Intelligent Settings boosts projector performance

Unique to Sony, Intelligent Settings optimizes projector performance to suit how and where it’s being used. Featured in our VPL-FHZ85/80, VPL-PHZ61/51 laser projectors, the latest version of Intelligent Settings is more powerful than ever – giving your audience an enhanced viewing experience in any situation.

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Projectors designed with more intelligence

Intelligent Settings is Sony’s unique feature that optimizes projector parameters for best picture performance and reliability in real-world environments.

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Optimal pictures in any location

Our laser projectors with Intelligent Settings make it easy to get beautiful pictures every time. Simply choose from four location selections in the menu: Meeting room/Classroom, Museum, Entertainment and Multi-screen. Intelligent Settings takes care of everything, bringing you superb image quality while ensuring optimal projector brightness and dependable operation over time.

Projector being used in a meeting room


Clarity comes first, with crisp text and images to maximize student engagement.

Projector being used in a museum


Exceptional color accuracy ensures exhibits and artworks are presented authentically.

Projector being used in an entertainment environment


Impress your audience with rich, vivid colors that bring entertainment to life.

Multiple projectors being used


Achieve precisely matched colors when you’re projecting onto multiple screens.

*VPL-FHZ85/80 only.

Greater projector reliability

Intelligent Settings fine-tunes the projector’s laser output and cooling system performance, ensuring dependable performance in any environment where the projector is installed.

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Graph showing brightness for VPL-FHZ85/80 being higher compared to VPL-FHZ75/70 over many years

Brighter pictures for longer

While light levels from other projectors can fade over time, Sony models with Intelligent Settings maintain consistent image brightness for longer. Depending on how often the projector is used, laser output is automatically adjusted to keep image brightness as high as possible throughout the projector’s operating life. This function is available only when the projector is being used in Meeting Room/Classroom mode.

*In case of VPL-FHZ85/80.

Ambiance matches picture settings to room brightness

The VPL-FHZ85/80 and VPL-PHZ61/51 are the first professional projectors from Sony featuring a built-in ambient light sensor that continuously monitors brightness levels in the room. Intelligent Settings now includes a new Ambiance feature that optimizes picture settings depending on room brightness measured by the projector’s light sensor.  The result: beautiful pictures in brilliantly lit and dim rooms alike.

Projected text and media are visible even in a bright room

Bright rooms

In bright rooms, Ambiance matches projected images to the environment, adjusting settings depending on room brightness.

Projected text and media are visible even in a dark room

Dark rooms

In dark rooms, Ambiance ensures that images are displayed with proper color and tonal gradations.