Sony announces ultra short throw VPL-VZ1000ES 4K HDR laser projector

Not sure you have the space for 4K projection? Read on...

by Ed Selley Jan 5, 2017 at 12:11 AM

  • Sony has announced a new model to augment their range of 4K HDR projectors with the new VPL-VZ1000ES.
    The new projector includes native 4K and HDR processing but the most notable feature of the unit is the ability to use a laser light source to project an image of 100 inches (254cm) from a distance as small as six inches away. Sony believes this will allow a far greater range of households to consider a projector than was previously the case.

    Claimed figures for the VPL-VZ1000ES include a posted output of 2500 Lumens which is an improvement over the previous model. This is generated by a SXRD panel, coupled with the company's Z-Phosphor laser light engine. Sony claims that the phosphor laser light source hits peak brightness much quicker than conventional projector lamps. Brightness and colour accuracy are also maintained longer, reducing the inconvenience of lamp replacement.

    The VPL-VZ1000ES is also smaller than the preceding model - and indeed other members of the current projector range - with overall dimensions of 925 x 494 x 219mm. Sony says that the design of the VPL-VZ1000ES allows it to be placed in such a way as to be completely clear of obstructions and to then sit entirely unobtrusively when not in use. The VPL-VZ1000ES will go on sale in April.

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