Sony Unveils 4K SXRD Projector Trio In San Diego
Sony used CEDIA 2017 in San Diego Wednesday to unveil three new native 4K Ultra HD projectors.
All models are based on Sony’s native 4K SXRD (LCoS) microdisplay technology with full 4K 4096×2160 resolution and are compatible with HDR10 metadata.
Although the models closely resemble those introduced for the U.K. market at last week’s IFA technology show in Berlin, Germany, the models being added to the U.S. custom installation channel have different model numbers and slight differences in features and functions.
The new models include two HDMI2.0a/HDCP2.2 inputs, MotionFlow smooth motion technology, Super Resolution Reality Creation video processing, Triluminos Display color processing technology for projectors and low-noise operation.
Read more on Sony’s 4K projector additions after the jump:
The VPL-VW285ES (under $5,000 suggested retail) and VPL-VW385ES ($7,999 suggested retail) are both lamp-based projectors that will be available shortly, Sony said. The VW285ES outputs 1,500 lumens of brightness, has a 2.06 zoom and wide lens shift. The VPL-VW385ES adds an Advanced Iris that produces a 200,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.
The top-performing VPL-VW885ES (shipping in November at a $24,999 suggested retail), pictured at top, is a laser light-engine based unit, with 2,000 lumens of brightness, “infinite” contrast performance, and a compact design.
Other features include auto calibration, 4K MotionFlow smooth motion processing, vertical stretch compatibility for 4K signals (V-stretch for 4K), as well as for HD content, that can be employed with third-party anamorphic lenses.
Sony also announced that it has paternered with Kaleidescape, creators of the Strato 4K Ultra HD high-dynamic-range HDR movie player, 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 Sept. 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.
By Greg Tarr
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