Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K Home Theater Laser Projector

Model: VPL-VW5000ES UPC: 027242890589 Item: 166045

Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K Home Theater Laser Projector Overview

The VPL-VW5000ES 4K Home Theater Laser from Sony brings video to life with astonishing detail, image quality and color. This home theater projector offers advanced technology to deliver crisp 4K video, that is four times the resolution of traditional HD. You will discover incredibly detailed cinematic colors, image quality and contrast. The video projector features a very powerful 5000 lumen brightness that provides a vivid and sharp image, even in a well-lit environment. The device also features a highly efficient laser light source that offers a practically maintenance free operation with no need for lamp replacement. In addition to an incredible image quality, you will also enjoy improved compatibility for the latest 4K standards, such as High Frame Rates and HDR (High Dynamic Range). Setup is easy with flexible installation, simple and auto calibration. The VPL-VW5000ES 4K Home Theater Laser Projector was designed to put you in control of your best in-class entertainment experience.

Product Information

The world’s most advanced 4K projector designed specifically for home theater use. Enjoy 5,000 lumens of brightness, HDR compatibility, and the ability to simulate the new ITU-R BT2020 color gamut on top of the full DCI color space. For home installations with larger screens, this projector is the truly the ultimate home cinema display.


Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K Home Theater Projector Highlights:

  • Native 4K resolution for immersive experience
  • 5,000 lumens brightness and infinite dynamic contrast
  • Wide color space covers full DCI-P3 range and emulates BT2020
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible
  • Motionflow (HFR) in 4K signals for smoother images
  • HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 compatible for enjoying up-to-date 4K content services
  • HD to 4K upscaling turns your HD content into a 4K experience
  • 20,000 hours virtually maintenance free operation
  • Built in RF 3D transmitter
  • Powered zoom lens with wide lens shift and lens memories


Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K Home Theater Projector Features:

Cinematic 4K clarity with four times the detail of Full HD

  • SXRD panel technology featured in our professional cinema projectors delivers native 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution images, with no artificial pixel enhancement. Every detail is clear and natural, without jagged edges or visible pixels. 

Very high brightness and contrast:

  • With an amazing 5,000 lumens brightness and infinite dynamic contrast range, 4K images are clear with bright highlights and rich, deep blacks – even in well-lit rooms. 

Wide color space for more natural colors:

  • Sony's display technology covers the full DCI-P3 range and emulates ITU-R BT2020 to accurately reproduce a much broader range of colors than a standard projector system. You'll see the difference with finely-reproduced tones and textures plus greater color purity, depth and realism. 

HDR Compatible:

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

Smooth, fluid on-screen action:

  • Coupled with the panel's super-fast response rate, Motionflow technology means you’ll see every detail with minimal blur - no matter how fast the action, even with 4K signals. 

Support for latest standards:

  • The VPL-VW5000ES can project content at up to 60 frames per second (fps) in 4K (at color signal YCbCr 4:4:4 8-bit or YcbCr 4:2:2 12-bit) for even smoother images with superior color and realism. Support for HDCP 2.2 lets you enjoy the latest 4K content services. 

Virtually maintenance-free operation:

  • Laser-based light source provides up to 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation for constant picture quality and reduced running costs. 

Reality Creation upscales movies to 4K:

  • As well as projecting native 4K content, the VPL-VW5000ES upscales your Full HD Blu-ray or DVD movie collection to 4K with Reality Creation - Sony's Super Resolution processing technology that enhances lower-resolution content, and even upscales 3D movies to 4K resolution.

Compatible with ‘Mastered in 4K’ Blu-ray:

  • Enjoy a near-native 4K experience with discs ‘Mastered in 4K’. It’s as close as you can get to the 4K-pixel resolution and expanded color range of the original. 

Picture position memories:

  • Memorizes up to five zoom lens positions for future viewing. Stored settings can be matched to a movie’s aspect ratio, including 16:9 and Cinemascope. 

Flexible home installation with wide zoom and shift lens:

  • The powered zoom lens with wide zoom ratio and wide lens shift range gives greater installation flexibility in any room size, even with high ceilings. 

Built-in auto calibration:

  • Maintaining original factory color calibration is quick and easy thanks to a built-in camera. 

Industry standard RF 3D compatible:

  • The projector's built-in RF transmitter synchronizes with any RF 3D glasses for wider coverage and greater stability, so there’s no need for an external transmitter. 

3-year limited warranty:

  • All Sony Elevated Standard (ES) projectors enjoy 3-year limited warranties.

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Product highlights

  • 5,000 lumen brightness for a vivid image across the entire screen
  • HDMI connection
  • Projector features a native 4K resolution for a sharp, high-quality image
  • Easy and flexible home installation and mounting with a +30 degree tilt capability
  • Up to five screen formats
  • Includes High Dynamic Range (HDR) for an improved image
  • Advanced 4K SXRD technology provides an ultra-fast response rate
  • MotionFlow technology ensures a smooth on-screen look
  • Built-in 3D transmitter with supplied glasses
  • Stunning TRILUMINOS technology for true-to-life colors and tones
  • Product Dimensions:  21.6” W x 9.0” H x 29.5” D
  • Product Weight: 94 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1 Year - World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support


Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K Home Theater Projector Specifications:

Convenience Features

  • Multiple Language Display: 17 languages (English, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Polish)


  • Screen Size: 60” to 300” (1,524 mm to 7,620 mm)
  • Display Resolution: 4096 × 2160 (Full 4K)

Display Features

  • Display Device: Size of effective display area: 0.74" x 3 Number of pixels: 26,542,080 (4096 x 2160 x 3) pixels
  • Display Technology: 4K SXRD panel projection system
  • Light source: Laser-Phosphor


