Sony Launches 4K HDR Projector at $14,999; Unveils Its First UHD Blu-ray Player

  • The Sony 4K projector costs $14,999 (roughly Rs. 10 lakhs)
  • The Ultra-HD Blu-ray player’s price is not announced yet
  • The products were announced by Sony at CEDIA 2016

In what may make avid 4K video watchers happy, Sony on Wednesday launched a 4K HDR projector – the VPL-VW675ES. Sony’s VPL-VW675ES 4K HDR projector is said to be the first projector that supports Hybrid-Log Gamma HDR. Sony has priced the 4K projector at a whopping $14,999 (roughly Rs. 10 lakhs) to strengthen its SXRD projector technology.

Sony’s 4K projector was announced at CEDIA 2016 being held in Dallas from September 13 to 17. The new VPL-VW675ES has a contrast ratio of 350,000:1 with a brightness of 1,800 lumens. It uses HDCP 2.2 so that 4K content cannot be copied illegally. It has a bulb that is claimed to last for about 6,000 hours. With that a specification, it is one of the best 4K projectors that can also project real ultra-HD images, and just not fake it.

As per a CEPro report, Andre Floyd, Sony’s Product Marketing Manager, thinks that the “JVC’s and Epson’s current line of “4K” projectors can never get to full UHD because they start with an HD imager (1920×1080) that has only 2 million pixels”. He added that “Full 4K is 8 million pixels” and Sony’s new projector features the technology.

It can also stream content from number of services that include Amazon and Netflix. The new Sony 4K HDR projector is also compatible with standard definition technology.

At the same custom installer show CEDIA 2016, Sony also showcased its first Ultra-HD Blu-ray player. The UBP-X1000ES offers full Custom Installation (CI) compatibility along with a number of additional features. The UHD Blu-ray player will ship in the spring next year.

Besides supporting UHD videos, the UBP-X1000ES employs a Sony-developed Precision-HD drive that maintains consistent performance with virtually every optical disc format, like Blu-ray 3D, DVDs, CDs. The video processing technology in the player can upscale the full-HD (1080p) video to 4K 60p resolution. The Blu-ray player is equipped with audio compatible receivers that can match Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The price of the Sony Ultra-HD Blu-ray has not been announced yet.

 

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