4K SXRD Technology: The advanced SXRD panel technology featured in
Sony's VPL-VW285ES digital theater projector delivers native 4K (4096 x 2160)
resolution images, with more than 4x the detail of Full HD. Fine details are
wonderfully clear and natural, without jagged edges or visible pixels. Latest
SXRD panels deliver even better contrast, as well as native 4K resolution. With
SXRD projection, you'll see rich, inky blacks, clear cinematic motion and smooth
images. Improvements to the reflective silicon layer now mean even better light
control, for precisely delivered shadows and blacks
- Native 4K Resolution: With more than 4x the resolution of Full
HD, native 4K offers 8.8 million pixels (4096 x 2160) for a picture that is
incredibly lifelike, which is why it is the resolution defined by the DCI
(Digital Cinema Initiative) for theater distribution. See corner-to-corner
clarity and watch movies from much closer than you would in Full HD.
- 4K Reality Creation Upscaling: Sony's exclusive Reality Creation
technology analyzes images right down to the pixel level. It then employs
pattern-matching algorithms developed over years of movie production to
enhance crispness even without increasing digital picture noise. It also
upscales existing Full HD Blu-ray DiscTand DVD movies to near 4K quality
Dual HDMI 2.0b Inputs: The Sony VPL-VW285ES is outfitted
with two HDCP 2.2 compliant HDMI 2.0b inputs to connect your high-definition and
ultra-high definition sources; such as Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray player,
Satellite/Cable receiver, game system, or AV receiver. In addition, the HDMI
inputs can be used to connect a PC to this TV. The HDMI inputs will accept
4K/60Hz (including HDR), 1080p (24/60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
- HDCP 2.2: HDCP 2.2 is supported only by the projector's
HDMI 2 input. HDCP 2.2 is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content
Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility
with Ultra HD Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
- High Dynamic Range (HDR): Get the most from your projector when
viewing new UHD Blu-ray and streaming services with High Dynamic Range (HDR).
HDR video offers a vastly expanded brightness range to deliver far more
realistic, high-contrast images and brilliant colors. Compatible with both
HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) formats, the Sony VPL-VW285ES home
projector reproduces color and contrast faithfully to creators' intentions.
Note: The projector does not offer any analog video inputs.
Color Technologies: The Sony VPL-VW285ES incorporates
Triluminos Color, Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020), Deep Color, & x.v.Color technologies for perfect color and
- Triluminos Color: Discover true-to-life colors and tones with
Triluminos color technology. The VPL-VW285ES incorporates Triluminos color,
reproducing more tones and textures than a standard projector system.
Hard-to-reproduce crimson reds, aqua blues, and emerald greens are displayed
beautifully, so landscapes and seascapes look more vivid. Faces also look
better with skin tones more faithfully reproduced.
- Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard
delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total
visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as
the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only
35% of the total visual color spectrum.
- Deep Color: The projector also supports Deep Color
which allows the color depth of video signals passing through HDMI to be
raised. The number of colors that could be expressed by 1 pixel was 24 bits
(16,777,216 colors) with a standard HDMI jack. However, the number of colors
which can be expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits with a Deep Color enabled HDMI
jack. Since the gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more
finely with more bits, continuous color changes can be more smoothly
- x.v.Color: The 4K projector also supports x.v.Color,
offering a wider color range than the current broadcast standard. For the
x.v.Color feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be
MotionFlow 120Hz & True Cinema 24p: Whatever you're
watching, you'll enjoy a silk-smooth on-screen look in fast-moving action
sequences with MotionFlow 120Hz. This innovative technology creates and inserts
extra frames between the original frames by first comparing key visual factors
on successive frames, then calculating the split second of missing action in the
sequences. True Cinema 24p mode mimics true movie projection for cinema purists.
225W High Pressure Lamp (1500 Lumens): The Sony VPL-VW285ES
employs a 225W high pressure. Enjoy up to 6000 hours of watch time (in low mode)
from this long-lasting mercury lamp. This means fewer lamp swaps, simpler
maintenance, and lower running costs. The Sony VPL-VW285ES video projector
outputs 1,500 lumens of white light and 1,500 lumens of color light (ANSI
rating) for a bright and dynamic picture.
