AT A GLANCE
Great brightness for the price
Dynamic iris control enhances contrast
Very good 3D performance
Low Lamp Control setting greatly diminishes brightness
Manual focus, zoom, and lens shift controls
Thanks to its dynamic iris, Sony’s 1080p projector beams bright images with great contrast and delivers performance so good that you may not care it’s not 4K.
The last time I had my hands on a Sony product, it was a 4K projector priced at ten grand. That model, the VPL-VW350ES, had many positive attributes (I gave it a Top Pick stamp, after all), along with one weakness: somewhat lackluster contrast compared with that of projectors that provide a dynamic iris control.