XW5000ES Features

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Bring home true 4K entertainment with a high-value laser projector

New innovative technologies deliver a more immersive viewing experience with extreme clarity, expanded dynamic range for HDR and expanded color volume

Extreme clarity

Expanded dynamic range for HDR

Expanded color volume

Up to 2,000-lumen
laser light source

Savor the action with up to 2,000 lumens of high 
brightness, generated by a long-lasting laser light source,
for vibrant images even on a large screen.

All-new Native 4K
SXRD panel

Immerse yourself in an incredibly lifelike picture with 
native 4K that offers 8.3 million pixels (3,840 x 2,160). 
With an all-new 0.61-inch SXRD panel, you’ll enjoy high 
brightness, inky blacks, vibrant colours, rich tones and textures, 
plus clear cinematic motion and image smoothness.

Flagship-level X1™
Ultimate for projector

X1 Ultimate for projector optimizes our acclaimed BRAVIA TV 
video processing for projection. The incredible power of this video engine enables advanced data processing, with real-time enhancement of each on-screen object. The result is high dynamic range imagery with texture, color, contrast and realism never 
before available to home cinema.

Object-Based HDR Remaster

Object-based HDR Remaster analyses the colour of individual objects on screen and adjusts the contrast, resulting in more realistic pictures with greater depth and texture.

Dynamic HDR Enhancer

Dynamic HDR Enhancer processes HDR content scene by scene and enhances the contrast in combination with laser output control—bringing you bright 4K HDR images.

Object-Based Super Resolution

Object-based Super Resolution technology detects individual objects in a picture and enhances each one for exceptional accuracy and detail.

Enduring brightness
from a laser light source

You’ll never have to worry about changing the lamp in your home cinema projector—no lamp replacement and virtually no maintenance are required. The VPL-XW5000ES uses an ultra-pure and reliable laser light source, which lets you enjoy perfectly clear 4K pictures at optimal brightness for up to 20,000 uninterrupted hours.

True-to-life colors with

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. You’ll enjoy colors that are closer to those seen in the real world.

Wide color volume

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

Dual Database Processing

Two powerful image improvement databases work together to improve picture quality in real time. One database helps reduce on-screen noise, while the other is used to upscale the resolution.

Digital Focus Optimizer

By analysing every pixel and detecting possible degradation in advance, the Digital Focus Optimizer corrects the image quality so that the focus is better than ever, even in the corners.

All-new Wide Dynamic
Range Optics

Our new Wide Dynamic Range Optics contribute to a compact design with better light control by maximising 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.

World’s most compact
native 4K laser projector

We’ve designed the VPL-XW5000ES to be even smaller and lighter than its predecessors by developing the all-new Native 4K SXRD panel and compact Wide Dynamic Range Optics. This laser projector is about 30% smaller in volume and about 35% lighter than the VPL-VW915ES, delivering the same high brightness.

4K Motionflow™

The powerful video processor in the VPL-XW5000ES offers Motionflow for smooth and clear motion, even when viewing 4K content. Motionflow is ideal for fast-moving sports content, as it adds frames to reduce blur while maintaining brightness. Cinema purists can choose True Theatre mode to retain the original 24 fps.

Input lag reduction

Enjoy the latest games lag-free on the big screen. All our 4K projectors include input lag reduction that enables the player’s input to be reflected on screen without delay. The VPL-XW5000ES supports 4K 60 Hz input with an input lag under 21 ms, and 2K 120 Hz input with an input lag under 13 ms.

Anamorphic lens compatibility for 4K signals (V-stretch for 4K)

Wide lens compatibility means you can use your legacy 
anamorphic lenses with ease, even with 4K content. Watch your content in your favorite formats with a full-size picture, thanks 
to the V-stretch function.

Discreetly designed to shine in any space

Make the home cinema 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.

Built to last. Engineered for your lifestyle.

A smart addition to your smart home

Integrate your 4K projector into your home automation and remote monitoring systems. The VPL-XW5000ES supports Control4, Crestron, Savant and AMX, as well as OvrC and Domotz—so you can enjoy a smarter, more convenient entertainment experience.

Sustainable design for a brighter future

Designed with the environment in mind

To reduce our environmental footprint, we’ve designed this 4K projector to consume 30% less power per lumen than the VPL-VW915ES. It’s also mercury-free, with a laser light source. 
We reduced the amount of virgin plastic used for the main body 
by more than 30% and the packaging materials by more than 
15% compared to the VPL-VW915ES.


Eco and energy saving

Power Consumption (Standby Mode)
0.3 W (When “Remote Start” is set to “Off”)

Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode)
0.5 W (LAN) (when “Remote Start” is set to “On”) When a LAN terminal is not connected, it becomes a low power consumption mode (0.5 W)

Standby Mode Activated
After about 10 Minutes

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)
18.13″ x 7.88″ x 18.59″

Approx. 28 lb (13 kg)

General Features

Contrast Ratio
∞: 1 (Dynamic Contrast)

Effective Imager Size
0.61 in x 3

Effective pixels
24,883,200 (3840 x 2160 x 3) pixels

Projection lens shift
Manual, Vertical +/- 71%, Horizontal +/- 25%

Throw ratio
1.38:1 to 2.21:1


Input and Output Terminals
HDMI (TWO INPUTS) – Digital RGB/Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr, IR IN – Minijack, LAN – RJ45, 10Base-T/100BASE-TX, REMOTE – RS-232C, D-sub 9-pin (male), TRIGGER – Minijack, DC 12 V Max. 100 mA, USB – Type A, DC 5 V, Max. 500 mA


Projection lens zoom / focus
Manual (Approx. x1.60) / Manual

Operating Conditions

Operating temperature / humidity
41 °F to 95 °F (5 °C to 35 °C) / 20% to 80% (no condensation)

Storage temperature / humidity
14 °F to +140 °F (–10 °C to +60 °C ) / 20% to 80% (no condensation)

Video Features

Color Light Output
2000 lm

Light Output
2000 lm


Power Consumption
295 W

Power Requirement
AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz

Acoustic noise
24 dB


Display Resolution
720 x 576/50p, 720 x 480/60p, 1280 x 720/50p, 1280 x 720/60p, 1920 x 1080/50i, 1920 x 1080/60i, 1920 x 1080/24p, 1920 x 1080/50p, 1920 x 1080/60p, 1920 x 1080/120p, 3840 x 2160/24p, 3840 x 2160/25p, 3840 x 2160/30p, 3840 x 2160/50p, 3840 x 2160/60p, 4096 x 2160/24p, 4096 x 2160/25p, 4096 x 2160/30p, 4096 x 2160/50p, 4096 x 2160/60p

Display System
4K SXRD™ panel, projection system

Light source
Laser diode

Picture processor
X1™ Ultimate for projector


Screen Reader

Spectra Slider UST Tray

Vantage 0.5 UST ALR Screen

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