Sony VPL-VW95ES Review

(D-ILA projector)

Excellent (A) 4 reviews 03/2012
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Product specification:
  • HD-capability: Full-HD
  • Projector Type: D-ILA / SXRD
  • Light source: High-pressure lamp
  • Projector brightness: 1000 ANSI …
  • Extras: Keystone correction, 3D- …
  • Interface: LAN, … more information

Expert Reviews
Single test
5 out of 5 stars

The Sony VPL-VW95ES features active 3D technology and uses SXRD projection, so that you can have a full HD image projected up to 300 inches across. It has a dynamic contrast ratio of 150000:1, providing beautifully coloured images, particularly evident in 2D playback. Expert Reviews were disappointed with 3D image quality in comparison, though it's still quite sharp.

Single test
9 out of 10 points

Value for money: 8 out of 10 points, "Recommended"

Trusted Reviews think the Sony VPL-VW95ES is an appealing bit of gear, the high-gloss dark finish is opulent. Sony claims that it only has a running noise of 20dB, which is low for a 3D projector. It includes the Dynamic Lamp Control system, making a difference to 3D performance but there's some crosstalk needing to be improved on. Overall, an 'accomplished' projector.
Single test
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CNET's first look at Sony's VPL-VW95ES left them very impressed. It didn't only produce the brightest 3D images they've ever seen, but 2D high-definition was beautiful too; in fact they think movie fans might love its 2D performance even more than what it does with 3D. Buyers are in for a treat, but the menu controls might be a bit overwhelming, and it's quite chunky.

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The price is rather higher than Sony's HW30ES model of projector, but Trusted Reviews believe the higher quality and extra features offered by the VPL-VW95ES warrant this premium. The black level response is superb and the colour palette is expansive, with pictures also looking detailed and smooth. There is also motion processing, though the highest setting may be a hindrance.

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