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Sony is one of the most recognizable projector manufacturers in the home theater market. They offer both 4K and 1080p in their lineup of LCoS (SXRD) projectors. Unlike most flat panels Sony Home Theater projectors still support 3D.

Sony was the first company to introduce a 4K projector and they still have the widest product selection. All Sony 4K HDR home theater projectors utilize three SXRD panels to deliver true 4K resolution (4096 x 2160).

Beginning in 2021, all Sony 4K SXRD models benefit from a version of Sony’s powerful X1 processor that has been optimized specially for projector applications. Even the entry-level models “wow” with the ability to do frame-by-frame HDR tone mapping.

All Sony home theater projectors use 3 SXRD panels which is Sony’s version of LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon). Sony and JVC, the two dominant home theater brands between $5000 and $30,000, both rely on LCoS panels because these panels can deliver more native contrast than standard LCD panels or DLP chips used in consumer displays.

The black level performance of Sony Home Theater projectors is uniformly excellent; Sony models might not be the best in the world of projectors, but they are very close.

Sony has a total of seven 4K SXRD Home Theater projectors in their lineup starting with the VW325ES ($5,500) and $80,000 (minus lens) GTZ380 at the top of the heap. The VW915ES ($20,000) is the least expensive Home Theater model equipped with a laser light source.

Sony also produces many 3LCD projectors for the business and educational markets, as well as projector models designed for fixed installations in churches, auditoriums, and conference centers.

Sony Projectors

Sony VPL-XW6000ES 4K SXRD Projector Review

May 16, 2023

The VPL-XW6000ES is a native 4K home theater projector with a retail price of $12,000 that has a rated brightness of 2500 and utilizes a Z-Phosphor laser light source.

SONY VPL-PHZ61 WUXGA 3LCD Business Projector Review

May 6, 2023

The VPL-PHZ61 is one of two new 3LCD projectors in Sony’s ultra-compact projector series, that sells for an MSRP of $3,437.50.

Step up to a Premium Home Theater Projector with the Sony XW5000ES

January 5, 2023

Why stepping up to the Sony XW5000ES projector will deliver a premium home theater experience that will make it well worth your while.

Explore Sony's New 4K SXRD Projectors: VPL-XW5000ES, VPL-XW6000ES, and VPL-XW7000ES

May 1, 2022

Sony is excited to announce three new 4K SXRD laser projectors, the VPL-VW5000ES, VPL-VW6000ES, and VPL-VW7000ES.

Sony VPL-XW7000ES 4K SXRD Home Theater Projector Review

April 25, 2022

The Sony VPL-XW7000ES is a 3200 lumen, native 4K home theater projector and part of Sony's SXRD projector lineup refresh.

Leveraging Sony For Your Entire Professional AV Ecosystem

March 2, 2022

In this article sponsored by Sony, we are going to explore Sony’s full breadth of equipment solutions that make them an ideal technology partner. As you might expect here at Projector Reviews, we review a lot of Sony projectors. Sony projectors offer b ...

Sony VPL-FHZ85 Commercial Interchangeable Lens 3LCD Projector Review

March 1, 2022

The Smallest and lightest projector in its class The Sony VPL-FHZ85 is a 7,300 ANSI lumens/8,000 center lumens, 3LCD laser, interchangeable-lens projector that sells for $6,999 MSRP. Sony has been a leading manufacturer of professional/education projec ...

SONY VPL-PHZ50 WUXGA 3LCD Projector Review

February 21, 2022

The VPL-PHZ50 is a 5,000 lumens (5,400 lumens center) 3LCD installation-class projector that sells for $2,499. Just over a year ago, Sony Electronics' professional division introduced a new mid-tier projector model, the Sony VPL-PHZ50 as a direct succe ...

Sony VPL-FHZ85 / VPL-FHZ80 - Bright, Compact WUXGA 3LCD Projectors Packed With Innovative Features

February 1, 2022

In this month's sponsored article from Sony, we explore Sony's newest options for midsize auditoriums, conference rooms, and classrooms – the bright, powerful, and compact VPL-FHZ80 and VPL-FHZ85 laser projectors. The VPL-FHZ80 is rated at 6,000 ANSI ( ...

Why Many Video Enthusiasts Still Choose Projectors

August 31, 2021

In this article, we discuss why projectors continue to be a viable option for those looking for high-quality video in massive sizes. 


July 2, 2021

The VW1025ES is Sony’s least expensive 4K Home Theater projector The Sony VPL-VW1025ES which retails for $40,000 is a 4K SXRD laser home theater projector. It is the successor of the highly-rated VW995ES ($35,000 SRP) we reviewed a few years ago. Art l ...


