Sony VPL-VW295ES 4K HDR Home Theater Projector

Model: VPL-VW295ES UPC: 027242913134 Item: 171765


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Sony VPL-VW295ES Projector Overview

Experience larger-than-life scenes from your favorite films with Sony’s latest VW295ES 4K HDR home theater projector. Add to that Sony’s Motionflow and Advanced Reality Creation technologies, combined with 1,500 lumens of brightness, and you get a picture that is crisp, sharp, and lifelike. The VW295ES projector works best with screen sizes up to 200”.

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See the Big Picture in True 4K HDR

Big scenes are even bigger with the VW295ES 4K HDR Home Theater Projector. Screen sizes up to 200” bring life-like 4K HDR resolution to any room. 1,500 lumens of brightness light up the action with Motionflow and Advanced Reality Creation technologies, creating a crisp, sharp picture in every scene.


  • Full 4K resolution with 4096 x 2160 pixels
  • Three SXRD imagers for full color brightness
  • High Dynamic Range brings a wider contrast range for improved realism
  • Motionflow provides smooth motion for 4K & HD
  • High brightness of 1,500 Lumens
  • Advanced Reality Creation for upscaling and sharpening images without sharpening picture noise
  • Input lag reduction ensures faster refresh rate for gamers
  • TRILUMINOS Display for wider array of rich colors
  • Enjoy the latest 4K content services with HDCP 2.2 compatibility on both 18 Gbps HDMI inputs
  • Anamorphic lens compatibility for 4K signals (V-stretch for 4K)

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.

HDR Reference Mode Option

HDR Reference Mode allows clipping for the brightest displayed pixels to create a richer gradation in bright parts of the scene and retain HDR that’s true to the creator’s intent.

Motionflow Provides Smooth Motion for 4K & HD

On-screen action looks smother with Motionflow, even in 4K content. Action in movies, sports, and video games appears incredibly clear and life-like, as if you were there in real life. 

High Brightness and Contrast (1500 Lumens)

With an impressive 1,500 lumens brightness and a wide contrast range, 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, and textures without enhancing image artifacts.

Colors Come Alive with TRILUMINOS Display

Discover true-to-life colors and tones. The VPL-VW295ES 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

Bring ultra high-definition to everything. The VPL-VW295ES can project content at up to 60 frames per second (fps) in 4K for even smoother images with superior color and realism. Both 18 Gbps HDMI inputs support HDCP 2.2 so you can enjoy more of the latest 4K content services and full resolution gaming. 

Input Lag Reduction for Gamers

Reduced input lag creates a better response time between control input and on-screen action, making video games perform better than ever before. Immerse yourself in your favorite games and beat your opponent to the punch. 

Anamorphic Lens Compatibility for 4K Signals (V-Stretch for 4K)

Wide lens compatibility means that you can use your legacy anamorphic lenses with ease, even with 4K content. Watch your content in your favorite formats. 

Watch for Longer with a 225W High-Pressure Lamp

Enjoy up to 6000 hours of watch 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. 


Product highlights

  • Full 4K resolution with 4096 x 2160 pixels
  • Three SXRD™ imagers for full color brightness
  • High Dynamic Range brings a wider contrast range for improved realism
  • Motionflow™ provides smooth motion for 4K & HD
  • High brightness of 1,500 Lumens
  • Advanced Reality Creation for upscaling and sharpening images without sharpening picture noise
  • Input lag reduction ensures faster refresh rate for gamers
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display for wider array of rich colors
  • Enjoy the latest 4K content services with HDCP 2.2 compatibility on both 18 Gbps HDMI inputs
  • Anamorphic lens compatibility for 4K signals (V-stretch for 4K)
  • Dimensions: 19 1/2 x 8 3/32, 18 1/4 (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 31 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1 year – 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 technology: Display device - SXRD 0.74" x 3
  • Screen size/projection image size: 60" -300
  • Display resolution: 4096x2160
  • Light source
    • Power: 225W
    • Type: UHP
    • Life: 6,000 hours
  • TRILUMINOS display: Yes
  • Blanking: Yes

Inputs and Outputs

  • HDCP all inputs: 2.2
  • HDMI connections
    • HDMI: 2
    • HDMI dynamic range: Yes
    • HDMI signal format: Standard/enhanced
  • IR input: 1
  • RS-232C: input: 1 (male)
  • USB: 1 (for update)
  • LAN terminal: 1

Operating Conditions

  • Operating humidity: %35 to 85%
  • Operating temperature: 41° F to 95° F


  • Projection lens: Powered
  • Projection lens zoom: Powered
  • Zoom ratio: x2.1
  • Lens shift V: Powered max range @ 17:9 +80%/-80%, +50%/-50%
  • Lens shift H: Powered max range @ 17:9 +31%/-31%, +18%/-18%
  • Throw ratio
    • Wide: 1.38
    • Tele: 2.83


  • Power consumption
    • In operation
      • High 120V: 390W
      • High 220V - 240V: 390W
    • In standby
      • Standby: 0.4W
      • Network standby: 1.0WPower consumption
  • Power requirements: AC100-240V 50/60Hz


  • Brightness: Light output: 1,500lm
  • Anamorphic: Yes
  • Clear white: H/L/off
  • Color correction: On/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/4K)
  • Picture modes: 9
  • x.v.Color technology: Yes

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (approximately) (W x H x D): 19 1/2" x 8 3/32" x 18 1/4"
  • Weight: 31 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • VPL-VW295ES 4K HDR Home Theater Projector
  • Remote control
  • Size AA R6 manganese batteries (2)
  • AC power cord
  • Operating instructions
  • Quick reference manual


Customer Reviews for Sony VPL-VW295ES 4K HDR Home Theater Projector

4.2 / 5.0
21 Reviews
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Great for the price
Bought this to replace an aging but very good 1080p projector. This blew it away even with 1080p and lower content. Brightness, color, ease of use: all great for the price. Didn't notice the relative deficiency in black levels, but that may be because the room never gets completely dark.

