The WXGA-resolution Sony Bravia VPL-BW7 3LCD Home Theater Front Projector packs a lot of big projector features into a surprisingly lightweight and affordable package.
Most home theater projectors are set up in permanent installations but at only seven pounds you might find yourself moving your VPL-BW7 from room to room or even bringing it to work. Its 2000 lumens of projection power at a 1000:1 contrast ratio certainly make it suitable for a wide variety of venues.
Thanks to its 0.59" 3LCD BrightEra Projection Panels it creates vivid lifelike images in fine detail. 3LCD technology delivers sharper and brighter images with superior grayscale detail. But Sony has improved it with its BrightEra technology, which offers even higher brightness with improved reliability, increased contrast and reduced flicker.
Of course the VPL-BW7 has the features you've come to expect from a high-quality home theater projector. It can display 720p, 1080i and 1080p high definition images.
Just about any projector nowadays can project in high definition. But most have only analog composite or component video inputs. They're not bad but they're not HDMI, the all digital signal path that keeps your picture pristine, pure and crisp from your source (cable or satellite box or Blu-ray player) to your projector. HDMI ports are not standard equipment on all projectors yet and they're all but unheard of on a projector this affordable.
The VPL-BW7's international capabilities include being able to project NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL-60 and SECAM signals. It also has a world-ready 100 to 240 volt AC 50/60 Hz power supply. And it offers your choice 16 languages for its onscreen display (OSD).