Sony VPL-VW500ES SXRD Home Cinema Projector – Native 4K 3D. Dispatched with Other Courier (3 to 5 days). Just installed brand new Sony replacement lamp with 1 hour testing on it. Preference is cash on collection, can hold until after lockdown if required. A Ultra HD projector with HDMI 2.0 inputs. 4,096×2,160 resolution, 1,700 ANSI lumens, 496x195x464mm, 14.0kg. The VW500ES is very similar to the. With a centrally-mounted lens and gorgeous sculpted black chassis. The VW500ES is smaller, though, so it should fit in more living rooms than the VW1000ES. Otherwise, Sony has made very few sacrifices to reduce the cost. The biggest changes are reduced brightness, which has been reduced to 1,700 ANSI lumens from 2,000, and the VW500ESs lens is partly made from plastic. The lens cover is no longer motorised, so you must reach up to remove it when settling down to watch a film. Connection ports are located on one side, but there are few, with just two HDMI inputs, and no audio connections. This means youll need to pass video signals through an amplifier to hear sound, and the amplifier must support at Ultra HD pass-through to play ultra high-definition content. Happily, the VW500ESs HDMI inputs conform to the 2.0 standard, so youll be able to play full resolution 4K video recorded at 50 or 60fps. The projector also has two trigger inputs, an IR input, LAN port and RS232 remote input for home automation. A row of power and menu controls are on the opposite side, but you can control everything from the comprehensive remote, including zoom, focus and lens shift. The remote control is backlit, so youll easily be able to find the right button in the dark. It also has shortcuts for picture mode, aspect ratio and Sonys proprietary Reality Creation upscaling. We like the onscreen menus, as Sony has arranged them sensibly to make calibrating and customising the VW500ES incredibly straightforward. Beyond the standard brightness, contrast, colour, sharpness and colour temperature settings, theres a huge selection of extra processing options including Cinema Black Pro, which does a great job of producing deep blacks during darker scenes. The comprehensive list of nine picture modes provides plenty of choice if youre happy to use Sonys calibrated presets. The best are undoubtedly Cinema Film 1 and Cinema Film 2, which create the most balanced picture without additional tweaking, but the game mode is a useful inclusion if youll use the projector with a PC or console. Unsurprisingly, Reality Creation sits right at the top of the picture settings menu. This feature is used to make Full HD content look great when projected at Ultra HD resolutions. Reality Creation does a great job of sharpening native Ultra HD footage too. The feature is better implemented on the VW500ES than the VW1000ES because you can choose between edge enhancement only or edge enhancement with additional texture and detail enhancements. Some may find the latter option excessive as it can soften film grain in order to bring detail out in other areas, but for the most part we loved its ability to make even the highest quality Blu-ray disc look that little bit more detailed and precise. The overall picture is a tiny bit softer than the pin-sharp VW1000ES, but youd only notice when the two projectors were set up side-by-side. The 4,096×2,160 SXRD panel produces incredible images when fed a native 4K signal. The texture detail in the opening scene of our 4K test film Tears of Steel is far sharper here than on any 4K set weve tested so far. Colours are vibrant out of the box, with a slight tendency to favor reds, but this can be adjusted using the colour correction setting. At 1,700 lumens the VW500ES is just about bright enough to use in daylight if youre watching bright content like a football match. For darker content such as films, youll still want to draw the curtains in order to make out the details. Contrast is excellent, with no real need to tweak the picture further in order to see everything as the director intended. The Smooth High and Smooth Low settings made made films recorded at 24fps look more like broadcast television and smoothed images too aggressively. However, the Impulse mode reduces motion blur without adding the same effects. It does dim the picture, though, so you should watch footage in a dark room with the feature enabled. The VW500ES also excelled in our everyday use tests, and remained quiet throughout our testing. Indeed, we could barely hear it when watching films. With the VW500ES, Sony has managed to create a projector that has plenty of features and very impressive image quality. Its still incredibly expensive, but the VW500ESs HDMI 2.0 inputs will extend the life of the projector, and its cheaper than an 84in Ultra HD TV. If you want an Ultra HD home cinema projector, the Sony VW500ES should be at the top of your shopping list. 1,700 ANSI lumens. Lamp life in economy mode. Max diagonal at 7ft. 1.38:1 to 2.83:1. 2.3m to 11.6m. Cinema film 1, Cinema film 2, Reference, TV, Photo, Game, Bright Cinema, Bright TV, User. Noise (in normal use). Picture mode, colour temp, aspect ratio, lens shift, zoom, keystone, overscan, black level, freeze. The item “Sony VPL-VW500ES SXRD Home Cinema Projector Native 4K 3D” is in sale since Wednesday, May 6, 2020. This item is in the category “Sound & Vision\DVD, Blu-ray & Home Cinema\Home Cinema Projectors”. The seller is “denevil99″ and is located in Welwyn Garden City. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Image Brightness: 1700 ANSI Lumens
- Brand: Sony
- Maximum Resolution: 2160p
- Native Resolution: 4096 x 2160