A wall-sized television and surround sound can make for a great home theater system. But if you really want to replicate a trip to the movies in your own home – with all the breathtaking detail of a theater – a home theater projector is the perfect gadget for you. There are some great ones on the market, but 10 years after Sony launched the first 4K-projector, they are changing the game again with the announcement of an updated 4K projector at the annual CEDIA 2015.
Although mainstream 4K entertainment is still a few years in the future, Sony is preparing consumers for the ultimate brightness, contrast, and range that will appear in 4K entertainment. Two new projectors, named the VPL-VW665ES and the VPL-VW365ES, will be more user-friendly and have easier installation for dealers.
Sony VPL-VW665ES & VPL-VW365ES 4K Projectors
The 665ES is HDR-compatible, has 300,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and is 3D-capable. The Sony 665ES 4K projector is also equipped with Sony’s proprietary “Triluminos” system, for richer, more accurate colors and deep black colors. The cheaper but comparable 365ES has many of the same features, but does not include HDR compatibility. Both the 665ES and 365ES use advanced technology called SXRD™ panels to handle native 4K projection – your picture will be brighter and clearer, with no artificial manipulation of the pixels that would normally blur the picture, especially when you’re watching fast-paced action scenes or sports. They also include a new, long-lasting lamp to give up to 6,000 hours of worry-free entertainment.
Sony has made life much easier for dealers and installers by offering Projector Calibration Pro software. From a PC interface, installers can fine-tune color and setup configurations, and save individual clients’ calibrations for tweaking the system at a later date. The color correction tools let installers help their clients get the best view from their new home theater projector, including adjustments for huge, saturation, brightness, and individual colors.
Both of these machines embody Sony’s commitment to bringing the most up-to-date technology to market. As a major producer of 4K entertainment, the company is unrivaled in its ability to provide a picture that’s as close to what our eyes see on a daily basis. The new projectors are available to the public now, with prices ranging from $10,000 to $15,000.
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