Sony has been making fine video projectors for a long time, but dollar for dollar, this is the best one yet...
We've just posted Bill's review of the Sony VPL-VWPRO1. We've given it 5 stars for Performance and 5 stars for Value. In the past, while Sony's products have been exceptional, they have also been rather pricey compared to other models in the market with similar performance capability.
In the VWPRO1 we have a model which is priced at $3,400. That is $1200 more than the Epson 8700 UB, an excellent projector for the money in its own right. But the VWPRO1 delivers an incrementally more refined picture than the 8700 UB, and thus it is properly value priced at the moment.
We are still waiting for the Epson HC21000 to come out of hiding. It was supposed to have shown up in December, but there has been no sign of it yet. However, at $3,200, once it is released the HC21000 will compete directly with the Sony VWPRO1. That will be an interesting competition, to say the least.