There’s a new king atop Sony’s line of ES projectors: the VPL-VW1000ES. Presented at CEDIA this afternoon, it bypasses all the beamers Sony’s delivered for home use so far — including the recent VPL-HW30AES and VPL-VW95ES models — by featuring a stunning 4K resolution, four times that of standard HD projectors based on an all new SXRD panel. Scheduled to go on sale this December it also claims a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and 2,000 ANSI lumens of brightness that allows it to project on screens of sizes up to 200-inches. Whether or not you can scrape together the ducats for a 4K projector this Christmas, there are other options for home theater nuts in the form of two new receivers for the ES line that will also be available. The STR-DA5700ES and STR-DA3700ES will ship in November but more than their hardware specs, they feature a new onscreen UI that’s supposed to be easier to use. The only device at the presentation with a pricetag was the HMZ-T1 3D viewer we tried out at IFA last week, which has been announced for the US in November with a price “around” $799. Expect more in person pics in a moment, meanwhile the press releases after the break have all the information currently available.
Update: Now with more pictures. During the presentation Sony showed a 4K clip from its upcoming Spiderman flick on a VPL-VW1000ES that looked every bit as beautiful as you might imagine. Also in the gallery is a shot of the new “activity based UI” for the receivers that looks at least something like the graphical upgrade the XMB has always needed. You’ll also spy one more device, the funky new SA-NS500 Network Speaker. It’s a portable sound blaster with 6 hours of battery life and AirPlay compatibility for $399, shipping in November.
Gallery: Sony CEDIA 2011 presentation
Sony announces a 4K projector for the home at CEDIA, prices HMZ-T1 3D viewer originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:47:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.