One of Sony's latest high-end home cinema projectors, the Bravia VPL-VW85, gives users a cost-effective means of creating an "impressive, large-screen experience", it's been suggested. According to reviewers, the projector targets "serious" home cinema shoppers.

After two weeks of testing the Bravia model, the team at ITP.net concluded that the projector "sports top specifications" in line with its price tag, including native 1080p support, a brightness rating of 800 ANSI Lumens and a contrast ratio of 120,000:1.

"As a result, the VPL-VW85 absolutely blew us away when it came to its projection performance," they reveal. "Feeding the Sony a number of Blu-ray movies, such as Casino Royale, Iron Man and The Fast and The Furious - via HDMI - the VPL-VW85 performed brilliantly when we used its 'cinema mode'."

Describing the colour accuracy and brightness produced by the projector as "top notch", they go on to note that the device's 1080p resolution support rendered an "astonishing amount of detail".

Regarding the projector's gaming performance, the reviewers decided that its Motionflow with DarkFrame Insertion technology helped to deliver smooth, artifact-free gaming - "even when the action became fast-paced" - with both 720p and 1080p titles appearing "brilliant" on a big screen.