The Sony VPL-VW325ES is a thoroughbred among ponies, a Porsche among the Volkswagen, a real wonder with a comparable price. The contrast ratio, arguably the most important aspect of overall image quality, is better than that of the Epson 5050 and significantly better than that of any projector that doesn't cost much more. And that's saying something, since Sony itself costs much more than any other projector on this list. If price isn't an issue, the image quality at 4K resolution is incredible.
There are also LCD projectors, such as Epson's EH-LS12000B, that use pixel shift technology applied to native full HD chipsets to create a 4K effect (although this approach is not supported by the CTA or any other consumer agency like real 4K). Projector lenses can last much longer than projectors. Some hobbyists today adapt decades-old projector lenses for cameras. The best 4K projectors combine great performance in all aspects of image quality with 4K resolution for truly incredible images.
Sony digital cinema projectors and home theater projectors incorporate cutting-edge light panel and image processing technology, along with a huge tray of optical component parts, such as DLP lenses and mirrors. That way, the projector won't overheat or interrupt outdoor movie viewing, as the best outdoor projectors can do. A projector with an excellent contrast ratio, color gamut, keystone correction and brightness can be easily sustained compared to a 4K UHD projector that only offers higher resolution at the expense of everything else. All in all, the XW5000ES is an excellent home theater projector for anyone who wants to get a large image with a native 4K resolution and the lowest operating costs of a laser light source.
And while you might think that projectors are prohibitively expensive, there are a number of great 4K models that are surprisingly affordable today. The Sony VPL-PHZ60 is a compact, affordable projector that emits 6,000 ANSI lumens and is an excellent choice for conference rooms, places of worship and conference spaces that don't have much to spend. In addition, Sony has added more affordable laser projectors that promise a long lifespan and cooler, quieter operation. Despite being the cheapest 4K laser projector in Sony history, the XW5000ES continues to deliver beautifully cinematic and detailed images.
Most of their professional and home projectors have a 3-year limited warranty, excluding projector lamps. Starting with the fact that, despite their affordability by the standards of Sony 4K laser projectors, it still benefits from the brand's new X1 Ultimate processing. Sony's newest X1 chip for home projectors supports native 4K resolution, which is still relatively uncommon in the home theater projector market. Sony has introduced for the first time a support of at least 120 Hz with a resolution of 1080p in one of its projectors, which will be much appreciated by serious gamers who don't want to miss enemies between frames.