Sony Unveils New Projector Firmware Update for 21:9 Ultra-Wide Aspect Ratio

Published: 2023-12-06

Sony Electronics, the Paramus, N.J.-based, provider of projector and display technology, is providing a free firmware update that supports 21:9 ultra-wide aspect ratio. Sony says the update is set to transform the way content is viewed in business meetings and collaboration sessions. The enhancement will be available for Sony’s existing line-up of mid-range, interchangeable lens projectors and ultra-compact, fixed lens projector series.

21:9 Aspect Ratio

Sony says the 21:9 Ultrawide Full HD aspect ratio at 2,560 x 1,080 input signal support opens doors to a new dimension of visual engagement. Whether it’s the latest business presentation, a videoconferencing platform or dynamic content sharing, this extended format provides greater immersion and versatility for users.

According to the company, 21:9 projection displays offer a new dimension of immersion and engagement across various applications, making it essential for those who seek to captivate, educate and entertain. Projectors empower architects to showcase designs in detail and businesses to grab attention at trade shows. In live theaters and performances, projectors elevate visual effects, while libraries and museums use them for wide-format document displays and interactive exhibits. Going beyond, in upscale restaurants and interior design studios, these displays create more immersive and engaging environments.

Enhanced Communication

Sony Projector Firmware 2


As the business landscape continually evolves, seamless communication and collaboration are paramount. Sony’s firmware update improves compatibility with today’s leading video collaboration platforms, which are designed to elevate meetings and presentations. With 21:9 aspect ratio support, users can now enjoy a wide, panoramic view of content, enhancing videoconferences and presentations for participants.

This firmware update expands upon Sony’s key projection differentiators, including Reality Creation, which enhances the overall sharpness, resolution and quality of pictures, graphs, or text, and Ambiance which measures the room’s brightness using an ambient light sensor and optimally calibrates additional visual settings. Together, these technologies, combined with 21:9 aspect ratio, create even more realistic and immersive visual experiences that unlock new levels of collaboration.

21:9 Aspect Ratio Firmware Update Information  

“This firmware update is a testament to our commitment to staying at the forefront of visual innovation and increase the longevity and power of our existing portfolio,” says Terrence Boyd, senior business manager, Sony Electronics. “We’re excited to offer our customers a wider dimension to collaborative platform viewing experiences, blending the communication barriers between on-site, hybrid and remote event participants.”

The firmware update bringing 21:9 aspect ratio support is available now for the Mid-Range VPL-FHZ85 and VPL-FHZ80 interchangeable lens projectors and is planned to be available for the Ultra-Compact VPL-PHZ61 and VPL-PHZ51 fixed-lens projectors at the end of December 2023.

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