I always like to start at the front with a quick overview, so here goes: The 2.1:1 motorized zoom lens is center mounted and recessed by several inches. (There is no motorized door to protect the lens and keep dust away when off.)
There are vents for the cooling/exhaust system on both sides of the lens. On the top, there’s nothing but The Sony logo and a 4K emblem. The power cord goes into a recessed socket from the back of the projector. If looking at the back, it’s on the far right, and down low.
The inputs are on the left side, recessed and low, if looking from the front, while the small control panel is on the other side– a series of buttons that start near the front edge of that side.
The Lens – this is the same 2.1:1 motorized zoom lens that is also used on the VW885ES’es little brother (sister?) – the VW675ES – another true 4K projector, but lamp-based and a lower $14,995 list price. Lens shift – both horizontal and vertical, are motorized, as is focus and zoom.
This allows you to save multiple configurations thanks to the Lens Memory function (accessible from the menus, or the Position button on the remote control).
As is typical for these Sony projectors, there’s a lot of lens shift. How much – easy:
Enough so that if ceiling or rear-shelf mounting, the center of the lens can be as much as XXX (for a 100” diagonal 16:9 screen) above the top of the screen surface, or the same amount below the bottom of the screen surface if table top or low shelf. Or, the projector can be placed anywhere in between those points.
There’s plenty of horizontal lens shift as well. Just remember, the more horizontal you use, the less vertical is available, and vice versa.