Remember the old times of the Internet? When did actually have to load videos ? Yes, these times were certainly great and terrible. And that made me think – could we combine the worlds? And are you watching old internet videos about modern new technologies?
I mean, yes. Of course you can, that's a stupid question.
This does not stop me from checking the Sony VPL-VW870ES / VPL-VW995ES 4K projector by looking at old, fucking internet videos.
That sounds stupid, but good. First question: who would buy such an expensive projector?
The projector from Sony is aimed at small venues ̵
A quick note – this device is known in Europe (VPL-VW870ES) (where we tested it) and VPL-VW995ES in the US. The latter will be used for the rest of the piece.
I have you. So, go on, what are the specifications?
Thrillingly hearty. It weighs 22 kg, uses a Z-phosphor laser light source and has a brightness of 2,200 lumens. In practice this means it works for a home theater setup with some ambient light.
As already mentioned, is projected in 4K (resolution of 4096 x 2160) and HDR. In addition, it also supports 3D – if someone is in the mood for a long dead format.
The VPL-VW995ES should also work at peak performance for at least 20,000 hours of uninterrupted video playback. Oh, and it came on a box in a box like this:
For a deeper understanding of features and specifications, you can find all this information here. We have other tasks to do as they are.
Good enough. Then please say, what is the VPL-VW995ES?
First it's big.
What is the madness. I do not want to pay $ 35,000 for something that's easy . It just seems to be wrong.
In terms of build quality, the VPL-VW995ES (yes, I'll always call it that) felt great. It was sturdy, well made, and just felt like a first-class hardware.
The projector had a variety of connections that upset me – for better or for worse. In other words, the VPL-VW995ES should be suitable for everyone. Well, if you have $ 35,000, you really want to get rid of it.
Damn right now. I was also a big fan of the remote. Mainly because the keys light blue when you press a key. Of course, you can control the projector in dark rooms, but it's more fun if you look at it as a long-lasting glow stick.
Simple things, right?
Ugh. So, tell me how good the picture is.
Oh my, really good.
Photographing projections does not give you a whole lot of information (or accuracy), but I did anyway. What, do you want to come to my house and stop me?