Stunning Sony projection
Sony projectors take pride of place in our home cinema display suite. In fact, we have committed both spots in the room to Sony. We introduced the VW550 projector a few issues ago, but now are equally impressed with its baby brother, the VPL-VW260.
As with all of Sony’s digital cinema projectors, the VW260 uses the advanced SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) panel technology which delivers native 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution images.
And let’s be clear… this is true 4k. Other similar (and some also pricier) projectors use a shifting technology that projects an image and then the next frame “shifts” the image by half a pixel, thereby appearing as ultra-high definition. A standard 1080 projector will shift from approximately 2 million pixels (or mega pixels) to 4 mega pixels; the DLA versions shift to 8 mega pixels.
With the Sony projectors, you get over eight and a half million pixels at all times! Fine details in the image are wonderfully clear and natural, without jagged edges or visible pixels.
While there are various screen lens settings, the VW260 doesn’t have the lens memory that the VW550 does, but that makes it ideal for a “set and forget” configuration.
With 1500 lumens, this projector is more than suitable for a great mid-range cinema that can really bring your movies to life. Priced at $7,999.