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Sony VPL-VW90ES

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and noise also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Sony VPL-VW90ES is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony BRAVIA VPL-VW90ES SXRD 3D Projector

 

It seems like only yesterday that I reviewed Sony's VPL-VW85 projector, but it was a year and a half ago (Home Theater, November 2009). Sony launches a new flagship home theater projector every year at the September CEDIA EXPO, and 2010 was no exception.

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Sony BRAVIA VPL-VW90ES SXRD 3D Projector

 

It seems like only yesterday that I reviewed Sony's VPL-VW85 projector, but it was a year and a half ago (Home Theater, November 2009). Sony launches a new flagship home theater projector every year at the September CEDIA EXPO, and 2010 was no exception.

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Sony VPL-VW90ES

 

It is, as expected, an excellent 2D projector, and there's lots to discuss about 3D as well. We loved the improvements in the far less expensive Pro1, when we reviewed it in December (2D only). Let's see if the Sony VW90ES impresses as well

Excellent color, and overall picture quality, post calibration ; Really good black levels, but not the best ; Above average brightness in "best" movie mode ; Very good dark shadow detail ; 2D to 3D conversion - interesting ; 3D can be played as 2D ;...

A more noticable than most amount of stuttering on slow pans of a scene at apparently a certain speed or speed (24 fps content) (only seen on two different scenes so far) ; Remote control's range is good, but could be a bit further ; Black levels not...

I could live with one of these. When not watching 2D, I'd watch tons of 3D content, but I'd still wish for a usable 2000 lumens for 3D

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Sony VPL-VW90ES Review

 

Sony's premium end 1080p with 3D capability is great in 2D, and not quite as solid at the moment in 3D...

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Sony VPL-VW90ES 3D projector review

 

3D as the director intended it to be shown

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Sony VPL-VW90ES

 

Many TV addicts are sceptical of domestic 3D. There's just not enough content available to compensate for the general inconvenience of having to wear special glasses, particularly if you like to multitask. Surfing on a laptop or snarfing custard creams...

Terrific 2D performance ; low operational noise ; extensive user control ; deep immersive 3D

No THX preset ; can't quite get rid of all crosstalk

Overall, the VPL-VW90ES should be considered a marvellous projector. It's beautifully built and delivers both corking 2D and genuinely involving three-dimensional imagery. In fact, so much so that, having lived with it for a while, I find it difficult...

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Sony VPL-VW90ES 3D Projector review

 

Sony brings the thrills of big-screen 3D home

Terrific 2D performance ; low operational noise ; extensive user control ; deep immersive 3D

No THX preset ; can't quite get rid of all crosstalk

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Sony VPL-VW90ES review

 

Many TV addicts are sceptical of domestic 3D. There's just not enough content available to compensate for the general inconvenience of having to wear special glasses, particularly if you like to multitask. Surfing on a laptop or snarfing custard creams...

Terrific 2D performance; low operational noise; extensive user control; deep immersive 3D

No THX preset; can’t quite get rid of all crosstalk

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Sony VPL-VW90ES

 

Sony's new projector has been built from the ground up with 3D in mind. But that's not enough to impress us.

Excellent build quality ; Superb 2D performance ; Runs very quietly

Crosstalk with 3D ; Lack of brightness with 3D ; Looks very expensive vs JVC's X3

We’ve moaned before about Sony treading its own path too much when it comes to picture calibration tools, and it appears from the VW90ES that the brand is continuing to ignore us! For while you can adjust the gamma curve and white balance settings, and...

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Sony VPL-VW90ES review

 

Sony's first 3D projector is a high-end treat. The SXRD light engine is as sharp as a sushi knife, and we didn't spot any picture-spoiling 3D crosstalk effects. If you really want to watch 3D movies at home, you need to buy one of these.

Deep blacks and vivid colours ; Artefact-free 3D viewing experience ; Fabulous with hi-definition 2D ; Integrated 3D sync transmitter

Fan noise is higher than on previous models ; The 3D tech adds a significant price premium ; Projector is on the largish side

At around £5,400. the Sony VPL-VW90ES sits at the high end of the serious home-cinema projection market, but, all things considered, we still think this represents good value. In a nutshell, the model manages to deliver gorgeous 2D and simply...

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