Sony are set to launch the Bravia VPL-HW15 full HD projector. Priced in roughly the same bracket as a top-end HD TV (circa £2000), Sony are pushing it as an affordable entry point for home-projector enthusiasts.
Boasting a 1920×1080 resolution projected to sizes up to 300 inches diagonally, the projector has been engineered to handle images requiring a fast response time, such as action movies, sport and gaming, optimised with 3SXRD technology.
The projector features a contrast ratio of 60,000:1, with Sony hoping that the dynamically changing Advanced Iris 3 incorporated into the lens can prevent the washed out colours that cripple other home projectors.
Bravia-synced One Touch Play, a 1.6x manual zoom and an adjustable lens shift and focus are all set to feature, as well as high-res optimised SD images through the Bravia Engine 2.
“We’re always looking to innovate and upgrade our home cinema suite of projectors to ensure we are offering our customers the very best in home cinema projection,” says Takayuki Nakane, Marketing Manager at Sony Professional, “And thanks to continuous engineering advances we can offer this for a price that makes HD viewing available to a wider market than ever before.”
Keep an eye out for a full Tech Digest/ HDTVUK review of the Bravia VPL-HW15 in the near future.