When it comes to the picture, and the desire for 4K capability at a reasonable price, the VW285ES gets it all done. Consider that just over a year ago, the least expensive true 4K projector was $9999, not $4999, and it was the older, and definitely not as capable, or quite as good, VW365ES.
True, you can find lower cost 4K UHD projectors if you buy into the idea that they are just as good, however, none are a match in terms of that holy grail - of really good to great black level performance, as in, looking really good are very dark scenes. Hey most projectors whether $799 or $7999, look pretty good on average scenes. Too bad most movies and much other programming has plenty of dark scenes as well.
So far, those low cost 4K UHD projectors have pretty unimpressive black level performance not even close to this Sony. Even the most expensive and best of those we have looked at (the BenQ at $8995) can't match this Sony.
Color out of the box, as I said earlier looks really good in almost all the modes, with great skin tones, and the Sony gets slightly better with a proper calibration, but honestly, between the presets, and our calibration notes,
I figure a lot of you won't bother to calibrate yours. So far all 3 brands of 4K UHD projectors need to be calibrated a whole lot more than this Sony.