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Sony VPL-VW665ES / Sony VPL-VW520 ES

Sony 4K Home Theater ES Projector

Advanced SXRD panel technology delivers incredible 4K images with four times the resolution of

Full HD. You’ll experience rich colors, impressive


1800 lumens brightness and huge 300,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio — for
vibrant, detail-packed pictures with native 4K resolution that always look clear and sharp, even in day lit living rooms.

Native 4K resolution for immersive experience
HD to 4K upscaling turns your HD content into a 4K experience
High brightness and high contrast for vibrant images / 300,000:1 dynamic contrast
Support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) content
HDMI® 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 compatible for enjoying up-to-date 4K content services
Compact size and front exhaust for flexible installation
Powered 2.06 zoom and wide lens shift and lens memories
Built in RF 3D transmitter
More color, depth and realism with TRILUMINOS® color
6,000 hour long lasting lamp
Built-in auto calibration

Features

- Cinematic 4K clarity with four times the detail of Full HD
- SXRD® panel technology featured in our professional cinema projectors delivers native 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution images, with no artificial pixel enhancement. Every detail is clear and natural, without jagged edges or visible pixels.
- Very high brightness and contrast
With an impressive 1,800 lumens brightness and spectacular 300,000:1 dynamic contrast range, 4K images are clear with bright
highlights and rich, deep blacks — even in well-lit rooms.
- Smooth, fluid on-screen action
- Coupled with the panel’s super-fast response rate, Motionflow™ technology means you’ll see every detail with minimal blur — no matter how fast the action.
- TRILUMINOS™ Display for wider, more natural colors
Sony’s TRILUMINOS™ Display technology accurately reproduces a much broader range of colors than a standard projector system. You’ll see the difference with finely-reproduced tones and textures plus greater color purity, depth and realism.
- HDR Compatible
- Take full advantage of the latest content produced with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for extremely wide contrast with an even higher range of brightness levels.

Support for latest standards

The VPL-VW665ES can project content at up to 60 frames per second (fps) in 4K (at color signal YCbCr 4:2:0 / 8 bit) for even
smoother images with superior color and realism. Support for HDCP 2.2 lets you enjoy the latest 4K content services.

Reality Creation upscales movies to 4K
As well as projecting native 4K content, the VPL-VW665ES upscales your Full HD Blu-ray™ or DVD movie collection to 4K with

Reality Creation — Sony’s Super Resolution processing technology that enhances lower-resolution content, and even upscales 3D
movies to 4K resolution.

Compatible with ‘Mastered in 4K’ Blu-ray™


Enjoy a near-native 4K experience with discs ‘Mastered in 4K’. It’s as close as you can get to the 4K-pixel resolution and expanded
color range of the original.

Long-lasting lamp

Up to 6000 hours rated lamp operating life (in Low mode) means simpler maintenance, with fewer lamp swaps and reduced running costs.

Picture position memories

Memorizes up to five zoom lens positions for future viewing. Stored settings can be matched to a movie’s aspect ratio, including

16:9 and Cinemascope.


Flexible home installation with wide zoom and shift lens


The powered zoom lens with a 2.1x zoom ratio and wide lens shift range gives greater installation flexibility in any room size, even
with high ceilings.

Front-facing fan

With the fan exhaust positioned at the front of the projector, you don’t need to worry about wall clearance and room for air inhale/exhaust when installing. This helps maximize throw distance, for the biggest possible projected images.

Built-in auto calibration

Set-up is quick and easy: auto calibration ensures superb pictures without effort.

Industry standard RF 3D compatible

The projector’s built-in RF transmitter synchronizes with any RF 3Dglasses for wider coverage and greater stability, so there’s no need for an external transmitter.

3-year limited warranty


All Sony Elevated Standard (ES) projectors enjoy 3-year limited warranties.


15,000 dollars in the US

9,999 euros in Europe!

http://www.sonypremiumhome.com/projectors/VPL-VW665ES.php

http://www.sonypremiumhome.com/pdfs/VPL-VW665ES_SpecSheet.pdf

http://www.sony.co.uk/pro/product/vpl-vw520es/
 

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It's only the exit element that is plastic. But from the looks of it, yes, they're using the same lens from the 600ES/300ES.
Did you see it in real? If that's the case that is a real bummer! For $15,000 it should be glass!
 

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I have the VW515 which is the VW665 equivalent for the Japanese market (I live in Japan). As mentioned above it looks identical to the 500ES model it replaced. The menu is Japanese only and the remote is in English. I used the calibration pro software to adjust the settings and all is good. Now I just need to find HDR content to make a comparison.
 

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Unless I missed it, the 665 doesn't even support the full HDMI 2.0 pipe at 18Ghz. 4k 60 is still in 4.2.0. It's almost an exact replica of the 500/600 but with a somewhat brighter-longer lasting bulb and better contrast numbers (which we can't put much stock in until the reviews verify it.) Won't be trading my 500 in any time soon as least not for a 665, it appears.
 

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So, they really DID finally lock down the menu's language control to only Japanese for the local market there. Of course they wouldn't have to do that if they just wouldn't charge double the cost to the US market.
 

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What modes are available for 4:4:4 ?
I think the only one that can do that is the 5000ES, the rest are still 4:2:0. (still HDMI 1.4a)
The HDR that's available is done through the brighter lamp and new iris and and I'm not even sure if that is new.
 

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I think the only one that can do that is the 5000ES, the rest are still 4:2:0. (still HDMI 1.4a)
The HDR that's available is done through the brighter lamp and new iris and and I'm not even sure if that is new.
None of the Sony 4K models can do 4:4:4 chroma with 10 or 12 bit color. All of the Sony 4K models can do 2160/30p (and 24p) 8bit 4:4:4 and 2160/30p (and 24p) 8/10/12bit 4:2:2.
 

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I am very disappointed with Sony this year. IMO, they should have just lowered the prices on the current models to $6k for the 350, and $10k for the 600. Then next year add P3 and 18 Gbps HDMI (at those same lowered prices). With low JVCs street prices (and Sony's tight control of prices), I don't see many going for the high end Sony's this year.
 

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That's my fault. The one Sony unit that CAN do it is the $60,000 5000ES. The others can not.
Grrr.... I know it's economics of scale but we're saying that it takes a $50,000 projector from Sony to do what $1999 Vizio flatscreen will do.
 

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On the other hand, it takes a $130,000 Vizio Flatscreen to do what a $50,000 Sony projector will do.* ;)

http://www.cnet.com/products/vizio-reference-series/

*(That is, reach projection-like image sizes).
I agree with you, and I'm still absolutely in love with the picture my 500ES puts out on my 133" diagonal screen. It's just an object lesson in scale and types of display that things that become commonplace on one type of display take forever to show up on another.

Although I do have to mention my brother picked a year old 4k LG 79" flatscreen floor demo originally $9999 for $2499. The electronic store wanted to replace the model with one that was curved. :rolleyes:
 
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