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Sony VPL-VW320ES Review - Conclusions Review

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Sony VPL-VW320ES – 3D Picture Quality

No 3D glasses were provided with the VPL-VW320ES, so I wasn’t able to test this aspect of its performance.

Other Things to Consider

Gaming on the VPL-VW320ES is a fun experience. My measurements of its input lag – the time the projector takes to render picture data received at its inputs – recorded an avergae figure of just 32ms. This is a strong result for a 4K display, and should have only a minimum impact on your gaming performance.

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Sony VPL-VW320ES

Should I buy a Sony VPL-VW320ES?

The VPL-VW320ES is an accomplished projector. It makes its native 4K resolution count and delivers
bright and well-balanced standard dynamic range images.

Its HDR playback is a little unconvincing, however, and a rather pedestrian contrast performance leaves its SDR below that of its closest rival, the JVC DLA-X7000. Which represents something of a problem for the VPL-VW320ES when you consider that the JVC projector costs almost exactly the same money.

It’s worth adding, too, that Sony’s step-up VPL-VW520ES does a more convincing job with HDR than either the VPL-VW320ES or the JVC DLA-X7000, making it potentially worth the £3,000 extra if money is no object.

Verdict

A reasonably affordable 4K projector that’s slightly let down by unconvincing HDR efforts and a lacklustre contrast performance.

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