When it comes to watching movies we'll take an eight-foot image over a 32-inch screen any day of the week. And when it comes to producing good-looking audio-visual kit, Sony has it licked. However, not only is the VPL-VW100 a work of serious projection art, it also boasts some heavy-hitting technology too. This LCD unity employs Sony's proprietary SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display) panel technology to deliver a true hi-def resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, perfect for 1080p images and next-gen DVD players.
Despite its LCD heritage, the Sony produces an ultra-clean and disturbingly detailed picture. With a claimed contrast ratio of 15,000:1 the VPL-VW100 casts an image awash with both brilliant whites and deep, deep blacks. Vibrant and natural colours are rendered with ease, while facial textures and skin tones are eerily realistic.
In short, this is one of the best projectors for tech appeal with some of the sharpest home pictures ever seen.
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There aren't many projectors we'd consider selling our souls for but this Norwegian beauty is tempting. The Model Two is an HD-ready design, with component video and DVI inputs. It also has 'RealColor' technology.
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The HT3000 is an attractive beast, kitted out with Texas Instruments' latest chipset and capable of super-quick image processing. It also packs in SIM2's proprietary colour management software.
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The IN72 will accept a hi-def signal, though its HDMI input bit won't display all the detail because of its lowly 850x480 resolution. But for the budget price of £650, it gives a stellar picture performance.
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