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Sony VPL-VW100 1920x1080p contrast of 15,000:1

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by homethx, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. homethx

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    not in my price range but $10,000 is still cheap for a projector of that spec, dlp isnt even close to that. the hs-60 looks interesting though
     
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    ' Sony announces the VPL-VW100 HD SXRD Projector in Japan.

    The Sony VPL-VW100 is based on 0.61 type full HD SXRD panel with a resolution of 1,920×1,080 pixels. The contrast ratio of the VPL-VW100 is an amazing 15,000:1.

    Three SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) panels are integrated to provide the HD resolution. The fan noise is a very quit 22dB. The new Sony projector features a 400W xenon lamp. DVI and HDMI inputs are present. This stylish high-end projector comes on December 10th for 1,365,000 Yen (~$10,000). '

    Well done Sony.

    That should put the cat amongst the pigeons.

    A stunning looking projector.

    Although I'll be happy with the VPL-HS60 with a mere 10,000:1 Contrast.

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    Wow!

    This is a quantum leap in terms of pricing and technology, isn't it! A case of Sony really stating a claim on the FP market. If it delivers.

    If you can now get an SXRD 1080p for sub £6k, with 15,000:1 contrast, then that throws DLP's whole pricing structure into disarray. The new SIM 3-chipper for £11k at 720p? You must be joking. Seriously, if that is the correct price and it lives up to specs, then DLP would have to deliver 3 chippers at £3k just to stay in the ballgame.

    Is there anyone out there that would even pay £6k for a DLP 3-chipper now (let alone a 1-chipper), if they can get a 1080 Sony for the same price?

    Interesting times. I feel some serious price shake-ups in the mid-range PJ market coming.

    Squibbly
     
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    Wow, that's going to be hard to resist. I doubt it will be < £6k, but if it is....

    1080p/50 and 1080p/60 are listed as accepted via DVI and HDMI.
     
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    Hmm. What do you suppose they mean by "on/off contrast ratio"?
     
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    Woo! I'm definitely waiting another 2 months to see what the HS-60 is like.

    I'd just fired up Firefox and logged in here to choose a supplier to order an HS-50 from today. Good job I saw this thread :)
     
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    The HS60 sounds like an excellent machine 10000:1 for LCD amazing.

    Reading the translated press release it sounds like they have developed a plate that covers the lcd panel to help with black levels, a bit like Epsons C2 Fine maybe?.
     
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    That's standard terminology for generating a field for full white and full black, and dividing the black reading into the white. It's how you get the contrast ratio.

    Generally this is in an uncalibrated state and this can reduce the lumen and contrast by around 40%. Even so, the CR figure will still be pretty high and into CRT territory. The black level may still look LCD though.

    Gary
     
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    Gary, he probably meant without dynamic Iris. i.e. the real contrast of the projector.
     
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    He asked what they meant by on/off, but Dynamic CR would be different of course to static on/off CR without the iris.

    Gary.
     
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    I wish I hadn't clicked on that link. ;)
     
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    Its hard to believe the amount of new projectors that have appeared in the past couple of weeks, all of them absolute crackers and each new announcement seems to better the previous one - what a year 2005 has turned out to be for digital projectors!

    Timing is perfect though, I'm projectorless at the moment :thumbsup:
    Paul
     
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    WOW, that Grobi tv link is like an Aladins cave, full of jewels and nuggets of information, not to mention the gorgeous Ruby. If anyone needs a translator you can find one here
     

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