September 24, 2010
| by Rachel Cericola
CEDIA Expo is buzzing with 3D goodies. Sony is making sure to place itself right in the middle of that excitement by announcing its first 3D front projector.
The VPL-VW90ES was designed with the custom and specialty consumer electronics market in mind. It even has its “Elevated Standard” (ES) moniker, meaning that unless you are willing to call in a pro, you won’t get one - it’s not available at retail stores.
Features on the Silicon X-tal Reflective Display (SXRD) projector include a 1920 x 1080 resolution, Sony’s 24p True Cinema technology, and Advanced Iris 3. Boasting a dynamic contrast ratio of 150,000:1, Sony also says that the VPL-VW90ES can be integrated with plenty of third-party control systems.
It also does frame sequential 3D. You’ll need active-shutter glasses that can handle Sony’s proprietary 240Hz frame rate. Thankfully, the projector comes with two pairs.
Just in time to give the gift of 3D, the VPL-VW90ES will be available in November. Of course, it will probably be a gift to yourself, since it will cost about $10,000.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.