Sony’s New 4K Home Theater Projectors

Sony’s New 4K Home Theater Projectors

The new projectors include the VPL-VW665ES and VPL-VW365ES, which deliver native 4K resolution and feature a new long-lasting lamp designed to last up to 6,000 hours.

Sony is developing HDR support across its portfolio and the VPL-VW665ES is compatible with HDMI input of HDR (High Dynamic Range) content with a 300,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

The new VPL-VW665ES and VPL-VW365ES use advanced SXRD™ panels for a native 4K picture, with no manipulation of pixels. Accurate color reproduction is achieved by Sony’s proprietary TRILUMINOS™ engine design, and Motionflow picture technology serves to deliver clearer, less blurry images when watching fast-paced, cinematic or sports action.

Both new models are compatible with 4K content services by employing the latest connectivity options using the newest HDMI standard and HDCP 2.2. A built-in RF 3D transmitter provides interface to industry-standard 3D glasses with a strong wireless signal for wider coverage and 3D synchronization stability. Professional calibration features and color correction tools allow access to adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness of each color and the color space for red, green, blue respectively, to their desired level.

The new projectors began shipping in October at a suggested retail price of $9,999 for the VPL-VW365ES and $14,999 for the VPL-VW665ES.

Recent findings from PMA Research show that the 4K projector market has been growing steadily since 2010, and is forecast for greater growth in the coming years as more 4K content and playback devices become available.