Sony ANZ has launched the VPL-VZ1000ES native 4K HDR Ultra Short Throw projector. The innovative laser light source projector is High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible with native 4K resolution and can be positioned as little as six inches away from the wall, yet command the room with a 254cm (100-inch) image, measured diagonally in 16:9. When powered off, the compact and elegant VPL-VZ1000ES virtually disappears into the décor.
The VPL-VZ1000ES is approximately 925 x 494 x 219mm in size and weighs about 35kg, making it small and light enough to complement virtually any decor. This is approximately 40% smaller than the currently available Sony VPL-GTZ1 4K ultra short throw. Despite its compact size and lower price, the VPL-VZ1000ES generates 2500 lumens of colour light output, 25% brighter than the VPL-GTZ1. Sony’s advanced SXRD panels, coupled with the Z-Phosphor laser light engine, produce high dynamic contrast, enhancing the highlights and lowlights of HDR content. The VPL-VZ1000ES projector’s Z-Phosphor laser light source hits peak brightness much quicker than conventional projector lamps. Brightness and colour accuracy are also maintained longer, reducing the inconvenience of lamp replacement.
The unique form factor of the VPL-VZ1000ES opens up a whole new set of usage scenarios. It is the ideal projector for large display sizes in small spaces, as well as locations with high ceilings. And since the projector is mounted in front rather than behind the viewers, there are no issues with shadows or obstructions from ceiling lights or fans. You can turn any wall into a life-sized window to another world. Spaces such as museums, corporate boardrooms, and training rooms can benefit from the minimal distance required to project an impressively large image.
The VPL-VZ1000ES ultra short throw 4K HDR projector is available now from authorised Sony Professional dealers for an SRP of AUD$30,999 and NZ$32,999.