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Sony announce VPL-VW5000ES 4K HDR Laser Projector

Steve Withers

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Damn that looks good, I want one now! Anyone interested in buying a used kidney? One previous owner, slightly battered through years of abuse.
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
Very very nice, what sort of price do you think £20k/£25k or even higher:)
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
It's not going to be cheap Keith but if we use the VW1100ES as a guide, then I'd say at least £20,000.
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
Yes Sony have just told me the suggested price is €65,000 - ouch!
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
I will raise your kidney bid to a left testicle and a years supply of blood donations Steve.:D
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
Ouch indeed, better make that two testicles.:)
 

KelvinS1965

Distinguished Member
I'm sure it'll be well above my budget, but it's good to see such things appear. Hopefully get a demo at a forum day at some point once they are out, just to see what I could be watching in X years time.

PS: The thread title is wrong; there is a zero missing off the model number.
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
I think a few people would have burst had that news taken any longer to come out. I can easily see this being £30K.
I doubt that, a list price of €65,000 is about £48,000 at current exchange rates, so who wants to bet it comes in at £49,999.
 

giogt600

Distinguished Member
I don't think you could sell enough body parts for this.....well not my body parts anyway....they wouldn't fetch enough in the condition they're in......well used shall we say....!!! :D
 

AidenL

Well-known Member
That must be the perfect projector......

Is there a drool smilie???:cool:
 

KelvinS1965

Distinguished Member
You surprise me Gio...I thought you'd have already been onto Al and got one on order. In fact I checked the classifieds for a barely used X900. ;)

You're right Aiden, just realised I was drooling myself. :)
 

Rich H

Active Member
That must be the perfect projector......

Is there a drool smilie???:cool:
Depends. It's bright, but no mention of the contrast ratio.

If it's bright with a lowish contrast ratio I'd probably take my current lowly JVC projector over it.
 

AidenL

Well-known Member
Depends. It's bright, but no mention of the contrast ratio.

If it's bright with a lowish contrast ratio I'd probably take my current lowly JVC projector over it.
Rich, wouldn't laser most likely give a good CR? We will know soon anyway I'm guessing, isn't it being demoed currently over there I saw on the other forum?
 

Rich H

Active Member
Rich, wouldn't laser most likely give a good CR? We will know soon anyway I'm guessing, isn't it being demoed currently over there I saw on the other forum?
Depends on how the laser is being used. For instance, the laser-driven Epson projectors didn't help advance their contrast ratio particularly. I think we need more direct laser illumination (e.g. laser is the full, actual light source) to start seeing contrast ratio benefits from laser light projectors. I believe that opens up the technology to more discrete dimming of dark areas.

Something like this:

'Contrast ratio a staggering million:1' Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime Burbank review

But I believe there are legal issues in trying to use direct laser sources for consumer gear (e.g. damaging people's eyes who mistakenly look into the light source, I presume).
Right now the selling point for how lasers are employed in consumer level units is more even brightness over time, vs bulb aging.
 

AidenL

Well-known Member
Depends on how the laser is being used. For instance, the laser-driven Epson projectors didn't help advance their contrast ratio particularly. I think we need more direct laser illumination (e.g. laser is the full, actual light source) to start seeing contrast ratio benefits from laser light projectors. I believe that opens up the technology to more discrete dimming of dark areas.

Something like this:

'Contrast ratio a staggering million:1' Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime Burbank review

But I believe there are legal issues in trying to use direct laser sources for consumer gear (e.g. damaging people's eyes who mistakenly look into the light source, I presume).
Right now the selling point for how lasers are employed in consumer level units is more even brightness over time, vs bulb aging.
I was lucky enough to see Jurassic World in the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood last month - same specs as Burbank I think? it was very impressive.....
 

panman40

Distinguished Member
£49,999.. Just placed my order o_O, my body parts are mint, never smoked or drank... :D
 

Steve Withers

Reviewer
I was at a demo of the IMAX Laser at The Empire Leicester Square two weeks ago (article coming) and that was very impressive, best blacks I've ever seen at the cinema.
 

Nodular

Well-known Member
I experienced some great blacks the other evening when we had a power cut! :D
 

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