6,000 lumens XGA 3LCD Installation projector

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3LCD XGA installation projector with high brightness and low maintenance
The VPL-FX37 offers amazing installation flexibility and hassle-free maintenance, along with a stylish yet inconspicuous design that blend into any decor. The projector is equipped with a standard 1.6x zoom lens, making image adjustment easy. The maintenance cycles of the lamp and cleaning filters are synchronised and exceptionally long, which cuts maintenance time and cost. In addition, VPL-FX37 is designed to deliver a low total cost of ownership, and include environmentally-friendly features, thanks to its long-lasting lamp and low power consumption. Packing the most advanced projector technologies into a low-profile design, the VPL-FX37 is an excellent choice, delivering a dramatic brightness and high-quality images with XGA resolution.
High picture quality
6000 lumens 3LCD projector with 2000:1 contrast ratio, XGA resolution and 1.6x optical zoom lens.
Energy efficient design
Up to 3500h expected lamp replacement time, ECO Mode for savings on energy and low power consumption.
Installation advantages
Synchronised lamp and filter maintenance timing.
Closed captioning
Official teletext broadcasting, developed by the NCI, USA.
Network and control
Controls and monitors projector status Compatible with various control systems.


Brilliant colour performance with high resolution lens
The VPL-FX37 combines a new‑generation optical system, which uses Sony’s BrightEra™ with Long Lasting Optics technology, and a 3LCD projection system to achieve high picture quality in XGA (1024 x 768) resolution and high brightness (6,000 lumens). The VPL-FX37 incorporates a high resolution lens known as the All Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens. Its large diameter and fine pitch ensure crisp pictures.
12-bit 3D gamma correction, I/P conversion and film mode
The VPL-FX37 Series projector incorporates 12-bit 3D gamma correction circuitry to perform highly accurate gamma correction, achieving smoother gradations and a richer grey scale. The video signal processing technology that Sony has incorporated in the VPL-FX37 offers I/P conversion and 2-3 pull-down to generate high-quality images with outstanding clarity.
Convenient, simple projector replacement
The standard 1.6x zoom lens enables installation flexibility when replacing an existing projector with the VPL-FX37 – there’s no need to change ceiling mount positions. For applications where more than a standard lens is needed, the VPL-FX37 is compatible with the optional VPLL-Z1024 and VPLL-Z1032 accessory lenses designed for Sony’s current VPL-FX40 Series.
“Blend-in” design
The VPL-FX37 showcases a low-profile chassis, so the projector appears to blend into the ceiling or wall on which it is mounted. The connector panel is located on the front of the unit so that its cables cannot be seen by the audience.
Long-lasting lamp and energy saving design
By incorporating high-performance lamp and advanced lamp-control technology, the VPL-FX37 offers a recommended lamp replacement time of approximately 3,500 hours (in standard mode). The VPL-FX37 offers low power consumption, allowing users to make significant savings on their electricity expenses. With a single push of the ECO MODE key on either the projector or the supplied Remote Commander™ unit, user can select an energy-saving setting from the ECO Mode menu.
Lamp and filter synchronised maintenance
When the air filter must be cleaned, a timely message is displayed on screen. The lamp and the filter are accessible from the same side, so their maintenance can be performed without uninstalling the projector. With typical usage, the filters have an approximate 15000-hour cleaning cycle. This is achieved by a Quad Filter system which means the filters only need to be clean when the lamp is changed, even in harsh conditions, saving maintenance time and cost.
Centred lens design
The centred lens provides symmetry for a balanced installation, and makes setup very simple.


