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Sony introduces low-cost HD projectors
Sony Electronics has introduced two HD projectors at prices as low as $1000. The new Bravia 3LCD VPL-AW15 and VPL-AW10 projectors feature 1280 x 720 progressive resolution.
Both new models offer a 165W ultra high-pressure lamp that produces 1100 lumens. Each is equipped with a short focal-length lens with 1.6 times zoom and has fan noise of 20dB (in low lamp mode).
The VPL-AW10 model features Sony's Advance Iris for a contrast ratio of up to 6,000:1 when auto iris mode is selected. The VPL-AW15 unit features the step-up Advanced Iris 2 technology, which also works with the High Contrast Plate device producing accurate blacks and a contrast ratio of up to 12000:1 when auto iris mode is selected.
The Advanced Iris 2 also features a variable setting allowing for user optimization. Additionally, the VPL-AW15 model has greater installation flexibility with lens shift, which helps adjust the picture both vertically and horizontally, expanding projector placement options.
Users can also optimize the AW15's model's color palette with Sony's real color processing function. Color hues can be adjusted to match specific tastes. Both projectors feature a HDMI input supporting 1080/24p, which is downscaled to native 720p and displayed at a native multiple of 24 for realistic cinema style motion reproduction.
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