Overall, a solid option!
May 28, 2020
Great Projector, Highly recommend!
I purchased this projector a little over a year ago and it's really been great. I will say some have mentioned black levels and that is the only reason I wouldn't give it 5 stars. I think it does have a lot to do with the price point. No one would buy the next step up if it had perfect blacks! With that being said I have really enjoyed this projector. I enjoyed the Super Bowl this year in stunning (albeit up-converted) 4K and it looked amazing on this projector. I feel like I maybe bought this projector a little early as 4K content is still scarce. I highly recommend getting a screen to take advantage of the performance of this projector. I went with a SI Slate 1.2. It really makes the image pop!
April 23, 2020
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Great picture
I love the picture quality. The image is so sharp and clear you feel like you can walk into it. The only drawback is no zoom lens memory. I have to manually adjust the zoom each I switch between PS4 and my Sony UHD1000 player. A real pain in the butt
April 21, 2020
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Love it
Beautiful rich and full body
It like silk and fire combination that begs to touch it. Makes you desire it every min of every second of every sec of each day of your life......
April 16, 2020
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Great but it had a technical issue
The HDMI 1 input went out with no warning or to my knowledge that there was an
March 11, 2020
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Simply Amazing!
I bought this projector from an authorized Sony installer. The colors are vivid and 4K is simply amazing. The blacks, while not as prominent as on JVC projectors, are still clear even in a room with ambient light. The vivid colors won over getting perfection with black. As my professional installer said, “ most of the movies and tv series are shot with Sony 4K cameras, so why would you not use a Sony 4K projector for that intended cinematic experience?”.

I have a SI Black Diamond Zero Edge screen and this combination enhances the color vividness and the HDR impact (viewing Netflix, Disney plus HDR content truly are amazing experiences). Though pricey, I still believe it is worth every penny in the long run. There is no comparison with cheaper options like Optoma, LG etc.

I have been using the projector for past seven months and have no issue with fan noise. I have received consistent rave reviews from friends and family, few of whom have a home theater setup. They say that this simply raised the bar for HT viewing for them.

Highly recommend this projector!
February 16, 2020
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Loud fan and internal rattle. No Support to fix.
I bought this projector a few months ago and the fan noise is much louder than the Panasonic projector (that was brighter) it replaces. Beyond that, there is a flap inside the projector that rattles and is driving me crazy. Sent it to Sony to be repaired and was told it is working properly as designed. $5k for a rattling projector. I have boycotted Sony for years because of poor reliability on their electronic. I broke my rule and now shame on me.
February 7, 2020
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Very happy
Amazing picture quality. Real 4k for $4,500. Very happy.
December 29, 2019
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20 year old upgrade was flawless
My theater room is 19 years old and time to replace my old Sony VPL-W400Q projector with this beauty.
Used the existing Sony ceiling mount, connected the cables and turned it on.
It took me 10 minutes to flip the picture, resize to the screen and focus.
The hardest part was to replace the standard to HDMI cables.
Picture is nice, bright and even quality across the screen.
DVD and TV HDMI picture great and what a difference from standard resolution.
I do need a new screen (in progress) but the picture still looks great.
My last projector lasted over ten years and this one should too.. Thank you
November 26, 2019
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Very happy with my VPL 295ES purchase
We purchased this Sony VPL 295ES to replace an old Sony VPL HW15 projector. The detail and the color are amazing especially with 4K HDR content and the picture is clear, bright and jitter free. I often watch movies thinking to myself wow that looks good! I am using a 100” elite screen and I sit 10 feet away. Changing the color settings is very simple and you’ll find yourself doing that for different movies or content such as Netflix to your liking. I know people complain about the blacks on this projector not being dark enough, but to me they are great. As for the 3D, it’s just ok for me. I have a 2016 65” LG OLED TV and its just too hard to beat. The 3D Glasses darken the image and the picture loses a lot of it’s vibrancy. Maybe purchase the VPL 695ES instead for a higher contrast ratio and more lumens if 3D is very important to you. I also felt that fast action scenes were hard to watch in 3D, like it didn’t keep up.(maybe my output device, or we sit too close?) I must disclose I have not calibrated the projector so maybe it would be better in 3D if I did. The Sony 295 was very easy to setup and get started, there is also an info screen that lets you know the picture resolution and color output. You should also consider purchasing a fiber optic HDMI cable, believe the hype, I compared it to my other HDMI cable and it definitely made a difference in picture quality and color, even my wife noticed! The projector in my opinion is also very quite. You will not hear it while watching a show unless it’s a very quite scene, mine is mounted literally right above and behind our heads. I am very happy with my purchase, no regrets except I wish I was able to afford the 695ES. :)
November 25, 2019
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Price and performance are best in this budget range
Stefan J on Mar 15, 2020
Price and performance are best in this budget range
Stefan J on Mar 15, 2020