VPL VW300ES Home Cinema By Sony With 4K Full HD Technology

VPL-VW300ES

The VPL-VW300ES is a home cinema beast, and at the core of the VPL-VW300ES is a Silicon X-tal Reflective Display (SXRD) a Sony-only tech that is necessarily a hybrid between DLP and LCD. The Sony VPL-VW300ES is something of a trickle-down attempt. The VPL-VW300ES’s eight million pixels do come with a few restrictions you need to be aware with.

VPL-VW300ES

Functionality

The level of detail, especially with the Reality Creation mode activated, is sublime. First it was majestic sight of Mount Fuji, watched on a bright afternoon with curtains half-closed. In Bright Cinema mode, the VPL-VW300ES produced just 53 decibels while it sent out well-saturated, bold colors and so-so black levels. With a green screen pattern to help aim the slinky electronic zoom and focus controls on the long, slender remote you get with a Sony TV.

Nonetheless, engage the paler, contrast Reference mode and it quietens down to a whisper-like 48 decibels, though the more exacting, brighter yet blackout-friendly Cinema Film mode. It doesn’t miss a beat when thrown Guardians of the Galaxy, offering clean, crisp Full HD detail that’s terrifically boosted by Reality Creation.

War of the Worlds on DVD also gets a shot in the arm from this darned effective up-scaling tech. Images are super-smooth, too, with the lightning-quick response of the VPL-VW300ES supplying ultra-fluid images from high-octane sequences.

Specifications & Style

There is a color specific correction tool for hue, saturation and brightness, while preset picture modes include the moody yet color accurate and supremely quiet Reference mode, Cinema Film, 1 & 2, Game, Bright Cinema and Bright TV both handy for where there is ambient light around during the day, though do not expect too much, among others.

Optional accessories include the IFU-WH1 wireless HD unit and TDG-BT500A 3D specs. The VPL-VW300ES is also 3D-ready, and in the detail-maximizing active shutter 3D camp, as you would expect for a 4K machine. Inputs are plentiful for home cinema.

On the side are two HDMI 2.0 inputs one compatible with HDCP 2.2, alongside a RS-232C for integrating the VPL-VW300ES into a in-room control system, an Ethernet LAN slot for hard-wiring it into a network, a couple of 12V triggers and a USB slot.

Final Decision

If you have got the money, the space and the 4K source, the VPL-VW300ES is a shoe-in to become the centrepiece of your next home cinema.