To bring the experience of ultrahigh-resolution 4K digital cinema even closer to consumers, Sony developed the world´s first 4K home theater projector, the VPL-VW1000ES.
To enable customers to enjoy the vivid theater experience of 4K digital cinema at home, Sony newly developed the SXRD™ (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) device (0.74-type 4K), a database-type super-resolution signal processing IC for 4K video system, and nearly all of the optical components, resulting in a home theater projector just one-ninth the size of its commercial-use counterpart. By combining many of Sony´s technologies, including Panel Alignment Function technology cultivated in the professional-use camera field, Sony was able to produce the de facto standard model for the 4K home theater market. As this case illustrates, through deft coordination between professional- and consumer-targeted products, Sony is uniquely positioned to apply technologies created for the high-end professional market in consumer products.
Starting with the VPL-VW1000ES 4K home theater projector, which delivers the vividness and beauty of 4K video and makes 3D projection possible, Sony will continue to support motion picture entertainment through its technology, thereby providing people everywhere with immeasurable enjoyment.