The Sony VPL-VW665ES delivers super sharp images in native 4K resolution (8.8 million pixels – 4096 x 2160). For some context, this is the same resolution which is defined by Digital Cinema Initiatives for cinema distribution. Yes, this projectors resolution is really that good. Further, the projector features advanced SXRD panels with a lightning fast response rate of just two and a half milliseconds, this greatly minimises the space between pixels for a notably smoother and more detailed picture.
The VPL-VW665ES is packing a1800 lumen, 280V lamp which delivers unrivalled brightness and lasts a pretty long time. How long? We’re talking 6000 hours of use time (in low light mode). The projector has a dynamic contrast ratio of 300,000:1 which will delight anyone who appreciates detail-packed images in vibrant colour with deep rich blacks. Further, the projector features proprietary Motion Flow technology which renders fast moving action shots super smoothly. But the projector has even more up its sleeve. The VPL-VW665ES has a built in sophisticated 4K up-scaler, so all of those standard resolution DVD’s and Blu-Rays will be given a new lease of life. Oh and did we mention that the projector is also fully HDR compatible?
This Sony projector does however come with an environmental notice due to the lamp’s mercury component so disposal must follow environmental guidelines in your locality. Other little disappointments include lack of support for DCI-P3 colour gamut and some vertical stretches. But we feel that these small negatives only slightly detract from the other impressive features of the VPL-VW665ES.