Sony VPL-VW885ES 4K HDR Laser Home Theater Projector

Model: VPL-VW885ES UPC: 027242906846 Item: 169521


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Sony VPL-VW885ES 4K HDR Laser Home Theater Projector Overview

All of Sony’s latest 4K projectors deliver a thrilling theatrical experience. But the top-of-the-line VPL-VW885ES walks you up the red carpet, punches your ticket, brushes off the best seat in the house and plants you right in the middle of the action. A new, ultra-bright and long-lasting laser illuminates Sony’s proprietary three-SXRD panels for an infinite contrast range and the finest details on a home projector screen. With Sony’s range of trademark picture enhancements, you get an awe-inspiring image in nearly any environment.

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Revel in Stunning 4K HDR Laser Clarity

Revel in stunning 4K HDR laser clarity in any home theater. With 2,000 lumens, you’ll experience rich cinematic colors, smooth motion, and dazzling brightness. A highly efficient laser light source gives you years of illumination and infinite dynamic contrast. Its compact size gives greater installation flexibility in any room size.


  • Highly efficient laser light source in new compact size
  • Full 4K resolution with 4096 x 2160 pixels
  • High brightness of 2000 Lumens
  • Real-time laser light control for infinite dynamic contrast
  • Enjoy High Dynamic Range (HDR) content in various formats
  • Advanced SXRD panel for outstanding contrast
  • Laser light source operates for over 20,000 hours
  • Advanced Reality Creation for upscaling and sharpening images without sharpening picture noise
  • View clear sharp images with Motionflow XR technology, even in 4K
  • Compact size for installation flexibility.

Laser Light Source in New, Compact Chassis

This compact size home projector combines an advanced laser light source with Sony 4K SXRD panel technology. 

Native 4K Resolution for Life-Like Pictures

With more than four times the resolution of Full HD1, 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. 

2,000 Lumens for Spectacular Brightness

With an impressive 2,000 lumens brightness and a spectacularly high contrast range, 4K images are clear and bright with sparkling highlights and rich, deep blacks. 

Real-Time Laser Light Control for High Dynamic Contrast

With its laser light source the light output power is automatically adjusted depending on the brightness of a scene in content for high dynamic contrast. 

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.

Advanced SXRD Panel for Outstanding Contrast

4K native SXRD panels produce outstanding native device contrast, reproducing deep blacks by improving the flatness level of the pixel surface. 

Long Lasting 20,000 Hour Lamp

The ultra-pure, highly efficient laser light source provides gives you years of illumination with a 20,000 hour lamp. 

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. 

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 - even with 4K content. This innovative technology creates and inserts 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. 

Two 18 Gbps HDMI/HDCP 2.2 Compatible Inputs

HDMI 18Gbps compatible so you can enjoy gaming and other high frame rate content in 4K HDR. 

Colors Come Alive with TRILUMINOS Display

Discover true-to-life colors and tones. The VPL-VW885ES 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. 

Picture Position Memory Stores Your Settings

Lens focus, zoom, and shift settings for up to five screen formats can be stored for easy recall. Picture Position Memories remember these settings so you can quickly watch movies in the ideal format. Match aspect ratios, including 16:9 and Cinemascope, and store these settings in the projector. 

Compact Size for Installation Flexibility

With its compact size, this projector can make a large 4K image in any room. 

Enjoy All Types of Content in 4K HDR

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

Select from 9 Picture Calibration Modes

Quickly calibrate the picture to what you’re watching or playing. Select from nine picture calibration modes, including two cinema film modes, cinema digital, reference, TV, photo, game, bright cinema, and bright TV. An advanced HSV manual color tuning tool gives you even more control. 

Product highlights

  • Newly designed, efficient, long-life and bright (2000 lumens) compact laser emitter
  • Real-time control turns laser on and off for infinite dynamic contrast
  • Full 4K resolution and HDR for optimal details in shadow and brightness
  • Three-panel SXRD (red, green, blue) for outstanding contrast and vivid colors
  • Advanced Reality Creation upscales HD sources to near 4K quality, and Motionflow XR technology reduces blurring
  • Five Picture Position Memories store settings for various formats; nine picture modes optimized for gaming, cinema, TV and more
  • Ultra-quiet (24 dB) operation
  • Weight: 44 lbs.
  • Dimensions:22” wide x 8.78” high x 19.5” deep
  • 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
    • Computer: 1920 x 1080
  • 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: 286W
    • Type: Laser diode
    • Life: 20,000 hours


  • Lens shift
    • V: Powered maximum range: + 85%/-80%
    • H: Powered maximum range: 31%
  • Blanking: Yes
  • Lens center design: Yes
  • Panel alignment: Shift/Zone: 1/10 dot
  • 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: 450W
    • High 220V-240V: 450W
  • Power consumption (in Standby)
    • Standby: 0.3W
    • Network Standby: 1.0W
  • Power requirements: AC100-240V 50/60 Hz


  • Brightness - Light output: 2,000 lm (2D [lm])

Video Features

  • Anamorphic: Yes
  • Clear white: H/M/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)
  • Picture position: 5
  • x.v.Color technology: Yes

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.)
    • (W x H x D) 22.05" x 9.06" x 19.49"
    • Without protrusions: 22.05" x 8.78" x 19.49"
  • Weight (Approx.): 31 lbs.


What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • VPL-VW885ES 4K HDR Laser Home Theater Projector
  • Remote control (RM-PJ30)
  • (2) Size AA (R6) manganese batteries
  • AC power cord (Local (ex. US/JP))
  • Operating instruction (CD-R)
  • Quick reference manual
  • Safety regulation
  • Warranty card


Customer Reviews for Sony VPL-VW885ES 4K HDR Laser Home Theater Projector

4.5 / 5.0
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Outstanding 4K Projector
I upgraded to the Sony VPL-VW885ES 4K projector from an Epson HC 5040UB projector. Even though the Epson accepts 4K video signals, and its output is near 4K quality using pixel shifting, one could see the difference from this native 4K projector. The Sony is sharper due to the smaller and larger volume of pixels making up the pictures.

The picture from this Sony is bright, and its color is basically accurate right out of the box for the Cinema 1 and 2 and Reference modes. It handles HDR quite well, but I wish that it had more than 2,000 lumens, even if it was 2,500 like the VPL-VW1000ES or even better at 3,000+ lumens. However, with the 2,000 lumens, a 4K rated 120" diagonal Screen Innovations screen, I still get fantastic pictures, especially when watching 4K video content with HDR. The colors are robust, the pictures are crisp, sharp and clear. The sound from the fan is nearly nonexistent even when seating about 6 feet away from the projector when it is running at near to 100% laser output. I don't use 100% for watching movies, I tend to use 80% and that's sufficient light output in my dedicated theater room.

I am about to have this projector professionally calibrated by a certified calibrator, so that its pictures would have even more "pop" than it has now. I can't wait.

I stream 4K content from Amazon and Netflix and they look great, however not to the same level of detail as when watching a 4K Blu-ray disc or when watching native 4K content. This is one outstanding projector!
June 30, 2018
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Great projector, stunning colors and detail.
I just took delivery of mine, it is a stunning projector. Clarity is phenomenal and the colors pop and boy is it bright! My only gripe is Sony need to improve the black floor level and black crush that happens. Hopefully a firmware will fix this, until the 4* given the lower models seem to have better black perf . Overall I am super pleased with my purchase.
December 30, 2017
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