It's the first from Sony to be priced affordably at $3,700.
One of the very cool things of the ever advancing state of technology is that prices tend to go down very quickly. Last year, Sony put out a 3D capable SXRD projector at a price of around $10,000. This year's model will run you just $3,799.
The VPL-HW30ES offers support for the usual assortment of 3D formats and even gives you the option to make 3D video out of 2D content. It offers a contrast of 70,000:1 and an output of 1300 lumens. The new projector also includes video processing technologies from Sony, like Dark Frame Insertion and Mosquito Noise Reduction.
You won't get glasses with the VPL-HW30ES, but Sony has released the new TDG-PJ1 3D glasses to go with it. They're about 75 percent of the weight of Sony's other 3D glasses and they can handle up to 30 hours of viewing on a 30 minute charge.
The projector itself will be available for $3,699 in July. The glasses will run you $129 and the 3D transmitter required if you're going 3D is $79.