The VPL-VW870ES uses an ultra-pure and reliable Z-Phosphor™ laser light source. This Sony developed light source offers bright images for up to 20,000 hours of uninterrupted operation…no lamp replacement, and virtually zero maintenance. And the picture quality is stunning. Deep blacks and accurate colors are displayed with sharp focus across the largest of cinematic screens. The 870ES is the unrivalled projector of choice for our high-end home cinema installations.
Corner-to-corner sharpness with the ARC-F lens
For pristine image quality across the entire screen, the VPL-VW870ES features an All-Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens. This large-aperture lens adopts an all-glass design for its 18 elements, including six extra low-dispersion (ELD) elements. This ensures optimal convergence of the red, green and blue primaries even at the extreme edges of the image for a clear and vivid image wherever you look.
Digital Focus Optimiser
Optimum focus is achieved, not only optically but digitally, by the Digital Focus Optimiser. It compensates the possible optical degradation of the lens in advance then outputs the optimum corrected images, so that even the focus in the corners is better than ever.
Richer, Deeper Blacks
Featured in Sony’s commercial, digital cinema projectors, the 870ES employs SXRD panels to produce rich, inky blacks. Improvements to the panel’s reflective silicon layer now mean even better light control, for precisely reproduced shadows and gradations. Clear, cinematic motion and image smoothness are also characteristics of this patented technology.
All of Sony’s 4K Home Cinema Projectors support IMAX® Enhanced content. They meet the most stringent performance standards set by IMAX, DTS and Hollywood’s leading technical specialists.
Advanced Iris Control
In addition to the dynamically-controlled laser light output, an Advanced Iris is also incorporated. Both the iris control and laser can be adjusted independently, and dynamically, to optimise light output for both dark and bright well-lit scenes. The result is again, deeper blacks. Bright, vibrant color is also a product of this technology. Infinite, dynamic contrast makes every scene spring to life with detail and realism.
Super-resolution Reality Creation
Exclusive Reality Creation technology analyses images right down to the pixel level. It uses powerful pattern-matching algorithms developed over years of movie production to enhance image crispness without increasing digital picture noise. It also upscales existing full HD Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD movies to near 4K quality.
TRILUMINOS™ Color Technology
The VPL-VW870ES incorporates TRILUMINOS color, reproducing more tones and textures than standard projectors. Hard-to-reproduce crimson reds, aqua blues, and emerald greens are displayed beautifully so landscapes and seascapes look more vivid. Skin tones are more accurate too.
Ultimate HDR Compatibility
High Dynamic Range considerations are paramount in high-end cinema design and installation. HDR video offers an expanded brightness range that delivers more realistic, high-contrast images and brilliant colours. Compatible with both HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) formats, Sony’s home cinema projectors reproduce colour and contrast that’s faithful to the creator’s intention.
HDMI 18 Gbps
With an ever increasing flow of 4K HDR 60P content by major film producers, 18Gbps HDMI capability is essential. The VPL-VW870ES is fully compliant and displays the smoother expressions of color gradation that this technology offers.
The powerful video processor in the VPL-VW870ES offers Motionflow™ for smooth motion even when viewing 4K content. Motionflow adds frames to reduce blur, while maintaining brightness, making it ideal for fast-moving sports content. Cinema purists can choose True Theatre mode to retain the original 24 frames per second as viewed in production.
2,200 Lumens Light Output
At 2200 Lumens, the 870ES can be considered for open-plan living spaces along with its staple placement in dedicated cinema/media rooms.
Picture Position Memory
This brilliant feature stores lens, zoom, and shift settings for up to five screen formats. Picture Position Memory remembers key settings so you can quickly watch movies in the ideal format. Match aspect ratios, including 16:9 and Cinemascope, and store these settings for easy recall. And nine calibrated picture modes including two theatre film modes, cinema digital, reference, TV, photo, game, bright cinema, and bright TV, allow on-the-fly adjustments to basic image parameters such as color saturation and hue, to better match the content.
• LCD, native 4K UHD projector
• Sony, Z-Phosphor Laser Light-Source
• 20,000 hour, reliable, maintenance-free viewing
• 3 SXRD panels deliver accurate colors and deep blacks
• 2200 lumens brightness
• Dual contrast control
• Advanced iris
• ARC-F lens
• Digital Focus Optimiser
• Picture Position Memory
• Motion-flow, anti-blur technology
• Motorised, horizontal and vertical lens shift
• Available in black finish
• Unrivalled, 4K clarity, depth, detail and motion.
• Picture position memory is a real winner.
• Outstanding reliability.
• Superb focus…even to the corners of a large 2.35:1 screen.