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Sony Launches World’s Smallest LCD Projector

Published: 2022-10-13

Sony Electronics, the San Diego, Calif.-headquartered end-to-end solutions provider for the AV industry,  announced the world’s smallest WUXGA 3 LCD laser projectors, the VPL-PHZ 61 and VPL-PHZ51. Sony’s latest LCD projectors combine advanced operational capabilities with high brightness and flexible installation, making them a reliable option for a wide range of corporate, education, museum, entertainment and simulation applications, says Sony.

The VPL-PHZ61 and VPL-PHZ51 are compact and easy to install on ceilings in meeting rooms and classrooms with a +55% vertical shift, the widest in the fixed lens models. Both models boast high brightness – the VPL-PHZ61 at 6,400 lumens (7,000 lumen center) and the VPL-PHZ51 at 5,300 lumens (5,800 lumen center) – that project crystal clear images, even in a well-lit meeting room or lecture hall to enhance the collaboration and communication of users, says Sony.

Sony LCD Projector Features

With the incorporation of Sony’s Reality Creation real-time signal processing, mapping and analysis technology, the projectors produce crisp and clear pictures, for effective presentation and display. Both new models support 4K60P input for compatibility with 4K video sources. This is further amplified by Reality Creation’s ability to enhance the overall sharpness, resolution and quality of the imagery, regardless of whether it’s pictures, graphs or text.

Additionally, the projectors require no converter when being used with other 4K equipment to simultaneously project 4K content and support the “Deep Color” of HDMI and the HDCP2.3. The projectors’ Reality Text feature improves text-based presentation materials by providing clearer letters and lines with enhanced legibility.

The projectors also feature advanced Intelligent Settings, which offer optimization based on usage environment. The addition of customized Bright View functionality enables colors to accurately maintain their contrast and vivacity, even in brightly lit rooms.

The Ambiance feature automatically measures the room’s brightness using an ambient light sensor, and further calibrates the bright view, color gain and reality creation settings accordingly. Additionally, the new models use a new filter material which requires no filter cleaning for meeting room and classroom use.

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“Many of our customers struggle to find display solutions that provide both exceptional high brightness and sophisticated features that can enhance their content and overall user experience,” says Rich Ventura, vice president of B2B, Sony Electronics. “We don’t want our customers to compromise on any of these asks, which is why we’ve built upon our existing legacy in developing feature-rich laser projectors, to provide compact and advanced projectors to the market. These projectors really are world-class in their technology, quality and design.”

Other features include:

  • Auto Light Output – By utilizing the ambient light sensor, the brightness of the projector is automatically controlled at night to save power consumption
  • Auto Power On – New Auto Power On feature that turns the projector on when video signal is sensed and Auto Input Select that automatically changes the input when video signal is sensed 
  • Data cloning function – allows users to copy any settings on one projector to all subsequent projectors using a USB device
  • Maintenance – Makes it easier for users to remove the filter and to know when the filter needs cleaning with a new sensor.

The VPL-PHZ61 and VPL-PHZ51 are planned to be available later this fall in North America.

Check out Sony solutions on AV-iQ here.

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Tagged with: 4K60P, LCD, Projector

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