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Sony VPLHW15

BRAVIA LCD Projector

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Delivering an immersive cinematic experience and Full HD 1080p resolution, the VPL-HW15 BRAVIA SXRD 1080p projector is the perfect home theater solution. This projector features three SXRD micro-display panels that work with a specially developed ARC-F (All Range Crisp Focus) lens and BRAVIA Engine 2 digital video processor to display stunning, life-like images on a scale that no flat panel HDTV can match. A 200W lamp provides startling brightness for enhanced performance in rooms with ambient light from lamps or windows, and Advanced Iris 3 technology delivers high contrast of up to 60,000:1 by automatically optimizing picture brightness on a scene-by-scene basis.

What's included in the box

Full HD 1080p with 3 SXRD 1920 x 1080 Panels

Three SXRD 1920 x 1080p micro-display panels support Full HD 1080p resolution for an impressive combination of vivid color, film-like image quality, and high-definition brilliance. Enjoy cinematic-quality images.

Advanced Iris 3

The Advanced Iris 3 function provides up to a 60,000:1 contrast ratio by optimizing both dark and bright scenes to produce deep black levels with stunning details.

Deep Color

By combining a 10-bit processor with 10-bit SXRD panels, the VPL-HW15 can create and display 64 times the level of color expression of 8-bit projectors, resulting in smoother color gradations and helping to avoid a "paint-by-numbers" look.

Panel Alignment function

A Panel Alignment function enables pixel alignment to within 1/10th of a pixel, making it possible to shift the entire picture to adjust for color gaps and produce a brighter, clearer, and more detailed picture.

Ultra Low Fan Noise 22dB

Exclusive Sony-designed fan delivers efficient cooling and whisper-quiet operation (22dB).

RS-232C connectivity

RS-232C connectivity enables operation of the projector using a home theater automation controller.

Functional Cosmetic Design for Home Theater

The VPL-HW15 features a sophisticated yet functional design, with a dark exterior that coordinates well with home theater environments.

BRAVIA Engine 2

BRAVIA Engine 2 fully digital video processor uses a collection of unique Sony algorithms to significantly reduce noise, enhance overall image detail, and optimize contrast so every scene produces sharp, vibrant, life-like images.


x.v.Color technology takes HD color expression to new levels. When connected to x.v.Color capable video sources, such as select Sony camcorders, the VPL-HW15 can display nearly twice as many (1.8x) viewable colors as the existing RGB color standard, resulting in more natural, life-like images.

Noise reduction functions

The VPL-HW15 features noise reduction functions that analyze scenes in real time to identify various types of noise and reduce unwanted artifacts, such as mosquito noise and block noise, without compromising the video signal.

Adjustable Lens Shift

Adjustable Lens Shift provides vertical and horizontal adjustments of the picture position expanding the projector's placement and installation options without distorting image quality.

Various Analog Inputs

The VPL-HW15 features various analog inputs including YPbPr Component, S-Video, Composite video, and a PC input (D-sub 15-pin) for easy connection to a wide variety of video sources.

RCP (Real Color Processing) function

RCP (Real Color Processing) function allows adjustment of specific colors on the picture without changing the overall image's color and hue.

200W Ultra-High-Pressure Lamp

A 200W Ultra-High-Pressure Lamp delivers natural color with a brightness of 1000 ANSI lumens.

24p True Cinema

24p True Cinema technology provides a direct connection to 24p video sources so you can avoid conversions and enjoy films at their intended 24 fps (frames per second).

ARC-F (All Range Crisp Focus) Lens

A specially developed ARC-F (All Range Crisp Focus) lens takes full advantage of the SXRD panels to deliver Full HD 1080p resolution with superior clarity and focus.

1.6x Zoom Lens

A 1.6x zoom lens provides a short focus distance and takes full advantage of Sony® SXRDTM technology to provide superior resolution and focus.

HDMI Inputs x 2

The VPL-HW15 BRAVIA SXRD 1080p Home Cinema Projector offers two HDMI inputs (up to 1080/60p capable) that deliver uncompressed digital video over one cable (cable sold separately).


BRAVIA Sync gives you one-touch access and control functionality other over BRAVIA Sync compatible equipment using the projector's remote and on-screen display.



  • Power Consumption (in Operation) : 300W
  • Power Consumption (in Standby) : 8W; :0.5W (low mode)
  • Power Requirements : AC 100 to 240V, 3.0-1.3A, 50/60H z

Video Features

  • Acceptable Video Signals : 15kHz RGB/component 50/60Hz, Progressive component 50/60Hz, 480/60i, 576/50i, 480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i,1080/48i; 1080/60p (HDMI only), 1080/50p (HDMI only), 1080/24p(HDMI only); Composite video, Y/C video
  • Deep Color : Yes
  • Lens Shift Function : Yes
  • Micro Display Type : 0.61-inch (15.4mm) SXRD panel, 6,220,800 pixels (2,073,600 pixels x3)
  • Video Processing : Yes (BRAVIA Engine 2)
  • Wide Mode : Wide Zoom, Normal, Full, Zoom, Full1, Full2
  • x.v.Color Technology : Yes


  • Display Resolution : 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • Screen Size (measured diagonally) : 40" to 200" measured diagonally (projected)

TV System

  • Color System : NTSC3.58 / PAL / SECAM / NTSC4.43 / PAL-M / PAL-N / PAL60


  • Brightness : 1,000 Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio : Up to 60,000:1


  • Lens : 1.6 times zoom lens (manual), f=18.5 to 29.6 mm / F2.50 to F3.40
  • Projection Picture Size : 40 to 300 inches (1,016mm to 7,620mm) (measured diagonally)
  • Television Type : HD Front Projectors

Operating Conditions

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

General Features

  • Acceptable Computer Signals : fH: 19 to 72kHz, fV : 48 to 92Hz, Maximum resolution 1920x1080 fV 60Hz

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.) : 16 1/8 x 71/8 x 18 3/8 inches
  • Weight (Approx.) : 22 lbs

Convenience Features

  • BRAVIA Theatre Sync : Yes (One-Button Home Theater Control (HDMI-CEC))

Inputs and Outputs

  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) : Phono type / HD D-sub 15-pin
  • Component/Progressive : Phono type / HD D-sub 15-pin
  • Composite Video Input(s) : Phono Type
  • HDMI Connection(s) : Yes
  • HDMI Connection(s) (Total) : 2
  • RS-232C Input(s) : D-sub 9-pin 
  • S-Video Input(s) : Y/C mini DIN 4-pin type

Product Wiki

Extended Warranty

Product Warranty - 1 Years Parts and Labor except the lamp. Lamp Warranty - 90 Days from date of purchase.



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