Sony VPL-VW50 Front Projector: On the Bench
- 1920x1080 threee-chip SXRD
- Key Connections: Dual HDMI inputs, two component inputs, one RGB on 15-pin DSUB, one Ethernet
Features We Miss: Please.
Sony pretty much owned CEDIA 2006 as of day one when this projector was officially announced. Although the $5K price of this projector is a full 50% lower than Sony's previous SXRD PJ, the Ruby, it's a hot looking projector with an outstanding feature set. In addition to being a full three-chip 1080p rig with a dynamic iris, it also accepts 1080p/24 signals displays them at 96Hz, a direct multiple of film's 24fps frame rate for smooth motion. Heck, even the replacement lamps will be cheaper. It's safe to say that there isn't a more highly anticipated projector in the world right now. Shipping now, and tune in to HT's June 2007 print issue to see how the Pearl fares in a projector roundup with other hot 1080p projectors.