Discover the two new 4K HDR projectors Sony VPL-VW290ES and Sony VPL-VW890ES

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There is something new in the range of Sony 4K HDR home cinema projectors ! The Japanese manufacturer has just unveiled its two latest products: the Sony VPL-VW290ES 4K HDR projectorand the Sony VPL-VW890ES 4K HDR laser projector. These two models complete the VPL-VW90ES range which already includes the Sony VPL-VW590ES and the Sony VPL-VW790ES presented at the end of 2020.

On the menu of its two new native Sony SXRD 4K video projectors, we find the X1 video processing optimized for video projection also present on the other models of the VPL-VW90ES range as well as support for 4K 60 FPS with low input lag ( 27 ms) for gaming.

The Sony SXRD 4K projector range is enriched with two new models: the 4K HDR projector Sony VPL-VW290ES and the 4K HDR laser projector Sony VPL-VW890ES .

Sony VPL-VW290ES: a high-level entry into the range

The Sony VPL-VW290ES video projector opens the range of native Sony UHD 4K projectors with SXRD technology. This Sony VPL-VW290ES 4K projector supports 4K HDR 10 and HLG content via its two HDMI 2.0 inputs, as well as 4K 60 FPS video streams with low input lag for gaming. Successor of the video projector Sony VPL-VW270ES of which it incorporates the aesthetic attributes and the main functionalities, this Sony VPL-VW290ESstands out by the adoption of the Sony X1 for Projector processor. This provides more advanced image processing and optimized HDR rendering with the Dynamic HDR Enhancer (frame-by-frame analysis and optimization) and Super Resolution Reality Creation (upscaling and detail enhancement) functions.

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The Sony VPL-VW290ES projector is a great opportunity to enjoy Sony 4K projection quality in a living room or dedicated home theater room.

As always on Sony SXRD projectors, we find a very appreciable installation flexibility with the motorized zoom and the possibility of shifting the optics both horizontally and vertically (motorized lens shift), which leaves the user total liberty liberty to place the projector in the room.

Sony VPL-VW890ES: the flagship model

The most successful model in the range, the projector Sony VPL-VW890ES offers excellent contrast thanks to its native Ultra High Definition 4K SXRD matrix combined with its powerful laser lamp delivering a luminous flux of 2200 lumens. It also features a professional-grade, large-diameter ARC-F lens made up of 18 glass elements, including six low dispersion elements. This design guarantees optimal convergence of the primary colors (red, green and blue) even at the edges of the image which remains perfectly sharp, in the center as in the corners.

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The Sony VPL-VW890ES 4K projector represents the best of the Japanese manufacturer’s projection technology for the general public and will find its place in a living room as well as in a high-end dedicated home cinema room.

This Sony VPL-VW890ES 4K projector supports 4K HDR 10 and HLG content via its two HDMI 2.0 inputs, as well as 4K 60 FPS video streams with low input lag for gaming. Successor of the video projector Sony VPL-VW870ES , this Sony VPL-VW890ES is also distinguished by the adoption of the Sony X1 for Projector processor. This provides more advanced image processing and optimized HDR rendering with the Dynamic HDR Enhancer and Super Resolution Reality Creation functions.

The Sony VPL-VW90ES range of projectors

All Sony 4K projectors in the VPL-VW90ES range adopt a native 4K SXRD matrix and are 4K 60 FPS, HDR10 and HLG compatible through their HDMI 2.0 inputs. They all integrate X1 video processing optimized for video projection as well as a motorized optical zoom and lens shift.

They are distinguished from each other mainly by the type and wattage of their lamp, brightness, contrast ratio and lens.

Sony VPL-VW290ESSony VPL-VW590ESSony VPL-VW790ESSony VPL-VW890ES
Lamp UHP 225 W (6000 h)UHP 280 W (6000 h)LaserLaser
Brightness1500 lumens1800 lumens2000 lumens2200 lumens
Contrast350 000:1infiniteinfinite
LensAsphericalAsphericalAsphericalProfessional ARC-F
Projected image size2.03m to 5.08m
(80 “to 200”)
1.52m to 7.62m
(60 “to 300”)
1.52m to 7.62m
(60 “to 300”)
2.03m to 5.08m
(80 “to 200”)
Noise level26dB26dB24dB24dB

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