Sony Introduces 4K Projectors
The projector also includes the algorithm designed to get the best out of Sony’s “Mastered in 4K” Blu-ray discs, an algorithm similar to that found in Sony’s most recent 4K LCD flat screen sets. The 3D transmitter is built-in. The projector will be available in November for $15,000, or $16,000 with Sony’s movie server and tablet controller (see below).
Sony’s VPL-VW1100ES 4K 3D projector, now $28,000, is an upgrade to last year’s VPL-VW1000ES. It includes HDMI 2.0 inputs (for support of sources up to and including 4K/60p), and the upconversion algorithm for Sony’s “Mastered in 4K” Blu-ray discs.
Starting in October, for a price TBD, owners of last year’s VPL-VW1000ES may have the above upgrades installed in their projectors, an in-home service that will include Sony’s 4K UHD Media Player (FMP-X1), the Sony Xperia Z Tablet controller, and a new lamp.