While many of us are still drooling over the prospect of installing a Full HD multimedia projector into our home theater setups, Sony went ahead and recently announced at CEDIA the new VPL-VW1000ES projector that is capable of supporting 4K resolutions.This means that home theater buffs will soon be able to watch movies, and other video content, at up to 8.8 megapixels (4096×2160 resolution) with 2000 ANSI lumens of brightness.
In order to achieve this impressive feat, Sony has used a new 4K SXRD panel that is paired with the company's Iris 3 technology in order to deliver a dynamic contrast as high as 1,000,000:1.
In addition to supporting 4K native resolution, the VW1000ES projector also features an exclusive 4K "upscaler" that dramatically enhances content, being SD or HD, 2D or 3D, while it can also display Full HD 3D movies, as well as 2D and 3D anamorphic films.
For Full 4K 3D, an integrated IR transmitter drives the projector's TDG-PJ1 active shutter 3D glasses.
In addition, the VW1000ES offers a variety of installation options, including dual triggers, a 2.1 motorized zoom, expanded throw distances, an RS323 interface control over IP and compatibility with various home automation systems.
"We came to CEDIA to reinforce our commitment to being the leading provider of quality entertainment solutions for the high-end and custom install channels," said Mike Abary, senior vice president of Sony Electronics' Home Division.
"Sony's Elevated Standard (also known as ES) line and the other new products on display at the show epitomize innovation, quality, and style, and also highlight Sony's legacy in this channel.
“We're also adding resources to support our leading service programs and working with channel partners to provide dedicated support and training that no other company can match," concluded the company's rep.
The new Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K home theater projector is expected to become available in December of this year. No information regarding its retail price is available at this point in time.