BRAVIA 1080p HD SXRD Home Cinema projector. Contrast ratio 30,000:1, BRAVIA ENGINE 2.
Big Screen, Cinematic Features, Small Budget
The BRAVIA VPL-HW10 projector is set to deliver the excitement and immediacy of HD to a new audience with a screen size up to 300"/7.6m. It brings technologies capable of convincingly reproducing the cinematic experience within the reach of the non-specialist buyer tempted by the idea of HD Home Cinema. Featuring a new and stylish design, triple-panel Sony SXRD and 8-stage image processing by the renowned BRAVIA ENGINE 2, the VPL-HW10 is fully loaded with the features you need to do justice to Full HD.
Sony Original SXRD Panels
Achieving the detail, clarity and naturalistic smooth motion of cinema is a challenge met by the triple-panel Sony SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) technology at the heart of the projector. Read more details on SXRD in the benefit section.
Digital Picture Processing - BRAVIA ENGINE 2
The unique BRAVIA ENGINE 2 delivers vibrant colours and exceptional image quality. Its eight separate stages of image enhancement - carried out in real time - each has a specialised function. Together they generate a picture that is optimised in every way, from the accuracy of the contrast to the precision of the colour reproduction.
Superb Contrast Ratio with Advanced Iris 2
The Advanced Iris 2 contrast enhancement works like the human eye, responding dynamically to the level of light in each scene, always selecting the optimum contrast. With a very high range of 30,000:1 (the difference between dead black and pure white), Advanced Iris 2 can bring out the detail in darker sequences and prevent bright scenes from looking washed out.
High Resolution All Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) Lens
The VPL-HW10 is equipped with the All Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens which has the necessary superior resolution and focus characteristics. The lens offers a 1.6x manual zoom and both vertical (65%) and horizontal (25%) Lens Shift adjustment, making it easy to set the projector up and achieve a good picture in a variety of environments.
Advanced Colour Enhancement Features
Something else that brings the VPL-HW10 closer to the capabilities of the human eye is its support for x.v.Colour. x.v.Colour is based on xvYCC, a new international standard for video that defines a colour space nearly two times wider than the existing sRGB standard, making x.v.Colour literally more lifelike. Deep Colour boosts the number of colours available within the xvYCC colour space from millions to billions, further future-proofing the projector against developments in colour handling technology.
In the event that you do need to adjust screen colours, the perfect tool for the job is provided by Real Colour Processing. This allows you to adjust the hue of a specific colour without changing the whole image. So if something like skin tone needs tweaking, you can do it without altering the colour of the sky or the background of the scene.
Great Connectivity - 24p True Cinema
The inclusion of twin connectors with HDMI technology opens up another dimension for the VPL-HW10. It makes it possible to connect to video sources like Blu-ray Disc players which offer exact, 24 frame-per-second replication of the cinematic original. As the projector has the '24p True Cinema' function, it can display films exactly as they were first recorded. HDMI CEC technology also allows control of multiple devices from a single remote in a process called BRAVIA Theatre Sync. One Touch Play lets you insert a disc and press Play, at which point the whole Home Theatre system, including the projector, powers up automatically and the film starts.
Apart from bright lights, something else that can degrade the Home Cinema experience is noise from the projector itself. With this fully in mind, the air circulation system that cools the VPL-HW10 is meticulously designed and the fan runs at a whisper-quiet 22dB.