Sony's new 4K marvel in review
We currently have the Sony VPL-VW600ES in review, the breakthrough 4K resolution projector that took CEDIA by storm...
The VS600ES is priced at $15,000, so it won't be in everyone's budget range. But this is a remarkable projector that appears to be worth every penny of the asking price.
At the moment, we are still awaiting the arrival of a 4K media player and content in order to finalize the evaluation. That should arrive this week, but in the meantime, we are seeing excellent results from the upscaling of 1080p and even standard definition DVD.
The interpolation system that upscales either 1080p or 480p produces a cleaner and apparently higher resolution picture than we normally see on 1080p resolution projectors. Its ability to make even poor DVDs look very attractive will be an added benefit to anyone with a large DVD collection. We just watched Bottle Shock, a great movie that never came out in Blu-ray, and the VS600ES made it look cleaner and more engaging than we've ever seen.
To get a true comparison of the VW600ES' upscaled picture against a pristine 1080p model, we are setting it up against the $15,000 Runco X200i. Results of this side by side comparison will be included in the review.
I don't have an estimated posting date for the Sony VW600ES review as it depends in part on when the 4K source materials arrive. But we are hoping to complete it by next week.