Sony Readies HDR Support for VPL-VW365ES 4K Ultra HD Home Theater Projector

Posted Wed Apr 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM PDT by
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The VPL-VW365ES will soon gain high dynamic range support.  

Sony has announced plans to add HDR (high dynamic range) support to its VPL-VW365ES 4K Ultra HD Home Theater Projector. The update will be available through a firmware upgrade set for release in May.

"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 is a native 4K projector with an SXRD panel, Sony’s proprietary TRILUMINOs engine, Motionflow picture technology, and a built-in RF 3D transmitter. Likewise, the projector includes HDMI connectivity with HDCP 2.2 compliancy and a long-lasting lamp for up to 6,000 hours of performance. In addition, upcoming HDR support will allow the projector to display supported high dynamic range content, offering superior contrast, highlights, and shadows. The VPL-VW365ES will now be the third Sony 4K projector with HDR support, following the VPL-VW665ES and VPL-VW5000ES.

Sony's premium VPL-VW5000ES ($60,000) uses an SXRD panel with a laser light engine to produce 4K images with 5,000 lumens of brightness. In addition, the VPL-VW5000ES includes integrated HDR (high dynamic range) playback, full support for the DCI-P3 color gamut, and the ability to emulate the BT.2020 color space. The projector also features an HDCP 2.2 compliant HDMI input that is capable of accepting 4K 60p signals at up to YCbCr 4:4:4 8bit or YCbCr 4:2:2 12bit. 

The VPL-VW365ES is now available for a suggested retail price of $9,999. In addition, the VPL-VW665ES is now available for a suggested retail price of $14,999.

Source: Sony

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