Sony has added to its professional home theatre projector range with the VPL-VZ1000ES ultra short throw projector.
The 'ultra short throw' nature of the projector means you can place it just six inches away from your wall or screen and feast on a 100in image.
The compact projector (measuring just 93 x 49 x 22cm and weighing 35kg) is designed to fit into smaller spaces than conventional home projectors.
The VPL-VZ1000ES uses Sony's proprietary SXRD projector technology coupled with a Z-Phosphor laser light engine to produce the high and low contrast points needed to produce HDR content.
Sony claims the projector's Z-Phosphor engine reaches peak brightness quicker than conventional projector lamps, giving you longer-lasting brightness and colour accuracy. It also means you shouldn't have to replace the lamp as often.
The VPL-VZ1000ES joins Sony's existing 4K (but not HDR) short throw projector, the LSPX-W1S Life Space UX projector (which we first saw at CES 2014), but boasts a 25% brighter image.
It's also around 40% smaller in size than the LSPX-W1S, but more importantly, will be available at a cheaper price.
Early reports say that the VPL-VZ1000ES will cost between €15,000 and €20,000 - that's half the price of the LSPX-W1S, but we're still in premium projector territory.
For the lucky ones who can afford it, the Sony VPL-VZ1000ES will be available from April 2017.