Sony was showing off its new VPL-VW90ES at IFA in Berlin last week, their first effort designing a home 3D projector. If you happen to believe that 3D is here to stay this time around, get in here.
The specs are impressive. Incorporating Sony’s Advanced Iris 3 technology, the 3D cyclops offers a dynamic contrast ratio of 150,000:1 while pushing out Full HD 3D at the high-def 1080p standard. , Sony says the projector has software tools to fake 3D from 2D images, “bringing new life to classic movies from the past”.
The 3D element will work up to 300 inches in size and you’ll need to mount a small sensor (it looks like the Sony Eye camera) above your screen to work in tandem with the glasses.
The VPL-VW90ES will offer a dynamic contract of 150,000:1, work with Sony’s active glasses technology as found in the company’s Bravia television range.
The launch of our first 3D home projector marks the latest step in Sony realising its 3D World vision,” said Tak Nakane, product manager at Sony Professional. “From capturing images in 3D, through to the production and delivery stages, Sony is uniquely placed to deliver an incredible 3D viewer experience both at home and in the cinema. The projector also opens up another dimension for gamers too. People will be able to play a rapidly increasing number of 3D titles such as Gran Turismo 5, and Wip3out in crystal clear high definition, something we believe is going to appeal hugely to the gaming community.”
Key to the VPL-VW90ES is customisation. The projector is simple to setup and ideally suited to meet a wide range of installation configurations. Customers can personalise the projector depending on the content they are showing and the size of the room they are in, whether it be a small living room or large home theatre. The projector is quiet too, thanks to its incredibly low fan noise of just 22db0.
Yours for around £6000 when it launches in October in the UK, meaning by the time you add in the amp and some speakers you’ll have change from £8000.