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Part #: SONVPLVW385ES  |   Mfg #: VPL-VW385ES
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Sony 4K HDR Home Theater Projector

Experience breathtaking 4K HDR clarity and brightness in every living space.1 With a dynamic contrast ratio of 200,000:1 and Advanced Iris every scene springs to life with finer detail, realism, and deep blacks. Picture Position Memories let you quickly watch movies in the ideal screen format.

IMAX® Enhanced

IMAX enhanced projector

Make the home theater experience bigger and better than ever.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.


  • 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.
  • Motorized zoom lens and wide lens shift
    Installing this projector in your room is easy with a 2.06 times motorized zoom with a wide lens shift range. Adjust the position of the projector up to 85% vertically and 31% horizontally to get just the right angle for your movies without creating image distortion or resolution loss.
  • 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
  • HDR Compatible
    Take full advantage of the latest content produced with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for extremely wide contrast range with an even higher range of brightness levels and volume of colors.
  • High brightness and contrast
    With an impressive 1,500 lumens brightness and spectacular contrast, 4K images are clear with bright highlights and rich, deep blacks – even in well-lit rooms.
  • 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, to enhance colors, contrast, andtextures without enhancing image artifacts. 2
  • Action stays smooth and sharp with MotionFlow™ 
    Whatever you’re watching, you’ll enjoy a silk-smooth and razor-sharp on-screen look in fast-moving action sequences with Motionflow™. This innovative technology can create and insert extra frames between the original frames by first comparing key visual factors on successive frames, then calculating the split second of missing action in the sequences. True Cinema 24p mode mimics true movie projection for cinema purists.
  • Colors come alive with TRILUMINOS™ Display
    Discover true-to-life colors and tones. The VPL-VW285ES 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 look better, too, with skin tones more faithfully reproduced.
  • Enjoy all types of content in 4K HDR. 
    4K HDR 60p 10bit (for HDR10/HLG) so you can enjoy gaming and other high frame rate content in 4K HDR.
  • Support for latest standards.
    The VPL-VW385ES can project content at up to 60 frames per second (fps) in 4K for even smoother images with superior color and realism. Both HDMI inputs support HDCP 2.2 so you can enjoy more of the latest 4K content services.4
  • Watch for longer with a 225 W high-pressure lamp.
    Enjoy up to 6000 hours of viewing time (in low mode) from a long-lasting mercury lamp. This means fewer lamp swaps, simpler maintenance, and lower running costs.
  • Flexible home installation with wide zoom and shift lens
    The powered zoom lens with a 2.1x zoom ratio and wide lens shift range gives greater installation flexibility in any room size, even with a high ceiling.
  • Built-in 3D transmitter synchronizes entertainment
    A built-in 3D transmitter synchronizes the optional glasses with the projector, so you can start watching 3D movies quicker. 3Upscale 2D films to 3D and enjoy classic movies in a whole new dimension, or watch anamorphic images and 3D films simultaneously without changing the lens. High-emission power gives you a strong signal anywhere in the room.
  • Front-facing fan
    With the fan exhaust positioned at the front of the projector, you don’t need to worry about wall clearance and room for air intake/exhaust when installing. This helps maximize throw distance, for the biggest possible projected images.
  • Plays your "Mastered in 4K" discs
    The Mastered in 4Kcollection includes classic films, remastered with enhanced color and detail for Blu-ray Disc. Play these discs with a pixel resolution and color range that’s almost identical to the 4K original. The movie is down-sampled from the original 4K source at a high bitrate to Full HD, then upscaled to 4K using the same algorithm.
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Image Quality Projector Calculator See Sony VPL-VW385ES True 4K UHD Image Size Calculator »
Resolution 4k (4096 x 2160)
Brightness 1500 lumens
Contrast Ratio 350000:1
Uniformity --
No. of Colors Full Color
Aspect Ratio(s) Native - 16:6
Display Type SXRD;
Data Signals HD (4096 x 2160)
Video Signals 480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 1080/24p, 3840 x 2160/24p, 3840 x 2160/25p, 3840 x 2160/30p, 3840 x 2160/50p*4, 3840 x 2160/60p*4, 4096 x 2160/24p, 4096 x 2160/25p, 4096 x 2160/30p, 4096 x 2160/50p*4
H Sync 19 kHz to 72 kHz
V Sync 48 Hz to 92 Hz
3D Ready Yes
Dot Clock --
Inputs / Outputs
  • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface for digital video and digital audio)
  • Ethernet/RJ45 (Network addressable, RJ45)
  • USB
  • RS-232 (Serial)
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Built-in Audio --
Projection Lens Projector Calculator See Sony VPL-VW385ES True 4K UHD Image Size Calculator »
Lens Focus Powered Zoom Powered (Approx. x 2.06)
Throw Ratio --
Keystone Corr. --
Lens Shift Vertical: +85% -80% Horizontal: +/-31%
Proj. Methods --
Dimensions 19.5" x 7.68" x 17.25" (W x H x D)
Unit Weight 31 lbs.
Power Supply AC 100 V to 240 V, 3.5A to 1.5A, 50/60Hz
Universal Power Supply
Power Consumption 350
Ecomode No
FCC Class A
Audible Noise 26.0 dB
Lamp High-pressure mercury lamp, 225 W type
Lamp Life 2000 hours
Replacement Lamp
SONLMPH220, $499.99     
Included Accessories
Items Included RM-PJ24 Remote Commander (1) : VPL-VW550ES/VW360ES, RM-PJ28 Remote Commander (1) : VPL-VW260ES, Size AA (R6) Manganese Batteries (2), Lens Cap (1), AC Power Cord (1), Operating Instructions (CD-ROM) (1), Quick Reference Manual (1)
Remote Control Yes
Carry Case No
Projector 3 yr
Lamp --

* -- indicates specification not published by manufacturer.


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