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Sony shows off their new $63,000 4K laser projector at International Sound & Sight Exhibition 2014

By Marcus Wong - on 28 Nov 2014, 4:03pm

Sony shows off their new $63,000 4K laser projector at International Sound & Sight Exhibition 2014

 Sony invited us to a demonstration of their new ultra-short throw 4K laser projector today, and we must say we're duly impressed.

The discreet VPL-GTZ1 should fit into any home easily.

The 4K ultra -short throw laser light source VPL-GTZ1 projector is quite a larger device, measuring some 125 x 26.5 x 53.5 cm and weighing some 55kg, yet it can be mounted from your ceiling or placed on the floor to suit your needs, and as you may have noticed from our summary, can be placed almost right up to the wall you intend to project your images on.

A graph illustrating the difference in distance needed for the VPL-GTZ1 vs a regular projector.

As you can see, the VPL-GTZ1 needs only seven inches from the wall to project a 17:9 image that's 147-inch tall, 80% less than what a regular projector would need. This offers for a wide range of uses - from home entertainment to commercial applications like visual arts displays in museums or digital signage. For larger screen sizes multiple units can be blended together via additional third party software or hardware, so that you can have a 34:9 image or larger!

The VPL-GTZ1 requires a lot less maintenance than a regular projector.

The key features of the VPL-GTZ1.

Because the VPL-GTZ1 is powered by Sony's 4K SXRD through a laser phosphor light source, it's able to project a true 4K image with superb picture quality and color brightness of 2,000 lumens. Sony's Triluminos technology is supported, and the lamp is rated for 20,000 hours without the need for lamp exchange which means it should take about 1/10 the number of lamp exchanges compared to a regular projector using conventional ultra high pressure mercury lamps.

HDMI 2.0 is supported for a full 4K/ 60p experience, and HDCP 2.2 is supported so you can get protected content from future 4K content streaming services. On the box are 4 HDMI inputs, a USB port, and a 10Base-T/100Base-T Ethernet jack for streaming services. 

True 4K content from an ultra-short throw laser projector!

The VPL-GTZ1 is available now at all authorized dealers for S$63,000

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