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Sony introduces high-end home cinema projector

Duncan Proctor 16 October 2015
Sony VPL-VW5000ES

Sony has launched the VPL-VW5000ES home cinema projector, a 5,000-lumen 4K SXRD laser light source unit designed specifically for large and well equipped home cinema rooms. It is compatible with High Dynamic Range (HDR), emulates the new BT.2020 colour gamut, and covers the full DCI-P3 colour gamut.

The professional calibration tools allow the user to choose to emulate the BT.2020 colour space, ensuring compatibility with upcoming home video formats. The VPL-VW5000ES also offers HDR compatibility by bringing together high brightness, infinite dynamic contrast and signal processing technology.

Additionally, Sony’s Advanced Motionflow reduces blur and maintains brightness and the projector’s fast imagers allow viewing of fast actions content, such as sports events, with smoothness. It also includes an HDMI input that works with HDCP 2.2. That same input has enough bandwidth to accept 4K 60p signals up to YCbCr 4:4:4 8bit or YCbCr 4:2:2 12bit.

There are options for flexible installations as the VW5000ES can be tilted up to 30°, and the newly developed liquid cooling system helps reduce noise allowing the projector to be located near viewers without disruption.

Benefits of the laser light engine include fast on/off times with no waiting for the projector to cool. It also delivers a long operational life with a linear decrease in brightness, which avoids the colour shift seen with traditional lamp wear. If colour settings do shift over time, a built-in re-calibration function can test and reset the projector to its original factory calibration.

“The VPL-VW5000ES projector is truly the ultimate home cinema solution, joining an impressive line-up of Sony home theatre projectors specifically designed for the high-end installer market, like the VPL-GTZ1 and Lifespace UX´s LSPX-W1S Ultra Short Throw models,” said Thomas Issa, product manager at Sony Professional Europe. “Our new projector combines the best technologies found in our professional cinema projectors to offer spectacular image quality as well as reliability, bringing the home theatre experience to the next level.”

The VPL-VW5000ES will be available in Europe in Q1 of 2016

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