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Sony Introduces Two Laser Projectors Using Newly Developed LCD Panels to Deliver High-contrast Images with Enhanced Clarity for Universities, Corporate Organizations, Churches, Entertainment and Museums

Press Release  |  Feb 5, 2019

New Projectors Include Sony’s ‘Intelligent Setting’ Feature Which Simplifies Installations by Automatically Adjusting Settings Based on Their Environment

February 5, 2019: Sony is bolstering its laser projector line-up with the introduction of two new installation models, the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70. The new additions cater to the increased market demand for immersive and high brightness projection in midsize environments such as schools, corporations, churches, museums, and entertainment installations.

Offering WUXGA resolution and color light output of 6500lm and 5500lm, respectively, the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70 use a newly-developed 0.76-inch LCD panel with an incorporated optical compensator to deliver bright and vibrant images with stunning contrast, offering true blacks and accurate-to-life color reproduction. Developed for BRAVIA™ displays and high-end home theater projectors, Sony’s unique super-resolution technology ‘Reality Creation’ analyzes images to the pixel level to enhance clarity in every detail. Combining high contrast with the benefits of Reality Creation, the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70 provide clarity in images and text.

Both models come with an innovative ‘intelligent setting’ feature developed using Sony’s long-term experience in laser projection, careful research and detailed feedback from customers. This new feature simplifies the installation process by automatically selecting the best configuration based on the projectors’ environment. The products’ four pre-set modes include: meeting/classrooms, museums, entertainment venues, and multi-screen setups. These modes enable users to optimize the projectors’ performance in relation to each environment, whether it’s adapting to a well-lit meeting room where brightness is most important, quiet environments such as museums requiring low noise level, or multi-screen usage where color matching is essential.

Superb picture quality and advanced reliability
The projectors’ new 0.76-inch LCD panel, incorporated optical compensator, and best-in-class laser light source technology provide stunning picture quality with superior reliability.

Powered by the same image quality engine used in Sony’s flagship laser installation model, VPL-FHZ120L, the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70 boast an astonishingly high contrast ratio of true black and precise color reproduction.

Additionally, Sony’s unique super-resolution technology, ‘Reality Creation,’ delivers enhanced image clarity without increasing digital picture noise and is fine-tuned to maximize the new LCD panel’s performance to ensure the best possible images.

Quick optimum setting and flexible installation
The VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70 are equipped with Sony’s innovative ‘intelligent setting’ feature, leveraging the company’s long-term experience in laser projector development and analysis of various use cases. The new feature drastically simplifies the installation process and maximizes the performance of the projectors, enabling efficient operation and stable usage for a long period.

With their compact, light-weight and unobtrusive design, the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70 offer outstanding installation flexibility in any environment – even in buildings that may operate in imperfect ambient light settings, or that include unusually-shaped rooms. The projectors can also be placed in higher-positions than ever before thanks to their industry-widest lens shift capability of Vertical +70%. This offers more options for where the projectors can be positioned, and it ensures that the presenter or visitors will not be distracted by the projector’s light source. In addition, without using keystone, there is virtually no distortion of the image nor digital noise ensuring continuous high picture quality with sharp focus and high brightness.

The VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70 are planned to be available in spring 2019 and will come in both black and white finishes.

Solutions for every environment
In addition to the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70, Sony offers a full range of laser installation models for any setup, from the 12,000lm VPL-FHZ120L for large venues, to smaller scale solutions like the VPL-PHZ10, which offers reliable picture quality at a cost-effective price.

All laser models can be controlled by IP network with BRAVIA professional displays, allowing users to power on/off projectors and displays simultaneously.