Sony VPL-VW520ES



Sony VPL-VW520ES

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By Good Gear Guide on 70

Huge, heavy and expensive but with great performance. There are a few things missing with this long in the tooth projector, though and the market could be about to...

By Stuff on 100

Still, this doesn't stop the spectacular Sony in its bid for greatness. Offering superb 4K and HDR picture quality, it's as cutting edge as projectors come. Well, you'd expect as much given its near-£9,000 price tag. This device has got ‘a movie...

By What Hi-Fi? on 100

When an £8800 3D-compatible projector doesn't come with any 3D glasses, though, it's a bit like breaking the bank for a paintball session and then being charged extra for pellets. Okay, so glasses are pretty cheap these days for those who enjoy the 3D...

By Home Cinema Choice on 100

The selling point of the VW520ES is essentially this: for £8,800 it gives you both a native 4K resolution – something no other brand has yet been able/bothered to manage on a home cinema projector – together with high dynamic range (HDR) playback. HDR,...

By TechRadar on 90

Not content with being the only projector manufacturer to do true 4K resolution, Sony has also become the first home cinema projector maker to support high dynamic range playback. If you want the full 4K HDR home cinema experience, and can stomach the...

By on 80

Let's get that big fat elephant in the room out of the way. The VW520ES is identical in every way possible to the outgoing VW500ES. The one difference is an HDR on/off/auto selection in the menu system. But as we have found out the Sony doesn't read...

By on 100

We've long admired Sony's 4K SXRD projectors, but with the VPL-VW520ES the brand has raised the bar higher still. It remains to be seen just how important the addition of HDR is as a consumer selling point, but on this first outing, with test footage,...

By on 86

As one of the only and definitely the biggest manufacturers of 4K UHD home entertainment projectors for the consumer market, Sony has something of what you could call a monopoly on the distribution of these fascinating and uniquely powerful movie and TV...

By on

Given that Sony has had several years lacking competition on 4K/UHD front projectors, we should be thankful that with the VPL-VW520ES they've done such a fine job of it. And furthermore, when other vendors do come on stream (TI's UHD DMD chips are being...

By Trusted Reviews on

Sony VPL-VW520ES hands-on Today new generations of projector's tend to be iterative steps forward from what went before. A little bit more contrast here, a touch more brightness there. With the VPL-VW520ES, though, Sony appears to have taken a...

International Review By on 90

Keine Frage, mit dem VPL-VW520 erhalten Sie beides: einen hervorragenden Beamer mit ausgefeilter, bewährter Technik, gleichzeitig aber auch ein Gerät, welches Ihnen auf Jahre hinaus ein exzellentes Heimkino-Vergnügen bereiten wird, und das – da bin ich...