Sony VPL-VW790ES

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This projector is now end of life. An equivalent replacement would be the Sony VPL-VW890ES.

    • 2000 lumens brightness
    • 4K resolution
    • 3 year collect, repair and return warranty


4096 x 2160 (4K)
2000 lumens
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The Sony VPL-VW790ES is a native 4K resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) SXRD premium dedicated home cinema projector with laser light source, all glass optics and 2000 lumens brightness

It is the direct replacement to the hugely popular VPL-VW760ES. The VW790ES features Sony's new X1 for projector video processor which combines high precision frame analysis with Dynamic HDR enhancer and super resolution for supreme image reproduction.

The Sony VPL-VW790ES laser light source projector is a premium native 4K laser light source dedicated home cinema projector. The benefits of laser include up to 20,000 hours usage with virtually no maintenance required. No costly lamp replacements to factor in as its a lamp free solution. Laser also provides the benefit of consistent brightness and colour over the entire lifespan of projector day, day out.

The new X1 for projector processor takes the superb BRAVIA TV video processor and optiises it for projector use combining dynamic HDR enhancer and super resolution technologies. The dynamic HDR combines signal analysis, advanced signal processing and high precision modulation by extending the dimming range of laser and iris to improve black levels. All of this delivers the best contrast and dynamic range with real time frame-by-frame basis. Put simply the bright areas become brighter, the dark areas become darker along with enhanced texture, colour and realsim for the best possible image reproduction matching as close to possible to the directors intent for the content.

The exclusive Super Resolution technology analyses images down to a pixel by pixel level. It uses powerful pattern matching algorithms developed over years of Sony's movie production experience to enhance image crispness without introducing digital picture noise. It will also upscale 1080p Blu ray disc and standard DVD movies to near 4k quality.

In addition, the Digital Focus Optimizer (DFO) compensates for optical blurr that can occur at the corner of the projected images due the nature of the lens structure in projectors. The DFO compensation results in a uniformed 4K resolution across the entire image from centre to corner.

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The perfect choice for any theatre room
Enjoy the extraordinary cinematic detail, colour, and contrast that you’d expect from a much bigger, more costly projector. With 2,000 lumens of brightness, bring vibrant, realistic images in your theatre room or living room.

X1 for projector
Our X1 for projector technology takes our acclaimed BRAVIA TV video processing technology and optimises it for projection. The processor combines innovative technologies for high-precision frame analysis, with features like Dynamic HDR Enhancer and Super Resolution for high-quality images.

Dynamic HDR Enhancer
Our Dynamic HDR Enhancer processes HDR content frame by frame to deliver stunning contrast. It further enhances contrast in combination with iris, which makes bright scenes brighter and dark scenes darker, for the ultimate HDR experience.
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SXRD for uncompromising picture quality
Our advanced SXRD panel technology offers rich, inky blacks and clear cinematic motion and image smoothness. High heat and light resistance also ensures spectacularly high and stable brightness.
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2,000lm Z-Phosphor laser light source
Savour the action with up to 2,000 lumens of brightness, thanks our Z-phosphor laser light source, for vibrant images even on a large screen.

Dual Contrast Control
Both the iris control and laser can be adjusted independently and dynamically, to optimise light output for dark and high contrast scenes. The result is deeper blacks and infinite dynamic contrast, making every scene spring to life with detail and realism.

4K Motionflow
Our Motionflow technology adds frames to reduce blur while maintaining brightness, creating smooth and clear motion even in 4K – ideal for sport


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Laser / SXRD
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56.0 x 22.3 x 49.6

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