Today, Sony Electronics is expanding its home theater line-up with the announcement of the VPL-VW675ES, a new, compact native 4K resolution (3840×2160) Home Cinema projector that supports HDR. The VPL-VW675ES is among the industry’s first home cinema projectors 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. Sony’s newest home projector joins the existing ES line-up with home cinema standard HDR 10 support and is compatible with streamed HDR content. The 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.
The VPL-VW675ES uses native 4K SXRD panels, with no artificial manipulation of pixels (pixel wobulation).Color reproduction is via 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. It’s spec’d at 1,800 lumens brightness and a dynamic contrast ratio of 350,000:1.
The lamp is spec’d at 6,000 hours of operation (in Low Mode) and a built-in RF 3D transmitter makes it possible to watch 3D content, while a built-in auto calibration function resets the projector colorimetry to original factory levels. And, the VPL-VW675ES has HDMI with HDCP 2.2 on both inputs.
The VPL-VW675ES home theater projector will be available in November 2016 and will list for $14,999.99. Sony is here.