Sony HDR Ultra Short Throw Projector VPL-VZ1000ES and Zero Edge Short Throw Projection Screen

Sony HDR Ultra Short Throw Projector VPL-VZ1000ES and Zero Edge Short Throw Projection Screen


Most of you have seen
or heard of Sony’s GTZ1 which is an ultra short throw 4k resolution, laser projector. What you may not know is that Sony’s actually been developing a new ultra short throw projector, and they’ve given us one
to play with. This is the VPL-VZ1000ES. Now, a few things
right off the bat: Like the GTZ1, this projector has a laser
light source and that means you’ve got 20,000 hours of use which is basically forever. What’s different than the GTZ1 though, is that this is 30% smaller… AND it’s 25% brighter. This guy… is a monster! I have foot candles like crazy of light in my room. I’ve got lamps, I’ve got ceiling lights, I’ve got windows, and I have no problem getting a crisp, clear, contrasty image on Zero Edge ST screen. This is an optical technology and to show you how it works, this is an image of a sample of our ST screen material. When facing one direction, the screen turns black. But when facing
the other direction, the screen turns white. The white side faces the projector, the black side faces upwards
and out into the room. This means that the screen actually preserves the contrast from the projector, rather than throwing it away and being washed out by ambient light in the room. Now this projector’s also sporting a new design as well having vertical slats compared to the horizontal slats on the GTZ1. I actually prefer the vertical slats on this projector because it gives it a little more of a slimline feel and look, but it also doesn’t collect as much dust
and debris. On both sides this projector’s finished out with fascia plates that are piano black gloss. Which is actually a really nice, classy design, and this thing’s gotta look good I mean, it’s going to be front and center in your room. Removing one of the fascia reveals the I/O connections which includes two HDMI and another two
on the back side, bringing it up to 4 in total. It has a USB, 12 volt trigger, IR in, Remote input, LAN, and power, all which are fed out the back, making it simple to organize, and bundle all of your cabling in one location. Sony has also added a coverplate that you can slide over the lens of the unit when you are not using it which helps mitigate any build up of dust or debris, or… destructive children… from getting in contact with the lens. Now, I hesitate to even say this, because this projector is
so good.
But, I just, I have to nitpick at this one small thing. A manual coverplate? On a projector of this level, I would expect to see something
automatic. Now that that’s out of the way, I went out and picked up a PlayStation 4 Pro because, this projector has HDR in all four of its HDMI inputs. And that’s via 18 gigabits per second, and what that means is that you’ll be able to play any game console or input any 4k signal, and this projector will be able to handle it. Sony recommended that I also the new Ghostbusters movie in HDR as well, because it has great demo content to show off the capabilities of HDR. Now if you compare the two, you will instantaneously see the incredible difference in dynamic range that the HDR version has. The 1080p version is still really, really good, but it is nothing compared to the HDR version. When you take this over to gaming, like on the PS4 Pro, gaming in HDR is, just, the coolest thing in the world. And I will say again, finally, it is definitely not a gimmick. If you can do HDR,do it.Now one thing that really surprised me about this projector was how simple it was to set up. I’m not new to ultra short throw projectors by any stretch of the imagination. I’ve setup the GTZ1, I’ve setup several other smaller ones. This one, by far, is the most simple that I have ever setup. Part of that is thanks to the feet which are now adjustable with the use of any tools but, what’s really, really important about this is that it has lens shift AND lens zoom. 6% plus or minus in the vertical, but 3% plus or minus horizontal. That’s really handy in an ultra short throw projector. Now let’s talk about price. The GTZ1 came in at a whopping $50,000, which was out of the ballpark for many of you. This projector is smaller, it’s lighter, and it’s brighter and it costs less than half of the GTZ1, coming in at under $25,000. When you combine this with our ST screen, you’re getting an amazing 100 inch, 110 inch, 120 inch image, there’s no glare on this, and it’s much more affordable per square inch than a
flat screen tv. Keep your eyes open for the VPL-VZ1000ES, it’s going to be available in April. The future of short throw is bright ladies and gentlemen thrilled to be going along for the ride.

81 Comments

  • RAHUL GOLA

    August 2, 2017

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  • ljcool17

    August 6, 2017

    There should be a seizure warning on the title

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  • Dirkschneider

    August 14, 2017

    ""MUCH MORE AFFORDABLE….*COUGH*…per square inch….*COUGH*…THAN A FLAT SCREEN TV"

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  • Jesse Booth

    August 17, 2017

    You guys either have some serious balls or have lost your minds to be advertising this thing as if anyone other than a major celebrity can afford one.

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  • J Mtz

    August 25, 2017

    Too much money

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  • Riley

    August 30, 2017

    I bet this costs less than $3000 in parts and labor to manufacture. They're just charging an insane price because it's an "innovative" gimmick. Wonder why they were able to drop the price from the previous model so damn much? Because it doesn't cost nearly that much to make. Fucking scam.

