Sony has announced two new native 4K ultra high-definition video projectors, adding to the brands already impressive home cinema line up.
True Native 4K — That’s 8.8 Million Pixels of WOW!
Sony’s SXRD panels render 8.8 million pixels (4096 x 2160) of true native 4K resolution. While other brands offer 4K via ‘pixel shifting’ technologies, only Sony offers true native 4K projection at these kinds prices.
What we and our clients have always loved from Sony for the rich color, detail, contrast their projectors can render on a screen. Projector quality is key to creating a realistic and immersive experience where you forget you are sitting in your own home because you have been transported to another time and place.
Tym was in San Diego in September for CEDIA 17 to see these new Sony models in person. And we got to spend more time with each of these new guys at a special Sony event in Salt Lake City.
Until now, 4K projection from Sony started at $50,000 and went up to $60,000 for their flagship VPL-VW5000ES. Now, you can instant-on 4K projection with a 20,000-hour rated light source for $25,000. This is more than a 4K laser projector.
This new model also gives you true HDR projection with 10-bit color, 2,000 lumens of brightness, and incredible contrast. Sony has managed to pack all of this goodness into a manageably-sized housing. This model isn’t really larger than the mid-range non-laser Sony’s that fit nicely into any room—even those with lower ceilings.
All sony projectors feature Sony’s proprietary Reality Creation, which upscales non-4K content to look ahh-mazing, as well as Motion Flow which can be adjusted to smooth out motion blur—which is especially nice on larger screens.
And by under $5,000, Sony means $4,999.99—still, this new entry-level model is the only native 4K projector on the market for less than $8,000.
The VPL-VW285ES uses the same technologies Sony developed originally for their commercial cinema projectors, and the 285 boasts true HDR10 color. Some projectors can “accept HDR signals” or are “HDR signal compatible”, but this model can actually render Ultra High Definition imagery in 10-bit color. That means the images have more of the colors our eyes are capable of seeing—making the new HDR content seem lifelike.
Which Sony 4K Projector is Right For You?
We’ve had a Sony 4K projector in each of our award-winning theaters and the owners of each of those theaters LOVE the stunning image quality. If you are considering a custom home theater—or upgrading your current projector—consider bringing 8.8 million pixels of true 4K WOW to your home.
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Matt is a co-founder and lead systems designer for TYM LLC. His smart home and audio/visual designs have won three “Home of the Year Awards” from Electronic House & CE Pro magazine, and two awards from the Consumer Technology Association, including "Home Theater of the Year", and "Custom Smart Home of the Year".
Matt is a golden State fan.