Sony Adds HDR to Its 4K VPL-VW365ES Projector

sony-hdr-0416Sony Electronics announced today that it is bringing HDR capability to its 4K VPL-VW365ES home theater projector in May, and that current owners will be able to add the feature with a firmware update. Introduced at CEDIA 2015, the VPL-VW365ES is the third Sony home cinema projector, after the VPL-VW5000ES and VPL-VW665ES, to support the 4K HDR format.

Sony says that HDR video content delivers exceptional detail, color and contrast, with a far wider range of luminescence than other video formats. They claim the result is the most lifelike picture projectors have ever been able to create, with brilliant highlights and fine detail. Home cinema enthusiasts will now have the opportunity to experience total immersion through the imagery displayed from their VPL-VW365ES projector. HDR imagery is the closest representation of the reality our eyes see every day, with greater detail, wide contrast ratio, increased color volume, brighter highlights and deeper blacks.

The VPL-VW365ES uses advanced SXRD panels for a native 4K picture, with no artificial manipulation of pixels so that over 26 million pixels are displayed with each refresh cycle. 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.

The VPL-VW365ES allows users to enjoy the latest 4K and HDR content services using the latest HDMI standard and HDCP 2.2. A built-in RF 3D transmitter provides interface to industry-standard 3D glasses with a strong wireless signal for wider coverage and uninterrupted 3D synchronization stability. 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.

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The VPL-VW365ES home theater projector was introduced at CEDIA 2015 at a suggested retail price of $9,999.99. All the specs are here.