While a small number of lamp-based projectors remain in the lineup, most Sony home theater projectors are laser-based 4K HDR models.
The high-quality, reliable Z-Phosphor laser light source ensures up to 20,000 hours of uninterrupted operation, with no lamp replacement and virtually zero maintenance.
A laser light source uses a bright blue laser to excite phosphorous material which then creates full spectrum light. The result: consistent, vibrant RGB color.
This means that the full-color spectrum – from deep, inky blacks through to vibrant reds, blues, and greens – is replicated with fine detail and realism, making every scene spring to life for a truly immersive cinematic experience.
The brightness can be adjusted in 1% increments from full power to minimal power.
With a laser light source, the light output power is automatically adjusted depending on the brightness of a scene in content for high dynamic contrast. This real-time laser light control allows for nearly infinite dynamic contrast.
The new projector optimized X1 processor controls both the projector’s dynamic iris and the unit’s laser engine’s dynamic dimming which results outstanding dynamic contrast and black level.
In addition to Sony 4K Home Theater projectors, Z-Phosphor light sources are also utilized in several commercial SXRD and LCD-based models.
The 20,000-hour lamp life ensures several years of maintenance-free viewing. If you watched a Z-Phosphor equipped projector 8 hours a day, five days a week, the laser light engine would last about a decade which is a great benefit in both consumer and business applications
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