Sony announce new 4K VW1100 Projector

Phil Hinton

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Not to be outdone by JVC's announcement today, Sony has just announced the new VPL-VW1100 4K native projector.

Here is the full press release with more to follow when we get it...

Sony PR said:
Basingstoke, 26th of September, 2013: Sony today announced at CEDIA (USA) its latest home theatre front projector for the custom install market. The VPL-VW1100ES 4K front projector joins the 4K VPL-VW500ES and VPL-HW55ES Full HD 3D home projectors announced at IFA 2013 as the leading SXRD-based, large-format displays for the home. Like its VPL-VW1000ES predecessor, this new projector is designed to bring the high quality, immersive images of a big screen cinema experience into the home.

Tak Nakane, Product Manager at Sony Europe, commented: “Our 4K projector line-up continues to raise the bar on what the most discerning home entertainment enthusiast expects from Sony, whether they want to enjoy the best picture quality or unrivalled sound, we have the right solution for every environment.”

Two years ago, Sony introduced its EISA-award-winning home theatre front projector capable of displaying stunning 4K images. That 4K projector has been updated and is now debuting as the VPL-VW1100ES 4K home theatre projector, designed specifically to support the evolving 4K Ultra HD standards such as HDMI Specification Version 2.0 to accommodate 4K/60p content.


Designed to meet the needs of custom installers, and exceed the expectations of home entertainment enthusiasts, the immersive visual experience of this latest projector delivers more than four times the resolution of HDTV. With 2,000 ANSI-lumens of brightness, the VPL-VW1100ES projector is suitable for screen sizes up to 300 inches. It has outstanding black levels due to Sony's Advanced Iris3 technology and can achieve an incredible 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast. This projector offers a variety of installation options and includes dual triggers, a 2.1x motorised zoom, expanded lens shift, an RS232 interface, control over IP and compatibility with leading home automation systems.

The VW1100ES projector also uses Sony's Reality Creation picture engine to dramatically enhance all video content regardless of source, however it also integrates the latest HDMI standard to support 4K/60p playback for smoother images when watching fast moving action content. Furthermore, the VPL-VW1100ES has an exclusive upscaling algorithm designed for “Mastered in 4K” Blu-ray Discs from Sony Picture Entertainment, which enable the viewer to enjoy more accurate 4K picture quality from HD content delivered on Blu-ray discs. For greater versatility, it can also display Full HD 3D movies, as well as 2D and 3D anamorphic films.

The VPL-VW1100ES is available in Europe from November. For further information, please visit www.sony.co.uk/pro/products/fpjhomecinema
 

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Phil Hinton

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How much is one of these bad boys then ? :)
Nothing official yet, although some rumours that it will be around the £18-£20K mark. Which makes the VW500 seem like an even bigger bargain.
 
Did anyone else become somewhat aroused by this news? :blush:

How much is one of these bad boys then ? :)
Nothing official yet, although some rumours that it will be around the £18-£20K mark. Which makes the VW500 seem like an even bigger bargain.
It sounds like the VPL-VW1100ES is going to straight replacement for the VPL-VW1000ES so one would hope it will be essentially the same price... one thing's for sure, it has just be placed right at the top of my wish list! :D

I happen to be right now in process of designing and speccing out a dedicated home cinema build and I think I am definitely going to be installing this latest heavenly offering from the fine gentlemen at SONY :smashin:

IMO the VPL-VW1000ES, even though it costs £17K RRP, given it outperforms many other projectors costing anywhere from £30K to £150K+ it already represents outstanding value for money... So if the VW500 provides even just 60% of the performance of the VW1000, it will still represent even greater value for money... IMO the SONY VW500 will indubitable be the best value for money projector in the sub-£10,000 price range... period. :)

BTW unfortunately I have the feeling that JVC's new projector offering will be distinctly underwhelming... ;)
 
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Mkm

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Very nice! Have been with JVC since the HD1, but they really seem to be lagging behind now they've been pushing eShift for a few years.

With the announcement of the VW1100 and the VW500, I wonder how much of a drop we'll see in the market price of the existing VW1000 stock? Might be an interesting way to go with the option to upgrade its firmware and hardware to HDMI 2.0?
 

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With the announcement of the VW1100 and the VW500, I wonder how much of a drop we'll see in the market price of the existing VW1000 stock?
It isn't the sort of product that Sony will keep huge amount of stocks of, so I doubt we'll see any large reductions. Sony may well have phased it out slowly already, keeping stocks low.
 
Very nice! Have been with JVC since the HD1, but they really seem to be lagging behind now they've been pushing eShift for a few years.

With the announcement of the VW1100 and the VW500, I wonder how much of a drop we'll see in the market price of the existing VW1000 stock? Might be an interesting way to go with the option to upgrade its firmware and hardware to HDMI 2.0?
It looks like the SONY VPL-VW500 will be selling for £9,999 in the UK; in which case in my opinion JVC will still hold the crown for best projector within the £3K - £10K price range. The SONY VPL-VW500 will indubitably be awarded the crown for currently best projector within £10K - £17K price range, outperforming the best of the latest offering from JVC, and the SONY VPL-VW1100 will take the crown for best projector £17K upwards, (beating even projectors costing £30 - 150K) ;)
 

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