VPL-VW1025ES 4K HDR Laser Home Theater Projector

The wonder of the cinema comes home with 4K HDR clarity. The X1™ processor for projector and a 2,200-lumen Z-Phosphor laser light source brings exceptionally bright and clear colors, contrast, and motion to all your content for over 20,000 hours of playtime. With the ARC-F lens equipped for ultra-crisp images, you’ll wonder how you watched movies before installing the VW1025ES.

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About the Sony VPL-VW1025ES

Take all of the great features you’ll find in the Sony VPL-VW915ES and complement them with the lens from their $88,000 top-of-the-line projector that is optimized for the internal laser light engine and you have the VPL-VW1025ES.

From a feature standpoint, it is identical to the VW915, but boy, what a difference that lens makes!

If you understand camera lenses, you know their importance and how the great ones can be quite costly, but the picture speaks for itself. The VW1025 uses an all-glass, large-aperture ARC-F lens with 18 elements that include 6 extra low-dispersion elements. The end result is the perfect convergence of red, green, and blue on every part of the screen for an image that is incredibly clear and vivid.

The VPL-VW1025ES boasts 2200lm output which opens up even larger widescreen sizes for the serious home theater. Like the VW915, the VW1025 comes in black only.

Sony X1™ processor for projector

X1™ processor for projector is an innovative technology that uses advanced algorithms to cut noise and boost detail with high-precision frame analysis.

Sony Projector features

Dynamic HDR Enhancer

Dynamic HDR Enhancer powered by X1™ for projector enhances contrast scene by scene in combination with laser and iris-controlled light output control to deliver stunning 4K HDR images.

Sony Projector features

Native 4K resolution for lifelike pictures.

With more than four times the resolution of Full HD, 1 native 4K offers 8.8 million pixels (4096 x 2160) for a picture that’s so incredibly lifelike, it’s like looking at the real thing.

Sony Projector features

ARC-F lens delivers ideal clarity

The ARC-F lens features an 18-piece all-glass lens design, which faithfully transfers images from the 4K imagers to the entire screen, from edge to edge. Crisp picture quality is displayed as beautifully as it was captured.

Sony Projector features

2,200 lumens for spectacular brightness

With an impressive 2,200 lumens brightness and a spectacularly high contrast range, 4K images are clear and bright with sparkling highlights and rich, deep blacks.

Sony Projector features

Laser light source in compact chassis

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

Sony Projector features

Dual contrast control engine

Dynamic Laser control & Advanced Iris work together to deliver superb image quality with deeper blacks while maintaining bright highlights.

Sony Projector features

Motionflow™ provides smooth motion for 4K & HD

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

Sony Projector features

Digital Focus Optimizer for more accurate focus

With the Digital Focus Optimizer, image quality is actively refined and corrected during the viewing experience, ensuring your content always looks tack-sharp.

Sony Projector features

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.

Sony Projector features

Reality Creation upscales your favorites

Upscale your existing Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD movies to near-4K quality. 2 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, enhancing colors, contrast, and textures without enhancing image artifacts.

Sony Projector features

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.

Sony Projector features

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.

Sony Projector features

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.

Sony Projector features

Long lasting 20,000 hour Z-Phosphor light source

The ultra-pure, highly efficient laser light source provides years of illumination with a 20,000 hour rating. No need to worry about when to replace the lamp.

Sony Projector features

Enjoy all types of content in 4K HDR.

Bring ultra high-definition images to all your content. The VPL-VW1025ES 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.

Sony Projector features

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.

Sony Projector features

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.

Sony Projector features

Colors come alive with TRILUMINOS™ Display

Discover true-to-life colors and tones. The VPL-VW1025ES 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 also look better, with skin tones more faithfully reproduced.

Sony Projector features

Short-throw lens available

In case the projector needs to be installed close to the screen, a short-throw lens is available to ensure that the picture quality stays just as beautiful as if it were far away.

Sony Projector features

IMAX Enhanced

Sony 4K projectors are compatible with IMAX Enhanced content, making them ready to deliver the bigger, more breathtaking IMAX visuals you love in compatible content. Take advantage of the size of your projector screen with movies that become even more immersive with IMAX Enhanced.

Sony Projector features

Size & Weight

  • DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) - 22.06" x 8.78" x 19.53"
  • WEIGHT - Approx. 49 lb (22 kg)


  • DISPLAY SYSTEM - 4K SXRD panel, projection system
  • DISPLAY RESOLUTION - 720 x 576/50p, 720 x 480/60p, 1280 x 720/50p, 1280 x 720/60p, 1920 x 1080/50i, 1920 x 1080/60i, 1920 x 1080/24p, 1920 x 1080/50p, 1920 x 1080/60p, 3840 x 2160/24p, 3840 x 2160/25p, 3840 x 2160/30p, 3840 x 2160/50p, 3840 x 2160/60p, 4096 x 2160/24p, 4096 x 2160/25p, 4096 x 2160/30p, 4096 x 2160/50p, 4096 x 2160/60p
  • LIGHT SOURCE - Laser diode
  • PICTURE PROCESSOR - X1™ for projector

General Features

  • CONTRAST RATIO - ∞: 1 (Dynamic Contrast)
  • EFFECTIVE PIXELS - 26,542,080 (4096 x 2160 x 3) pixels
  • PROJECTION LENS SHIFT - VPLL-Z7008 (Optional): Powered V ±50%, H ±18%, VPLL-Z7013 (Bundled): Powered V ±80%, H ±31%
  • THROW RATIO - VPLL-Z7008 (Optional): 0.85:1 to 1.06:11, VPLL-Z7013 (Bundled): 1.35:1 to 2.90:11
  • Hardware
  • Interface
  • INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS - HDMI (2 INPUTS)2 - Digital RGB/Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr, IR IN - Minijack, LAN - RJ45, 10Base-T/100BASE-TX, REMOTE - RS-232C, D-sub 9-pin (male), TRIGGER (2 INPUTS) - Minijack, DC 12 V Max. 100 mA, USB - DC 5 V, Max. 500 mA

Operating Conditions

  • OPERATING TEMPERATURE / HUMIDITY - 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)/20% to 80% (no condensation)
  • STORAGE TEMPERATURE / HUMIDITY - 10 °F to +140 °F (–10 °C to +60 °C)/20% to 80% (no condensation)


  • POWER REQUIREMENT - AC 100 V to 240 V, 4.9 A to 2.2 A, 50/60 Hz

Video Features

  • LIGHT OUTPUT - 2,200 lm
  • COLOR LIGHT OUTPUT - 2,200 lm

Eco and energy saving

  • POWER CONSUMPTION (STANDBY MODE) - 0.4 W (When "Remote Start" is set to "Off")
  • POWER CONSUMPTION (NETWORKED STANDBY MODE) - 1.0 W (LAN) (When "Remote Start" is set to "On") When a LAN terminal is not connected, it becomes a low power consumption mode (0.5 W).
More Information
Weight44.00 lbs
FeaturesDolby Digital, HDMI Inputs, HDR, Short Throw Compatible, Standard Throw Compatible, 4K Ultra HD
Included AccessoriesRemote Control (RM-PJ24), Size AA (R6) manganese batteries (2), AC Power Cord (1), Lens Cap (1), Quick Reference Manual Safety Regulations (1)
Projector Lamplife20,000 hours
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