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Sony announces two native 4k projectors, including VPL-VW290ES

New projectors from Sony: Sony announces two native 4k projectors, including VPL-VW290ES with a boost to HDR, image processing and details.

New projectors from Sony has announced, a successor to its acclaimed, affordable native 4k projector in the form of the VPL-VW290ES. This time, the model can count on the X1 image processor, optimized for projectors, which should give a boost to HDR, image processing and details.

New projectors from Sony

The X1 for Projectors processor entails frame by frame analysis. That means you get access to dynamic HDR control, even though there is no internal support for Dolby Vision and HDR10 +. Instead, the system relies on Sony’s proprietary Dynamic HDR Enhancer.

In addition, there is an updated Super Resolution Reality Creation process, which is intended for upscaling the image at the pixel level. As a result, textures and details should stand out better.

The Sony VPL-VW290ES maintains the same brightness and SXRD projector panel technology specs as its predecessor. The projector offers up to 1,500 lumens from its light source and is slightly more expensive than the projector that was released before. In May, this model will be available in white and black, for a price of 5,499 euros.

If you want to take it a bit more seriously, Sony has also updated its high-end 800-series SXRD machine. If you have a little more to spend, you can later look for the name VPL-VW890ES. This model also has the X1 image processor and also has a laser light source, as well as an ARC-F glass lens.

That lens has a large diameter (18-element, 15-group), which gives you more control over the focus and the colors. The great advantages of the Z-Phosphor laser are the low warm-up times and fast start-up. Performance must also remain the same throughout its 20,000-hour lifespan. It offers 2,200 lumens. Also this model will be published in May and will probably cost 40,000 euros in the Netherlands.

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