In this month's article sponsored by Sony, we explore the challenges of projecting HDR. Higher-end projectors like Sony’s newly introduced GTZ380 utilize new features and technologies to improve the picture quality of HDR content dramatically.
Whether you're a professional trying to recreate the experience of flying in a flight simulator or you're a consumer looking to extract all of the contrast and color volume found in HDR content, most projector’s capabilities fall short of your needs.
For example, better video processing, which includes dynamic HDR tone mapping, helps extract the most from a projector’s limited brightness capabilities.
In 2017, Art reviewed Sony’s amazing VW5000ES projector and said it was easily the best home theater projector he had ever reviewed. Over the next several years, the VW5000ES reigned supreme as the “King of Home Theater Projector.”
However, many professionals and hard-core enthusiasts that loved the picture quality of the VW5000ES and its highly-rated professional twin brother, the VPL-GTZ270, desired an even brighter, higher performance unit. That is where the VPL-GTZ380 comes in. Compared to its predecessors, the new GTZ380 delivers much higher brightness, a massive increase in color volume, and a huge boost in video processing power.