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Published on November 20th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning

Sony expands 3LCD laser projector line up with two new compact, lightweight and high image quality models

Introducing Sony’s newest WUXGA laser projectors, the VPL-PHZ60 (6,000lm) and VPL-PHZ50 (5,000lm), combines image quality, installation flexibility and high reliability.  The VPL-PHZ60 and VPL-PHZ50, are less than 4 inches (approximately 10.16cm) high and weighs approximately 15 pounds (6.8kg), ideal for a wide range of corporate, education and entertainment applications. Due to its weight and size, the VPL-PHZ60 is the industry’s smallest[i] WUXGA 3LCD laser projector in its lumen class. With a wide lens shift function and intelligent setting mode, these projectors are optimised for use in small to medium-sized conference rooms and classrooms, as well as golf simulators.

The projectors offer exceptional image quality, driven by Sony’s original “Reality Creation” technology, which provides enhanced clarity in images and text, without increasing digital picture noise.  Additionally, the 3LCD laser light source maintains bright, vivid and true to life colours and imagery. Accurate colour reproduction is further supported by the signal processing engine’s colour gradation capabilities.

The VPL-PHZ60 and VPL-PHZ50 were designed with flexibility and ease of use in mind.  Due to its light weight and compact size, the projectors can easily adapt to different mounting and installation challenges. The blend-in design means that it can fit into various usage environments.  With a best-in-class wide lens shift of vertical +55%, which enables easy ceiling-mounting, and supports 4K 30P, these projectors pack numerous industry-requested features into a small chassis.

Additionally, Sony’s unique picture engine enables the new “Bright View” feature which projects vivid images with high visibility even in bright environments, while faithfully maintaining the RGB balance with minimal colour shift. By detecting the video signal pixel-by-pixel and dynamically optimising the process, contrast is improved while maintaining colour reproduction. Crisp and bright images are projected even in well-lit environments for effective presentation.

A hallmark of Sony’s technology is its durability and dependability.  The VPL-PHZ60 and VPL-PHZ50 allow users to select projection modes based on installation location and intended usage, which can optimise performance, maximise longevity and provide reliability. The installation location pre-sets automatically adjust the image quality, light source output level and cooling system, while the adaptable Advanced Intelligent Setting function simplifies the installation process by automatically selecting the best configuration based on the projector’s environment.

“Sony was the first to market with a laser light source 3LCD projector in 2013 and we’ve continued to evolve our line-up and expand our offerings ever since,” said Anna Tan, Sony Professional Solutions – Display, Product Manager – Australia and New Zealand.  “As we enhance our portfolio, we are setting new standards while meeting market demand.  The VPL-PHZ60 and VPL-PHZ50 are thoughtfully designed choices that offer our customers brightness, dependability and flexibility, in a compact form factor. These new models provide users with two more impressive options which empower them to select the projector best suited to their specific needs and budgets.”

Pricing and availability

VPL-PHZ60 – AUD$5,499 inc. GST – available January 2021

VPL-PHZ50 – AUD$$4,899 inc. GST – available January 2021

[i] As of November 18, 2020, the VPL-PHZ60 qualifies as the industry’s smallest WUXGA  3LCD laser projector (without protrusion and filter) in the 6,000 lumen brightness range, based on Sony survey results.


About the Author

agun@impulsegamer.com'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.



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