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Sony VPL-VW1000ES

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Expert 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. 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 ...
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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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The eye shows all

Gear Patrol
13 March 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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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. 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.
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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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Expert Review

AVHub
9 July 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Sony VW1000ES review

expertreviews.co.uk
18 May 2012
  • Conclusion: It’s ludicrously expensive, but a clear sign of things to come – all we need now is some 4K content
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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?
22 April 2012
  • Summary: 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

Sony VPL-VW1000ES review

homecinemachoice.com
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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