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Sony VPL-VW5000ES

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Sony has today announced the introduction of the VPL-VW5000ES, a 5,000 lumens 4K SXRD™ laser light source projector. Sony’s new reference-quality unit is the first projector designed specifically for the largest and most lavishly equipped home cinema rooms that features 4K resolution powered by a laser light engine that provides a spectacular brightness of 5,000 lumens. The projector is also compatible with High Dynamic Range (HDR), emulates the new BT.2020 colour gamut, and covers the full DCI colour space.

Sony continues to be the only manufacturer designing projectors specifically for the home theatre market that provides native 4K resolution. Sony’s advanced SXRD panels are designed to produce outstanding native device contrast and when coupled with the laser light engine, the VPL-VW5000ES provides an infinite dynamic contrast ratio and 5,000 lumens of colour light output.

The VPL-VW5000ES covers the full DCI-P3 colour gamut. By taking advantage of its professional calibration tools the VPL-VW5000ES allows the user to choose to emulate the BT.2020 colour space, ensuring compatibility with upcoming home video formats. And by bringing together high brightness, infinite dynamic contrast and the latest signal processing technology, the VPL-VW5000ES provides compatibility with High Dynamic Range (HDR), enabling the viewer to see wider ranges of contrast and colours than ever before.

Sony's Advanced Motionflow feature reduces blur and maintains brightness and VPL-VW5000ES’ extremely fast imagers allow viewing of fast action content – especially sporting events – with great smoothness, even with 4K signals. Along with HDR and BT.2020 capabilities, the VPL-VW5000ES also includes an HDMI input that is HDCP 2.2 compatible. That same input has enough bandwidth to accept 4K 60p signals up to YCbCr 4:4:4 8bit or YCbCr 4:2:2 12bit, thus helping to ensure that the VPL-VW5000ES is prepared to handle all types of video content now and in the future.

The VPL-VW5000ES can be tilted as much as 30 degrees, allowing for flexible installations that take advantage of mirrors to place larger screens in smaller spaces, such as rear projection. Thanks to a newly developed liquid cooling system with low noise operation, the projector can also be located near viewers without impacting the enjoyment of a programme´s audio. The unit ships with a standard powered lens with a zoom ratio from 1.27 to 2.73:1 and lens shift capability of +/- 80% vertical and +/- 31% horizontal.

Benefits of the VPL-VW5000ES’ laser light engine include fast on/off times with no waiting for the projector to cool down – which means you can immediately turn it back on to resume binge-watching your favourite show. The light engine delivers a long operational life with a linear decrease in brightness, so the colour shifts seen with traditional lamp wear are not expected. But if the colour settings do shift over time, the VPL-VW5000ES includes a built-in re-calibration function that can be used to test how much the projector has drifted from its original factory calibration and reset it.

“The VPL-VW5000ES projector is truly the ultimate home cinema solution, joining an impressive line-up of Sony home theatre projectors specifically designed for the high-end installer market, like the VPL-GTZ1 and Lifespace UX´s LSPX-W1S Ultra Short Throw models,” said Thomas Issa, Product Manager at Sony Professional Europe. “Our new projector combines the best technologies found in our professional cinema projectors to offer spectacular image quality as well as reliability, bringing the home theatre experience to the next level.”

