The new Sony projectors comprise the VPL-VW520ES and VPL-VW320ES, which deliver native 4K resolution for a truly immersive viewing experience and the VPL-HW65ES, featuring SXRD panel technology and second generation Reality Creation.
All three new projectors will be available in October in white in addition to black, following the request from customers around Europe.
The VPL-VW520ES and VPL-VW320ES are the successors to Sony’s VPL-VW500ES and VPL-VW300ES projectors, boasting up to 6,000 hours of performance with high brightness and high contrast.
Both new models allow users to enjoy up-to-date 4K content services through the latest connectivity options in the latest HDMI standard and HDCP 2.2.
A built-in RF 3D transmitter makes it easy to provide further adaptability with a strong wireless signal for wider coverage and 3D synchronisation stability.
A standout feature of the VPL-VW520ES is that, for the first time ever in-home cinema projection, the projector is compatible with HDMI input of HDR (High Dynamic Range) content with a 300,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.
HDR imagery has been optimised to closely replicate the reality our eyes see every day, offering a higher contrast and deeper blacks.
The VPL-VW520ES and VPL-VW320ES also utilise SXRDTM panels for a native 4K picture, with no artificial manipulation of pixels.
This is further bolstered by Sony’s proprietary TRILUMINOSTM engine design and Motionflow picture technology.
Users may also adjust the picture to suit their tastes through the professional calibration function, allowing users to adjust the hue, saturation and brightness of each colour and the colour space for red, green, blue respectively, to their desired level.
Not forgetting the VPL-HW65ES, which utilises SXRD panel technology and second generation Reality Creation, offering a full HD home cinema experience at a lower price point.
The VPL-HW65ES also benefits from Sony’s 6,000 hour long-lasting lamp, a built in RF 3D transmitter and a USB update function to keep the device’s firmware up-to-date with the latest software releases.
IP control gives the projector versatile home automation compatibility, which combines with its compact size and front exhaust to suit a range of flexible installation solutions.
“These new 4K projectors from Sony demonstrate our commitment to the native 4K resolution and HDR imagery, which guarantees the most immersive cinematic experience,” comments Thomas Issa, product manager at Sony Professional Europe.
“Our projectors further support this through SXRD technology to achieve high-resolution images without the need to compromise between deep contrast and motion capabilities. We want our customers to enjoy true 4K, whether it is in a dedicated dark room or a living room. But it’s not only about what’s on the inside any more. We now offer these devices in white to suit the needs of modern installation scenarios, which often mean the projectors are features of their rooms, rather than being hidden away out of sight. For us, the technology and design go hand in hand to provide the true home cinema experience.”
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