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CES 2017: Sony To Bring $25K Luxury Projector To Market

Sony is setting its sights on the highest of high-end projector users with the new VPL-VZ1000ES.

Priced at approximately $25,000 USD and powered by Sony’s Z-Phosphor tech, it’s designed to project a crystal-clear 100-inch image onto a flat surface from as close as six inches.

“Up until now home cinema enthusiasts have needed a dedicated room for watching projected content; this isn’t always ideal, since not everyone has the luxury of extra space to accommodate an extra-large screen. The new VPL-VZ1000ES changes this dynamic completely, providing an enchanting home theatre experience up to 120″ in your existing living space,” said Toby Caillard, Product Manager, Home Theatre Projector, Sony Australia Professional Solutions Division.

He says “our revolutionary new generation of ultra short throw projectors deliver incredible 4K HDR imagery just inches away from your wall, then fade into the existing room design once turned off.” 

With such a high price-tag, it should come as no surprise that VZ1000ES comes capable of projecting both 4K and HDR content as well.

Sony has previously shown off prototypes using a similar sort of short-throw design, but this is the first time they’ve made such a product publicly available.

They say it’ll go on sale in Australia in April.

Australian pricing yet to be confirmed.

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