Note: When replacing the lamp, use Sony's LMP-H220
Projector Lamp (sold separately). The air filter is supplied with the
LMP-H220 Projector Lamp.
Motorized Lens: The Sony VPL-VW285ES features a F3.0-F4.0
lens with a focal length of 21.7mm to 44.7mm. Installing the VPL-VW285ES is easy
with its motorized lens and wide throw distance range. The 2.06x powered zoom
lens and a wide lens shift range provide further installation flexibility and
remarkable performance in nearly every screening room. The Sony VPL-VW285ES
video projector can produce a 4K image that is adjustable between 60" and 300".
The projector's adjustable lens provides a wide range of placement possibilities
for a given screen size.
| Screen Size || Throw Distance |
|80" ||91" - 187" |
|100" ||115" -
|120" ||138" -
|150" ||173" -
|200" ||231" -
Note: Check out Sony's Projection Simulator App (for
and Android OS
4.0+) to help you choose the right screen size for your preferred
viewing distance and projector location, plus get other helpful installation
Installation Adjustments: During the initial setup, or
subsequent adjustment, these features help optimize performance and offer
- Lens Shift: Lens Shift lets you raise, lower, or reposition the
projected image without changing the angle relationship between the
projector and the screen. It also reduces the need to physically move the
projector horizontally or vertically to fit the image within the borders of
the screen. This projector has a vertical lens shift of +85% -80% and a
horizontal lens shift of +/-31%.
- Image Flip: Flips the image vertically or horizontally.
- Blanking: Allows you to adjust the displayable region
within the four directions of the screen.
- Panel Alignment: This feature allows you to adjust the
gaps in the color of characters or the picture.
Note: Sony does not offer Keystone correction for this projector
because it degrades the image. When applying the digital process of keystone
correction to an image it uses compression and scaling to manipulate the
shape of the projected image so the number of individual pixels used is
reduced, lowering the resolution and thus degrading the quality of the image
Picture Calibration: Quickly calibrate your picture to the
type of content you're enjoying with a variety of adjustments.
- Aspect Ratio: You can select an aspect ratio best
suited for the video signal received. Choose from the following -
- 1.85:1 Zoom: a 1.85:1 aspect ratio picture is
displayed in its original aspect ratio, enlarged so that black bands do
not appear at the top and bottom of the screen
- 2.35:1 Zoom: a 2.35:1 aspect ratio picture is
displayed in its original aspect ratio, enlarged so that black bands at
the top and bottom of the screen are as small as possible
- Normal: input video is displayed in its original
aspect ratio, enlarged to fill the screen; this mode is suitable for
viewing 1.78:1 (16:9) and 1.33:1 (4:3) video
- Stretch: displays video that has been squeezed to
1.33:1 (4:3) as 1.78:1 (16:9) aspect ratio
- V Stretch: this is the most suitable mode for using
a 2.35:1 screen to view 2.35:1 video with a commercially available
- Squeeze: with this setting, 1.78:1 (16:9) and
1.33:1 (4:3) video will be displayed in their correct aspect ratios when
you use a commercially available anamorphic lens
- Picture View Mode: You can select the picture viewing
mode that best suits the type of video source or room
conditions. You can save and use different preset modes for 2D/3D
- Cinema Film 1: picture quality suited to
reproducing the highly dynamic and clear images typical of master
- Cinema Film 2: picture quality suited to
reproducing the rich tone and color typical of a movie theater
- Reference: picture quality setup suitable for when
you want to reproduce faithfully the original image quality, or for
enjoying image quality, without any adjustment
- TV: picture quality suited for watching TV
programs, sports, concerts, etc
- Photo: ideal for projecting still images taken with
a digital camera
- Game: picture quality suited to gaming, with
well-modulated colors and fast response
- Bright Cinema: picture quality suited for watching
movies in a bright environment, such
as a living room
- Bright TV: picture quality suited for watching TV
programs, sports, concerts, and other video images in a bright
environment, such as a living room
- User: adjust the picture quality settings manually
to suit your taste then saves the setting; adjust brightness, color,
hue, color temperature, sharpness, and noise reduction
- Picture Quality: You can easily adjust the picture
quality that suits your taste by selecting the adjustment.
