After a few months in my possession feels it is high time for a review of this fine machine. Had predecessor VW500 and the biggest difference between them is the increase in contrast. It is really noticeable and well worth the upgrade in my opinion. It has also finputsat Reality Creation which enables upscaling does not feel as aggressive longer and with more control.
Has been a bit unclear Whether the it can receive UHD @ 60p but what is certain is that it is able UHD 60p 4: 2: 0 10bit which is equivalent to just over 11Gbps. So the question is if it is 18Gbps inputs are restricted in some way by Sony and if they may be able to provide the full bandwidth of the term with a FW update. Still a little unclear but nothing myself lacking in the current situation when all the sources I look at is 24p.
As always with Sony gives a very natural and peaceful image with excellent motion handling. In combination with the high contrast, it will be like watching a large plasma. The high contrast also contributes to a great depth in the picture sometimes feels like 3D.
I shoot on a 116 "big DNP cloth in bright living room which itself requires a lot of light, but I think 550 provides enough in my setup. Now use high lamp mode all the time and it did not disturb me at all sonically.
Upscaled Blu-rays look fantastic when you let the RC process them. And UHD see so clearly even better :)
Lacking nothing really purely pictorial but certainly it would have been welcome if they had provided it with 18Gbps inputs directly and even a motorized lens cover like that found on the VW1100.
Can not else is recommending this projector!