-Sony VPL-VW870ES 4K Projector

Sony VPL-VW870ES 4K Projector brings the big screen to your home cinema with outstanding colour, detail and contrast, with an advanced Z-Phosphor 2200 lumen laser light source and Sony SXRD panel technology, ARC-F focus lens and 4K Motionflow for the ultimate home cinema viewing experience.

Z-Phosphor Laser Light

For a pure and reliable light source, the VPL-VW870 projector uses a Z-Phosphor laser light. The laser has been developed by Sony to offer 20,000 hours of bright images for uninterrupted playback, meaning no need for lamp replacement and hardly any maintenance. In addition to the dynamic laser light, an Advanced Iris is also incorporated into the projector. The Iris and the laser light can be adjusted independently of each other, in order to optimise the light output for dark and brighter scenes. This results in deeper blacks and more vibrant colours, and along with the infinite dynamic contrast, every scene displays the best image possible, with lifelike colour and detail.

SXRD Panels

The VPL-VW870ES 4K Projector features Sony’s advanced Silicon X-tal Reflective Display panel technology which is capable of delivering native 4K resolution images, more than four times the resolution of Full HD pictures. The SXRD panel technology creates fine details, without jagged edges or visible pixels for a clear and natural image. The latest SXRD panels deliver better contrast than ever, offering rich, deep blacks and clear cinematic motion and smoothness of image. The reflective silicon layer has been improved which now means the projector displays even better light control, precisely reproducing shadows and blacks. 

Corner-to-corner Clarity

To produce a clear and detailed image across the whole screen, an All-Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens is featured on the VPL-VW870ES projector, with an all-glass design from a large aperture lens. For optimal convergence between the red, green and blue primaries, all 18 elements of the lens are constructed from glass, including six extra low-dispersion elements. The extreme edges of the screen still show a clear and vivid image. The Digital Focus Optimiser is used to achieve optimum focus digitally, compensating for possible degradation of the lens in advance, to focus even the far corners at the optimum detail.

Reality Creation

Exclusive Reality Creation technology on the Sony VPL-VW870ES analyses images down to every pixel and uses powerful pattern matching algorithms that have been developed from years of movie production to enhance the images for sharper edges and crispness without increasing the noise of the digital picture. The projector can also upscale Full HD content such as HD Blu-ray and DVD movies into near 4K quality. The TRILUMINOS colour, with more colour and texture reproduction than standard projectors is incorporated into the VPL-VW870ES. True-to-life colours and glorious bright hues are beautifully displayed, depicting landscapes and scenes with faithful and vivid reproduction. The High Dynamic Range compatibility gets the most out of 4K images, with an expanded brightness, and more contrast for images from Blu-ray and streaming services. HDR10 and Hybrid Log Gamma are both supported for the latest connectivity, so the home cinema projector can produce enlightening colour and contrast in your home. The VPL-VW870ES contains HDMI 18Gbps, to allow for uninterrupted 4K HDR 60Hz with smoother expressions.

4K Motionflow

The video processing element of the VPL-VW870ES uses Motionflow for a smooth and clear motion picture, even with 4K content. Motionflow adds frames to reduce blur, whilst simultaneously maintaining brightness, making it ideal for fast moving content such as sports and high-octane movies. The function can be switched to True Theatre mode to maintain cinema standard 24 frames per second for purists.

Picture Position Memory

The VPL-VW870ES uses picture position memory to store settings for all your favourite setups, allowing you to easily watch movies in the ideal format for up to five different screen formats. Picture Position Memory recalls key settings, such as aspect ratios including 16:9, and Cinemascope for easy access to the best viewing. Nine calibrated picture modes are included, to quickly adjust the picture to the content you’re watching. Select between two theatre film modes, cinema digital, TV and more for the perfect viewing experience. An advanced Hue Saturation Value tool for colour tuning gives you even more control over your picture.

  • Sony VPL-VW870ES 4K Projector with 2200 lumen Z-Phosphor Laser Light Source and 4K Motionflow
  • Laser light displays bright pictures for up to 20,000 hours
  • Advanced Iris optimises for dark and bright images for the best colour and detail
  • SXRD panels display 4K resolution images with crisp edges and deep blacks
  • HDR provides image contrast for faithful reproduction
  • All-Range Crisp Focus all-glass lens creates clear pictures even at the edges of the frame
  • Digital Focus Optimiser outputs optimum corrected images for better focus in the corners
  • 4K Motionflow adds frames to reduce motion blur in 4K images
  • Picture Position Memory stores your optimal settings for a perfect picture every time
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Product Specifications

Display System

4K SXRD panel, projection system

Size of effective display area

0.74” x 3

Number of pixels

26,542,080 (4096 x 2160 x 3) pixels

Lens Focus




Lens shift

Vertical: +/-80% Horizontal: +/-31%

Light source

Laser diode

Light output

2,200 lm

Light output

1,800 lm (Lamp mode: High)

Dynamic contrast



Digital (RGB/Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr)

Trigger 1 / Trigger 2

Minijack, DC 12 V Max. 100 mA


RS-232C, D-sub 9-pin (male)


DC 5 V, Max. 500 mA

Acoustic noise

24 dB

Power requirements

AC 100 V to 240 V, 4.6 A to 2.0 A, 50/60Hz

Power consumption

490 W

3D capability


Dimensions (W x H x D)

560 x 223 x 496 mm


22 kg


Warranty information for Sony:

Sony Projectors

Sony products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a period of 36 months.

This guarantee applies to all Sony Products including Projectors. Providing you with peace of mind and the assurance of premium Quality.

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