Sony confirms VPL-HW50ES sub-£3000 full HD 3D projector

Sony has confirmed details of its new full HD 3D projector, with a £2800 price tag bringing it just under the £3000 sweet-spot.

The VPL-HW50ES was unveiled at IFA alongside Sony's 4K VPL-VW1000ES high-end projector and of course the 84in 4K TV.

After a UK launch we now have a confirmed price tag and a release date for the end of this month.

Sitting above the VPL-HW30ES projector, the new model adds a built-in 3D transmitter, a wider lens shift and a quiter noise level of 21db.

Also on board is a new version of Sony's Digital Reality Creation technology, a boosted brightness to 1,700 lumens – 30% brighter than its predecessor – and a dynamic contrast ratio of more than 100,000:1.

The Sony VPL-HW50ES projector is available in black or white from the end of October for £2800.

Read our First Look review of the Sony KD-84X9005 4K TV

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Joe Cox
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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).