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Is the Sony UST projector VPLVZ1000ES worth buying now?

This expensive Sony UST projector has come down in price to $15,000. Is it worth buying now at this price?
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This expensive Sony UST projector has come down in price to $15,000. Is it worth buying now at this price?
How long is a piece of string....

Value is very personal thing, so only you will know if you think it is worth paying.

Check here for specs etc:

https://www.sony.com/electronics/projector/vpl-vz1000es

And check out the Eye candy thread (in this very 3000+ section) for examples of screen shots from people (myself included) with Sony and other projectors for a glimpse at what it would be like picture wise.

Edited to add that the VZ1000 has been reduced by a massive £9k in the UK as well!
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This projector has all the major boxes checked for me.
1. Very quiet projector
2. True 4K
3. 3D capable
4. Short throw among UST
5. No rainbow effect

I could buy 5 Vava 4K units with $15,000. In fact, I did ordered the Vava from Amazon a few days ago but I cancelled the order yesterday.

I will have to try and raise $15,000 from stocks in the next few weeks/months for this Sony projector. Stocks are down these past few days so it is time to buy and hopefully get some profits for this Sony projector 🙂
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I'd say it depends on the intended screen size and how it would be used.

A lot of people use UST projectors for living TV replacements. A lot of the lower priced ALR or CLR screens are made to work UST projectors in sizes of 100" and 120". For a 100" screen, I think you have better options if good lights on living room performance is the goal.

For a $15,000 budget there are a number of 98" 4k flat screen TV / monitors. I've seen them new for as little as $8000 and any one of them is going to perform better in a bright living.

For larger screen sizes, projection is still the only option for people who can't afford $500,000 for Panasonic's 152" 4k plasma or one of the newer micro led screens. The Sony looks to be the best UST 4k option currently available without going up another $20k+ in budget.

You want to be sure you need UST though. There is generally a slight drop in quality VS a regular throw projector of comparable quality.
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That's a great deal for that projector especially when you compare the price point to the Hisense model. I would much rather have the Sony. However, $15k is $15k no matter how you slice it and I would be worried about spending that much on a unit that is not very future proof with 8k and HDMI 2.1 already here. Replacing a $3k unit when it becomes outdated is a much easier pill to swallow. At the end of the day, only you can answer how much it's worth to you.

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This projector has all the major boxes checked for me.
1. Very quiet projector
2. True 4K
3. 3D capable
4. Short throw among UST
5. No rainbow effect

I could buy 5 Vava 4K units with $15,000. In fact, I did ordered the Vava from Amazon a few days ago but I cancelled the order yesterday.

I will have to try and raise $15,000 from stocks in the next few weeks/months for this Sony projector. Stocks are down these past few days so it is time to buy and hopefully get some profits for this Sony projector 🙂
I would have one of these if I wanted one in a living room.

See here:
https://www.avsforum.com/wordpress/r...ter-projector/

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That's a great deal for that projector especially when you compare the price point to the Hisense model. I would much rather have the Sony. However, $15k is $15k no matter how you slice it and I would be worried about spending that much on a unit that is not very future proof with 8k and HDMI 2.1 already here. Replacing a $3k unit when it becomes outdated is a much easier pill to swallow. At the end of the day, only you can answer how much it's worth to you.
8K is over hyped and unnecessary in most rooms IMO.

It is future proof enough though, as PJs get things TVs get, but years later anyway. When you see the pictures it can produce you will forget about 8K.

One thing I didn't know is that this PJ has 4x HDMI 2/HDCP2.2 ports! That is twice as many as any other Sony PJ.

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Oh, I forgot to mention in my original post that I am currently using the Dell S718QL 4K projector with the 120 inch Elite Screen Eon CLR screen made for UST projector. I have the Dell for more than 2 years and now I want to upgrade. The Dell is noisy, not true 4K, has rainbow effect, and has no 3D capability. The PQ is definitely not as good as the Sony.

If I am going to upgrade now, I have to get a high end UST to make it worth it.
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Oh, I forgot to mention in my original post that I am currently using the Dell S718QL 4K projector with the 120 inch Elite Screen Eon CLR screen made for UST projector. I have the Dell for more than 2 years and now I want to upgrade. The Dell is noisy, not true 4K, has rainbow effect, and has no 3D capability. The PQ is definitely not as good as the Sony.

If I am going to upgrade now, I have to get a high end UST to make it worth it.
I would say that screen will be a great fit for the Sony. I say go for it! You are obviously keen anyway.

Let us know how it goes and maybe post some screen shots in the following thread, once you have it in place and set up.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/24-di...dy-thread.html

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Yeah, I already saw those 2 videos and numerous other videos and text reviews on this Sony projector 2 years ago when it was still at $25,000. At that time the price was too high so I settled on the Dell 4K projector as a bridge gap and was hoping some other company would step up and make a competitor to this Sony projector. But after more than 2 years, this Sony projector is still king in the UST department and no other current (or even near future) UST projectors have better quality than the Sony VPLVZ1000ES.
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