Sony Debuts New 4K Projectors26 Sep, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Sony Electronics Sept. 26 unveiled three new home theater front projectors for the custom install market. The announcement was made at the annual CEDIA Expo.
“Each year, we come to CEDIA to deliver innovative, high-performance products for the custom install channel,” said Mike Lucas, SVP of Sony Electronics’ home entertainment and sound division. “Our ES line-up continues to raise the bar on what the most discerning home entertainment enthusiast expects from Sony, whether they want to enjoy the best picture quality or unmatched sound, we have the right solution for every environment.”
Two of the projectors are geared toward the high-end consumer: the 4K VPL-VW1100ES is priced at $28,000 while the 4K VPL-VW600ES is priced at $15,000. Both have the option of bundling the FMP-X1, Sony’s 4K Ultra HD Media Player, which can be used to download and play 4K content from Sony’s Video Unlimited 4K service.
“Sony knows from our experience in the custom install channel that not every screening room will be part of a new construction, but we also know that home projector enthusiasts are eager to bring 4K entertainment home,” said Andre Floyd, manager in Sony Electronics’ home front projector group.
Sony also showed off its VPL-HW55ES HD 3D home projector, priced at $4,000.
In other CEDIA news, JVC announced a new line of theater projectors, ranging in price from $5,000 to $12,500. The line-up includes the Procision Series DLA-X900R, DLA-X700R and DLA-X500R, and the Reference Series DLA-RS6710, DLA-RS67, DLA-RS57, DLA- RS4910 and DLA-RS49.
All of the projectors are 3D-enabled, offer 4K video and feature an app allowing smartphones to be used as a remote control.