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  • Darthreloy

    September 23, 2017

    25 THOUS…gulp…SAND dollars! For a TV? TV. Fuck, you.

    Reply
  • John Verteux

    September 23, 2017

    I'm new to the projector game but man I want one so much more than an OLED!!1 Now I just need the cash hahah! Also great review, you've got a new sub!

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  • Faruq Silveira

    September 24, 2017

    Is this comparable to an Oled tv though?

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  • That One Guy With A Moustache

    September 27, 2017

    1:19, is it really only 2 inches deep?

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  • Sean M

    October 4, 2017

    What's the music at 1:25?

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  • Techtropolis

    October 4, 2017

    Wow $25000. I just bought a UST projector from Brookstone for $199. Check out my review and subscribe to my channel. Thanks.

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  • Did3D

    October 23, 2017

    fuck your fx video

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  • Did3D

    October 23, 2017

    19900$ for video projector quality !!!!!!!

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  • Did3D

    October 23, 2017

    3000โ‚ฌ We buy right now

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  • H O IR i IZ O N

    October 24, 2017

    Iโ€™m more impressed with a $1,000 projector with a good picture than a $25,000 one.

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  • LittleComet

    October 24, 2017

    $25,000. Well if I ever win the lottery I'll consider buying it.

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  • DTH 974

    November 5, 2017

    Amazing Xiaomi mi laser projector
    https://www.facebook.com/xiaomimi01/videos/1616597205070220/

    Reply
  • John Verteux

    November 6, 2017

    Hey Scree Innovations, HONEST ANSWER please, This vs an OLED screen, what would oyu choose

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  • Cpt.AirWolf

    November 9, 2017

    What a waste to buy a projector and run at 65" You may as well get an OLED for a fraction of the price and have much better quality.

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  • Brotha1984

    November 12, 2017

    Sony need to drop that damn price at least to 5k I cop that for that price

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  • Damien Lobb

    November 15, 2017

    Sony recommended you pick up a 4K HDR Bluray which can't even be played on the new PS4 Pro they recommended you to also get… Hmmmmm

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  • Anthony Samuel

    November 25, 2017

    starting at 1 million dollars

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  • ThePeddle

    November 25, 2017

    That's basically a Car in your living room……..

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  • cobe williams

    November 26, 2017

    He lost me once he said the older model was $50k, I knew it was going to be $20-30k. Man I've if I won the lottery, I wouldn't get this for that amount. Might as well pay for a large TV for $50k

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  • Agbhar Gihad

    November 29, 2017

    Poor people need not apply….

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  • Victor Velazquez

    December 5, 2017

    Dang I need one.

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  • Kanti123

    December 19, 2017

    Damn the camera that recording this isnโ€™t doing the projector its justice

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  • poortaiwanese

    December 20, 2017

    I'm sure 25K might be worth it if technology doesn't advance. In a few years 8K might be the new thing and you feel like your 25K just gone down the toilet.

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  • lifehackertips

    December 21, 2017

    $25,000 ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Bernard Finucane

    December 22, 2017

    I wonder how much energy it consumes and how hot it gets. And how noisy the fan is. Maybe it could be the first combined TV & vacuum cleaner in history.

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  • David Hager

    January 4, 2018

    does the zero edge short throw screen tech exist for non short throw projectors too? Is it just for laser projectors?

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  • Sukrut Kulkarni

    January 6, 2018

    25k oh my gosh, two questions – does it require an additional sound bar? and how much does the screen cost?

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  • Max Jerome

    January 14, 2018

    This is porn for me

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  • Doug Butler

    January 26, 2018

    Are you people really bitching about the price tag? Any new tech like this has a high price tag and always has. Early 90s, a 480p projector weighed 200lbs and cost over 30k. The first 1080i units were near 50k. And those were the entry level models.

    If you're not the 1%, you'll have to wait. As always.

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  • J S

    February 10, 2018

    Laser so when you 4 year old decides to stick his face in front of it he goes blind. I donโ€™t see this as a family friendly television.

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  • Bas van Oossanen

    February 19, 2018

    let's wait 10 year and we can buy this for 800 euro

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  • Kevin Philps

    February 28, 2018

    I currently own a infocus in82 and a Panasonic PT6000, I have also owned an infocus SP4805 and a Benq PE7700.
    If I made a video using a camera to show the quality of the image it would look just as good as this projector….
    People who own pj's know this.
    They also know how important a good screen is to get the best from a pj.
    I will reserve judgement until I see one with my own eyes but I will say that this technology is exciting and the future for projector enthusiast's is bright, excuse the pun.

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  • Michael

    March 24, 2018

    $25K? Cool… ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ”ซ

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  • Max Ramirez Flores

    April 2, 2018

    40K at Sony.ca.…impressive but out of reach, only a millionaire would spend that amount of money on a home theater

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  • damysticalone87

    April 3, 2018

    I wish, I could give a dislike just for the way too high price.

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  • Scott Does WHATTT???

    April 22, 2018

    I was keen to buy this until you said you hooked up the PS4 Pro…… should have been and Xbox One X or even a Xbox One S for that sweet 4k BluRay Player …..

