Sony VPL-VW95ES Projector Review

Shadow Detail Performance

Dark shadow detail is very good, but not a particular strength. We realize it’s harder to spot the darkest details when a projector has excellent blacks (as does this VW95ES). But even with the brightness pushed up one past ideal, the Sony still reveals a touch less than the best.

The short version is – a touch more deep detail would be lovely, but we’re really quibbling here. It’s going to take one truly strange dark scene for this Sony not to handle it really well.

Our major 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-95ES, followed by last year’s 90Es. Then the Mitsubishi HC9000D, followed by the less expensive Sony HW30ES, fifth is the Epson Home Cinema 5010, followed by the JVC RS25, and the last one is from the Runco LS-10d projector.

Shadow Detail Comparison

Sony VPL-VW95ES
Last year's VW90ES
Below Mitsubishi HC9000D
Sony VPL-VPL-HW30ES
Epson's Home Cinema 5010
JVC DLA-RS25
Runco LS-10d

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