Display system
Display system
3 LCD system
Display device
Size of effective display area
0.79 inches (20.1 mm) x 3 BrightEra LCD Panel, Aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of pixels
2,359,296 (1024 x 768 x 3) pixels
Projection lens*1
Zoom - Powered/Manual
Zoom - Ratio
Approx. x 1.6
Throw ratio
1.42:1 to 2.27:1
Lens shift - Powered/Manual
Lens shift - Range Vertical
+ 51%
Lens shift - Range Horizontal
+/- 33%
Light source
Ultra high pressure mercury lamp
330 W type
Recommended lamp replacement time*1
Lamp mode: High
2500 H
Lamp mode: Standard
3500 H
Filter cleaning / replacement cycle (Max.)*2
Filter cleaning / replacement cycle (Max.)
15000 H (cleaning) Same as the lamp replacement is recommended
Screen size*1
Screen size
40” to 600” (1.02 m to 15.24 m) (measured diagonally)
Light output
Lamp mode: High
6000 lm
Lamp mode: Standard
4500 lm
Color light output
Lamp mode: High
6000 lm
Lamp mode: Standard
4500 lm
Contrast ratio (full white / full black)*3
Contrast ratio (full white / full black)*3
Displayable scanning frequency
14 kHz to 93 kHz
47 Hz to 93 Hz
Display resolution
Computer signal input
Maximum display resolution: 1920 x 1200 dots *4
Video signal input
NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 480/60i, 576/50i, 480/60p, 576/50p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60p, 1080/50p
Color system
Color system
Keystone correction (Max.)
+/- 30 degrees
OSD language
OSD language
20-languages (English, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, Farsi)
INPUT OUTPUT (Computer/Video/Control)
RGB / YPbPr input connector: 5BNC (female)
Audio input connector: Stereo mini jack
RGB input connector: Mini D-sub 15-pin (female)
Audio input connector: Stereo mini jack (shared with INPUT C)
DVI-D input connector: DVI-D 24-pin (Single link), HDCP support
Audio input connector: Stereo mini jack (shared with INPUT B)
S video input connector: Mini DIN 4-pin
Audio input connector: Pin jack (x2) (shared with VIDEO IN)
Video input connector: Pin jack
Audio input connector: Pin jack (x2) (shared with S VIDEO IN)
Monitor output connector*5: Mini D-sub 15-pin (female)
Audio output connector*6: Stereo mini jack (variable out)
RS-232C connector: D-sub 9-pin (female)
RJ-45, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
IR (Control S)
Control S input connector: Stereo mini jack
Acoustic noise
Lamp mode: Standard
36 dB
Operating temperature / Operating humidity
Operating temperature / Operating humidity
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) / 35% to 85% (no condensation)
Storage temperature / Storage humidity
Storage temperature / Storage humidity
-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F) / 10% to 90% (no condensation)
Power requirements
Power requirements
AC 100 V to 240 V, 3.3 A to 1.3 A, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
AC 100 V to 120 V
Lamp mode: High: 450 W
AC 100 V to 120 V
Lamp mode: High: 430 W
Power Consumption (Standby Mode)
AC 100 V to 120 V
0.2 W (when “Standby mode” is set to “Low)
AC 220 V to 240 V
0.3 W (when “Standby mode” is set to “Low”)
Power Consumption (Networked Standby Mode)
AC 100 V to 120 V
11.0 W (LAN) (when "Standby Mode" is set to "Standard")
AC 220 V to 240 V
12.0 W (LAN) (when "Standby Mode" is set to "Standard")
Standby Mode / Networked Standby Mode Activated
Standby Mode / Networked Standby Mode Activated
After about 10 Minutes
Heat dissipation
AC 100 V to 120 V
1536 BTU/h
AC 220 V to 240 V
1467 BTU/h
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (without protrusions)
Approx. 390 x 134 x 463 mm (15 11/32 x 5 9/32 x 18 7/32 inches)
Approx. 8.1 kg (17 lb)
Supplied accessories
Remote commander
Optional accessories
Replacement lamp
Projection lenses
Projection lens adapter
With supplied standard lens
This figure is expected maintenance time, not guaranteed time. The actual value depends on the environment and how the projector is used.
The value is average.
Available for VESA Reduced Blanking signal.
Works as an audio switcher function. Output from a selected channel; not available in standby.
Environmental notice for customers in the USA
Lamp in this product contains mercury. Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or see www.sony.com/mercury for additional information.