Sony Unveiled a “True 4K” Projector at IFA 2014 and it Sounds Awesome
by Stephan Jukic – September 25th, 2014
Sony, which is already famous in the home cinema projector world for its Short Throw Projector and its VW600ES 4K projector –among others– has now released another model onto the home theater projection landscape.
This new machine is called the VPL-VW300ES and it’s the company’s first “true 4K” model given that it delivers a Cinema Grade Ultra HD resolution of 4096 x 21650 pixels instead of the more conventional 3840 x 2160p of most 4K TVs and other projector models.
This machine truly packs an immersive experience and makes use of Sony’s 4K SXRDTM panel technology to achieve high resolution imagery while at the same time not needing to compromise between deep contrast and fast movement rendering.
The VPL-VW300ES makes use of Sony’s Triluminous display technology in order to give audiences a brighter image with much richer color through the projector’s internal optical engine. Furthermore, this engine works in tandem with the projectors 1,500 lumens of brightness to even further augment the color spectrum on display while creating more vibrant tones and better precision.
Sony’s Motionflow technology was also incorporated into the new 300ES for the sake of delivering clearer, less blurred images even if you’re watching fast paced action movies or sports broadcasts in 4K. The projector even comes with a low latency mode that will really appeal to gamers who want an immersive experience that puts 4K monitors and even TVs to shame with its size and scope.
Best of all, since the 300ES is equipped with the latest HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2 capacities and HEVC decoding capabilities, it will soon give its owners access to the most up-to-date 4K streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon that are now becoming more widely available.
Despite all these features and the projection power they create, the 300ES is not a cumbersomely large unit and because of its smaller size, it can be flexibly installed in an assortment of spaces and specific locations. The fact that the cooling exhaust system releases air through the front of the device also makes things a lot friendlier to tighter spaces since the projector can now be placed right up against a wall without worrying about overheating.
The VW300ES uses a 2.06 zoom lens with a wide shift range and this in turn means that the need for platform extensions in ceiling mounts has been eliminated in this new model.
Furthermore, a built-in RF-3D transmitter makes it a lot easier for you as the user to adapt the projector to wireless signal coverage under a broad range of distances.
According to Aydin Tolan, business head for visual presentation solutions at Sony Professional Solutions MEA, “capturing everything from incredible sporting events like the FIFA World Cup to award winning films such as this year’s Palme d’Or winner, Winter Sleep, there is no other company than Sony capable of delivering the full native 4K lens to living room solution. The Sony VPL.VW300ES enables more consumers to discover this true immersive quality in the comfort of their own home”.
The VW300ES will be available for sale as of October and though no price has yet been released, previous Sony projectors at least indicate that it will cost above $12,000.
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