Sony has announced two new native 4K home cinema projectors using the company’s own ‘X1 for projector’ picture processors enabling dynamic HDR. The two models comprise the VPL-VW1025ES (available in black, MSRP $39,999) and the VPL-VW325ES (available in black or white, MSRP $5,499) and both can be pre-ordered now.
“Sony’s 4K SXRD projectors have led the market for years, and these new models take the viewer’s experience to the next level,” said Neal Manowitz, President and COO, Sony Electronics Inc. “Whether they’re for enjoying the latest movies or playing action-packed games, our newest projectors deliver a dynamic, big screen experience that truly immerses viewers in their favorite content.”
The laser-driven VPL-VW1025ES and conventional lamp VPL-VW325ES (pictured above in white) projectors will replace the VPL-VW995ES and VPL-VW295ES, respectively, and both feature input lag reduction for gamers. The aforementioned dynamic HDR enhancer uses scene-by-scene contrast analysis to improve picture performance. Furthermore, Sony deploys a ‘Reality Creation’ technology within the X1 processor which promises to enrich 4K content and deliver “real-world” detail and texture.
A native 4K SXRD panel (4096 x 2160) supports images with up to 8.8 million pixels on both machines. However, the higher-end VW1025ES uses an upgraded ARC-F lens with 18 glass elements, including six extra low dispersion (ELD) optics for enhanced convergence of red, green and blue primaries at the edges of the screen.
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