Technical Specifications

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Display System
Display System 4K SXRD panel projection system
Display Device
Size of effective display area 0.74" x 3
Number of pixels 26,542,080 (4096 x 2160 x 3) pixels
Projection lens
Focus Powered
Zoom Powered
Lens shift VPLL-Z7013 (Bundled): Powered V ± 0.80%, H ± 0.31%
VPLL-Z7008 (Optional): Powered V ± 0.5%, H ± 0.18%
Throw ratio VPLL-Z7013 (Bundled): 1.27 to 2.73:1
VPLL-Z7008 (Optional): 0.8:1 to 1.0:1
Light source
Light source Laser diode
Light output
Light output 5,000 lm
Color light output
Color light output 5,000 lm
Contrast ratio
Contrast ratio 8:1 (dynamic contrast)
Display resolution
Input / Output
HDMI1/HDMI2 * Digital (RGB/Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr)
TRIGGER1/TRIGGER2 Mini jack, DC 12 V Max. 100 mA
REMOTE RS-232C, D-sub 9-pin (female)
LAN RJ45, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
IR IN/OUT IN:1, OUT:1 , Mini jack
SYNC IN:1, OUT:1
USB Type A
Operating temperature / Operating humidity
Operating temperature / Operating humidity 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F) / 35% to 85% (no condensation)
Power requirements
Power requirements AC 100V to 240 V, 50/60
Dimensions (WxHxD) (without protrusions)
Dimensions (WxHxD) (without protrusions) 550 x 228 x 750 mm / 21.6 x 9.0 x 29.5 inch
Mass
Mass Approx. 43 kg / 94 lb (including standard lens)
Approx. 40 kg / 88 lb (excluding standard lens)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories VPLL-Z7013 (Standard lens)
RM-PJ24 Remote Commander
Size AA (R6) Manganese Batteries (2)
AC Power Cord (1)
Operating Instructions (CD-ROM)(1)
Quick Reference Manual (1)
Optional accessories
Optional accessories TDG-BT500A
VPLL-Z7008 (Short Throw Lens)

Cinematic 4K clarity with four times the detail of Full HD
SXRD panel technology featured in our professional cinema projectors delivers native 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution images, with no artificial pixel enhancement. Every detail is wonderfully clear and natural, without jagged edges or visible pixels.
Very high brightness and contrast
With an impressive 5,000 lumen brightness and a spectacularly high contrast range, 4K images are clear and bright with sparkling highlights and rich, deep blacks – even in well-lit rooms.
Long-lasting laser light source
Inside the VPL-VW5000ES is an ultra-pure, reliable laser light source with Z-Phosphor technology.
TRILUMINOS™ Display with even wider, cinema-like colour gamut
You will enjoy an extended range of spectacular colours, far wider than a standard projection system. The VPL-VW5000ES supports the same DCI-P3 colour space as professional cinema projectors, as well as the new BT.2020 colour space (emulated) that accurately captures an even wider range of true-to-life tones.
Smooth, fluid on-screen action
Coupled with the panel's super-fast response rate, Motionflow technology means you’ll see every detail with minimal blur - no matter how fast the action.
HDR compatible
Take full advantage of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for stunning contrast and an impressive range of brightness levels, from searing highlights to richly detailed dark scenes.
Future-proofed support for the latest HDMI standards
The VPL-VW5000ES can project Ultra HD content at up to 60 frames per second (4K 60p YCbCr 4:4:4 8 bit/ YCbCr 4:2:2 12 bit) for even smoother images with superior colour and realism. Support for HDCP 2.2 lets you enjoy the latest 4K content services.
Reality Creation upscales movies to 4K
As well as projecting native 4K content, the VPL-VW5000ES upscales your Full HD Blu-ray™ or DVD movie collection to 4K with Reality Creation - Sony's Super Resolution processing technology that enhances lower-resolution content, and even upscales 3D movies to 4K resolution.
Compatible with ‘Mastered in 4K’ Blu-ray™ Discs
Enjoy a near-native 4K experience with discs ‘Mastered in 4K’. It’s as close as you can get to the 4K-pixel resolution and expanded colour range of the original.
Picture position memories
Memorises up to five zoom lens positions for future viewing. Stored settings can be matched to a movie’s aspect ratio, including 16:9 and Cinemascope.
Flexible home installation
±30° tilt capability allows flexible installation in a wide range of home cinema environments such as rear projection.
Auto calibration
Set-up is quick and easy: auto calibration ensures superb pictures without effort.
Industry standard RF 3D compatible
The projector's built-in RF transmitter synchronises with any RF 3D glasses for wider coverage and greater stability, so there’s no need for an external transmitter.
Quick start
Don't keep your audience waiting for the show to begin. With quick start, thanks to laser light source technology, you’re all ready to start projection right after initial power-on.

The VPL-VW5000ES will be available in Europe in the first quarter of 2016.

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