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SONY VPL-VW500ES 4K 1080P HD Home Theater Cinema Projector

Original price $9,098.11 - Original price $9,098.11
Original price
$9,098.11 - $9,098.11
Current price $9,098.11
4K more than 4x the quality of Full HD

4K is the very best the big screen can deliver. The VPL-VW500ES gives you that very same, fully immersive cinema experience, at home.

Incredible 4096 x 2160 resolution pictures and an exceptionally high dynamic contrast ratio of 200,000:1 produce details so stunning, you may never leavethe house to see a movie again.

2D and 3D upscaled to 4K

While more and more native 4K material is becoming available, our Reality Creation technology means you can enjoy your current 2D and 3D discs, upscaledfor an incredible 4K experience. Youll get the very best from your favourite movies and notice even more detail than before even in 3D.


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  • 4K native resolution: over 4x better than Full HD

    No compromises: the VPL-VW500ES provides 4096 x 2160 4K resolution (the DCI standard in digital cinemas). We used our professional cinema expertiseto develop 4K SXRD panels and produce a 4K native picture with no artificial enhancement of pixels.

  • Ultra high contrast ratio and brightness

    Drawing on optical technology developed for the VPL-VW1000ES, weve achieved both high brightness (1,700 ANSI lumens) and high contrast (200,000:1dynamic contrast ratio) in the VPL-VW500ES. So, youll see crystal-clear, bright, detail-packed images even in well-lit rooms.

  • Advanced SXRD panels

    4K digital drive panels minimise the space between pixels in every frame with an incredible response rate of 2.5-milliseconds. Thats much faster,and more stable, than an LCD TV and produces ultra-smooth, dot-free pictures with natural, fluid movement whatever the action.

  • Triluminos Display

    The VPL-VW500s optical engine and SXRD panels incorporate our Triluminous Display technology to produce a much broader colour range, reproducingmore tones and textures than a standard projector system. The result is greater purity, depth and realism.

  • New Motionflow

    Weve enhanced our Motionflow technology. Combination mode uses our Film Projection and Motion Enhancer, adding frames to reduce blur andmaintain brightness in thrilling, fast-moving scenes. Cinema purists can choose True Cinema to retain the original 24 frames per second.

  • Industry standard RF 3D compatible

    A built-in RF transmitter synchronises with any RF 3D glasses for wider coverage, greater stability, and theres no need for a cable.

  • Reality Creation: upscales your movies to 4K

    As well as native 4K material, you can see your current Full HD Blu-ray or DVD movie collection upscaled for a 4K experience. Reality Creation isa Super Resolution technology that radically enhances Full HD content, even upscaling 3D movies for 4K.

  • Compatible with Mastered in 4K Blu-ray discs

    Drawing on the same technology used to downscale 4K material for Full HD, the VPL-VW500ES gives you a near native 4K experience with discsMastered in 4K. Its as close as you can get to the 4K-pixel resolution and expanded colour range of the original.

  • New 4K standard: 60 frames per second

    The VPL-VW500ES can show up to 60 frames per second in 4K (at colour signal YUV 4:2:0). Its the new 4K industry standard and is much higher thanthe earlier 24p. The result is a smoother image with superior colour and realism.

  • Compact design

    A smaller optical engine means the VPL-VW500ES is approximately 18cm shorter in length than our leading projector, the VPL-VW1000ES, so theresgreater flexibility for installation.

  • Front-facing fan

    Because the fan is positioned at the front, you don't need to worry about wall space and room for air inhale/exhaust when you install. This helpsmaximize the throw distance for bigger projected images.

  • Wider zoom and shift lens

    A 2.06 motorised zoom lens and wide lens shift range of 85% vertical and 31% horizontal gives greater installation flexibility even when theceiling is very high.

  • Suitable for home automation

    The VPL-VW500ES is compatible with many home automation systems. It has an RS232 interface, RJ45 control, and IR-IN terminal.

  • Auto calibration

    After extended periods, colour can be automatically calibrated to the original factory condition. Theres no need for extra calibration equipmentor cameras; a built-in colour sensor stores all the necessary information.

