Sony Electronics is bringing HDR capability to its 4K VPL-VW365ES home theater projector in May, and current owners will be able to add the feature with a firmware update. With this upgrade the VPL-VW365ES will be the third Sony home cinema projector, after the VPL-VW5000ES and VPL-VW665ES, to support the 4K HDR format.
"Sony understands 4K HDR like no other company," said Sunil Nayyar, director of product marketing, TV and Projectors, North America. "Sony's 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs deliver HDR compatibility and stunning performance, and our 4K HDR projectors offer a true home theater experience for enthusiasts looking for the best possible image quality, particularly on screens larger than 80 inches. Sony's 4K SXRD imaging technology and HDR support continues to be the state-of-the-art in home theater projection."
The VPL-VW365ES uses advanced SXRDTM panels for a native 4K picture, with no artificial manipulation of pixels so that over 26 million pixels are displayed with each refresh cycle. Rich and accurate color reproduction is ensured by Sony's proprietary TRILUMINOSTM engine design, while Motionflow picture technology serves to deliver clearer, less blurry images when watching fast-paced, cinematic or sports action.
The VPL-VW365ES allows users to enjoy the 4K and HDR content services using the latest HDMI standard and HDCP 2.2. A built-in RF 3D transmitter provides interface to 3D glasses with a strong wireless signal for wider coverage and uninterrupted 3D synchronization stability. Professional calibration features allow operators to adjust the picture to suit client tastes.
The VPL-VW365ES home theater projector was introduced at CEDIA 2015 at a suggested retail price of around $10,000. A firmware update will be available soon at no cost for existing owners from Sony's e-Support website.