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Sony's new short throw 4K projector is $25,000 and brutally beautiful

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Oh man, oh boy. Look at this thing.

Sony made what is ostensibly a 4K short throw projector, but all I'm seeing is a $25,000 chunk of delicious black metal.

Look at this monolith!

I don't have $25,000, but I finally feel, for the first time, I have a reason to obtain $25,000. The VPL-VZ1000ES is just that compelling. I mean, look at those heat fins! The projector can throw a 100-inch image on a wall from as little as six inches away, but I wouldn't confuse this machine's setup flexibility for "convenience": it weighs 77 pounds, and is three feet wide. It's 40 percent smaller than Sony's current-gen VPL-GTZ1, but a far cry from portable. The projector also supports HDR, and has a generous 2,500 lumens.

The VPL-VZ1000ES will be available in April, and is up for preorder now. Please buy me one.