Sony Pearl on Screen

I spent the better part of an hour in several separate visits watching the new Sony VPL-VW50 SXRD 1080p projector. While one could argue that there were better images to be seen at the show (comparing projectors under show conditions, with different screens sizes, materials, and different program material is a nearly hopeless exercise), there were only a few that could compete in the Sony's price range. The above screen shot won't really tell the whole story (screen shots are also an iffy thing) but I'll go with it anyway. The odd shape is simply due to limitations in the camera positioning. The image was a true rectangle. Honest.
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Chris's picture

I just got my pearl yesterday and I can tell everyone it is fantastic. I was never really a Sony fan buy my new Pearl blew me away.

Dan Rapp's picture

This shot demonstrates a white field uniformity problem, with blue-green on the left and red on the right.

Tom Norton's picture

That might be the camera, or a combination of the characteristics of the camera and projector. We won't know until we actually test the projector (a reviedw sample has been promised). As I said, screen shots are interesting, but dicey.

Craig's picture

At a street price well under $5,000 the Sony "Pearl" is the best projector, bar none, in it's class, and rivals many costing 3 times more. With lush vibrant colors, deep blacks, a contrast ratio of 15,000:1 via its Dynamic Iris, and a native resolution of 1080p, the picture is stunning and the depth of field is very three dimensional. Remote adjustable verticle shift, focus, and zoom, 2 HDMI inputs, super quiet fan at 22db, and a beautiful luminescent "low profile" case lead the extras this beauty has to offer. I exchanged my CRT projector for the Pearl which should speak volumes as to the picture quality. It's truly a WOW!

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