Sony Electronics has announced two new native 4K (4096 x 2160) home cinema projectors powered by “X1 for projector,” a picture processor based on technology used for Sony’s BRAVIA TV series that has now been optimized for projectors. This processor combines innovative technologies for high-precision frame analysis, enabling unique features like Dynamic HDR Enhancer and Reality Creation.
The new VPL-VW1025ES model and VPL-VW325ES model will replace the VPL-VW995ES and VPL-VW295ES, respectively. Like the models’ predecessors, these new projectors feature input lag reduction mode, improving performance of the display reaction speed and ensuring gamers enjoy the best possible experience.
According to Sony, the VPL-VW1025ES 2200lm laser model with premium All-Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens and VPL-VW325ES 1500lm lamp model offer immersive viewing experiences that deliver the creator’s true intent for the consumer, integrator, and custom installation (CI) channels.
VPL-VW1025ES and VPL-VW325ES Shared Features:
- Dynamic HDR Enhancer: Due to the processing power of the newly installed X1 for projector, more detailed analysis is performed and HDR enhancement power has become stronger compared to the previous models. This enhanced HDR feature analyzes each scene to deliver the best contrast performance when viewing HDR content, making the bright scenes brighter and the dark scenes darker. The dynamic range of contrast and brightness is further expanded by linking with the laser and iris.
- Sony’s Super Resolution “Reality Creation” Technology: The X1 for projector picture processor analyzes each scene to enrich 4K content and real-world detail and texture. Content filmed in 2K or Full HD is upscaled to 4K resolution.
- Native 4K SXRD Panel: Both models offer 4096 x 2160 4K resolution images with up to 8.8 million pixels. With rich, inky blacks as well as clear cinematic motion and image smoothness, these projectors can reproduce vibrant colors with more tones and textures than a standard projector system, according to the company.
VPL-VW1025ES Key Features:
- Edge to Edge Image Quality: The VPL-VW1025ES uses an ARC-F lens, which delivers pristine image quality across the entire screen. This large-aperture lens adopts an all-glass design for its 18 elements, including six extra low dispersion (ELD) elements. This ensures optimal convergence of the red, green, and blue primaries even at the extreme edges of the screen, for a clear and vivid image.
Pricing and Availability
The VPL-VW1025ES model is available to pre-order now in black for a suggested retail price of $39,999. For product details, visit: https://electronics.sony.com/tv-video/projectors/all-projectors/p/vplvw1025es.
The VPL-VW325ES model is available to pre-order now in both black and white for a suggested retail price of $5499. For product details, visit: https://electronics.sony.com/tv-video/projectors/all-projectors/p/vplvw325es.