First, I’d like to mention that the VPL-FHZ61 can project an incredibly large image – up to 600” diagonal. That’s awesome for larger venues such as lecture halls, auditoriums, houses of worship, and smaller entertainment venues, where a large image is a must. Keep in mind, though, that the bigger the image, the less those 5,100 lumens will stretch. That is to say, if you want a 600” image, you better have some great control over your ambient light.
The advanced projector features of this Sony are called Image Warping and Edge Blending. With Image Warping, you can project the image onto convex or concave surfaces and use geometric correction to create a natural-looking image, even though the surface is not flat. This is done via the Corner and Edge Correction in the menu.
Edge Blending is another beast entirely. This advanced feature allows two or more FHZ61’s to project a wide, seamless image spanning across several screens. It does so by blending the edges of each projection so that none exists – a feature that will be useful for some business applications in museums, entertainment venues, retail, and for other commercial applications.
Side-by-Side Image allows the projector to split the screen into two images, which is useful for conference calls in boardrooms and conference rooms. That’s a feature found on many a business and education projector, but not all, so it’s worth the mention.