Sony VPL-VWPRO1 Projector Review

Below is a heavily overexposed scene from Lord of the Rings. The overexposure lets you see all the details in the shed on the right, the structure on the left, and the plants and ground along the lower right. The VPL-PRO1 performs very nicely.

Our last comparison uses the night train scene from Casino Royale. Look to the trees and shrubs on the right, especially just above the tracks. The first image is the Sony VPL-PRO1, followed by the same, but more overexposed. Next, the older Sony, fourth is the Epson Home Cinema 8700UB, followed by the JVC RS15, and the last one is from the Sanyo PLV-Z4000.

VPL-VWPRO1 Comparsion

VPL-PRO1
VPL-HW15
VPL-PRO1
+ VPL-HW15

Below is a heavily overexposed scene from Lord of the Rings. The overexposure lets you see all the details in the shed on the right, the structure on the left, and the plants and ground along the lower right. The VPL-PRO1 performs very nicely.

Our last comparison uses the night train scene from Casino Royale. Look to the trees and shrubs on the right, especially just above the tracks. The first image is the Sony VPL-PRO1, followed by the same, but more overexposed. Next, the older Sony, fourth is the Epson Home Cinema 8700UB, followed by the JVC RS15, and the last one is from the Sanyo PLV-Z4000.

VPL-VWPRO1 Comparsion

VPL-VWPro1
VPL-VWPro1
VPL-VWPro1
+VPL-VWPro1

Here’s the same image overexposed for a better look at the dark details:

VPL-VWPRO1 Comparsion

VPL-HW15
8700ub
VPL-HW15
+8700ub

VPL-VWPRO1 Comparsion

JVC_DLA-RS15
plv-z4000
JVC_DLA-RS15
+plv-z4000

Shadow detail performance is really very good. No issue here at all. Plenty of details in the darkest areas of the woods, with the shrubs by the tracks and so on. Not the very best, but close enough. Remember, when setting brightness correctly, the difference between the two closest settings (one a tad too “bright” one too “dark”) impacts the shadow detail. In the side by side above, for example the Epson slightly beat the Sony, but if I changed the Sony’s brightness, by +1, it would no doubt match or beat the Epson slightly, but the black level would also raise. Again, these are small differences.

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