I had the new Sony XW7000 model up and running and decided why not add their new XW5000 as well. What better way to see just how their new lowest level Laser model performs comparing it their newest high end XW7000ES. Every once in awhile a new product is released at a price that seems too good to be true and it just shocks you. The XW5000ES is that product and then some. I was already blown away with amazing images from the 7000ES and then going to the 5000ES was not let down at all! It has the same X1 processing and does have 2000 Lumens going for it. All new models are coming with their new panels which are 3840 X 2160. The new design reminds me so much of the old Sony VPL-VW200 which has always been one of my all time favorites. So let's discuss the new XW5000ES and what makes it so special...
Some might complain about the lack of digital adjusting for focus and zoom/shift but that is a nonfactor once you get it dialed in the first time. The XW5000 is a Laser projector so at this price range losing the need for lamps is awesome. I will say for those that have not viewed a Laser projector before your eyes are in for a real treat. The image has a certain calmness that you just have to see. Definitely not eye fatiguing like a lamp-based projector can be. Upon turning on the XW5000 syncs rather quickly with the MX180 or the madVR Envy I tested with both of course. The Envy video processor makes any projector no matter what price range look like a 10K or above model. For purposes of this review all screenshots are with just the XW5000. 

The Apple TV 4K demos looked stunning. I was impressed with how well Jurassic World Dominion looked. The dinosaurs were so clear and detailed they were literally in the room. Minions: Rise of Gru was absolute eye candy. Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is demo material for any projector. Astonishing up close details! Anne Heche's last movie 13 Minutes had some great special effects with the tornado that was terrorizing their town. Using Cinema 1 for movies yielded excellent results. The XW5000 does well with any movie you throw at it. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone...


Sony VPPL-XW5000ES Projector, Sony VPL-XW7000ES Projector, madVR ENVY Extreme, Stewart Studiotek 144 ST100 16:9, McIntosh MX180, Apple TV 4K 2021, NVIDIA Shield Pro, Datasat RA7300 Amps X 2, DirecTV 4K, Oppo UDP-203 4K Player, Samsung UBD-K8500 4K Ultra Blu-ray player, Furman Elite-20 PFI, Monster Power HTS 5100, AC INFINITY Component Coolers, Speakers: MARTIN LOGAN ILLUSION Center, IMPRESSIONS (Left and Right), VANQUISH (HEIGHTS & ATMOS & Top), AXIS (Backs), Subwoofers- Martin Logan BalancedForce 212 X 2, Seatcraft Equinox Seating with Sound Shakers, Remote: Harmony 1100, HARMONY ELITE. Cables: Audioquest shorter HDMI cables top to bottom. Audioquest (Cinnamon & Forest) HDMI with latest Cherry Cola 48 Optical 8K/10K Ultra High Speed 10 meter cable...
The girls first day of Kindergarten. Wow does the time fly by! Jaclyn with baby D at the fair. I love it that lately once a week os so we have started to all watch a movie together in the theater. Kid's choice of course for which movie we watch...
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Of course my one and only complaint is lack of 3D. We have nearly 200 Blu-ray 3D movies and that is a deal breaker for us. The vast majority may be fine with that however. With its 2000 Lumens the amount of brightness can definitely handle it. 

There's just something special that the Sony brand has with their projectors. The color, sharpness and their smooth motion are all traits. The last few years we've added their Laser feature. Luckily the XW5000ES has all of that. I plan to add more to this report in the near future. For now I will say depending on your budget or what you're willing to spend the XW5000ES will go miles for your money! 
Up to 2,000 lumens of brightness, generated by a long-lasting laser light source, for vibrant images even on a large screen.

All-new Native 4K SXRD panel provides full 4K resolution with 3,840 x 2,160 pixels

Flagship-level X1™ Ultimate for projector brings you the best of Sony’s image processing

See over a billion colors come to life with TRILUMINOS PRO. Our unique TRILUMINOS PRO algorithm can detect color from saturation, hue, and brightness to reproduce natural shades in every detail.

Enjoy spectacular brightness and stunning realism, thanks to new Wide Dynamic Range Optics that achieve a 95% DCI-P3 wide color gamut and 2,000-lumen high brightness.

Our new Wide Dynamic Range Optics contribute to a compact design with better light control by maximizing the potential of the laser light source. The resulting higher color volume means naturally colorful images, even at high brightness levels, and stunning, immersive contrast.

This laser projector is about 20% smaller in volume and about 30% lighter than the VPL-VW915ES—with a new modern exterior designed to blend into any room

If you would like to see a Sony XW5000ES in person visit the guys at Audio Video Interiors in Oak Brook. You can call them at (630) 607-0054 as well. Eventually soon they should have the XW7000 as well as a JVC NZ9 on display. Stop in and check them out!

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1S550 Il Rte 83 Unit C, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 
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