Sony launches new VPL-VZ1000ES ultra short throw home theatre projector
Sony has announced a major expansion of its ultra short throw home theatre line-up with the launch of the VPL-VZ1000ES home theatre projector.
Designed to integrate easily into homes, the VPL-VZ1000ES is HDR compatible with native 4K resolution and can be positioned as little as 15cm away from the wall. It commands the room with a 254cm image, measured diagonally in 16:9, and when powered off it virtually disappears into the decor.
“It really is the only projector that can deliver true, native 4K HDR pictures from the lens to the lounge. Up until now home cinema enthusiasts have needed a dedicated room for watching projected content, this isn’t always ideal since not everyone has the luxury of extra space to accommodate an extra-large screen. The new VPL-VZ1000ES changes this dynamic completely, providing an enchanting home theatre experience up to 304cm in your existing living space,” says Sony Professional Solutions group manager – business and institutional Brad Hanrahan.
The VPL-VZ1000ES is approximately 40% smaller than the currently available Sony VPL-GTZ1 4K ultra short throw but still generates 2,500 lumens of colour light output, which is 25% brighter than the VPL-GTZ1.
Sony’s advanced SXRD panels, combined with Z-Phosphor laser light engine, produce high dynamic contract that enhances the highlights and lowlights of HDR content. The VPL-VZ1000ES projector’s Z-Phosphor laser light source hits peak brightness much quicker than conventional projector lamps and brightness and colour accuracy are also maintained longer.
The VPL-VZ1000ES can be used for large display sizes in small spaces, as well as locations with high ceilings and, since the projector is mounted in front rather than behind viewers, there are no issues with shadows or obstructions.
“Put simply, this projector can replace any TV and give you a better viewing experience,” says Brad.