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Sony VPL-VW1000ES
8.4 out of 10

Sony VPL-VW1000ES

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Gear Patrol
12 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Now that 3D is pretty much standard for new home theater gear, 4K resolution (or Quad Full HD, as it’s also known) is the industry’s new hope for driving consumer upgrades. Sony’s VPL-VW1000ES is the first home theater projector to offer the ridiculous 4096 x 2160 resolution standard at home.
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Sony VPL-VW1000ES Projector Review

Projector reviews
5 June 2012
  • Conclusion: When the VPL-VW1000ES (click for specifications) arrived, I had great expectations.  Over a month later, I’m not in the least disappointed.  4K is an obvious next step for projectors in the home.  We can use the extra resolution.
  • Pros: Excellent overall picture quality, natural color and skin tones, Superb black level performance with a very smooth iris, True 4K resolution, capable of displaying 4K content, 2K-4K upscaling, Extremely good 3D image quality, Impressively bright 1200 lumens post calibration, 2.1:1 zoom lens, with ...
  • Cons: Could be a little brighter for 3D – A statement I’ve said about almost every 3D projector so far. In fairness, this is the brightest 3D capable home theater projector anywhere near its price, that we’ve reviewed to date, although there are some twice as bright for 1/3 the price, but lower picture...
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Overall 8
7.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
3d performance 8
8.0
Ergonomics 9
9.0
2d performance 10
10

Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K SXRD 3D Projector: Take 2

Sound & Vision Magazine
24 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Editor's note: This is an addendum to our earlier review of the Sony VPL-VW1000 4K 3D projector, covering only its 3D picture quality.
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Overall 9
8.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
3d performance 8
8.0
Ergonomics 9
9.0
2d performance 10
10

Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K SXRD Projector

Sound & Vision Magazine
6 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Editors Note: Home Theater is pleased to bring you this exclusive first review of Sony's VPL-VW1000ES, the world's first 4K projector built from the ground up for the consumer market.
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3D? Who Cares? Sony's Bringing 4K to Your House With The VPL-VW1000ES

Sound & Vision Magazine
8 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Doing its part to bring cutting-edge theatrical digital projection technology to a price point that's still hazy but should at least be less thanstratospheric, Sony
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony VPL-VW1000ES 4K home cinema projector review

wired.co.uk
16 December 2014
  • Conclusion: Even the most hopeless early adopters will think twice about buying one of these, but if they do, they'll be enjoying the best home cinema projector currently available and all set for the 4K revolution -- should there ever be one.
  • Pros: Blistering 4K resolution; excellent upscaling
  • Cons: Little or no native 4K material available
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Expert Review

AVHub
7 July 2012
  • Excerpt: This equipment review is available as a low-resolution pdf version of the original magazine pages - it looks nicer than us throwing a load of words up the screen here.
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony VPL-VW1000ES

Trusted Reviews
8 May 2012
  • Summary: Ladies and gentlemen, the 4k AV era has arrived. Kind of.
  • Pros: Brilliant 3D pictures, 4K images look insanely good, Upscaled 2D images much better than expected
  • Cons: Hardly any native 4k content right now, Black levels not as good as those from JVC’s latest projectors, Limited colour management
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony VPL-VW1000ES

What Hi-Fi?
7 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The VPL-VW1000ES is deeply impressive with the limited amount of 4K2K material we’ve seen, but its price is on the high side when performance with established formats is considered
  • Pros: 4K2K capability, strong contrast performance, crisp detail, impressive build, ease of set-up, quiet in use
  • Cons: Lack of 4K2K material, odd choice of panel ratio, struggles with DVD, high price
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Features 10
10

Sony VPL-VW1000ES review

Home Cinema Choice
21 April 2012
  • Summary: This groundbreaking 4k projector sets a new standard for home cinema performance...
  • Pros: Astounding resolution; 4K upscaling for Blu-ray and other sources; stylish design; low operating noise; high quality optics
  • Cons: No source of commercial 4K video content; expensive when viewed primarily as a 2K projector
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