Sony is one of the leaders in home cinema technology and they’re still the only force for 4K in the world of home cinema projection. Their latest 4K projector is a prime example of why their rivals have a lot of catching up to do. Sony is going as far as describing the new device as ‘the new reference-quality’ and that’s a very bold claim when it comes to cinema technology. This isn’t something you’re going to stick in your common living room, this hardware is geared towards enthusiast home cinema setups. Thanks to its immensely powerful laser light engine, it can push out 5,000 lumens of brightness, HDR, emulated BT.2020 colour gamut and it covers the entire DCI colour space; that’s pretty damn impressive.
The VPL-VW5000ES covers the full DCI-P3 colour gamut, offers up professional calibration tools, HDMI input with HDCP to accept 4K 60p signals up to YCbCr 4:4:4 8bit or YCbCr 4:2:2 12bit; so it’s certainly going to be future proof, this is bleeding edge stuff right here.
“The VPL-VW5000ES projector is truly the ultimate home cinema solution, joining an impressive line-up of Sony home theatre projectors specifically designed for the high-end installer market, like the VPL-GTZ1 and Lifespace UX´s LSPX-W1S Ultra Short Throw models,” said Thomas Issa, Product Manager at Sony Professional Europe. “Our new projector combines the best technologies found in our professional cinema projectors to offer spectacular image quality as well as reliability, bringing the home theatre experience to the next level.”
So what does the best home cinema projector ever created cost? An eye-watering 65,000 Euros, and that doesn’t include the popcorn for movie night.