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Sony VPL VW5000ES

High Definition home theater projector

General Information

Native 4K resolution for lifelike pictures
With more than four times the resolution of Full HD, native 4K offers 8.8 million pixels (4096 x 2160) for a picture that is incredibly lifelike, which is why it is the resolution defined by the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative) for theater distribution. See corner-to-corner clarity and watch movies from much closer than you would in Full HD.

5000 lumens for spectacular brightness
Savor the action with an incredible 5000 lumens brightness, for high contrast across the screen. A highly efficient Z-Phosphor laser light generates the brightness required for vibrant images across the whole screen.

Native 4K SXRD panel
The VPL-VW5000ES’s SXRD™ panels and laser light source help the projector achieve a high dynamic contrast. This means that the full color spectrum—from deep, inky blacks through to vibrant reds, blues and greens—is replicated with fine detail and realism, making every scene spring to life for a truly immersive experience.

Dual contrast control
In addition to the dynamically-controlled laser light output, an Advanced Iris is also incorporated. Both the iris control and laser can be adjusted independently and dynamically, to optimize light output for both dark and bright well-lit scenes. The result is deeper blacks than ever, as well as bright, vibrant colors where needed. The infinite dynamic contrast makes every scene spring to life with detail and realism.

See deeper blacks with 4K SXRD™ panels
Latest SXRD panels deliver even better contrast, as well as native 4K resolution. With SXRD projection, you’ll see rich, inky blacks, clear cinematic motion and smooth images. Improvements to the reflective silicon layer now mean even better light control, for precisely delivered shadows and blacks.

Watch bright images for longer with a Z-Phosphor™ laser light  
The VPL-VW5000ES uses an ultra-pure and reliable Z-Phosphor™ laser light source. This Sony-developed light source offers bright images for up to 20,000 hours of uninterrupted operation—no lamp replacement and virtually zero maintenance.

Super-resolution Reality Creation for 4K Contents
Sony’s exclusive Reality Creation technology analyzes images right down to the pixel level. It then employs pattern-matching algorithms developed over years of movie production to enhance crispness even without increasing digital picture noise. It also upscales existing Full HD Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD movies to near 4K quality.

Digital Focus Optimizer
Optimum focus is achieved, not only optically, but also digitally, by the Digital Focus Optimizer. It compensates in advance from the possible optical degradation of the lens, then outputs the optimum corrected images, so that even the focus in the corners is better than ever.

Corner-to-corner sharpness with the ARC-F lens 
For pristine image quality across the entire screen, the VPL-VW5000ES features an All-Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens. 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 image for a clear and vivid image wherever you look.

Motorized zoom lens and wide lens shift
Installing this projector in your room is easy with a 2.06x motorized zoom with a wide lens shift range. Adjust the position of the projector up to 80% vertically and 31% horizontally to get just the right angle for your movies without creating image distortion or resolution loss.

4K Motionflow™
The powerful video processor in the VPL-VW5000ES offers Motionflow™ for smooth and clear motion, even when viewing 4K content. Motionflow™ is best for fast-moving sports content as it adds frames to reduce blur, while maintaining brightness. Movie theater purists can choose True Theater mode to retain the original 24fps.

HDR compatibility: every image comes to life
Get the most from your projector when viewing new UHD Blu-ray and streaming services with High Dynamic Range (HDR). HDR video offers a vastly expanded brightness range to deliver far more realistic, high-contrast images and brilliant colors. Compatible with both HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) formats, Sony’s home projectors reproduce color and contrast faithfully to the creators’ intent.

Colors come alive with TRILUMINOS™ 
Discover true-to-life colors and tones. The VPL-VW5000ES incorporates TRILUMINOS™ color, reproducing more tones and textures than a standard projector system. Hard-to-reproduce crimson reds, aqua blues, and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, so landscapes and seascapes look more vivid. Faces look better, too, with skin tones more faithfully reproduced.

HDMI 18 Gbps capable
With 4K HDR 60P content increasing, the VPL-VW5000ES is now 18 Gbps-capable for smoother expressions of gradations.

HDCP 2.2 compatibility
Both HDMI inputs are compatible with HDCP 2.2—the latest content protection standard.

Picture Position Memory stores your settings
Store focus, zoom, and lens shift settings for up to five screen formats for easy recall. Picture Position Memories store key settings so you can quickly watch movies in the ideal format. Match aspect ratios, including 16:9 and Cinemascope, and store these settings in the projector.

Select from nine calibrated picture modes
Quickly style the picture to what you’re watching or playing. Select from nine calibrated picture modes, including two theater film modes, theater digital, reference, TV, photo, game, bright cinema and bright TV. An advanced HSV (Hue Saturation Value) color tuning tool gives you even more control.

Make the home theater experience bigger and better than ever.
Sony 4K projectors are compatible with IMAX Enhanced content, making them ready to deliver the bigger, more breathtaking IMAX visuals you love in compatible content. Take advantage of the size of your projector screen with movies that become even more immersive with IMAX Enhanced.

Specs and Features

Make every movie an unforgettable experience with the world’s most advanced Home Theater projector3. An ideal match for the largest and most lavishly equipped Home Theater rooms, the VPL-VW5000ES brings movies to life in vibrant 5000 lumens brightness and the lifelike detail of native 4K.

  • Native 4K resolution (4096 x 2016)
  • High brightness 5000 lumens laser projection
  • TRILUMINOS Display for rich color
  • Advanced Reality Creation for upscaling SD/HD sources
  • High Dynamic Range for more realistic videos

CONTRAST RATIO
∞:1 (dynamic contrast)

DISPLAY RESOLUTION
Computer signal input: Maximum display resolution: 4096 x 2160 dots, Maximum video signal input : 4K 60p YCbCr 4:4:4 8bit / YCbCr 4:2:2 12 bit

WEIGHT
Approx. 43 kg / 94 lb (including standard lens) Approx. 40 kg / 88 lb (excluding standard lens)

DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
21.6 x 9.0 x 29.5 in

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