June 6, 2021

Review of the Sony VPL-VW325ES a 1500 ANSI lumen 4K SXRD home theater projector & Sony's most affordable 4K projector.

Sony Focuses on Four Key Elements to Deliver Industry-Leading Projection Picture Quality

June 5, 2021

Sony has just announced the most budget-friendly SXRD projector in their line-up, the new VW325ES 4K home theater projector.

Sony HDR Projection Reimagined

December 1, 2020

In this article, sponsored by Sony, we explore the challenges of projecting HDR and how higher-end projectors utilize features and technologies to improve the picture quality of HDR content dramatically.

Sony's Powerful Video Processing Delivers A Better HDR Picture

October 5, 2020

We discuss video processing and its impact on a projector’s SDR and HDR picture quality. Video processing separates one video display from another because it impacts so many factors like 4K upscaling, visual contrast, color reproduction, and motion performance.

Sony VPL-VW715ES 4K SXRD Home Theater Projector Review

September 19, 2020

The VW715ES adds projector optimized X1 processing and Dynamic HDR Tone-mapping to an outstanding SDR and HDR picture.

Sony VPL-VW915ES 4K SXRD Home Theater Laser Projector Review

September 8, 2020

The VW915ES retails for $19,999.99 making it the least expensive Sony 4K SXRD projector equipped with a laser light source.

Sony Introduces Flagship 4K SXRD Laser Projector for Professional Applications

July 28, 2020

The VPL-GTZ380 is Sony's Flagship 10,000 Lumen 4K SXRD Laser Projector designed for professional applications.

Sony VPL-VW695ES Review: The Native 4K Home Theater Projector With Premium Performance

March 23, 2020

Review of the Sony VPL-VW695ES, a native 4K projector under $10,000.

The Newest, Smartest Laser Projectors From Sony Are Impressive: "Affordable Lasers" for Business, Classroom! Commercial Projectors for Auditoriums, Museums and Entertainment!

March 1, 2020

Greetings, projector professionals: AV managers, IT, tech coordinators, educators, presenters, and buyers. Sony, as one of the most recognized brands in the world obviously needs no formal introduction.  Their reputation for quality goes back to the la ...

2019 Holiday Guide To Seven Great Home Theater Projectors Under $2000

November 22, 2019

‘Tis the season to be shopping for your next home entertainment or home theater projector! Welcome to our annual shopping guide, the Holiday Guide for Seven Great Home Theater Projectors Under $2000. In this guide we’ve selected some great projectors f ...

2019 Holiday Guide To Five Great Home Theater Projectors Over $2000

November 22, 2019

Welcome to our Holiday Guide To Five Great Home Theater Projectors Over $2000. Here’s your chance to learn about some awesome projectors and screens that will change the way you enjoy movies, HDTV, streaming and more! You’ll find the scoop on a number ...

Sony VPL-FHZ75 Business/Education Installation Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

October 15, 2019

The Sony VPL-FHZ75 is a highly capable business/education projector with a lot to recommend.

Sony's VPL-VW295ES - The Only Native 4K Projector under $5K, Will Rock Your World - And There's More...

September 1, 2019

It is still less than one year since Sony announced their “entry level” but true, native 4K VPL-VW295ES home theater projector! A couple or so months later, when Sony started shipping we reviewed the Sony VPL-VW295ES home theater projector and awarded ...

Sony VPL-VW995ES Projector Review: Sony’s New Flagship: Expensive - But Awesome

January 21, 2019

The Sony VPL-VW995ES is a world class, native 4K home theater projector that won our Hot Product award.

Sony VPL-VW295ES 4K Home Theater Projector Review

November 21, 2018

The Sony VPL-VW295ES is the least expensive, true, native 4K home theater projector, with a list price of $4999.99.

Meet Sony’s VPL-VW295ES: The Only True Native 4K Resolution Projector Under $5000!

November 1, 2018

The Sony VPL-VW295ES the only true native 4K resolution projector under $5,000.

Sony VPL-FHZ61 Commercial Laser Projector Review

September 28, 2018

The Sony VPL-FHZ61 is a WUXGA (1920x1200) 3LCD laser projector with 5,100 lumens.

Sony VPL-VW385ES - True 4K Home Theater Projector Review

May 7, 2018

The Sony VW38ES is loaded with features: 4K with HDR, lens memory, dynamic iris, and a whole lot more.

