SAN DIEGO —
Sony this month unveiled a new affordably priced SXRD 3D projector, which is slated to ship in the U.S. next month at a $3,699 suggested retail.
The VPL-HW30ES will feature 240Hz SXRD (LCoS) technology and improved FullHD 1080p 3D support at a more affordable price than last year’s $10,000 VPLVW90ES.
Other features include a 70,000:1 contrast ratio, 1,300 lumens of brightness and an improved 3D system that is said to reduce crosstalk.
For 3D, Sony said it is offering optional new lighter active- shutter 3D eyewear and an add-on IR sync device.
The new glasses, model TDG-PJ1 ($129 suggested retail), are said to weigh 18 grams less than the previous model (59 grams compared with 77 grams).
They can be charged in 30 minutes to provide 30 hours of continuous watching. The new emitter, the TMR-PJ1 ($79.99), automatically synchronizes 3D content to generate a high-quality natural 3D effect from the new glasses, Sony said.
The VPL-HW30ES is also capable of taking 2D video and simulating 3D images to expand the 3D content possibilities.