Three new projectors have been detailed, including two 4K models.
Last week at the CEDIA Expo, Sony detailed three new home theater front projectors. "Each year, we come to CEDIA to deliver innovative, high performance products for the custom install channel," said Mike Lucas, senior vice president of Sony Electronics' Home Entertainment & Sound division. "Our ES line-up continues to raise the bar on what the most discerning home entertainment enthusiast expects from Sony, whether they want to enjoy the best picture quality or unmatched sound, we have the right solution for every environment."
First up is the VPL-VW1100ES, a 4K projector that sports Full Digital Cinema Initiative-based 4096 x 2160 resolution. The model also features 2,000 ANSI-lumens of brightness, a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 3D playback, and Sony's Iris 3 technology for improved black levels. Sony's Reality Creation picture engine for video enhancement is also integrated and the projector includes support for the newest HDMI standard for 4K/60p playback. The VPL-VW1100ES will come bundled with Sony's FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD Media Player and an Xperia Z Tablet for a suggested retail price of $28,000.
In addition, the company is releasing the more inexpensive VPL-VW600ES 4K projector which also features a resolution of 4096 x 2160. The device has 1,700 ANSI-lumens of brightness, a 200,000:1 contrast ratio, 3D playback, TRILUMINOS display technology, and support for the newest HDMI spec. The projector will be available in November for a suggested retail price of $15,000. A version bundled with the FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD Media Player and a Sony Xperia Z Tablet will also be available for $16,000.
Finally, Sony has unveiled a new HD projector as well. The VPL-HW55ES features 1080p resolution, 1,700 ANSI lumen of brightness, a dynamic contrast ratio of more than 120,000:1, Sony's Digital Reality Creation picture engine, and 3D playback. The projector will be available in October for a suggested retail price of $4,000.