Sony VPL-VW760ES 4K Projector (Black)
State Of The Art 4K Ultra HD Laser Projector, SXRD 4096 x 2160 Resolution
High Brightness & Contrast Ratio, HDMI 2.0 Compatible, Made In Japan
Sony's VPL-VW760ES SXRD 4K Laser video projector is the ultimate in home theatre entertainment. The detail on this 4096 x 2160 pixel display is astonishing.
As you might guess, Audio Trends is full of ‘Tech Heads’, and we love technology "firsts." Sony's VPL-VW760ES is one of the first laser-based models available to consumers. When you consider the extraordinary purity of laser light, and the added benefits of cool, efficient operation, and no lamp to replace, this feels like the start of a new era for home theatre projectors.
The VPL-VW760ES is a true 4K projector. What do we mean by "true"? We mean that the 'VW760ES's picture has 8.8 million pixels, to accurately reveal the tiniest details and subtlest textures in 4K sources. By comparison, pixel-shifting "4K-compatible" models typically have around 4 million pixels. Full 4K creates that 3-dimensional "looking-through-a-window" sense of realism.
Sony's Powerful Hollywood-Honed Video Processing: The VPL-VW760ES's 4K Ultra HD projection system has four times the detail of 1080p and is based on the same 4K Digital Cinema SXRD technology used in Sony's professional projectors. (But even Sony's expensive cinema projectors haven't made the switch to laser yet.)
The VPL-VW760ES has another ace up its sleeve — its powerful Reality Creation video processing is based on Sony's years of experience upscaling movies to 4K in thousands of theatres worldwide. You can select the amount of Reality Creation processing to be applied to each video source. The improvement is easily visible on everything from Blu-ray discs to streamed Netflix® movies to cable TV feeds.
How Do You Improve On 4K? Add HDR.
Our eyes can see a much wider range of contrast and colour than current TVs can display — even most 4K Ultra HD models. So, while 4K provides more pixels, TV makers are introducing new technologies to deliver better pixels that produce more vivid, colourful, and lifelike images.
The most important of these technologies is HDR (High Dynamic Range), which significantly expands the picture contrast range with both deeper blacks and brighter highlights. HDR gives colours more pop, too. The VPL-VW760ES's laser light source and real-time laser light control can deliver truly spectacular HDR effects. This light controller behaves like a dynamic iris on a lamp-based projector, precisely adjusting light output on the fly, to optimize both dark and bright scenes.
A growing amount of streamed video content encoded with HDR information is already available, and Ultra HD Blu-ray players and discs have really taken off. The VPL-VW760ES has two Ultra-HD-ready HDMI inputs with maximum bandwidth of 18 Gbps, making this one of the most future-ready projectors we know of. Even as 4K content is released with higher frame rates and colour bit depths, this projector will be able to display it in all its glory.
Banish Blur With Motionflow: The larger the image, the more challenging it is to maintain a smooth, clear picture during fast-paced onscreen action. Sony's Motionflow is one of the most sophisticated and refined blur-reduction technologies available, and the VPL-VW760ES has their most advanced version yet. This is Sony's only consumer-grade projector with Motionflow processing for 4K video sources.
Flexible Setup For Rooms Large And Small: Although Sony describes this as a "compact" projector, it is one of the largest and heaviest model we sell. When you get into this price range, many customers will opt for professional installation, but Sony did design the VPL-VW760ES to be fairly easy to install and set up. It features a powered zoom lens and powered lens shift for adjusting the image either horizontally or vertically, to allow for off-centre projector placement. Sony recommends a maximum screen size of 300", but you'll also get amazing results with screens sized 100" or less.
Out-of-the-box picture settings are so spot on, you'll be tempted to leave them as-is. But if you like to tweak, you can fine-tune brightness, contrast, and colour to suit a wide range of rooms, screens, and video sources.
A New Visual Landmark: Discover all the emotion of cinematic entertainment in true 4K HDR. Eexperience the cinema-quality entertainment you’ve always dreamed of. The beautifully styled VPL-VW760ES represents a new landmark in home cinema technology, achieving extraordinary levels of picture performance that you’d expect from a bigger, more costly projector. The long-lasting laser light source delivers a powerful 2,000 lumen output for exceptional images, even in larger home cinema rooms and well-lit living spaces. Laser light levels are precisely controlled in real time, assuring truly spectacular dynamic contrast range with the latest 4K HDR content.
