Sony Launches Two New 4K Laser-Phosphor Projectors

sony-4k-pj-0615Sony has two new 4K resolution projectors that use laser/phosphor technology. The new Sony VPL-GTZ270 is designed for entertainment use including planetariums, theme parks, museums and retail, while the VPL-GTZ280 is designed for simulation, visualization and training.

Both are 5,000-lumen models with native 4K (4096×2160) resolution, and join Sony’s VPL-GTZ1 model to create a family of versatile 4K laser light source projectors designed for a range of B2B and commercial applications. Both can also operate in 4K 3D mode.

Like other laser projectors, the VPL-GTZ270 and the VPL-GTZ280 are designed to deliver up to 20,000 hours of operation with little to no maintenance (up to 40,000 hours in low brightness mode) without the need for a lamp exchange.

The VPL-GTZ270 is designed to create an immersive reality viewing experience in the entertainment market, with image enhancement functions including “Reality Creation” upscaling and compatibility with High Dynamic Range (HDR) content, giving users the ability to view the entire range of an image accurately and clearly. A wide color space covers the full DCI range and simulates the new ITU-R BT2020 color gamut.

The VPL-GTZ280 uses high-speed motion functions and new high-speed 4K 120Hz signal processing capability for 4K3D 60Hz left eye/right eye and reducing blur in fast motion scenes, in addition to smear and transport delay reduction, infrared light output for night vision stimulation and vibration resistance.

The VPL- GTZ270 will be available in the 1st Quarter 2016 and the VPL- GTZ280 will ship in the 2nd Quarter 2016. All the details are here.

Gary recorded a podcast about the launch of these projectors here.