Sony VPL-VW95ES 3D Projector


Introduction to the Sony VPL-VW95ES Projector

With the shift from CRTs to flat panel and projection displays, Sony has had to find something to replace the veritable Trinitron that was a symbol of excellence for so many years. Their proprietary version of Liquid Crystal on Silicon, SXRD, has been their high-end technology, appearing in products their Qualia reference line, to the first home 4K projector this year, and in the VPL-VW95ES reviewed here.


  • Design: 3-chip SXRD, 1920x1080p 3D Projector
  • Inputs: 2x HDMI 1.4a, 1x Component Video
  • Light Output: 1,000 Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 150,000:1 with Iris
  • Refresh Rate: 240 Hz
  • Control: 12V trigger, Remote In, RS-232
  • Zoom: 1.6x Motorized
  • Lens Shift: 25% Horizontal, 65% Vertical, Motorized
  • Size: 7.1" H x 18.5" W x 19.1" D
  • Weight: 26.5 Pounds
  • MSRP: $6,999 USD
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Using their own design has given Sony the ability to come out with features, such as a 240 Hz refresh rate, which other LCoS vendors cannot match at this time. In the VPL-VW95ES projector, Sony has combined their most recent SXRD technology along with high quality electronics and optics to produce a high-end home theater projector that aims for reference quality at a modest price. Does it deliver?