Sony announced the VPL-VW675ES compact native 4K SXRD home theater projector supporting the latest 4K standards and compatible with HDR to get the very best picture. The $15,0000 projector will be amongst the first to support Hybrid Log-Gamma (HyLG) for HDR broadcasting services and user generated content — through a firmware update to be provided soon after the new HDMI specification is standardized. Hybrid Log Gamma will also be available via firmware update on the VPL-W5000ES.
The VPL-VW675ES joins the existing ES line-up with home cinema standard HDR 10 support and is compatible with streamed HDR content from Amazon, Netflix and video streaming services, as well as Ultra HD Blu-ray players. HDR offers an extremely wide range of brightness levels allowing for a tremendous increase in the volume of displayable colors to deliver images that match the director’s intentions and vision. VPL-VW675ES also includes a feature which enables customers to adjust the average screen brightness, depending on their environments or preferences, while maintaining accurate HDR reproduction.
Like Sony’s other 4K HDR home theater projectors, the VPL-VW675ES uses native 4K SXRD panels, with no artificial manipulation of pixels. Rich and accurate color reproduction is ensured by Sony’s proprietary TRILUMINOS engine design, while Motionflow picture technology serves to deliver clearer, less blurry images when watching fast-paced, cinematic or sports action.
With its native 4K resolution panel, the VPL-VW675ES provides precise and clear images with improved Reality Creation function for 4K signals and supports HDR capability both for 4K 24P and 4K 60P for fully enjoying various 4K HDR content. It delivers an impressive 1,800 lumens brightness, a dynamic contrast ratio of 350,000:1 and Sony’s unique 4K technology for further improvements on picture quality.
Thanks to its low fan noise, entertainment lovers can view their favorite programs undisturbed. Viewers can also expect fewer interruptions and reduced maintenance thanks to Sony’s long-lasting lamp technology, which has a higher brightness retention, requires less maintenance, and provides up to 6,000 hours of operation (in Low Mode). A built-in RF 3D transmitter makes it easy to provide further adaptability with a strong wireless signal for wider coverage and 3D synchronisation stability, while a built-in auto calibration function resets the projector colorimetry to original factory levels to ensure viewers can continue to enjoy high picture quality throughout the life of the projector. And, the VPL-VW675ES allows users to enjoy up-to-date 4K content services through the latest connectivity options using the latest HDMI standard and HDCP 2.2 on both inputs.
Professional calibration features allow operators to expertly adjust the picture to suit the viewers’ tastes. These color correction tools allow access to adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness of each color and the color space for red, green, blue respectively, to their desired level. The VPL-VW675ES’s compact size powered 2.06 zoom and wide-angle lens allows for flexible and easy installation. And the front exhaust enables a wide range of installation opportunities.
Installers can also take advantage of Projector Calibration Pro software on HD through 4K Sony home theater models, allowing them to manipulate all of a projector’s features from a simple PC interface, including the sophisticated color calibration tools. Setup configurations can be saved to a file to upload to any future installations, making future calibrations that much quicker. Additional adjustments made for a particular client can be saved in a separate file that will allow the installer to easily recall their original calibrations if ever needed to tweak that client’s system in the future.
Pricing and Availability
The Sony VPL-VW675ES home theater projector will be available in November 2016 for $14,999.99.