4K Home Cinema Projectors: Sony Takes the Lead

As the first brand to launch 4K digital cinema projectors, Sony has been instrumental in the technology’s development from movie theatre magic to home cinema installations.

Even now, the company is still driving the technology forward and currently has 4K digital projectors rolled out in some 15,000 cinema screen around the world. This dedication to ultra high definition (UHD) on the big screen only aids its development of home-based technology, and has helped to cement the brand’s place as the leader in this growing sector.

Sony’s Home Cinema Offering

This ever-growing brand regularly rolls out new units that combine the latest technology with years’ worth of cinema expertise, but some of Sony’s more recent additions to its 4K line up are likely to keep pace for the industry for some time to come. Here are a few of our favourites.

Best Value True 4K

Sony VW320ES

There are a plethora of devices out there that masquerade as 4K without holding the required qualifications, but the Sony VW320ES certainly isn’t one of them. Boasting true, native 4096 x 2160 resolution, this device delivers Hollywood-quality images for a high-end home cinema budget.

Users benefit from a range of features, including 1,500 ANSI lumens of brightness and spectacular dynamic contrast range, a wider and more accurate representation of colour and SXRD display technology similar to that of the £100k+ cinema projectors.

Best Performance

Sony VW550ES

Delivering native 4K resolution and superior colours, you’d be forgiven for forgetting you were at home when using this advanced projector. Capable of producing the ultimate at-home cinema performance, the Sony VW550ES offers an incredible dynamic contrast ratio of 350,000:1, as well as maximised blacks and whites to ensure you never miss any detail.

Cinema Quality Projection

Sony VPL-VW1100ES

Sony’s flagship true 4K projector, the Sony VPL-VW1100ES is full to the brim with advanced digital cinema technology that makes viewing 2D and 3D content at home just like a traditional cinema experience. Add to this a mind-blowing contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, home automation capabilities and Motionflow technology, and you’ll never need to visit your local multiplex again.

Ultra-Short Throw 4K

Sony VPL-VZ1000ES

Once again offering the same true 4K resolution delivered in professional cinemas, the Sony VPL-VZ1000ES has been designed to offer a completely flexible 4K home alternative to the movie theatre.

Even when the device is placed a matter of centimetres from the wall, users benefit from a stunning 80-inch display, while a position of just 8.3 inches (22cm) away from the wall delivers a screen size of 120 inches. No matter what your setup, this advanced 4K projector ensures you can easily integrate movie theatre technology in any space.

If you’d like to know more about Sony’s 4K technology or any of the projectors mentioned here, give the Projectorpoint team a call today. We have most of the Sony 4K models available to demo and we’re always happy to arrange viewings of any we don’t have immediately to hand.

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