Asia-Pacific, 30 September 2010 – Sony today announces it has expanded its range of home cinema projectors with the new VPL-HW20. Utilizing Sony’s cinema-quality SXRD panel technology, the VPL-HW20 provides home cinema aficionados a vibrant, bright Full HD picture for screens as big as 150-inch.
The VPL-HW20 gives its audience optimal visual experience. With Sony’s Advanced Iris 3 technology, the VPL-HW20 projector delivers a picture quality that responds dynamically to the level of light in each scene, and always selecting the optimum contrast. Advanced Iris 3 can bring out the detail in darker sequences and prevent bright scenes from looking washed out, delivering an improved brightness of 1300 lumens. The result is stunningly high true dynamic contrast ratio of 80,000:1.
The improved contrast is the result of Sony’s updated 1920 x 1080 SXRD panels. The combination of three separate panels of 1920 x 1080 resolution means that the VPL-HW20 projector can deliver over 6.2 million pixels, approximately twice as much as other 720p HD-ready projectors in the market.
The new VPL-HW20 is also equipped with the All Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens which offers a 1.6x manual zoom and both vertical and horizontal adjustment, simplifying projector set-up and help users achieve a good picture in a variety of environments.
A highly effective cooling system means that fan noise is kept to an absolute minimum (as low as 20dB). With an ultra-quiet fan, users can watch even the quietest parts of movies with no audible distractions from the projector. The VPL-HW20 will be available from October 2010 in Asia Pacific through Sony’s authorized installers and specialty dealers.