Sony adds new model to 3D projector range

Sony has added to its 3D projector line up with a new high spec model ideal for home cinema use.

The VPL-HW30 follows last year’s VW90 – Sony’s first 3D consumer projector – but comes at a price better suited to the pockets of home cinema enthusiasts. The VPL-HW30, which is due to be released in the UK in July, is expected to retail for under £2,000 – a significant markdown on the VW90, which cost in the region of £6,000.

Like its predecessor, the VPL-HW30 has a High Frame Rate SXRD panel (1,920 x 1,080) combined with the Motionflow Dark Frame Insertion system, which reduces blur for crisper images, no matter how fast the action gets.

It offers an impressive 70,000:1 contrast ratio and brightness of 1,3000 lumens. Sony is also working on counteracting crosstalk with its 240Hz panel drive system.

The projector converts 2D images to 3D so viewers don’t need to fret about the lack of 3D content currently available.

It supports Sony's new range of active shutter glasses, the TDG-PJ1, which are lighter than its previous specs, plus the new Sony transmitter, the TMR-PJI – both of which will be sold separately to the projector.

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