Features & Benefits
Enjoy All Your Content In 4K: While more native 4K material is becoming available, the VPL-VW760ES uses Reality Creation technology that upscales Full HD content for an incredible 4K experience. You’ll get the best from your current Blu-ray Disc™ library and video streaming services – with extraordinary clarity, colour and contrast.
Easy To Install And Use: Remarkably compact and elegantly styled, the VPL-VW760ES is beautifully easy to operate with a choice of picture modes for outstanding results with any content. With generous connections and interfaces, it also offers great flexibility for smooth integration in any AV entertainment set-up.
4K Native Resolution: Over Four Times More Detail Than Full HD: Don’t compromise with true 4K (4096 x 2160 pixel) resolution, the standard used in the digital cinema industry. You’ll find the same SXRD panel technology used in Sony’s professional projectors, producing 4K native pictures with no artificial pixel enhancement.
Advanced 4K SRXD Panels: The VPL-VW760ES automatically adjusts contrast for optimum picture quality by analysing dark and light areas in every scene. Advanced SXRD panel technology features a highly reflective liquid crystal layer and an alignment layer without bevelled corners or contact divots, enabling an ultra-fast response rate of just 2.5 milliseconds. Space is minimised between adjacent pixels for dot-free pictures with deep contrast.
Motionflow For Smoother, More Natural Images: The VPL-VW760ES uses Motionflow technology to insert additional picture frames, in both Full HD and 4K, reducing blur in fast-paced action scenes. Combination mode creates additional dark frames to reduce blur for more natural motion. Great for movie purists, True Cinema mode maintains the original 24p frame rate.
Compatible With High Dynamic Range (HDR10, HLG): Enjoy movies and streaming services in 4K HDR with a far wider range of brightness levels, from sparkling highlights to rich, deep blacks. Whatever you’re watching, you’ll enjoy a more lifelike entertainment experience with extremely high contrast, exquisite colour and fine detail.
Extremely High Dynamic Contrast: Laser light levels are precisely controlled in real time, achieving an exceptionally high dynamic contrast ratio of ∞:1. Fine shadow detail is revealed in dark scenes, without compromising reproduction of bright scenes for truly captivating images.
Low Latency Mode: Great for gamers, low latency mode minimises input lag for speedy on-screen responses, even when you’re playing the latest 4K titles.
Support For The Latest Picture Standards: The VPL-VW760ES can project 4K content at up to 60 frames per second, the latest 4K industry standard that’s much higher than the earlier 24p. The result is smoother, more realistic images, especially with fast-paced action. And with support for HDCP 2.2, you’re future-proofed to make the most of today’s premium 4K releases – and tomorrow’s.
Rear Fan Exhaust: Air intakes at the front of the projector are matched by a rear air exhaust for the low-noise fan, ensuring optimum picture quality
Industry Standard RF 3D Compatible: A built-in RF transmitter synchronises with any RF 3D glasses for wider coverage, greater stability, and there’s no need for an external transmitter.
Reality Creation: Upscales Your Movies To 4K: As well as native 4K material, you can see your current Full HD Blu-ray™ or DVD movie collection upscaled for a 4K experience. Reality Creation is a technology that radically enhances Full HD content, even upscaling 3D movies for 4K.
Compatible With 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs: Enjoy ‘Mastered in 4K’ Blu-ray Discs upscaled from 2K to 4K pixel resolution, faithfully reproducing the detail and colour range of the original 4K master.
Wider Zoom & Shift Lens: A 2.06 motorised zoom lens and wide lens shift range of up to 85% vertical and 31% horizontal gives greater installation flexibility – even when the ceiling is very high.
Suitable For Home Automation: The VPL-VW760ES is compatible with many home automation systems, including Crestron Connected and Control4 SDDP. It offers an RS232 interface, RJ45 control and IR-IN terminal.
Manual Colour Correction: Precisely adjust gamma plus hue, saturation and brightness for each colour to create exactly the picture you want.
TRILUMINOS Display: Sony’s advanced TRILUMINOS Display technology reproduces a much broader colour range, reproducing more tones and textures than standard projectors. You’ll see the difference with greater colour purity, depth and realism in every scene.
