The bleeding edge: This week, Sony unveiled three new residence cinema projectors that every boast a crisp native 4K picture however are smaller than their predecessors. The laser projectors occupy three very totally different pricing tiers, however all of them are a number of instances dearer than some lamp-based 4K fashions.
All three of Sony’s new 4K laser projectors support huge dynamic vary and dynamic HDR enhancers. These options ought to provide increased distinction whereas adjusting HDR high quality frame-by-frame.
Though these fashions prohibit 120Hz to 2K decision and haven’t got variable refresh price (VRR), they do characteristic lowered enter lag for gaming. Sony claims that at 60Hz, the projectors have simply 21 milliseconds of lag and solely 13ms at 120Hz.
The bottom-tier mannequin is the $6,000 VPL-XW5000ES which presents 2,000 lumens of brightness. The subsequent step up, the $12,000 VPL-XW6000ES, goes as much as 2,500lm and contains an Superior Crisp-Targeted lens for a extra constant picture throughout a wider space. The large canine of this lineup is the VPL-XW7000ES, which matches for $28,000 and reaches 3,200lm at 4096 x 2160 decision.
For comparability, the lamp-based and LED-based gaming projectors Acer launched final yr assist VRR and as much as 240Hz in 1080p (or 4K at 60Hz) for a fraction of the price of Sony’s new fashions. Laser projectors provide elevated picture high quality and last more than lamp bulbs however for his or her worth premium.
Sony plans to launch all three projectors this summer season.