Posted Fri Oct 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The new premium projector model offers reference quality performance.
Sony has detailed a new addition to its projector lineup. The VPL‑W5000ES is a top of the line model designed for the home cinema.
"The VPL-VW5000ES projector is truly the ultimate home cinema display," said Yamato “Tank” Tanikawa, Director, Home Entertainment & Sound, Sony Electronics. "The VPL-VW5000ES joins an impressive lineup of Sony home theater projectors specifically designed for the installer market, like the VPL-VW665ES and VPL-VW365ES models also announced today. All of these 4K resolution projectors offer a truly immersive viewing experience with high brightness and high contrast bringing the home theater experience to the next level."
The projector uses a SXRD panel with a laser light engine to produce 4K images with 5,000 lumens of brightness. In addition, the VPL-VW5000ES includes HDR (high dynamic range) playback, full support for the DCI-P3 color gamut, and the ability to emulate the BT.2020 color space. The projector also features an HDCP 2.2 compliant HDMI input that is capable of accepting 4K 60p signals at up to YCbCr 4:4:4 8bit or YCbCr 4:2:2 12bit.
Sony's VPL‑W5000ES 4K projector is now available for pre-order with a suggested retail price of $60,000. The device is expected to start shipping in Spring 2016.
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