Issue 25

Two New Sony Home Cinema Projectors

4K HDR projectors deliver an immersive viewing experience with new “X1 for projector” processor from Bravia TVs


20 April 2021

Sony announces two new native 4K (4096 x 2160) home cinema projectors, the VPL-VW890ES and VPL-VW290ES, powered by the powerful processor “X1 for projector”. This powerful picture processor based on technology used for Sony’s BRAVIA TV range is optimised for projectors.

This processor combines innovative technologies for high-precision frame analysis, enabling unique features like Dynamic HDR Enhancer and Reality Creation. The VPL-VW890ES 2,200lm laser model with premium All-Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens and VPL-VW290ES 1,500lm lamp model offer immersive viewing experiences that deliver the creator’s true intent with real-world detail and texture in best contrast for the consumer, integrator, and custom installation (CI) channels.

Key Features:

Dynamic HDR Enhancer: Due to the processing power of the new X1 for projector chip, detailed analysis is performed and HDR enhancement power has increased compared to previous models. This enhanced HDR feature analyses each scene to deliver the best contrast performance when viewing HDR content, making the bright scenes brighter and the dark scenes darker. The dynamic range of contrast and brightness is further expanded by linking with the laser and iris.

“Reality Creation” Technology: the X1 for projector picture processor analyses each scene to enrich 4K content and real-world detail and texture. Even content filmed in 2K or Full HD is upscaled close to 4K.

Native 4K SXRD panel: Both models offer 4096 x 2160 4K resolution images with 8.8 million pixels for a lifelike picture. With rich, inky blacks as well as clear cinematic motion and image smoothness, these projectors can reproduce vibrant colours with more tones and textures than a standard projector system.

Edge to Edge Image Quality: The VPL-VW890ES uses an ARC-F lens which delivers pristine image quality across the entire screen. This large-aperture lens adopts an all-glass design for its 18 elements, including six extra low dispersion (ELD) elements. This ensures optimal convergence of the red, green, and blue primaries even at the extreme edges of the screen ensuring a clear and vivid image wherever you look.

The VPL-VW890ES and VPL-VW290ES replace the VPL-VW870ES and VPL-VW270ES respectively. The VW890ES & VW290ES also feature input lag reduction mode which dramatically improves the performance of the display reaction speed to ensure gamers can enjoy the best possible experience alongside the breathtakingly detailed image quality they have come to expect.

Pricing and Availability

  • VPL-VW890ES AU$38,999 // NZ$42,999
  • VPL-VW290ES AU$8,999 // NZ$9,999
  • Both models will be available from May 2021

The VPL-VW290ES model will be available in two colour options: black or white



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