Friday, 01 June 2012 15:51

Sony takes 4K video home


There might not be a lot of 4K content readily available to the public at this stage, but if you're building a new home theatre (and you have very deep pockets) you might consider the Sony VPL-VW1000ES, especially as it upscales lesser content (SD or HD, including 3D) to 4K 4096x2160p.


"Reality Creation algorithms, utilising over 10 years of professional image capture development, dramatically improve still and motion picture clarity to deliver a picture far beyond what you would be accustomed to seeing at home," said Alex Lofts, product manager for presentation display, professional solutions division, Sony Australia/New Zealand.

Specifications of the $24,999 projector include an SXRD 4K panel with 2000 ANSI-lumens of brightness and 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast, motorised zoom (with memory), and compatibility with most home automation systems. Sony claims "cinema quality picture reproduction" at screen sizes of up to 300in (7.62m) diagonal.

"Coming off the technological advancement of our industry-leading Sony Digital Cinema 4K projectors, which has garnered critical acclaim in cinemas around the world with over 10,000 units installed, our new VPL-VW1000ES 4K home cinema projector has been created to not just meet but exceed the needs of the most discerning and demanding home entertainment enthusiasts," said Mr Lofts.

"It will enable total immersion in the viewing experience whether it be movies, gaming or sports with unprecedented realism, delivered through colours and details unlike anything seen before in home entertainment."

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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