Sony introduces world’s first 4K projector for high-end home theatre installations
Sep 8, 2011
New front projector delivers a variety of entertainment at more than four times the resolution of HDTV
BASINGSTOKE, UK, September 8, 2011: Sony Europe today introduced its VPL-VW1000ES 4K home theatre projector, once again demonstrating its leadership by delivering a first of its kind high resolution home entertainment experience. The model is the world’s first home theatre front projector that has been specifically designed to meet the needs of custom installers, and is capable of displaying stunning 4K images that provide entertainment enthusiasts with a more immersive, engaging visual experience with over four times the resolution of HDTV.
With 2,000 ANSI-lumens of brightness, the VPL-VW1000ES delivers nearly twice the output of previous Sony home theatre projectors. The VW1000ES also employs an entirely new SXRD 4K panel, which produces outstanding device contrast. When combined with Sony's Iris3 technology, the projector can achieve an incredible 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast.
Since 2003, Sony has been developing and improving its SXRD panels, creating different sizes and resolutions, HD and 4K. VPL-VW1000ES, the 0,74" 4K SXRD panel has been optimised for minimum light reflection to fit the 4K resolution. The size of each pixel has been reduced from 7μm to 4μm and the space between each pixel is also reduced, which an even distribution and accurate light reflection.
Newly developed 0.74" 4K SXRD Panel
In addition to supporting 4K native resolution, the VW1000ES projector also features an exclusive Super Resolution 4K upscaler “Reality Creation” that dramatically enhances 1080P content, allowing the viewers to get the most from their existing Blu-ray Disc™ libraries at home. For greater versatility, it can also display Full HD 3D and 4K upscaling 3D movies, as well as 2D and 3D anamorphic film, plus it has built-in transmitter. And it has picture position memory which memorizes the position of the zoom lens.
The performance and function of this 4K upscaler "Reality Creation" can be vastly improved by evolving the pattern classification, based on the statistical learning, using a wide variety of images in the Sony original super resolution algorithm, which has been developed and evolved over the decades. Furthermore, the super resolution 4K upscaler can deliver high definition, seamless and smooth 4K pictures by the dynamic control, based on the measurement and analysis of the input picture quality (noise, spectrum) and the processing of the super resolution, including the characteristics of the display device (4K projector).
4K Upscaler "Reality Creation"
The VW1000ES offers a variety of installation options, including dual triggers, a 2.1 motorized zoom, expanded throw distances, an RS232 interface, control over IP, and compatibility with virtually every home automation integrator.
"The VPL-VW1000ES is just the latest in a complete series of Sony home projectors. Last year at IFA, Sony released its first 3D home projector, the VPL-VW90ES, and in June of this year, the VPL-HW30ES projector joined the line as a high-performance, entry-level 3D model. Most recently, the VPL-VW95ES was announced at IFA as a mid-level 3D home projector option. And today with its truly advanced resolution, the new VPL-VW1000ES 4K home theatre projector delivers on the promise of the future of home entertainment – today.” said Tak Nakane, product manager from Sony Europe
AvailabilitySony’s new VPL-VW1000ES 4K home theatre front projector will begin shipping this winter through Sony’s home cinema accredited dealers.