Sony gives projector a HDR makeover

Upcoming firmware update will add High Dynamic Range support to VPL-VW320ES

Sony has announced that it is releasing a new firmware update for its VPL-VW320ES 4K home cinema projector that makes it capable of handling High Dynamic Range content. The upgrade makes the VPL-VW320ES the third Sony home cinema projector to support the 4K HDR format, alongside the VPL-VW5000ES and VPL-VW520ES.

The tech giant claims that the new update will be available from the end of May, when it will be available to download here.

'We always want to provide our customers with the best possible image quality from our market-leading digital cinema solutions, which is why we're thrilled to announce this latest firmware update' stated Thomas Issa, product manager at Sony Professional Solutions Europe. 'With 4K fast becoming the new standard in broadcast and film, our customers increasingly expect to see this detailed crystal clear imagery refelected in their living rooms. In line with our other 4K HDR solutions, such as our BRAVIA screens and by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's upcoming 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray film releases, we're pleased to extend this futureproofed technology to the VPL-VE320ES.'

Sony has also developed a new unified control protocol for its home cinema projector range, which it claims will enable 'intuitive and easy integration' when various models are used within the same instalation.