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Sony VPL-XW5000ES: The New and Affordable 4K Laser Projector

by Stereo East

Here at Stereo East Home Theater, we sell a lot of projectors; in fact, projectors are consistently our most popular product category. This puts us in a unique position to advise customers on how to pick the best projector for their home. This also means we understand which brands offer quality products that will provide years of enjoyment. To that end, we’ve always been partial to Sony projectors, because the native 4K picture quality and overall value just cannot be beat. Sony recently announced new projectors are on the way, and without a doubt, this summer’s most anticipated new arrival is the Sony VPL-XW5000ES 4K laser projector. With this affordable entry-level laser model and step-up options like the XW6000ES and XW7000ES, Sony is set to make laser projectors the new standard in home cinema.


Front view of the new Sony VPL-XW5000ES 4K Laser Projector

What’s New in the Sony VPL-XW5000ES Projector?

The VPL-XW5000ES replaces the VPL-VW325ES and improves on everything from the light source, to picture processing, to chassis design. The most obvious upgrade, of course, is the move to a 2,000 lumen laser light source. A laser light source maintains its brightness for much longer than a lamp; in fact, the XW5000ES delivers 20,000 viewing hours before brightness is reduced!

In true Sony fashion, this new model delivers native 4K resolution through the use of three SXRD panels. Unlike other projector brands that employ pixel-shifting technology and low-resolution panels to mimic 4K resolution, these newly designed and impressively small SXRD chips are equipped with 3,840 x 2,160 pixels each to produce a true 4K picture with spectacular detail and clarity.

Of course, the picture quality is dependent on picture processing, too. The new XW Series projectors include an upgraded video processor, the flagship-level X1 Ultimate for projector. Previously only used in Sony’s top-of-the-line projectors, the X1 Ultimate for projector is responsible for analyzing, processing, and enhancing image quality. Technologies such as Object-based HDR Remaster and Super Resolution deliver exceptional accuracy, Dynamic HDR Enhancer optimizes scene-by-scene contrast, and Dual Database Processing reduces on-screen noise and upscales content resolution.

Image of Sony X1 Ultimate for projector picture processor

All of this comes packaged in a more lightweight and compact design. The VPL-XW5000ES is available in black or white and retails for $5,999. Please contact our showroom for the most up-to-date information about availability and stock.

Sony VPL-XW5000ES shown in black and white

Affordable Laser Projectors at Stereo East Home Theater

We were fortunate enough to preview the new Sony XW Series projectors, and we are confident our customers will be as thrilled as we were with the new models. We’re excited to add the VPL-XW5000ES to our home theater rooms, and we invite you to visit Stereo East for a demo! Stereo East will also carry the Sony VPL-XW6000ES and VPL-XW7000ES laser projectors.