Input and Output Notes
3-LCD Projection System:
The VPL-AW15 utilizes three primary color
widescreen (16:9) LCD chips and a single lens LCD shutter projection system to
make up the projected image. Each 0.73" TFT (Thin Film Transistor) LCD chip has
a resolution of 1280 x 720. Because the images from the three LCD chips are
superimposed over each other, the projector's native resolution is 1280 x 720, a
total of 921,600 pixels x 3 (2,764,800 pixels).
ARC-F (All Range Crisp Focus) Lens:
The All Range Crisp Focus Lens delivers a crisp
focused picture across the screen. The Sony VPL-AW15 video projector can produce an image that is adjustable
between 40" and 200" (measured diagonally).
The projector's adjustable lens provides a wide range of placement possibilities
for a given screen size. The throw distance (distance from lens to screen) range
for several screen sizes, 16:9 and 4:3, are given below:
Screen Size ||
Throw Distance (16:9) ||
Throw Distance (4:3) |
3.78 to 6.1875 feet ||
4.66 to 7.604 feet |
5.75 to 9.354 feet ||
7.0625 to 11.479 feet |
7.708 to 12.52 feet ||
9.468 to 15.354 feet |
9.66 to 15.6875 feet ||
11.875 to 19.229 feet |
11.635 to 18.854 feet ||
14.27 to 23.1 feet |
13.59 to 22.02 feet ||
16.677 to 26.979 feet |
15.5625 to 25.177 feet ||
19.0625 to 30.854 feet |
17.52 to 28.343 feet ||
21.479 to 34.729 feet |
19.489 to 31.51 feet ||
23.885 to 38.6 feet |
Full Digital Processing:
Sony's Full Digital Video Processing circuits
include a number of processes designed to optimize picture performance of any
input source; the 12-Bit Panel Driver achieves excellent gradation reproduction
and a high level of detail.
Advanced Iris2 Function: This function
reproduces bright images in bright scenes and deep blacks in
dark scenes by dynamically changing the opening according to
the level of input signals. Two "Auto" modes offer you the
flexibility depending on content. And each mode has three
sensitivity settings - Recommended, Fast and Slow to allow
additional adjustments. Working in combination with the High
Contrast Plate, a high contrast ratio of up to 12,000:1 can
now be achieved.
High Contrast Plate: The High Contrast Plate adjusts diagonal light to reduce
light leakage that can take place between the ON/OFF status
of liquid crystal elements. Working with the Advanced Iris
Function, the High Contrast Plate controls light emission
from each LCD panel to deepen black levels and offer a high
24p True Cinema: Many films are shot at 24
images per second. Because of the limitations of
conventional televisions (both CRT and flat panels), these
24 images can't be faithfully reproduced. The sequence of
the 24 images gets altered in order to display the content
on television. The result is a unnatural, jerky movement
that the movie creators did not intend. With 24p True
Cinema, the 24 progressive images are displayed as they
should be, in the same sequence as the original film source.
In combination with next-generation video devices like
Blu-ray Disc, the same film-like motion that you could only
enjoy in the theaters in now available in the comfort of
your entertainment room.
Video Signal Compatibility: This unit can accept nearly any video signal available today, including 480i,
480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p. It will even accept a 1080/24p signal
so it's ready for the future when high definition players become available with
that output. It will also accept a wide range of computer video signals, and is
compatible with NTSC, PAL, SECAM, PAL-M, PAL-N, and PAL60 color formats.
Note: The projector has
no internal tuner and all video signals are displayed in 1280 x 720
PC Compatible: The projector's HD D-15 sub
jack and HDMI connector are PC compatible and will support PC video input of up
to 1920 x 1080. All video signal are displayed in the projector's native
resolution of 1280 x 720.
Zoom/Focus: The VPL-AW15
features a 1.6x manual zoom lens. The picture size (zoom) is controlled from a
lever mounted around the lens while the focus is adjusted by a focusing ring
mounted to the front of the lens. A
test pattern can be displayed on screen to help you focus.
