The new additions include the VPL-FHZ120L (12,000lm), VPL-FHZ90L (9,000lm), VPL-FHZ66 (6,100lm), VPL-FHZ61 (5,100lm) and VPL-FHZ58 (4,200lm), which are all in WUXGA resolution.
The VPL-FHZ120L and VPL-FHZ90L feature a newly-developed LCD panel with enhanced light resistance. The VPL-FHZ120L also has an added optical compensator that provides high contrast to deliver stable brightness and a high quality image with vibrant colour reproduction.
A blue laser is used in both models as the light source for Sony’s Z-Phosphor Laser, along with a 3LCD optical system to achieve the full spectrum of light and clear RGB colour. They also have a range of features, including wide lens shift capabilities and six lens pre-set positions to enhance customised content via the network or a USB memory stick when the projector is on without input.
“We’ve seen a growing demand for high brightness, large image projection as the merits of laser become more widely known and appreciated in the market. Sony has always led the way with blue laser phosphor light source technology and these new models will allow us to continue that leadership position,” says Sony product manager of display in Australia and New Zealand Anna Tan.
The other three models, VPL-FHZ66, VPL-FHZ61 and VPL-FHZ58, are mid-range WUXGA models that have been designed for small to medium-sized rooms. These models will met the increased demand for laser light source projectors with compact bodies that are compatible with a range of solutions to solve customers’ AV needs, while still being able to fit within the smallest of rooms.
“Following the success of its predecessors (the VPL-FHZ57, VPL-FHZ60 and VPL-FHZ65) it is clear our customers want to optimise engagement with their content and need a solution that will deliver maximum impact with minimal down-time, lag, or set-up time,” says Anna.
“The new models offer upgraded brightness improved panel durability and the addition of Auto Colour Calibration function to ensure Sony’s customers can enjoy further usability.”
All of Sony’s new models are compatible with the latest software packages, including Vision Exchange.