2017
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Great features
I bought this about 3 months ago...and I love it!!!
November 22, 2017
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Best in its class
I replaced a several-year-old EPSON 8100 1080P projector. Great choice as I wait for the 4K to settle out in a few years. Easy setup, great picture. Amazing.
January 9, 2018
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simple registration great product, super price
great value with sony reliability, what could be better?
March 25, 2018
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Very bright detailed picture
My 8 year old JVC DLA X7 that I paid 6K for went dead. A friend recommended the 45ES at less than half the price of the JVC. I simply love it. One recommendation would to have a keystone correction on it but that is a small gripe. I hope 3D never dies. On a 120 inch screen the thing is detailed and bright.
February 9, 2018
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Great quality and pretty quiet
Bought this recently and have been very impressed with the quality of the projector. A typical sony quality product.
December 30, 2017
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It’s worth the money to me
Picked up the 45 es a month ago and have about 120 hrs on it so far. It’s great. Screen was on back order so I just used the wall. No special paint just what was there and it was flawless. I’d like to see Sony sell it with the mounting bracket and a spare bulb for the price. But minor add on I guess.
March 21, 2018
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Great Projector
Crystal clear and lots of features. Must own product
March 8, 2018
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