Lens Shift: The lens shift
controls allow you to adjust the image either horizontally or vertically, to
allow for off-center projector placement giving you added flexible mounting
Wide Modes: You can select various wide screen modes,
depending on the type of video signal received:
a 16:9 squeezed picture is displayed normally, a 4:3 picture is enlarged
horizontally to fit the screen
a 4:3 picture is displayed in the center of the screen with its original
aspect ratio, it fills a 16:9 screen vertically, but not horizontally
- Wide Zoom:
a 4:3 picture is enlarged with the top and bottom of the picture squeezed to
fit the screen
the picture is enlarged vertically and horizontally in the same ratio to fit
- Full 1:
displays a PC signal in its original aspect ratio
- Full 2:
horizontally stretches a PC signal to fill a 16:9 window
Picture Modes: You can select from the following picture
modes directly from the remote control:
recommended for normal viewing conditions
enhanced picture contrast and sharpness
provides soft, film-like picture, recommended for a dark setting
- User 1, 2, and 3:
three favorite picture settings stored in memory
Picture Adjustments: In addition to the above picture modes,
you can adjust the following and customize your user presets:
- Cinema Black Pro
- Advanced Iris:
the dynamic iris has two automatic settings; one to emphasize contrast,
the other to reduce contrast, within both the sensitivity can be
adjusted depending on your desired response speed, the iris can also be
- Lamp Control:
enhances black by reducing lamp wattage
adjusts white level
adjusts the light output
- Color: adjusts the intensity of the color density
- Hue: adjusts the color tone
- Color Temperature:
- High: makes white more blue
- Low: makes white more red
program your favorite color temperatures and store in three presets
defines the outline of an object
- Noise Reduction:
reduces the roughness of the picture
- Dynamic Detail Enhancer:
film, progressive, or off; governs how film sources are processed
- Black Level: adjust to emphasize black depending on the source
- Gamma Correction:
adjusts the tone response characteristics
Real Color Processing: This
feature allows you to adjust the color and hue of a selected on-screen target
independently. You can adjust the red, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and magenta
levels. Once adjusted, you can store the settings in memory (User 1, User 2, or
Over Scan hides the outline of the input signal, useful when noise appears
around the edge.
The entire picture is moved up or down when you adjust the V Center.
Vertical Size: Change the subtitle area using Vertical Size.
When you input signals from a computer the phase, pitch, and shift (vertical and
horizontal) can be adjusted individually, or all can be set automatically using
the Auto Pixel Alignment (APA) function.
High Altitude: The Cooling Setting has a high altitude option for use over 1500 meters. The
high setting turns the fan faster so it's slightly louder.
Power Saving Mode: When activated, the projector goes into
Power Saving mode if no signal is input for 10 minutes. The lamp goes out and
the cooling fan continues to run. It is cancelled when a signal is input or any
button is pressed.
Background: When no signal is input the background color can be set to blue or black.
Installation Menu: During the initial setup, or subsequent adjustment, these features help optimize
performance and offer placement flexibility:
- V Keystone:
corrects vertical trapezoidal distortion
- Image Flip:
flips the image vertically or horizontally
- Blanking: adjust the viewable area of the screen in all four directions
Multiple Language Display: The projector
features a selectable 15 language menu display including English, French,
Spanish, German and Chinese.
Mounting Options: The VPL-AW15 can be placed on a table top
or ceiling mounted using the optional PSS-H10 or PSS-610 Projector Suspension Support.
The unit features three 5mm threaded inserts on the bottom base of the unit.
Adjustable Feet: When placed on a tabletop, the projector rests on four feet. All four
feet can be adjusted
approximately 1/2" for leveling or tilting the projector. The projector
should be tilted not more than 15-degrees.
Lamp and Air Filter: The projector uses a
user-replaceable 165-watt ultras high pressure Sony lamp (LMP-H610). When the lamp
dims, causing the color balance to become strange, or when "Please replace the
lamp" appears on the screen, the lamp is exhausted and should be replaced as
soon as possible. In addition, the projector is equipped with a removable air
filter which should be cleaned after approximately 1500 hours use. An additional
air filter is supplied with the projector.
Note: The Information
Menu has a lamp timer to indicate how long the lamp has been in use.
The supplied IR remote allows you to control all the projector's functions
except focus/zoom and lens shift functions. Using the backlight button, you can
illuminate for approximately 30 seconds. In infrared eye is mounted to the front
of the projector. The supplied IR remote allows you to control all the
projector's functions except focus/zoom and lens shift functions. Using the
backlight button, you can illuminate for approximately 30 seconds. In infrared
eye is mounted to the front of the projector.
- Remote Dimensions:
- Width: 1.999"
- Height: 1.091"
- Depth: 8.662"
Warranty: The projector is covered by a 2-year parts and labor warranty, while the lamp is
covered for 90 days.
Input and Output
Input A (HD15): This
input features an HD D-Sub 15 jack that is compatible with HDTV RGB, component, or
The High Definition Multimedia Interface provides input for a DVD player, Blu-ray Disc player, HD-DVD player, or Digital Tuner with HDMI output. Digital
video signals are passed through this connection.
Component Video Input: The component video input will accept
1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i signals.
Remote: The VPL-AW15 can be controlled by compatible home automation systems using the
RS-232 port (female D-sub 9-pin).