Christmas gifts you want but can't have [Gift Guide 2012]

Summary:There's plenty of tempting gifts ideas out there for Christmas, but a fair few of them would try the most liberal budgets.


 Sony's VPL-VW1000ES 4K home cinema projector comes with a 4K lens, giving you the quality of full HD in a home entertainment system.

The projector's 4K native resolution -- over four times that of standard HD -- offers 4096 x 2160 resolution, and each pixel is reduced from 7μm to 4μm in conjunction with surface flattening for a better distribution of light. Combined with Sony's Iris3 technology, the projector can achieve 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast, and image brightness of 2,000lm, nearly twice the output of other Sony projectors.

The projector's 2.1 zoom lens includes a shift range of 80% vertical and 31% horizontal to make ceiling mounting easier.

The Sony VPL-VW1000ES can be purchased online for roughly $25,000.

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Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charli... Full Bio

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