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Building your own home cinema? You need this S$85,000 Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K SXRD projector

By Ng Chong Seng - on 11 Dec 2015, 9:55am

You can now pre-order the Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K SXRD home cinema projector

First shown at the CEDIA trade show in October, the Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K HDR home cinema projector will be making its way to Singapore in early 2016.

A 5,000-lumen, 4K SXRD laser light source projector, the VPL-VW5000ES covers the full DCI-P3 color gamut and is able to emulate the BT.2020 color space, too. Ready for HDR content, it includes an HDMI input that’s compatible with HDCP 2.2, which has enough bandwidth to do 4K (4,096 x 2,160 pixels) at 60p at YCbCr 4:4:4 8-bit or YCbCr 4:2:2 12-bit.

Targeted at the installer market, the VPL-VW5000ES can be tilted as much as 30 degrees, allowing for flexible installations that take advantage of mirrors to place larger screens in smaller spaces, such as rear projection. With a newly developed liquid cooling system with low noise operation, it can be placed near viewers without impacting the enjoyment of a program’s audio. The projector ships with a standard powered lens with a zoom ratio from 1.27 to 2.73:1 and lens shift capability of +/- 80% vertical and +/- 31% horizontal.

Other benefits of the VPL-VW5000ES’ laser light engine include fast on/off times with no waiting for the projector to cool down, and a long operational life with a linear decrease in brightness, so the color shifts seen with traditional lamp wear are not expected. If the color settings do shift over time, there’s a built-in re-calibration function.

For home theater enthusiasts with S$85,000 to spare, you can now pre-order the VPL-VW5000ES for a January 2016 delivery. Pre-orders can be made via dropping Sony Electronics a line at +65 6544 8000; or you can head down to Sony's office at 2 International Business Park #05-10 Tower One, The Strategy, Singapore 609930.