  • Manual HSV Colour Correction

    A correction tool allows you to adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness of each colour to get exactly the picture you want.

  • Picture Position Memory

    This feature remembers the position of the zoom lens. You can match it to a movies aspect ratio (including 16:9 and Cinemascope) and store thesettings for a future viewing.

  • Electronic panel alignment

    Ensures the red and blue elements in each pixel are precisely positioned against green. Adjustments can be made by as little as 0.1 pixels foroptimum clarity.

  • USB updates

    To get the best from your projector, the VPL-VW500ES has a USB port for the latest firmware updates.


Display System

Display SystemSXRD projection system

Display device

Size of effective display area0.74" x 3 SXRD
Number of pixels26,542,080 (4096 x 2160 x 3) pixels

Projection lens

Zoom - Powered/ManualPowered
Zoom - RatioApprox. x 2.06
Lens shift - Powered/ManualPowered
Lens shift - Range Vertical+ 85% - 80%
Lens shift - Range Horizontal+/- 31%

Light source

TypeUltra high pressure mercury lamp
Wattage230 W type

Screen size

Screen size60" to 300" (1.52 m to 7.62 m) (measured diagonally)

Light output

Lamp mode: High1700 lm

Color light output

Lamp mode: High1700 lm

Contrast ratio*1

Contrast ratio200,000 (Dynamic Contrast)

Displayable scanning frequency

Horizontal19 kHz to 72 kHz
Vertical48 Hz to 92 Hz

Display resolution

Computer signal inputMaximum display resolution: 1920 x 1080 dots (HDMI Input only)
Video signal input80/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 1080/24p, 3840 x 2160/24p, 3840 x 2160/25p, 3840 x 2160/30p,3840 x 2160/50p*1, 3840 x 2160/60p*1, 4096 x 2160/24p, 4096 x 2160/25p, 4096 x 2160/30p, 4096 x 2160/50p*1, 4096 x 2160/60p*1

OSD language

OSD language15-languages (English, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese,Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai)

INPUT OUTPUT (Computer/Video/Control)

HDMI 1 / HDMI 2HDMI (x2)
REMOTERS-232C connector: D-sub 9-pin (female)
LANRJ-45, 10Base-T/100BASE-TX
IR INMini Jack
TRIGGER1 / TRIGGER2Mini Jack (x2)

Acoustic noise

Lamp mode: Low26 dB

Operating temperature / Operating humidity

Operating temperature / Operating humidity5C to 35C (41F to 95F) / 35% to 85% (no condensation)

Storage temperature / Storage humidity

Storage temperature / Storage humidity-20C to +60C (-4F to +140F) / 10% to 90% (no condensation)

Power requirements

Power requirementsAC 100 V to 240 V, 4.0 A to 1.7A, 50 Hz / 60Hz

Power consumption

AC 100 V to 120 V375 W
AC 220 V to 240 V375 W

Power Consumption (Standby Mode)

AC 100 V to 120 V0.3 W (when Remote Start is set to Off?
AC 220 V to 240 V0.3 W (when Remote Start is set to Off?

Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode)

AC 100 V to 120 V1.0 W (LAN) (when "Remote Start" is set to "Off")
AC 220 V to 240 V1.0 W (LAN) (when "Remote Start" is set to "Off")

Standby Mode / Networked Standby Mode Activated

Standby Mode / Networked Standby Mode ActivatedAfter about 10 Minutes

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Dimensions (W x H x D) (without protrusions)495.6 x 195.3 x 463.6 mm (19 1/2 x 7 11/16 x 18 1/4 inches)


Mass14 kg (31 lb)

Supplied accessories

Remote commanderRM-PJ24

Optional Accessories

Replacement lampLMP-H260
Wireless HD UnitIFU-WH1
IR 3D GlassesTDG-BT500A


*1YCbCr 4:2:0 / 8 bit
*2HDMI Input2 is compatible with HDCP 2.2.