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From Sony —   The power of SXRD technology delivers a whole new level of projector performance for professional venues. With a contrast ratio up to 15,000:1, and the Advanced Iris function that dynamically adjusts video images according to the level of the input signal, the VPL-VW100/P provides a picture quality that rivals even the best CRTs. The black levels are deep. The color range is wide and accurate. All with incredible 1920 x 1080 full HD 1080p detail.

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 SXRD Panel (0.61")
  • Up to 15,000:1 Contrast Ratio (with Advanced Iris function on)
  • ARC-F (All Range Crisp Focus) Lens
  • 1080p Input
  • Pure Xenon Lamp (400W)
  • Advanced Iris Function (Auto, On, Off)
  • Low Fan Noise (22dB)
  • 1.8X Zoom
  • DRC-MFv2 (Digital Reality Creation-Multi-Function V2)
  • Noise Reduction

Sony VPL-VW100 Projector Specifications

November 2005
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800 ANSI Lumens
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Dynamic Contrast
Dynamic Iris
Display Type
0.61" SXRD x 3
Color Processing
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 575i, 575p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 2048x1080

Lamp Type
400W Xenon bulb
Lamp Model
LMP-H400  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.72x Powered zoom , Powered focus
Optional Lenses
Lens Shift
Horizontal & Vertical
Throw Distance
10.4' - 30.8'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
60.00" - 300.00"
Throw Ratio
1.43:1 - 2.44:1
Projector Placement
For a
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 10'-3" and 17'-6" from the screen.
Digital Keystone
Vertical only

Projector Size
6.88" x 19.50" x 22.63"
41.9 lbs
Audible Noise
22 dB
Internal Speakers
610 Watts 100V - 240V
Additional Features
Overall contrast ratio of up to 15,000:1 when Advanced Iris is set to Auto

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ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

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BUYER BEWARE   Either this projector's brightness specification does not cite an industry-accepted unit of measurement, or according to our calculations it seems unlikely that this projector is capable of producing the manufacturer's cited brightness specification.

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