  • Video Signal Input: 480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 1080/24p, 3840 x 2160/24p, 3840 x 2160/25p, 3840 x 2160/30p, 3840 x 2160/50p*3, 3840 x 2160/60p*3, 4096 x 2160/24p, 4096 x 2160/25p, 4096 x 2160/30p, 4096 x 2160/50p*3, 4096 x 2160/60p*3
  • Video Signal Input: *3 YCbCr 4:2:0 / 8 bit

General Features

  • Acceptable Computer Signals: fH: 19 kHz to 72 kHz, fV: 48 Hz to 92 Hz

Inputs and Outputs

  • LAN terminal: RJ45, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
  • 12V Trigger Output(s): Mini jack, DC 12 V Max. 100 mA
  • HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total): HDMI1 / HDMI2 : Digital (RGB/Y Pb / Cb Pr / Cr)
  • IR Input(s): IN:1, Mini jack
  • Output(s): Light Output: 5000 lm* Color Output: 5000 lm* * The values are estimate.
  • Remote Network Connection(s): RS-232C, D-sub 9-pin (female)
  • USB: 1 (front, for setting Save / Load)

Installation Features

  • Focus: Powered
  • Shift: Yes (Powered H and V)
  • Shift Range: V: +85% -80% H: +/-31%
  • Zoom: Powered (Approx. x2.1)

Operating Conditions

  • Operating Humidity: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F) / 35% to 85% (no condensation)


  • Power Consumption (in Operation): 290 W
  • Power Requirements: AC 100V to 240 V, 50/60


  • Contrast Ratio: Dynamic Contrast: ∞:1

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.): 21.66 x 9 x 33.53 in (550 x 228 x 750 mm) (without protrusions)
  • Weight (Approx.): Approx. 94 lb (43 kg) (including standard lens), Approx. 40 kg / 88 lb (excluding standard lens)

What's in the Box

What's In The Box:

  • Projector
  • VPLL-Z7013 (Standard lens)
  • RM-PJ24 Remote Commander
  • Size AA (R6) Manganese Batteries (2)
  • AC Power Cord (1)
  • Operating Instructions (CD-ROM)(1)
  • Quick Reference Manual (1)



Customer Reviews for Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K Home Theater Laser Projector

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Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing picture quality
I bought this about 2 years ago for my cinema room. I have never owned a projector so cannot compare with other models but can compare with cinema experience. I have a Stewart screen (not sure of exact size but I think its about 100" x 50" but probably a little bigger) and the quality of the experience in terms of picture quality exceeds any cinema I have been in (and I used to go to the movies a lot). It is very expensive but if you are after absolutely amazing picture quality then you can go no further than this product
November 23, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Good price and worth every penny
I have owned projectors before, I have a vpl 385 and loved it. I got this projector as a gift for myself due to a massive stroke I had that caused damage to my body. I have used it every day for awhile and the picture is stunning. I plan to buy another one and increase the size of screen size. Currently I have a 140” which is so small for this projector . It’s a rare beautiful thing...this Sony projector
April 16, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Nothing Else Compares
If you are all about the picture, no other projector compares. This Sony provides a sharp 4K picture with breathtaking contrast at a maximum output of 5,000 lumens. That means the room does not have to be pitch black to provide a dynamic movie watching experience. Once calibrated the picture is sharp, the colors are vibrant and true to life. The projector itself is very quiet and the laser light does not need time to ramp up or cool down (like normal projector bulbs). The VW5000 provides a rich, involving cinematic experience. I could not be happier.
October 2, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
Worth every dollar
Incredible! I couldn’t be happier. Sure I had to take out a second mortgage and even drive Uber at night, but so what?! My wife left me and won’t let me see the kids but my theater room is awesome (now located in 1-bedroom apartment since my house was foreclosed on).

PS. Porn looks great on this thing!
This review was collected as part of a promotion
July 23, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5
Best projector I have ever owned!
Outstanding, by far the best projector quality I have ever owned! 20,000+ hours lifespan to the laser, with no dropoff (like bulbs). Amazing colors, blacks, and contrast.
April 13, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
This is the last home theatre projector that you will ever need!
November 30, 2018
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Rated 1 out of 5
Cant switch format or sources without unplugging
Owned this projector for over a year. Picture is great. Meets or exceeds specs. However has serious problems with source sync and anytime a source switches requires unplugging and restarting projector. Sent in for repairs which was a total cluster. Sony customer service totally sucks. Going to trade out for a Christie.
June 3, 2018
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Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing picture quality for checking my emails
I purchased this projector mainly for checking my emails and using the calculator on my MacBook Air. It looks stunning. Now when I add numbers like 1430 and 5640 - it just feels incredible to see each number typed up on to my 150” screen. The other day I decided to try something different with this 4K laser projector and used it for a live chat. This machine has incredible response time. I felt like I was responding in real time, there was no judder, no motion blur - just character after character, flawlessly and instantly planting onto my screen. I don’t even have my room totally blacked out and the blacks are icredibly rich. Same with the color accuracy - the Google logo on the home page is the deepest and most pure reds blues and greens I’ve ever seen. Huge congratulations to Sony for this achievement.
February 11, 2018
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Rated 5 out of 5
I have had the projector for about one year replacing a Runco DTV 1200 CRT which was state of the art when purchased 10 years ago. In comparison the picture quality, brightness and ease of use of the Sony blows it away. I know it’s pricey but definitely worth it if you are videophile like me.
October 15, 2017
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Rated 5 out of 5
Best I have ever owned
This is by far the most realistic projector I have ever owned. The 4K is phenomenal. The HDR is superlative.
December 17, 2016
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