Sonypalooza, Pt. 3: New projectors!

Sony_VPL-VW85_left_lgAmong its other new products at CEDIA, Sony has unveiled a pair of new home theater projectors: the VPL-VW85 and VPL-HW15.

The VPL-VW85 is a new high-end home theater projector, a home installer-friendly model with a 120,000:1 contrast ratio, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 1.6x zoom lens with motorized horizontal and vertical adjustment. At $8,000 it's not exactly an impulse buy, but its flexibility for installations and included access to CEDIA-certified tech support sweetens the deal.

The $3,000 VPL-HW15 lacks its big brother's flexible lens and offers half the contrast ratio and refresh rate, but it can still put out 1080p video and supports the same RS232 control as the VPL-VW85. Both projectors ship in October.

Will Greenwald

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