Three new projector models have been unveiled.
Sony has announced several new additions to its home theater projector lineup. The upcoming projectors include the VPL-VW665ES, VPL-VW365ES, and VPL-HW65ES.
"Ten years after introducing the world's first 4K projectors for the industry conversion from film-based to digital cinema in neighborhood theaters, Sony is releasing our next generation of 4K projectors for use in home theaters. These latest models continue to expand our support for enthusiasts and dealers with features like HDR and IP control," said Andre Floyd, Product Manager for projectors at Sony Electronics Inc. "By improving brightness, contrast and lamp life, and providing great calibration tools, we deliver users out-of-the-box optimized picture quality while enabling installation experts to tweak the image to meet the needs of a particular environment or a viewer’s taste. Sony’s 4K SXRD imaging technology remains the state of the art in home theater projection."
The VPL-VW665ES and VPL-VW365ES appear to be US model versions of the previously announced international VPL-VW520ES and VPL-VW320ES. Both are native 4K projectors with SXRD panels, Sony’s proprietary TRILUMINOs engine, Motionflow picture technology, and built-in RF 3D transmitters. Likewise, both include HDMI connectivity with HDCP 2.2 compliancy and long-lasting lamps for up to 6,000 hours of performance. In addition, the VPL-VW665ES offers HDR (high dynamic range) support and features a 300,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Meanwhile, for customers not yet ready for Ultra HD, Sony is also releasing the VPL-HW65ES Full HD projector.
Sony's VPL-VW665ES ($14,999), VPL-VW365ES ($9,999), and VPL-HW65ES ($3,999) will start shipping in October.