Sony VPL-GTZ1 4k Ultra-Short Throw Laser Light Source Projector

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Introducing the award-winning VPL-GTZ1, the world’s first ultra-short-throw 4K laser light source projector. Immerse yourself in a gorgeous 4K image, four simultaneous HD images, or edge-blend several projectors* to create a seamless virtual environment. With a throw of just zero to seven inches,** project a 66 to 147 inch diagonal picture using floor, ceiling or rear projection – and get up close without blocking the light cone. You also get three-chip SXRD® performance for ultra-high contrast and the latest laser technology for 20,000 hours maintenance-free operation. Now, any other ultra-short-throw is just a throwback.

*Using 3rd party software. **From screen to edge of unit.

Superb image quality

Sony’s 4K SXRD 3 chip imaging system with 4096 by 2160 resolution and very small cell structure the GTZ1 produces outstanding picture quality.

Lamp-less technology

Combining a laser phosphor light source with a SXRD optical system, the VPL-GTZ1 generates 2,000 lumens Color Light Output. The projector’s light engine uses blue laser as its light source, which excites a phosphorous material that in turn, creates full spectrum light. The light is delivered to 3SXRD optical system, which results in constant, vibrant RGB color.

Installation flexibility

With a throw ratio range of approximately 0.16:1 to 0.25:1 and motorized zoom and focus the VPL-GTZ1 provides the ability to precisely align the image. The focus system offers also the ability to focus the corners of the image to solve installation challenges and optimize image quality. The VPL-GTZ1 also offers both floor and ceiling mount and front and rear screen installation capability.

Up to 20,000h maintenance free design

Thanks to the laser light source, long life SXRD Panel, and advanced filter system, the VPL-GTZ1 offers up to 20,000 hours’ operations without maintenance or replacement. Additionally, a range of energy-saving features reduce total lifetime ownership costs compared to conventional UHP projectors.
*Actual hours may vary depending on usage environment

Selectable Light Output Modes and Laser Performance Expectancy

The VPL-GTZ1 offers several user-selectable light output modes and energy saving features, to maximize the benefit of the unique optical system.
  • High mode: A mode which outputs 2,000 lumens
  • Standard mode: A mode that outputs 1,500 lumens with less power consumption than High Mode.
  • Auto mode: This varies brightness according to the needs of each scene, going darker when the picture goes darker, for example. The system dynamically adjusts color balance to maintain picture quality.
  • Custom mode : This allows users to set the brightness level as preferred, with a maximum light output of 2,000 lumens

Constant Brightness mode

Available when light output mode is set to High mode or Standard mode. This maintains the light output throughout the expected life by driving the projector at reduced output. It is suitable for applications where visual consistency is required, whether in digital signage or museums or even classrooms.

Auto light dimming

In the event the projector detects static signal input for 10 seconds, the light output gradually reduces by approximately 15%. Then, after user preset time of 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes with the static signal kept fed, second stage of light dimming kicks in and reduces light output down to 5% of the original brightness. This is a recommended setting to save power consumption and extend laser light source performance.
Display SystemSXRD panel, projection system
Display deviceSXRD 0.74" (18.8 mm) × 3
Number of Pixels26,542,080 (4096 x 2160 x 3) pixels
Projector Lens
ZoomPowered (Approx. x1.6)
Corner correction adjustmentPowered
Throw Ratio0.16:1 to 0.25:1
Light sourceLaser diode
Projection Image Size66" to 147" (1,676 mm to 3,734 mm)
Light Output2000 lm
Color Light Output2000 lm
Contrast Ratio∞:1 (dynamic contrast)
Accepted Digital SignalsVGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA(1280x768), Quad-VGA, SXGA, SXGA+, 480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 1080/24p, 3840x2160/24p, 3840x2160/25p, 3840x2160/30p, 3840x2160/50p*2, 3840x2160/60p*2, 4096x2160/24p, 4096x2160/25p, 4096x2160/30p, 4096x2160/50p*2, 4096 x 2160/60p*2
Inputs/Outputs (Video/Audio/Control)
HDMI Inputs4
RemoteRS-232C, D-sub 9-pin
IR INMini Jack
USBType A, DC 5 V, Max. 500 mA
Operating Temperature (Opperating Humidity)5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) (35% to 85% (no condensation))
Storage temperature (Storage humidity)(Storage humidity) –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F) (10% to 90% (no condensation))
Power requirementsAC 100 V to 240 V, 5.9 A to 2.5 A, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption520 W
Standby Mode Power Consumption0.5 W
Acoustic Noise26 dB
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (WxHxD)1,250 mm × 265 mm × 535 mm (49.2 inches × 10.4 inches × 21.1 inches) 1,100 mm × 265 mm × 535 mm (43.3 inches × 10.4 inches × 21.1 inches) (without handle)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Optional AccessoriesActive 3D Glasses: TDG-BT500A

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