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Sony VPL-XW5000ES-B Projector

4K Home Theater Projector
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From Sony — Immerse yourself in an incredibly lifelike picture with native 4K that offers 8.3 million pixels (3,840 x 2,160). With a 0.61 inch SXRD panel, you'll enjoy high brightness, inky blacks, vibrant colors, rich tones and textures, plus clear cinematic motion and image smoothness. X1 Ultimate for projector optimizes our acclaimed BRAVIA TV video processing for projection. The incredible power of this video engine enables advanced data processing, with real-time enhancement of each on-screen object. The result is high dynamic range imagery with texture, color, contrast, and realism never before available to home cinema.

  • Infinite black contrast
  • Native 4K SXRD panel provides full 4K resolution with 3,840 x 2,160 pixels
  • Reliable laser light source, which lets you enjoy clear 4K pictures at optimal brightness for up to 20,000 hours
  • The powerful video processor offers Motionflow for smooth and clear motion, even when viewing 4K content
  • Supports 4K 60 Hz input with an input lag under 21 ms, and 2K 120 Hz input with an input lag under 13 ms
  • Wide Dynamic Range optics achieve a 95% DCI-P3 wide color gamut

Sony VPL-XW5000ES-B Projector Specifications

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August 2022
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2,000 Lumens (ISO)2
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (4K HD)
Display Type
0.61" SXRD x 3
Color Processing
Input Lag
4K/60: 21ms
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/24, 1080p/50, 2160p/24, 2160p/60, 576p, 480p
Data Modes
MAX 4096x2160

Lamp Type
Laser Phosphor
Lamp Life
20,000 hours

Included Lens
1.6x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
Lens Shift
Horizontal +/-25% & Vertical +/-71%
Throw Distance
6.5' - 20.1'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
40.18" - 200.54"
Throw Ratio
1.38:1 - 2.21:1
Digital Keystone

Projector Size
7.90" x 18.11" x 18.59"
28.0 lbs
Internal Speakers
295 Watts 100V - 240V
Connection Panel
12-Volt Trigger
HDMI 2.3 (HDCP) x 2
Network: RJ-45
RS232: DB-9pin

Frame Interpolation
Infinite Black
Dynamic Tone Mapping

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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.

ISO LUMENS  is a near-ANSI equivalent used by some manufacturers in place of an ANSI measurement. The measuring technique is defined in the ISO 21118 specification.

Manufacturer Cited Brightness:

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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