The arrival of two new Sony 4K projectors for the home cinema market has been anticipated by some retailers who have posted the products on their online sites. The news will be officially unveiled in September and are called VPL-VW790ES and VPL-VW590ES. These models are the direct successors of the VPL-VW760ES and VPL-VW570ES, launched in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Both are talking about SXRD technology with native 4K panels (4096 x 2160 pixels). VPL-VW790ES will use a Laser light source, while VW590ES will use a more traditional lamp instead. The other interesting feature, among those leaked, is the presence of a processing that optimizes in real time the contents created in HDR10 (therefore with static metadata). It is therefore "dynamic tone mapping", a solution now present on all high-end televisions and which is often capable of significantly improving HDR performance, as we have seen in the reviews of various TVs.
The indications on prices speak of a cut to the price list: VW790ES should be positioned around 12,000 euros (VW760 cost 15,000 at launch) while VW590ES would be offered at around 7,000 euros (against the 7,999 euros of VW570ES). The home cinema version of the VPL-GTZ380 model, the recently announced 10,000 lumen 4K Laser, is also expected to arrive soon.
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