AV Peripherals and Systems Guide
Sony's latest laser projector is the 7,000-lumen VPL-FHZ700L
About this time last year, Sony launched its first 3LCD laser projector, the VPL-FHZ55. Now, it has followed that up with a new model, the VPL-FHZ700L. Versus the 4,000-lumen VPL-FHZ55, this new VPL-FHZ700L is brighter at 7,000 lumens, and is thus suitable for larger venues.
Like the VPL-FHZ55, the VPL-FHZ700L sports a native WUXGA resolution (1,920 x 1,200), instant on/off, tilt-angle-free design, edge blending, wide-range vertical/horizontal lens shift, advanced geometric correction, and of course, a very long 20,000-hour operation. The latter is possible because the projectors use a pure laser light source instead of a mercury lamp. Unlike mercury lamp-based projectors, these laser projectors are also well suited for projecting in vertical mode.
Being a member of the HDBaseT Alliance, Sony is also offering an optional HDBaseT digital interface for use with the VPL-FHZ700L. As a multi-signal transmission system, it offers a single cable, high-quality digital transmission solution that’s cost effective and works over a long distance.
New C-series projectors
Designed for the education and corporate markets, Sony is also launching new C-series projectors with upgraded resolution. The new VPL-CH350/CH355 and VPL-CH370/CH375 projectors feature WUXGA resolution (1,920 x 1,200) and a new 0.64-inch 3LCD BrightEra panel for a high 5,000 lumens colour light output (4,000 lumens for the VPL-CH350/CH355). Another highlight found only on the VPL-CH355 and CH375 is the built-in HDBaseT interface, which allows multiple signals to pass through a single cable, thus simplifying the installation process by reducing the number of connections to the projector.
New D and E-series projectors
Also refreshed are the cost-effective data projectors in the D and E series. The new VPL-D100 and VPL-E200 series projectors now have a long 10,000-hour lamp replacement spec. These compact and lightweight projectors also sport an Auto Brightness Adjustment function that automatically adjusts the lamp’s output according to the brightness of the projected image; as well as an Auto Lamp Control technology and a Picture Blank function to help reduce total cost of ownership. To keep up with the times, the new projectors are also able to project presentations wirelessly via most tablets and smartphones via the Pixelworks VueMagic Mobile Presenter app.
The new VPL-FHZ700L laser projector and the new C-series projectors will be available from September and November 2014 respectively. The D and E-series projectors are already available in the market. For more details about these projectors, you can check out the source links below.