Sony has premiered a long-awaited sequel to its most reasonably priced native 4K projector. The Sony VPL-VW290ES (referred to as the Sony VPL-VW325ES within the US) is lastly strolling the purple carpet and hope is for an additional What Hello-Fi? Award-winning blockbuster.
The glitz and glam of the replace, in comparison with the vastly profitable Sony VPL-VW270ES, is the addition of Sony’s X1 for Projectors processor, which is designed to convey a lift to HDR, image element and movement processing.
The X1 for Projector brings the frame-by-frame evaluation, developed for Sony’s X1-powered Bravia TVs, to the large display screen. Meaning entry to dynamic HDR management although there is not any built-in help for Dolby Vision or HDR10+. As an alternative, Sony’s personal Dynamic HDR Enhancer can optimise the image on-the-fly.
There’s additionally an up to date Tremendous Decision Actuality Creation course of that leverages pixel-level evaluation for picture upscaling, and each texture and element enhancement. If it really works in addition to carried out on the 2020-launched Sony VPL-VW590ES, then outcomes must be very spectacular certainly.
The Sony VPL-VW290ES retains the identical brightness specs and SXRD projector panel expertise as its predecessor. It could actually supply as much as 1500 lumens from its bulb mild supply and can retail at a barely costlier £5499 ($5499/€5499) when it arrives in Might in a selection of black or white.
In case you’re after one thing much more severe, Sony has additionally up to date its near-flagship 800-series SXRD machine. The Sony VPL-VW890ES is the identify to look out for (VPL-VW1025ES within the States) for these with extra cinematic aspirations and deeper pockets. It advantages from the identical X1 processor addition however the £24,999 ($39,999) value brings entry to a laser mild supply and the all-glass ARC-F lens.
The ARC-F is an 18-element, 15-group, massive diameter lens designed for increased resolving energy and a greater and extra constant management of focus and color throughout the entire space of your display screen. The prime advantages of the Z-Phosphor laser are its quick operation and warm-up occasions, and the regular efficiency throughout its 20,000-hour lifespan. It operates at 2200 lumens.
Each projectors will now permit for separate image settings to be utilized for SDR and HDR content material. You will additionally have the ability to select between HDR Reference and HDR10 image presets as your prime choice when the machine is about to HDR Auto.
The Sony VPL-VW890ES will launch concurrently the Sony VPL-VW290ES however in black solely. We sit up for getting them into the lab.