Sony announced a high end home theater Full HD 3D projector, the VPL-VW95ES, which uses SXRD technology to minimize the gaps between pixels. While the projector is intended mostly for 3D movie lovers, it can be used for stereoscopic 3D gaming as well with a game console such as the PS3 or any other compatible solution. The projector is equipped with HDMI 1.4, Sony's Advanced Iris 3 technology, 150,000:1 contrast ratio, brightness over 1,100 ANSI lumens and also supports 2D to 3D auto conversion.
Sony's VPL-VW95ES projector is a successor to the VPL-VW90ES, which was announced last September, and was the company's first 3D home cinema projector. Based on the new dynamic lamp control technology, Sony claims the VPL-VW95ES brings 3D film to life with vivid, crisp, bright and vibrant imagery that will satisfy the greatest film enthusiast's desires.
Sony's Advanced Iris 3 technology includes a contrast enhancer to maximize the dyanmic contrast ratio when used with the iris, giving viewers a crisper and brighter final image. Motionflow technology also reduces motion blur and judder, giving viewers superb picture quality.
New features include a converted 3D mode which is based on a unique algorithm to reproduce a 3D effect from any 2D source. Additional picture position memory also remembers the positions set to meet aspect ratio and users can enjoy a cinema scope size screen. In addition, Sony's 3D glasses have been upgraded so they are lighter by about 24 percent and the transmitter has been built around the lens so it doesn't need to be connected or installed with a cable. A pair of 3D glasses are included with purchase.
The VPL-VW95ES runs quietly in the background with an advanced cooling system so fan noise is suppressed to 22dB at low lamp mode. In addition, the VPL-VW95ES has a motorised adjustable 'Lens Shift' function which means the picture can be easily adjusted making the installation process a lot simpler. See more specifications in this data sheet (pdf).
Price and Availability
The Sony VPL-VW95ES projector will be available across Europe in October 2011. No word on pricing yet.