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Unlock the walls of your imagination

Let your living space double as a 4K HDR home theater with this ultra-short throw projector. Enjoy over 100” of stunning picture quality when and where you want it. Designed for style and built for flexibility, it puts no limits on the design or layout of your home and lets you live the dream of having a large screen display on your terms.

$24,999 (Tentative)

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4K SXRD™: Our most advanced projection technology

Our advanced SXRD™ (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) system features an ultra-fast response rate of 2.5 milliseconds for clear, blur-free images. The panels also minimize the space between the pixels – a feat not achieved by comparable projection technologies – allowing our projectors to deliver smoother images. Additionally, the decision to include three SXRD™ panels means this projector can display all primary color simultaneously – and with light passing through each panel twice, this allows exceptionally deep blacks to be reproduced for a more powerful viewing experience.

Watch for longer with a Z-Phosphor laser light

Inside the VPL-VZ1000ES is an ultra-pure, reliable Z-Phosphor laser light source. You'll enjoy perfectly clear 4K pictures plus up to 20,000 hours1 of uninterrupted operation, with no lamp replacement and virtually zero maintenance.

Action stays smooth with Motionflow™

Whatever you’re watching, you’ll enjoy a silk-smooth on-screen look in fast-moving action sequences with Motionflow. This innovative technology creates and inserts extra frames between the original frames, by first comparing key visual factors on successive frames then calculating the split second of missing action in the sequences. True Cinema 24p mode mimics true movie projection for cinema purists.

HDR compatibility: every image comes to life

Combined with 4K native resolution and a wider color gamut, HDR video content delivers unprecedented detail, color and contrast, with a far wider range of brightness than other video formats. The result is a picture with lifelike realism, brilliant highlights, and fine detail. HDR content is available from selected streaming services and the upcoming 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray format.

Built-in 3D transmitter synchronizes entertainment

Start watching 3D movies quicker. An industry-standard RF 3D transmitter synchronizes the optional glasses with your projector for a quick, easy set-up. Upscale 2D films to 3D and enjoy classic movies in a whole new dimension.

*Requires 3D content, 3D HDTV, 3D glasses and HDMI® cable (at least 10.2 Gbps).

Colors come alive with TRILUMINOS™

Discover true-to-life colors and tones. The VPL-VZ1000ES incorporates TRILUMINOS™ color, reproducing more tones and textures than a standard projector system. Hard-to-reproduce crimson reds, aqua blues, and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, so landscapes and seascapes look more vivid. Faces look better, too, with skin tones being more faithfully reproduced.

Select from nine picture calibration modes

Quickly calibrate the picture to what you’re watching or playing. Select from nine picture calibration modes, including two cinema film modes, cinema digital, reference, TV, photo, game, bright cinema, and bright TV. An advanced HSV manual color tuning tool gives you even more control.

Next-Generation support for the latest HDMI standards

The VPL-VZ1000ES can project native 4K content at up to 60 frames per second, for even smoother images with superior color and realism. Support for HDCP 2.2 lets you enjoy the latest 4K movies and TV shows.

Quick start

Don’t keep your audience waiting for the show to begin. With quick start and laser light source technology, you’re ready to start projection right after switch-on.

  • Screen Size: 80" to 120" measured diagonally (projected)
  • Resolution: 4K
  • LCD Panel: SXRD panel, 0.74”(18.8mm) x 3 effective display area size, (4096 x 2160 x 3) pixels
  • Lens: Power Zoom; Power Shift: V:+/-6% / H:+/-3% (16:9)
Inputs and Outputs
  • HDMI® Connectors: HDCP 2.2 x 4
  • Remote Connector: RS-232C, D-sub 9-pin
  • LAN Connector: RJ45, 10Base-T/100Base-TX
  • USB Connector: Type A, DC 5 V, Max. 500 mA
  • IR Input(s): Yes (mini jack
  • Trigger Connector: mini jack, DC 12 V, Max. 100 mA
Operating Conditions
  • Operating Humidity: 20 to 80% (no condensation)
  • Operating Temperature: 41°F to 95°F
  • Storage Humidity: 20 to 80% (no condensation)
  • Storage Temperature: 14°F to 140°F
Optional Accessories
  • Active 3D Glasses: TDG-BT500A
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): 435 W
  • Standby Mode: 0.5 W (when "Remote Start" is set to "Off")
  • Networked Standby Mode: .6 W (LAN) (when "Remote Start" is set to "On")
  • Power Requirements: AC 220 V to 240 V, 4.4 A to 1.9 A,50/60 Hz
  • Brightness: 2,500 Lumens
Approximate Dimensions
  • Width: 925 mm
  • Height: 494 mm
  • Depth: 219 mm
Approximate Weight
  • Projector Weight: 35 kg