IFA 2012: Sony introduces VPL-HW50ES Full HD 3D Projector


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Successor to VPL-HW30ES

The HW50 includes an adapted version of Sony’s ‘Reality Creation’ which was developed for the excellent VPL-VW1000ES Sony 4K home cinema projector. Digital Reality Creation technology employs an originally developed digital signal processing algorithm to restore any information lost when packaging from original content to disc.

Sony says a 1,700 lumens brightness has been achieved by improving the light efficiency of the lamp and optimising the optical block. This combines with a new Bright Cinema and TV Mode to achieve 30 per cent more brightness than the previous model.


Commenting on the VPL-HW50ES, Tak Nakane, product manager, Sony Europe said: “When we launched the VPL-HW30ES we knew that we’d set a high standard. In announcing the VPL-HW50ES, Sony is confident that it’s raised that bar again, setting the benchmark for home cinema projection. Home projection technology is advancing at a rapid pace, Sony is ensuring it’s at the forefront of new developments, speaking with customers regularly to gain feedback and then channelling this knowledge into creating high-end, reliable products that are enjoyed by consumers worldwide.”

As well as encompassing Sony’s latest technology, the VPL-HW50ES also features a number of functionality upgrades that make it more user-friendly. These include a built-in 3D transmitter, a wider lens shift that makes its V shift range become +- 71 per cent and a 21db maximum noise output.

The VPL-HW50ES is available in black and white across Europe from the end of October 2012.


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Thanks for the info - by the way is there any indication of an increase in horizontal lens shift? Crucial for me, cheers.

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