Sony VPL-EW435 Business and Education Projector Review

April 2, 2018

The Sony VPL-EW435 is a WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution business and education projector claiming 3,100 lumens.

Two Holiday Guides, Ten Great Home Projectors

November 28, 2017

We have created two Holiday Gift Guides from our favorite projectors of this year, one for home theater projectors and screens under $2000, and one for those priced over $2000.

Sony VPL-VW285ES 4K Home Theater Projector Review

October 26, 2017

The Sony VPL-VW285ES - a real 4K projector, and the first under $5000.

Sony VPL-VW885ES 4K Home Theater Laser Projector Review

September 6, 2017

Full review of the Sony VPL-VW885ES, a true 4K projector that supports High Dynamic Range.

Sony VPL-VZ1000ES Laser, True 4K, Home Theater Projector Review

June 27, 2017

The Sony VPL-VZ1000ES is a 4K ultra short throw home theater projector which claims 2500 lumen and a $24,995 list price.

Sony LaserLite VPL-PHZ10 Laser Projector Review

April 13, 2017

The Sony VPL-PHZ10 is an affordable laser projector for business and education.

Sony VPL-VW5000ES Home Theater/Commercial Projector Review

January 29, 2017

Sony's VPL-VW5000ES is one of the best 4K Home Theater projectors to ever go to market.

Sony VPL-DW240 Projector - A Review

December 1, 2016

The Sony VPL-DW240 is a compact business or classroom projector that offers good performance combined with a reasonable set of features and it should be considered for those looking for a portable projector in the under $1000 c ...

Sony VPL-VW365ES 4K Home Theater Projector Review

November 26, 2016

The Sony VPL-VW365ES is the least expensive true 4K home theater projector currently available, at $9999 list price.

HT Projectors: Sony VPL-HW45ES vs Epson HC5040UB

September 24, 2016

The Sony HW45ES is this year’s Best In Class: Performance, winner in the $1000 to $2000 class. The Epson HC5040UB is this year’s Best In Class: Best Value Proposition $2000 - $4000. The HW45ES is a great projector, the HC5040UB, costs more, but offers ...

Sony VPL-HW45ES Home Theater Projector Review

August 27, 2016

The Sony VPL-HW45ES offers great color and a bright picture which is for media rooms, and home theaters.

Sony VPL-HW65ES Home Theater Projector Review

March 6, 2016

The "Evolution is Upon Us." Sony's VPL-HW65ES offers a number of improvements over the HW55ES - its rather excellent predecessor - which was a Best In Class award winner in last year's Best Home Theater Projectors report.  This projector is an evo ...

Sony VPL-VW665ES 4K Home Theater Projector Review

December 18, 2015

Sony's new VPL-VW665ES true 4K Projector is a "next gen" projector with outstanding black level performance.

Sony MP-CL1 Pico Laser Projector Review

November 19, 2015

The Sony MPCL1 HD resolution pico projector is laser powered! Now that got my attention. Over the past couple of years, I’ve generally skipped bringing in pico projectors for review, choosing, instead to focus on the larger, brighter, heavier ...

Sony VPL-FHZ65 Laser Projector Review

October 22, 2015

Sony's VPL-FHZ65 Laser Projector offers high performance and better value than earlier commercial laser projectors.

Sony VPL-VW350ES Home Theater Projector Review

February 17, 2015

The VPL-VW350ES is the lowest cost true 4K projector to hit the market to date, at $9999 US.

Sony VPL-CH375 Projector Review

November 25, 2014

The VPL-CH375 is a new classroom and conference room projector from Sony.  It has a bright 5000 lumens specification and Sony indicates this model is ideal for Education, Visitor Attractions and Museums, Corporate Presentations, and Public Sector.  Son ...

Sony VPL-VW1100ES 4K Projector - A Review

November 22, 2014

The VPL-VW1100ES is Sony's top of the line true 4K projector. Awesome viewing experience. 2D, 3D. Razor sharp, gorgeous color! optional 4K media player & download service. Want better, buy an IMAX theater!  

Sony VPL-HW40ES Home Theater Projector Review

July 10, 2014

The VPL-HW40ES projector  an LCoS home projector for under $2500 (US).  Impressive, right out of the box.  Read on. This home theater projector review published on 7/10/14.  Additional content will be added over the first week following publication.

Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K Home Theater Projector

March 4, 2014

Sony's VPL-VW600ES offers true 4K for about $15,000.  If you have the budget, this is the projector to own. Some comparisons to the competition will be added, as well as additional commentary, including more on the VW600ES's 4K Media Player and Xperia ...

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