Sony's 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector: Your wall as TV screen (pictures)
We got an eyes-on demo of Sony's 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector -- and the company's Life Space UX concepts -- at CES 2014. And we just got even more details about this crazy, ultraluxury home theater setup.
Sony's 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector: Your wall as TV screen
We were wowed by the demo, but we didn't get a lot of details about pricing or availability -- until now.
This week, Sony showed it off at IFA, a huge consumer tech show in Berlin, Germany.
There we found some good news and some bad news. The good: it will be available this month. The bad: It's an ultraluxury product that will cost upwards of $50,000 and is only available to people in the New York area.
Still, it's an intriguing concept with some crazy potential uses.
Matt Damon's stubble, rendered in stunning 4K resolution
Turn the lights out, and you've got a real movie theater experience. And unlike with a standard projector, you don't need to worry about ceiling mounts, or a ceiling fan, getting in the way of the beam.
The Short Throw Projector was presented at CES as part of Sony's Life Space UX concept. Here, the projector is working in concert with a ceiling-mounted projector and a wall screen (on the right) to present a single "sunset" motif.
At IFA 2014, Sony debuted a smaller, more portable, and presumably less expensive model of the same concept. The Portable Short Throw Projector is also on the horizon. This one was part of a smart-home demo, and we don't have an expected launch date or price yet. But whenever it does come around, it will show a 23-inch image, and it's waterproof, so you can use it in the bath.