Basingstoke, 16 August 2012: Sony’s achievements and innovation in home entertainment have once again been recognised by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), with the VPL-VW1000ES 4K home cinema front projector being awarded one of the most prestigious awards in the industry.
EISA is the largest editorial multimedia organisation in Europe, with a membership of 50 special interest magazines, from audio and mobile electronics to video and photo magazines spanning 19 European countries.
Sony’s VPL-VW1000ES projector is the world’s first home theatre projector to display stunning 4K images that are four times superior to the resolution of full HD (4096x2160 pixels), to offer a fully immersive visual experience. The projector features advanced technologies, from 4K lens and rich colour reproduction to super high brightness and a dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. This makes watching 2D and 3D content at home just like being at the movies - a revolution for the home cinema experience and the projector market.
The EISA judging panel commented: “Home theatre die-hards have anticipated a true 4K projector and Sony’s VPL-VW1000ES is what they have been waiting for. This inaugural native 4K home theatre projector offers a full 4096х2160 pixel resolution and is based on Sony’s professional cinema solution.”
They concluded: “At its core are three new SXRD matrix panels capable of delivering acclaimed 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio through its specially developed 2.1x zoom lens. As you would expect for a projector of this resolution, its picture processing is exceptional, up-scaling Full HD input to fill its 4K capacity with seamless efficiency. Your favourite movies have never looked so vivid, detailed and realistic – this is the projector of the future.”
Sony was also awarded four other ‘Best Products’ this year for the following:
- European SLR Camera of the year 2012-2013: Alpha SLT-A57
- European Advanced Compact Camera of the year 2012-2013: Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
- European Travel Camera of the year 2012-2013: Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
- European 3D TV of the year 2012-2013: BRAVIA KDL-55HX850