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  • Michael T

    April 22, 2018

    For a 25,000 dollar projector, someone should personally come to home and close the cover for me.

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  • theandroids

    May 11, 2018

    how HOT does it get though?

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  • Roger L

    May 16, 2018

    Thumbs down for the new Ghostbusters movie reference.

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  • M Dac

    May 18, 2018

    Any idea what the screen costs? I know those are among the best for ALR.

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  • chadergeist82

    June 6, 2018

    I don't like the light around the screen. I hate glossy plastic crap on things today.

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  • mr LOVELY

    June 22, 2018

    you can donate this projector money for poor people…… you can enjoy rest in piece always…because maybe here life average 65 years… but the grave and hell infinity life…just remember that

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  • PatTheLogoGuy

    July 8, 2018

    Let me know when it's 5k

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  • Void of Space and Time

    July 11, 2018

    833 days = forever

    Especially for 25k

    Sure.

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  • Suharyanto Haryanto

    July 26, 2018

    dimana bisa beli ya

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  • TJ Israelsen

    August 10, 2018

    They need to make a scanning laser one

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  • Vishal Murudkar

    August 14, 2018

    TELL ABOUT PROJECTOR BLUETOOTH AND WIFI ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Godwin Bassey

    August 21, 2018

    @ $24k I'll pass lol, there are other ultra short throw projectors for far less… Optoma & Epson have models that are less than $3k with just as incredible viewing experience… I don't know any 100" 4k that costs as much as $24k this is far out of the reach of many I must confess…. I would rather buy a Tesla Model 3 lol

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  • Allan Lamb

    August 21, 2018

    Absolutely beautiful. Too expensive for most people of course…. but beautiful tech. I am convinced that projected displays will be the norm in the future. After all…. there is only so big a physical TV can go. And especially portable projected displays will be a big thing in the future imho.

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  • bogart pogi

    August 25, 2018

    This is a monster! So the price….

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  • Ironykgm Ironykgm

    August 26, 2018

    After 20k hours of use
    Do you have to change the projector or only the lens??

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  • Mitty

    September 16, 2018

    Damn those are expensive

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  • Darrell Darrell

    October 1, 2018

    25k get fucked lol

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  • Guy

    October 1, 2018

    Why is this better than a tv?

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  • nameless5r

    October 4, 2018

    might as well go for the Hisense instead. Same thing for 10k

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  • procekim

    October 23, 2018

    Love the review, 14000 euro for VZ1000ES still too much money. Huawei is better option for most.

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  • Serge NG

    November 9, 2018

    Best in Class Pres!

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  • redbaron2448

    November 18, 2018

    I love when people don't know what they're talking about 20000 hours is not forever do the math Man. Laser projector suck you have to throw them out every 3 years, the so-called bulbs you have to replace or the same price as buying a new one๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • Gamikom

    December 15, 2018

    No DisplayPort no buy… Also HDR is a gimmick, unsubscribed!

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  • The Mup

    December 23, 2018

    Me: "Oh this looks cool. I'd like to get one of these but I bet it costs something like $5k. Something I can save up for I guess."

    Review guy: "This projector costs $25k"

    Me: "Well………shit."

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  • Lars van den berg

    January 1, 2019

    hold-up 25.000 for such a big ass piece of machine and they did not even bother to automate this lens cover. come-on.

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  • Todd

    January 4, 2019

    Only 20k on ebay now. BUY TWO!

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  • Todd

    January 4, 2019

    I would have saved the 25k and did a little home remodel. Its a mess.

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  • J Yndk

    January 13, 2019

    It's great but not work 25k

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  • Bass Red

    February 1, 2019

    Less than half of $50k = $24,999.99

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  • Ransford Nartey

    February 8, 2019

    Is it Android or what?

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  • MobileDecay

    February 9, 2019

    Iโ€™d probably have to rob at least four banks to buy this. I gotta buy some guns. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  • Edwin Calero

    March 1, 2019

    Donald trump can buy it ….
    The rest of us …well..
    See' ll you in the movie teather …๐Ÿ˜‘

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  • Dreamstate

    May 2, 2019

    All that cash to have a display device that craps out at 20 thousand hours and you can't replace the laser light engine. My bulb lasts 15 thousand hours and I can get another and be at full brightness again.

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  • PALversusNTSC1

    May 26, 2019

    what is it with sony and designing dust collecting products.

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  • Djay Woske

    June 18, 2019

    $25? count me in!!

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  • John Smith

    July 4, 2019

    Yeah, Iโ€™ll take 4 please.

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  • Anderson C

    August 3, 2019

    Can this projector be ceiling mounted (like the new LG)? So that you won't need to put the centre speaker behind the screen–in the wall….

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  • Cody Wolfe

    August 7, 2019

    Lol $25,000 for that big giant ark? It looks across between a 90s printer and a VCR but way way bigger. No thanks

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  • John Wilson

    August 11, 2019

    That's a stupid idea unless it's really super high definition and way cheaper than any TV that has mass to it nowadays

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