OMG! 5000 lumens of true 4K firepower. At the moment this has to be the best true 4K consumer projector shipping. Laser light engine, roughly 90 pounds (it’s even water cooled) and $60,000 it isn’t exactly your average home theater projector. It is the gold standard.
I have one here in my home theater right now for review (thank you, Sony, thank you). I haven’t even started writing up the review, I’m too busy enjoying watching it. Sadly, I will have to return it sooner, rather than later.
This Sony VW5000ES is the brightest 4K projector currently shipping, this side of your local Cineplex (where Sony is perhaps the largest provider of commercial 4K projectors). And that helps make it the best projector for tackling 4K HDR content, which demands a lot of brightness. It delivers.
About the images in the player above: All of these are from true 4K content (Journey To Space, and Lucy), except: Third from the last is the closeup of Lucy’s eyes (Scarlett Johansen), with the 2nd last image a closer look at one eye in 4K, and the last image in the player is the same eye from the standard 1080p Blu-ray, for comparison. Thanks to BT2020 and HDR, the 4K version has more contrast, more pop to the image, and is, of course sharper.
I’ve got, at this point in time, over 20 Blu-ray HDR movies and other content, and I have watched at least part of most of them on the Sony… Nothing else I’ve had here including all of Sony’s less expensive true 4K projectors, can touch it. Wow!
I won’t get technical on you. This is a projector for folks who want the best, and can afford it. It is, so break out that platinum card, and visit your local installing high end home theater dealer that carries Sony.
These images were all taken with the VW5000ES (and will also appear in the review). Too bad after compressing them and shrinking them in resolution (and you are viewing them on some small, inferior monitor) that they don’t begin to give you a feel for how awesome movies (sports too) look projected by this Sony!