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. This is simply the best projector I’ve ever worked with, and that’s on several levels. 4K, 3D, all the rest, and a killer picture, earn the Sony VPL-VW1000ES Projector Reviews 2012 Outstanding Product of the Year.
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 extensive lens shift, Excellent placement flexibility, Zoom, Focus, Lens shift, are all motorized, Lens Memory – to easily support using a 2.35:1 or other “Cinemascope” shaped...
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 quality, Lamp life – Sony makes no official claim, but indicate that lamp life is in the 2000-3000 lumen range, with the longer life being on low power mode., Projector lamp ...
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.
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. With more than four times the resolution of HDTV, 4K is already transforming digital cinema, and it now stands to create a more engaging and dramatic home theater experience as well.
Excerpt: 4K — it’s all the rage. The latest AV receivers support it. As do quite a few new Blu-ray players. And Sony has led the way, with a full consumer chain from Blu-ray player through AV receivers to one of the 84-inch 4K TVs that have already arrived on the market. But even such giant TVs are barely large enough to take advantage of the quadrupled resolution of 4K. So how about a projector, then? The Sony VPL-VW1000ES offers native 4K, and also accepts 4K signals.
Conclusion: Iniciamos os testes com filmes em Blu-ray. O projetor foi posicionado a um pouco mais de 6m à frente de uma tela de 130”. O upconversion para 4K não foi impecável, visto que acrecentou um pouco mais de grão de película nas imagens, sendo mais evidente nas cenas fixas do que em movimento. Mas no geral, o upconversion da Sony exibiu diversos conteúdos HD e Full HD com uma definição surpreendente.