Sony VPL-VW60: 1080p Home Theater Projector Review – Image Quality-7

The thumbnails below when clicked on, show a drastically cropped area of just the logo and dts-hd area. The five thumbnails are for the following projectors:

Top left: Sony VPL-VW60, Top right: Panasonic PT-AE2000U

As you can see from comparing these images, the Sony is very similar in sharpness to the Panasonic, but not as crisp as the Optoma HD8000. The Sanyo PLV-Z2000 and Mitsubishi definitely appear to be a step up, not exhibiting the softness found in the Sony or Panasonic.

Our last sharpness image is a close-up of this computer monitor from Space Cowboys on Blu-ray. You can click for larger images to compare the readability,

Click on the left thumbnail for a large, cropped version of the original frame on the VPL-VW60, and the middle for the Panasonic. On the right, the Sharp XV-Z20000.

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Bottom line: This new VPL-VW60, definitely comes across as less than average in sharpness. Still, you’ve been looking at very close, close-ups. At normal seating distances. the differences are far less. However, if you want the crispest looking image it won’t be the Sony. That said, filling a 110″ area of my screen, and sitting at 12 feet, the Sony looked just fine!

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