Sony VPL-VW50 SXRD 1080p Home Theater Front Projector

Sony Updated: 2007-08-11
Sony VPL-VW50 SXRD 1080p Home Theater Front Projector

Bring entertainment to life with the VPL-VW50 high definition front projector. It's packed with features like an advanced iris function, high contrast ratio of up to 15,000:1, and 3 SXRD™ 1920 x 1080 panels that provide Full 1080p resolution. An All Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens and Real Color Processor (RCP) that further enhances colors and images are just the beginning. Add an ultra-quiet fan and an improved lamp life combined with a lightweight, versatile design and easy-to-use features to help create the ultimate home theater experience.

SXRD™ 1920 x 1080p Full HD Panels
SXRD is a display technology developed by the legendary television engineers at Sony to meet and exceed the demands of a High Definition image at its full 1080 line resolution. It is a 1920 x 1080p panel characterized by several key benefits -- full HD resolution, smooth film-like image with minimal screen door effects, high response times (2.5ms rise and fall), high contrast ratios and accurate color rendition.

Advanced Iris 2
The latest evolution of Sony’s own Advanced Iris function uses algorithms designed to analyze the histogram of each picture along with nonlinear amplification to dynamically adjust the iris for its optimum opening. The result is a stunningly high contrast ratio of up to 15,000:1. Images in bright scenes are crisp and clear and black levels in dark scenes are deep and detailed. A manual adjustment option is also available to fix the iris opening for specific image conditions.

Ultra Quiet Fan
An exclusive Sony-designed fan efficiently removes heat at a barely noticeable noise spec of 22dB. Obtrusive fan noise is virtually eliminated to allow for flexibility in room placement.

ARC-F (All Range Crisp Focus) Lens
A specially developed crisp focus lens was developed to take full advantage of the full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution that the SXRD panel device offers. It offers superior resolution and focus.

RCP (Real Color Processing)
Real Color Processing allows the user to target specific colors on the picture and fine adjust their color and hue without changing the overall picture's color and hue. For instance, the color of a strawberry can be fine adjusted without impacting the skin tones. Or the blue in a sky can be adjusted without affecting the color of water. And green grass can be adjusted without influencing the other colors in the picture.

Product Specifications
Aspect Ratio * 16:9
Lens * fl 8.7 to 33.7 mm/F2.54 to 3.53 mm
Projection Picture Size * 40" to 300" measured diagonally
Television Type * Front Projection
Vertical Keystone * Yes
Standby Mode * Yes
Lens Control * Off, On
High Altitude Mode * Off, On
Information Menu * Horizontal and Vertical frequency display
Acceptable Computer Signals * fH: 19 to 72 kHz, fV: 48 to 92 Hz, fV: 60 Hz
Input A * Auto, Computer, Component, Video GBR
DVI Signal Setting * Auto, Computer, Video GBR
Native Resolution * 1080p
Contrast Ratio * Up to 15000:1 (with Advanced Iris Auto ON)
Display Resolution * 1920 x 1080
Overscan * Yes
Video Processing * 10-bit processing
Comb Filter * Yes (3DY)
DRC® Palette Presets * Mode 1, Mode 2
Color System * Auto, NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Vertical Position * Yes
Wide Mode * Wide Zoom/ Normal/ Full/ Zoom
Display Technology * SXRD™ Technology
High Definition * Yes (Full HD 1080)
Horizontal Size * Yes
Dot Phase * Yes
Picture Shift Function * Yes
Title Area Control * Yes
Film Mode * Yes
Acceptable Video Signals * 15 kHz (RGB/Component) 50/60Hz, Progressive component 50/60 Hz, DTV (480/60i, 575/50i, 480/60p, 575/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60p - DVI and HDMI inputs only, 1080/50p - DBI and HDMI inputs only, Composite video, Y/C video.
Micro Display Type * 0.61” chip (2,073,600 pixels per chip. 6,220,800 total pixels)
Multiple Language Display * 15 languages (including English, French, Spanish, German and Chinese)
Power Save Mode * On, Off
Auto Input Search * Yes
Test Pattern * Yes
Image Flip * HV, H, V, Off
IR Receiver * Front & Rear, Front, Rear
Illumination * Off, On
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr ) Input(s) * 1 (Side)
Composite Video Input(s) * 1 (Side) Vp-p+/-2 dB sync negative (75 ohms terminated)
S-Video Input(s) * Y/C mini DIN 4-pin type, Y (luminance): 1 Vp-p+/-2 dB sync negative (75 ohms terminated) C (chrominance): burst 0.286 1 Vp-p+/-2 dB (NTSC) sync negative (75 ohms terminated) burst 0.3 1 Vp-p+/-2 dB (PAL) sync negative (75 ohms terminated)
PC Video Input(s) * D-Sub15 and HDMI2 (Side) fH: 19 to 72kHz / fV: 48 to 92 Hz / Maximum resolution (HDMI only): 1920 x 1080 fV: 60Hz
HDMI™ Connection(s) * 2 (Side) Digital RGB/Y/Cb(Pb)Cr(Pr) with PC timing support1
Remote Network Connection(s) * 1 (Side) RS-232C: D-sub 9-pin (female) RJ-45 10 BASE-T/100BASE-TX (For gamma adjustment using included ImageDirector2 software.)
RS232 Control * Remote Connector
Component/Progressive * DTV (480/60i, 575/50i, 480/60p, 575/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i), 1080/60p (DVI and HDMI channel only), Composite video, Y/X video
12V Trigger Input(s) * 1 (1 Side) Mini Jack - Power On: DC 12V, output impedance: 4/7 kilohms Power Off: 0V
Operating Temperature * 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Operating Humidity * 35% to 85% (no condensation)
Power Consumption (in Operation) * 300W
Power Consumption (in Standby) * 8W
Power Requirements * AC 100-240V, 1.3-3A, 50/60Hz
Limited Warranty * Product Warranty - 2 Years Parts and Labor except the lamp. Lamp Warranty - 90 Days from date of purchase.
Dimensions (Approx) Width * 15.55" (395mm)
Dimensions (Approx) Height * 6.83" (173.5mm)
Dimensions (Approx) Depth * 18.56" (471.4mm)
Weight (Approx.) * 24.25 lbs (11kg)