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New $25,000 Sony 4K Projector Shows 100-inch Image From 6 Inches Away

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Sony 4K projector redefines your living room. (Screen grab from an Instagram post @southern.cinema)

Sony featured an outstanding lineup of TV and audio prototypes at CES 2017. Would these new home theater devices add more elegance and glamor to your life? Among this year’s biggest surprises was the staggering $25,000 Sony 4K projector.

What makes it so expensive? Read on to find out.

Sony 4K projector: Redefining your living room

The missing piece to complete your dream Sala set has finally arrived. Sony unveiled its trump card dubbed as the VPL-VZ1000ES. It boasts a 100” image display from six inches away.

More like a knockout punch against its rivals, the 77-pound 4K HDR projector ships in April. It is now available for pre-orders.

Perfect for living rooms and corporate environments, the laser light projector is only three feet wide. It is also 40 percent smaller than its predecessor, the VPL-GTZ1. Since it works from such a short distance, viewers do not need to worry about silhouettes.

Meanwhile, VPL-VZ1000ES supports HDR format too. According to CNN, Sony 4K projector has 2, 500 lumens.

We are going to see the preview of this giant in a while. #SONY #sony4Kprojector #VPLVW5000SE #sonyhdr

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XBR-A1E is the company’s first OLED TV. For the record, LG is the only mainstream appliance giant to sell the said model. In fact,  the newly launched BRAVIA TV  came from LG itself.

One of the many differences between an OLED panel and an LCD panel is pixel production. Each pixel provides its own illumination in an OLED screen. On the contrary, the pixels in an LCD screen are radiated by LED backlights.

Sony’s latest audio products are the following, per the International Business Times:

·         Sony SRS-XB40 Bluetooth Speakers

·         Walkman® NW-A35 series

·         Sony STR-DN1080 AV receiver

·         Soundbars HT-MT500 and HT-MT300

·         Sony Extra Bass headphone line

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Sony 4K Blu-Ray player

UBP-X800, an ultra HD Blu-ray player with 4K and HDR support also debuted at CES 2017. Sony claims it as its “first” UHD player. But, the company actually announced a similar device last year. It got the name UBP-X1000ES.

Fair enough, the latter was part of Sony’s professional ES series only. The X800 will sell in a wider market.

A clear new world. (BRAVIA OLED A1E Series TV) #SonyCES #CES2017

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How can Sony beat Samsung and LG on Smart TV interfaces? Who will remain as the top appliance manufacturer? Do you prefer UHD or 4K models?

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