Sony has announced the newVPL-GTZ380 native 4K (4096x2160) SXRD projector, a 10,000-lumen powerhouse designed for large display applications in entertainment, museum, simulation, and corporate applications.
The VPL-GTZ380 relies on a series of advances that improves light stability for an LCoS-based projector operating at such high lumen output. The trio of newly-developed 0.74-inch SXRD panels—Sony's proprietary liquid crystal on silicon technology—uses a more advanced liquid crystal material, while a liquid cooling system for the panels, a patented phosphor wheel with efficient heat release, and streamlined air flow design also contribute to both durability and a low 39 dB noise rating.
Paired with a typical native contrast ratio of 16,000:1, the new commercial market projector is suitable for both light and dark room environments, and it supports HDR 10 and HLG HDR formats. Additional licenses are available for support of 4K 120Hz signals with low lag for eSports events, 3D, and Night Vision Goggle functions for specialized training.
In addition to two blue laser diodes of different wavelengths, the VPL-GTZ380 incorporates a red laser diode that together allow for 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut at full brightness. Inside is the X1 Ultimate for Projector chip, based on the X1 Ultimate processor found in Sony's high-end television displays. It includes processing to enhance both SDR and HDR picture quality. The projector also supports up to 12-bit color over HDMI and up to 10-bit color over DisplayPort.
Notably, the VPL-GTZ-380's advanced thermal design also provides for a small form factor compared to other projectors in its class. The projector measures 22.06 x 10.31 x 29.94 inches (WHD) and weighs 112 pounds (excluding the lens).
The Sony VPL-GTZ380 comes with two HDMI ports with HDCP 2.3 copyright management, two DisplayPort 1.4 inputs (also with HDCP 2.3), two mini jacks for triggers, Ethernet, RS-232C, IR in and out, 3D sync, and a USB port. It is expected to be available in January of 2021.