Sony has launched the VPL-VW1000ES projector in India which is also the world’s first 4K projector. The projector touts a SXRD 4K panel, 2,000 ANSI-lumens of brightness, Sony’s Iris3 technology and 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.
The projector can produce screen sizes of up to 200-inches (diagonally). It also flaunts a 4K upscaler “Reality Creation” that enhances all content – SD or HD, 2D or 3D — to higher definition true 4K (DCI Format: 4096 x 2160p) picture signals.
Furthermore, it has a built-in IR transmitter for Full 4K 3D which drives the projector’s TDG-PJ1 USB-chargeable active shutter 3D glasses; picture position memory which memorises the position of the zoom lens; and it also supports 2D and 3D anamorphic films.
As far as installation is concerned, it has dual triggers, a 2.1 motorized zoom, expanded throw distances, an RS232 interface, control over IP and compatibility with virtually every home automation integrator.
While all this looks very impressive on paper, the 4k technology means nothing for Indians. There is little or no content made in 4k in the world, leave alone India and what ever we have seen of built-in upscaling in projectors and HDTVs its safe to say miracles should not be expected. Besides this, there is a matter of the price also, a mere Rs 13,99,900.