items with the remote control. The adjusted data can be stored in each
- Reality Creation: adjusts the detail and noise
processing of images; the texture and detail of the picture become
sharper. while the noise (picture roughness) becomes less prominent
- Cinema Black Pro: increase the brightness in order
to project brighter images or decrease the brightness in order to
- Clear White: emphasizes vivid whites
- Color Space: converts the color space best suited
for your video content
- Color Correction: Adjusts Hue, Saturation or
Brightness of the selected color - Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, and
- Contrast Enhancer: corrects the level of bright and
dark parts automatically to optimize contrast according to a scene
- Smooth Gradation: smoothes the gradation of the
flat parts of images
- Gamma Correction: adjusts the response
characteristics of the tone of the picture
- MPEG Noise Reduction: reduces block noise and
mosquito noise, in particular in digital signals
- Input Lag Reduction: reduces the delay of the
display for a video
3D Ready: The VPL-VW285ES has a built-in 3D transmitter that supports
3D video in a variety of formats, and can even simulate your 2D movie classics
to high-quality 3D immersive video. The optional glasses (TDG-BT500A, sold
separately) use an industry-standard RF connection, making it easy to upgrade to
a 3D theater experience.
- 3D Adjustment: You can adjust the depth of the 3D image
to your personal preference, as well as set the image brightness when using
the 3D display mode.
- 2D-to-3D Conversion: To ensure that you can enjoy 3D
any time you want, Sony has incorporated 2D-to-3D conversion, which allows
you to watch your favorite 2D movies, TV programs, or games in virtual 3D.
Mounting Options: The VPL-VW285ES can be placed on a table
top or ceiling mounted (mounting bracket sold separately). The projector has two
adjustable rubber feet to angle the unit when projecting from a table. There are
three 5mm threaded inserts that allow you to use a
projector ceiling mount (sold separately) to mount the unit from your
Remote Control w/ HDMI-CEC: The supplied IR remote allows
you to wirelessly control many of the projector's functions. In addition, HDMI
Control allows the communication of control information among connected HDMI
components in your system.
- By turning on or playing back the connected equipment, the projector
will turn on and the input setting will switch to the terminal of the
connected equipment automatically.
- By turning the power of the projector off, the power of the connected
equipment will also turn off automatically.
- By changing the language setting of the projector, the language setting
of the connected equipment will also change to the same language
Custom Installation Inputs: The Sony VPL-VW285ES features an
IR remote input, dual 12V triggers, RS-232 port, and LAN jack for custom
installations and applications.
- IR Input: The video projector has a 3.5mm minijack
input for use with an external IR receiver (sold separately).
- 12V Triggers: Use the 12-volt triggers outputs (3.5mm)
to trigger on a motorized screen and other components.
- RS-232C Port: Seamlessly integrate the VPL-VW285ES into
virtually any major automation system via the bi-directional,
industry-standard RS-232C connection.
- RJ-45: The RJ-45 (LAN) port supports network monitoring
and control protocols (SDAP, SDCP, DDDP).
Power Saving Modes: If no signal is input for 10 minutes,
power is turned off automatically and the projector goes into standby mode.
Whisper-Quiet Fan: Due to the VPL-VW285ES advanced air
discharge system, Sony's whisper-quiet fan emits only 26db during show. time.
Plus, having a front air intake and exhaust allows the VPL-VW285ES to be
positioned near a wall without having to worry about cooling issues.
USB Port (Software Updates Only): You can download files to
update the software of the unit from
Sony's Online Support Site. Simply copy the downloaded files to a USB
thumbdrive, then insert the USB thumbdrive into the USB port of the projector
and perform the update.
Warranty: The projector is covered by a 3-year parts and
labor warranty, while the lamp is covered for 90 days.