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Kris Deering  |  Feb 20, 2019  |  3 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $35,000

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Breathtaking image quality
Reference-level optics
Laser light source
Minus
Low light output for price point
Lacks dedicated picture mode for HDR

THE VERDICT
The Sony VPL-VW995ES delivers reference-level images with all video formats and benefits from a high-end lens that's optimized for 4K playback.

In 2018, I reviewed Sony's VPL-VW885ES 4K laser projector, a $25,000 model that I hoped would be the successor to previous Sound & Vision Top Pick winners from Sony, the VPL-VW1000 and VPL-VW1100ES, but it fell slightly short of expectations. At CEDIA 2018, Sony unveiled its VPL-VW995ES, a next-gen step-up model in the ES projector line that sported the high-end optics missing from the VW885ES plus a few new tricks. The VPL-VW995ES appears to be a true successor to the earlier designs, but at a steep $35,000, does it have the chops to command such a lofty price? Let's find out.

SV Staff  |  Feb 20, 2019  |  0 comments
SVS today announced that the Top Pick-designated Prime Wireless speaker system introduced last fall is now available in a gloss white finish.
SV Staff  |  Feb 20, 2019  |  0 comments
Seymour-Screen Excellence aims to bring Hollywood-style screening room capabilities to a broader audience with a new, lower-priced motorized projection-screen masking system.
SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2019  |  0 comments
Apple is reportedly putting the finishing touches on a streaming video service it is planning to launch as early as this spring.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Feb 19, 2019  |  0 comments
I am an audio guy. All my life, I have been fascinated by the physics, physiology, and technology of audio. You might be surprised to know this, but my hearing is more important to me than my eyesight. But hearing is a privilege that not everyone shares.

SV Staff  |  Feb 19, 2019  |  0 comments
HiFiMan has announced a wireless version of its popular Ananda planar-magnetic headphones and unveiled its first wireless speaker — a portable model that supports high-resolution streaming.
SV Staff  |  Feb 18, 2019  |  0 comments
Samsung has announced the launch of three Samsung Experience stores in the U.S.
SV Staff  |  Feb 18, 2019  |  0 comments
Elite Screens has developed a fixed-frame projection screen for standard-throw projectors that brings the best of two worlds together in one screen: ambient/ceiling light rejection and acoustic transparency.
SV Staff  |  Feb 18, 2019  |  0 comments
Sony has announced that plans to launch an “experiential” large format movie theater system in Las Vegas to effectively compete with IMAX and Dolby Vision theaters.
Josef Krebs  |  Feb 15, 2019  |  0 comments
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Albert (Åke Grönberg), the aging owner and ringmaster of an impoverished travelling circus, takes the troupe to his home town in order to visit his estranged wife and sons with the hope of returning to the safe, bourgeois family nest. In reaction, his jealous young lover (the gorgeous Harriet Andersson), a horseback rider, allows a charismatic actor to seduce her.

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