Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K Home Theater Laser Projector

Model: VPL-VW5000ES UPC: 027242890589 Item: 166045

Welcome to the epitome of modern entertainment advancement - the Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K Home Theater Laser Projector turns any blank space into a full-fledged cinema. It's designed to display your 4K content in its native resolution, so you can watch every 4K program the way it was meant to be seen. And with 4K upscaling on standard HD quality, any show or movie finds a whole new realistic touch. It also has a built-in RF 3D transmitter, which allows you to watch 3D content with a wider coverage space.

Sony VPL-VW5000ES 4K Projector Features:

  • The absolute top-of-the-line 4K projector experience
  • Watch and stream your favorite 4K films in their native resolution
  • Put on any HD content and experience brilliant 4K upscaling
  • Each bulb has about 20,000 hours worth of life, so you can watch for hours on end

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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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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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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