Sony Electronics announced pricing and availability details on its newest 4K HDR laser home theater projector, and introduced the entry-level VPL-VW285ES and mid-level VPL-VW385ES models.
The new VPL-VW885ES is armed with 2,000 lumens of brightness, Infinite Dynamic Contrast with real-time laser light level control and 20,000 hours of lamp life. It employs the TRILUMINOSTM DISPLAY which provides a much broader color range, reproducing more tones and textures than a standard projector system. The Reality Creation technology, provides a crisper picture quality and enhanced detail while not sharpening picture noise. Sony's Motionflow feature, which displays smooth, sharp motion that captures the natural movement across a display, now enhances both 4K and HD content. The VPL-VW885ES also equips two 18 Gbps HDMI inputs that support HDCP 2.2., to allow access to the highest frame rates and bit depths of 4K resolution content.
The VPL-VW885ES operates at whisper-quiet level. Its compact size allows installation in smaller rooms while still displaying a large screen view. In addition, the Picture Position memory registers provide one-button access to different aspect ratio format presets, allowing the VPL-VW885ES to quickly adjust between 16:9, 2.35:1, as well as other aspect ratios. Movie buffs and enthusiasts using ultra-wide screens will appreciate the vertical stretch compatibility for 4K signals (V-stretch for 4K), as well as for HD content, that can be employed with 3rd-party anamorphic lenses to fully utilize the display area.
Kaleidescape, creators of Strato 4K Ultra HD high-dynamic-range movie player, will partner with Sony to provide new promotional offers for consumers who purchase a Sony 4K HDR projector and Kaleidescape 4K player. Offers include movie bundles valued up to $350 and are available to consumers that become owners of both a Sony 4K projector and a Strato player between September 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.
The VPL-VW885ES home theater projector retails at the price of $24,999.99 MSRP and will ship in late November 2017.
Sony also today is introducing their newest true 4K HDR home theater projector models, including the entry-level VPL-VW285ES. The VPL-VW285ES offers up to 200 inches in 4K HDR and more than four times the resolution of full HD. It supports 4K HDR signals at 60p with 10-bit depth for compatibility with gaming systems and high frame rate movies. Viewers will enjoy the TRILUMINOS DISPLAY and longer playing time than a standard projector with operation time of up to 6,000 hours.
For cinema-viewers and gamers seeking to advance into mid-level home theater projectors, Sony also announced the new VPL-VW385ES 4K HDR home theater projector. The VPL-VW385ES has a Dynamic Contrast of 200,000:1. Thanks to the Advanced Iris, cinema-viewers and gamers are able to witness bright highlights and dark scenes in vivid detail.
Both models include Sony's Reality Creation feature, which provides a crisper picture quality on 4K content and upscaling from HD content.
The compact sizes of both true 4K HDR projectors permit for installation in smaller rooms while still allowing for a large screen size
Sony 4K HDR Home Theater Projector Line Models and Prices
- Sony VPL-VW285ES 4K HDR Home Theater Projector, $4,999.99 MSRP
- Sony VPL-VW385ES 4K HDR Home Theater Projector, $7,999.99 MSRP
- Sony VPL-VW675ES 4K HDR Home Theater Projector, $14,999.99 MSRP
The Sony VPL-VW285ES and VPL-VW385ES is available for purchase at all authorized dealers.