Projector Reviews

Sony VPL-VW85 Projector – Performance 3

The Sony VPL-VW85 Brightness is better than the older VW70 it replaces.

Interestingly, last year, in measuring the VW70, Mike found that it wasn’t measuring as bright when the dynamic iris was engaged. That wasn’t a very good thing, since in best mode viewing you’ll normally want the dynamic iris on, for better blacks.

This year, however, the VPL-VW85 doesn’t seem to lose any lumens when Auto 1 or Auto 2 – the two dynamic iris choices are engaged.

Close up of a computer monitor, from Space Cowboys (Blu-ray), left to right VPL-VW85, VPL-HW15, Epson 9500UB, and Optoma HD8600.

VPL-HW15 spacecowboys monitor
Thumbnail spacecowboys monitor
8500UB spacecowboys monitor
HD8600 spacecowboys monitor