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