Auto Calibration: After extended operating periods, colour can be automatically calibrated to match the original factory settings. There’s no need for special calibration equipment: you’ll enjoy consistent colours with every performance.
HDCP 2.2 Compatible: The VPL-VW760ES is ready for premium 4K content, including TV, internet streamed productions and satellite broadcasts.
Sit Closer: With 4K resolution, you can sit closer to the screen without compromising depth and realism. The best viewing position for 4K is at a distance of approximately 1.5 times the height of the projector screen (PH), compared to 3 times the height of the screen for Full HD.
Electronic Panel Alignment: Ensures the red and blue elements in each pixel are precisely positioned against green. Adjustments can be made by as little as 0.1 pixels for optimum clarity. (NB we recommend adjustments are made when the projector is warm).
Wireless Option (Up To Full HD 60p): Free yourself from cables and keep things tidy with an optional wireless HDMI emitter/receiver kit. The VPL-VW760ES can wirelessly connect to your games console, Blu-ray Disc player and more, and upscales for a 4K experience with Reality Creation.
USB Updates: To get the best from your projector, the VPL-VW760ES has USB ports to automatically receive the latest firmware updates, directly to the projector.
The VPL-VW760ES 4K Projector is a smart choice for the serious movie watcher or for those who want one of the industry best products. By any standard it is a state-of-the-art home theatre projector and is as close as you can get to having a commercial product at home but for a fraction of the price. The three SXRD image chips, one each for red, green, and blue, produce extraordinarily rich, saturated colours that are truly delightful.
The VPL-VW760ES is not the first 4K projector we've carried but it is currently the absolute last word in 4K Ultra HD Projectors and currently represents the very state of the art in projected images for your home. In other words, it doesn't get any better than this. So, if your wallet's deep enough, the VPL-VW760ES is THE projector of choice if it's the absolute best you're after. Enough said ...
P.S. Calibration, Screen & Installation: We can install and calibrate the VPL-VW760ES anywhere in Australia (fees apply) to ISF standards. With a projector at this standard we recommend Stewart Screens. Call one of our dedicated Projector specialists - Mark Hales, Simon Lee, Andrew Coles or Simon Finch - to discuss various options.
Main Features & Specifications
- Ultra High Definition home theatre projector
- Z-Phosphor laser light source delivers ultra-pure light with zero maintenance
- High Dynamic Range (HDR 10 and HLG) for extremely wide contrast and high brightness levels with HDR content
- Widescreen 16:9/17:9 aspect ratio (can also display 4:3 material)
- 3 SXRD panels with Full Digital Cinema 4K resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels each)
- Recommended image size: 60" to 300"
- Light output: 2000 ANSI lumens
- Real-time laser light control adjusts light output for infinite dynamic contrast
- Advanced Reality Creation upscaling improves high-definition video sources to near-4K quality
- TRILUMINOS Display technology for a wider colour range
- 4K Motionflow frame interpolation for improved motion clarity even on 4K sources
- Auto calibration uses a built-in colour sensor to maintain colour accuracy
- 3D-ready with built-in RF emitter (active 3D glasses sold separately)
- 2.1X powered zoom/focus lens (standard-throw)
- Lens shift image adjustment (powered, horizontal and vertical)
- Picture Position Memory makes it easy to store settings for multiple movie aspect ratios for easy recall
- 2 HDMI 2.0a inputsboth inputs are HDCP 2.2 compatible for connecting to a 4K video source
- To view 4K and HDR content from connected sources, use a compatible ;high-bandwidth HDMI cable
- Ethernet port supports network monitoring and control protocols
- USB input for firmware updates
- RS-232C port for external control of the projector via compatible computer or third-party control device
- Two 12V trigger outputs for controlling a motorised screen or other device
- Detachable power cord: Allows for easy upgrade
- 286-watt laser diode light source lasts up to 20,000 hours
- Ultra-quiet cooling fan (24 dB)
- Illuminated remote control
- Can be placed on a tabletop or ceiling-mounted (mounting bracket sold separately)
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 560 x 223 x 496 mm
- Weight: 20kg
- Finish: Black
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 3 years parts & labour (90 days on lamp). Service is back to base and not done in the home.
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE