Sony VPL-VW285ES 4K HDR Home Theater Projector

Model: VPL-VW285ES UPC: 027242907645 Item: 169519


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Sony VPL-VW285ES 4K HDR Home Theater Projector Overview

Ultra-high definition TV panels are getting bigger and better all the time. But for the biggest, most immersive experience in the widest variety of rooms, you can’t beat a top-notch projector. Take the new VPL-VW285ES. Even Sony’s lowest-priced UHD projector buys you a ticket to full 4K quality with four times the pixels of HD, high-dynamic range for better contrast and detail, and a huge, bright, clear and colorful image thanks to Sony’s full range of proprietary enhancements. The VW285ES is your own little slice of IMAX at home.

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True 4K for Under $5K

Enjoy up to 200" in True 4K HDR in any room. With more than four times the resolution of Full HD, 4K delivers a picture that’s so incredibly life-like, it’s like being in the scene or at the game. Experience the latest HDR content with an extremely wide range of contrast and a greater volume of colors.


  • Full 4K resolution with 4096 x 2160 pixels
  • Reality Creation provides crisper picture
  • Three SXRD imagers for full color brightness
  • Advanced Reality Creation for upscaling and sharpening images without sharpening picture noise
  • High brightness of 1,500 Lumens
  • Compact size for small room installation
  • Enjoy High Dynamic Range (HDR) content in various formats
  • View clear sharp images with Motionflow technology
  • Enjoy gaming and other types of content in 4K HDR
  • Enjoy the latest 4K content services with HDCP 2.2 compatibility on both HDMI inputs
  • TRILUMINOS Display for wider array of rich colors
  • Long lasting lamp – up to 6,000 hours suggested replacement
  • Whisper-quiet operation

Native 4K Resolution for Life-Like Pictures

With more than four times the resolution of Full HD native 4K offers 8.8 million pixels (4096 x 2160) for a picture that’s so incredibly life-like, it’s like looking at the real thing. 

SXRD Imagers Times 3

Separate imagers for Red, Green, and Blue channels give you all 8.8 million pixels in full, rich color at every instant 

HDR Compatible

Take full advantage of the latest content produced with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for extremely wide contrast range with an even higher range of brightness levels and volume of colors. 

High Brightness and Contrast

With an impressive 1,500 lumens brightness and spectacular contrast, 4K images are clear with bright highlights and rich, deep blacks – even in well-lit rooms. 

Reality Creation Upscales Your Favorites

Upscale your existing Blu-ray Disc and DVD movies to near 4K quality. The super-resolution Reality Creation 4K upscaler analyzes every pixel in any direction, then employs a digital signal processing algorithm to map pixels against an ever-evolving picture patterning database, compiled from over 10 years of expertise, to enhance colors, contrast, andtextures without enhancing image artifacts.  

Action Stays Smooth and Sharp with MotionFlow

Whatever you’re watching, you’ll enjoy a silk-smooth and razor-sharp on-screen look in fast-moving action sequences with Motionflow. This innovative technology can create and insert 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. 

Colors Come Alive with TRILUMINOS Display

Discover true-to-life colors and tones. The VPL-VW285ES incorporates TRILUMINOS Display 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 more faithfully reproduced. 

Enjoy All Types of Content in 4K HDR

 4K HDR 60p 10bit (for HDR10/HLG) so you can enjoy gaming and other high frame rate content in 4K HDR. 

Support for Latest Standards

The VPL-VW285ES can project content at up to 60 frames per second (fps) in 4K for even smoother images with superior color and realism. Both HDMI inputs support HDCP 2.2 so you can enjoy more of the latest 4K content services.

Watch for Longer with a 225W High-Pressure Lamp

Enjoy up to 6000 hours of viewing time (in low mode) from a long-lasting mercury lamp. This means fewer lamp swaps, simpler maintenance, and lower running costs. 

Flexible Home Installation with Wide Zoom and Shift Lens

The powered zoom lens with a 2.1x zoom ratio and wide lens shift range gives greater installation flexibility in any room size, even with a high ceiling. 

Built-In 3D Transmitter Synchronizes Entertainment

A built-in 3D transmitter synchronizes the optional glasses with the projector, so you can start watching 3D movies quicker. Upscale 2D films to 3D and enjoy classic movies in a whole new dimension, or watch anamorphic images and 3D films simultaneously without changing the lens. High-emission power gives you a strong signal anywhere in the room. 

Front-Facing Fan

With the fan exhaust positioned at the front of the projector, you don’t need to worry about wall clearance and room for air intake/exhaust when installing. This helps maximize throw distance, for the biggest possible projected images. 

Plays Your "Mastered in 4K" Discs

The Mastered in 4K collection includes classic films, remastered with enhanced color and detail for Blu-ray Disc. Play these discs with a pixel resolution and color range that’s almost identical to the 4K original. The movie is down-sampled from the original 4K source at a high bitrate to Full HD, then upscaled to 4K using the same algorithm. 

Product highlights

  • Sony’s lowest-price true 4K projector retains theatrical quality
  • HDR for greatest detail; supports latest specs including HDMI 2.0 and HDR10
  • Recommended image size from 60 to 200 inches
  • Sony technologies such as Advanced Reality Creation, Motionflow, SXRD and Triluminos for a bright, crisp, vivid picture from nearly any source material
  • High-brightness lamp rated at 1,500 lumens, while long-lasting at up to 6,000 hours
  • Nine picture modes optimize settings for various sources such as gaming, cinema, reference and TV
  • Whisper-quiet fan operation (26 dB) with front-facing vents
  • 3D-ready with synchronization transmitter (glasses sold separately)
  • Dimensions: 19.5" wide x 8" high x 18.25" deep
  • Weight: 31 lbs.
  • Warranty: 3 years parts and labor – World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support



3D Features

  • 3D capability: Active
  • Simulated 3D: Yes


  • Display resolution: 4096 x 2160 video: Up to 4096/60p
  • Display technology
    • Display device: SXRD 0.74" x3
    • Effective picture elements: 26,542,080 pixels
    • Drive [Hz]: 120
    • System: Digital
  • Screen size: 60"-300

Display Features

  • TRILUMINOS Display: Yes
  • Light source
    • Power: 225W
    • Type: UHP
    • Life: 6,000 hours

Energy Saving & Efficiency

  • Mercury content(mg): Not greater than 19.4


  • Lens: Lens Shift
    • V: Powered
    • Max. range: +85%/-80%
    • H: Powered
    • Max. range: 31%

General Features

  • Blanking: Yes
  • Lens center design: Yes
  • Panel alignment: Shift/Zone: 1/10 dot

General Specifications

  • Color correction: On/Off

Inputs and Outputs

  • LAN terminal: 1
  • HDMI connection(s): 2 HDMI
    • Dynamic range: Yes
    • HDMI signal format: Standard/Enhanced
  • IR input(s): 1
  • USB: 1 (for update)

Installation Features

  • Zoom: Powered


  • Zoom ratio: Zoom ratio: x2,1

Operating Conditions

  • Operating humidity: 35 to 85%
  • Operating temperature: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
  • Storage humidity: 10 to 90%
  • Storage temperature: -4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)


  • Projection lens: Powered
  • Throw ratio: Wide: 1,38 Tele: 2,83


  • Power consumption (in operation)
    • High 120V: 350W
    • High 220V-240V: 350W
  • Power consumption (in Standby)
    • Standby: 0.3W
    • Network Standby: 1.0W
  • Power requirements: AC100-240V 50/60 Hz


  • Brightness - Light output: 1,500 lm (2D [lm])

Video Features

  • Anamorphic: 3D:Yes
  • Clear white: H/L/Off
  • Color space: BT.709/BT.2020/CS1-3/Custom
  • Color temperature: D93/D75/D65/D55/Custom1-5
  • Contrast enhancer: H/M/L/Off
  • Gamma correction: 1-10 / Off
  • Motionflow technology: Yes (2K)
  • x.v.Color technology: Yes

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.)
    • (W x H x D) 19.5" x 8" x 18.25"
    • Without protrusions: 19.5" x 7.7" x 18.25"
  • Weight (Approx.): 31 lbs. (14 kg)


What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • VW285ES 4K HDR Home Theater Projector
  • Remote control (RM-PJ28)
  • Size AA (R6) manganese batteries (2)
  • AC power cord
  • Operating instructions (CD-R)
  • Quick reference manual
  • Safety regulations
  • Warranty card


Customer Reviews for Sony VPL-VW285ES 4K HDR Home Theater Projector

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Spectacular bright picture
Just got it and the picture and color are gorgeous!
This is my 3rd projector and the 4k is amazing, especially at this price.
4K UHD Blurays are the best, but even the upscaling on basic cable is a great improvement in detail and color accuracy.
The 4K Demos on Youtube will blow you away.
Highly recommended!
December 17, 2017
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Beautiful Projector but has resolution issues
I jumped at the chance to finally to be able to purchase a true 4096 x 2160 projector for under 10k.Beautiful motion pictures but so so resolution Test patterns. Beautiful Rec 709 setup handels . Rec2020 so so but who does support full Rec2020?
January 31, 2018
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