Sony updates its home cinema offering with VPL-VW890ES and VPL-VW290ES

Sony unveils two new native 4K Home Cinema projectors, featuring advanced processing and HDR enhancement with the Sony VPL-VW890ES VPL-VW290ES.

Sony has announced two new native 4K (4096 x 2160) home cinema projectors powered by its ‘X1 for projector’, the picture processor based on technology used for Sony’s BRAVIA TV series and optimised for projectors.

Sony says this processor combines innovative technologies for high-precision frame analysis, enabling unique features like Dynamic HDR Enhancer and Reality Creation. Sony says the VPL-VW890ES  2,200lm laser model with premium All-Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens and VPL-VW290ES 1,500lm lamp model offer immersive viewing experiences that deliver the creator’s true intent with real-world detail and texture in best contrast for the consumer, integrator, and custom installation (CI) channels.  

“Whether watching a movie or playing a game, customers are increasingly looking to enjoy immersive entertainment experiences from their own homes. Our native 4K SXRD projectors have been market leading in providing these experiences for nearly a decade, and we are pleased to announce these two new powerful additions to our strong line-up of home cinema projectors for our customers,” says Christopher Mullins, Home Cinema Product Manager for Sony Professional Displays & Solutions. “With the availability of these new models, we show our continued commitment to developing solutions that provide a big screen, dynamic viewing experience which brings the spectacular into the home.”

VPL-VW890ES & VPL-VW290ES Features

  • Dynamic HDR Enhancer: Due to the processing power of the newly installed X1 for projector, more detailed analysis is performed and HDR enhancement power has become stronger compared to the previous models. This enhanced HDR feature analyses each scene to deliver the best contrast performance when viewing HDR content, making the bright scenes brighter and the dark scenes darker. The dynamic range of contrast and brightness is further expanded by linking with the laser and iris*.
  • Sony’s Unique Super Resolution ‘Reality Creation’ Technology: the X1 for projector picture processor analyses each scene to enrich 4K content and real-world detail and texture. Even content filmed in 2K or Full HD is upscaled close to 4K.
  • Native 4K SXRD panel: Both models offer 4096 x 2160 4K resolution images with 8.8 million pixels for an incredibly lifelike picture. With rich, inky blacks as well as clear cinematic motion and image smoothness, Sony claims these projectors can reproduce vibrant colours with more tones and textures than a standard projector system.

VPL-VW890ES Additional Key Features

  • Edge to Edge Image Quality: The VPL-VW890ES uses ARC-F lens which delivers pristine image quality across the entire screen. This large-aperture lens adopts an all-glass design for its 18 elements, including six extra low dispersion (ELD) elements. This ensures optimal convergence of the red, green, and blue primaries even at the extreme edges of the screen, for a clear and vivid image wherever you look, says the maker.

The new VPL-VW890ES model and VPL-VW290ES model will replace the VPL-VW870ES and VPL-VW270ES respectively. As with the model’s predecessors, these new projectors also feature input lag reduction mode which improves the performance of the display reaction speed to ensure gamers can enjoy a positive experience alongside detailed image quality.

Pricing and Availability For Sony VPL-VW890ES VPL-VW290ES

Both models are available now, with the VPL-VW890ES available in black and the VPL-VW290ES in both black and white.

*Only applicable to the VPL-VW890ES laser model

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