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Secaucus, N.J. – Panasonic introduced Wednesday a FullHD 3D-capable 3LCD-based home theater projector offering 2,400 lumens of brightness output and a 500,000:1 contrast ratio.
Model PT-AE8000U was said to have been “fine-tuned to produce images as close as possible to directors’ original intentions.”
The unit is equipped with a new 220 watt Red Rich lamp, which Panasonic said increases red intensity to reach the 2,400 lumen level.
Indianapolis – Although it was not on the show floor, LG Electronics made some of the biggest news at CEDIA Expo offsite Thursday night by revealing final launch plans and pricing for its 84-inch 4K LCD TV that was first unveiled at International CES in January.
LG said the “ultra-definition” UD 84LM9600 is expected to be available in October at a $20,000 suggested retail — $5,000 less than Sony 84-inch 4K LCD TV — the XBR-84X900 that was unveiled last week.
LG’s set is also an LED display, offering 3,840 by 2,160 resolution.
Indianapolis – JVC introduced today at CEDIA Expo to unveil an expanded line of home theater projectors based on an improved “e-shift” 4K upscaling technology for 2D material.
The new and improved upscaling system that is now called e-shift2 is available in seven JVC projector models for the 2013 model year.
Other enhancements found in various models in the line include a new illumination system and a new polarizing wire grid technology that works in combination with e-shift2 to produce higher native contrast levels.
Indianapolis — Sony stayed true to tradition by showcasing on CEDIA eve its just-announced 84-inch 4K flat-panel LCD TV, which will stand at the head of the 2013 XBR class, along with a pair of new top-of-the-line X950-series FullHD sets.
Sony said the flagship XBR-84X900 will be available for pre-orders this week and will hit stores in November at a $25,000 suggested retail. It will deliver 3,840 by 2,160 resolution (a.k.a. 4K) when fed native 4K material, or it will up-convert 2D material to fit the full pixel depth.
Indianapolis – In advance of its presentations at this week’s CEDIA Expo, here, video projector resource Digital Projection International (DPI), said it has made brightness upgrade to its entire LED projector lineup.
The advancement comes by from DPI’s engineering team taking newly available components to produce LED-driven projectors with higher luminance, (select models now break the 1,000-lumen threshold, the company said).
Indianapolis – DVDO, developer of video processing, switching and connectivity solutions, will showcase at CEDIA Expo this week its Quick6 HDMI switch.
The Quick6 is billed as the industry’s first high-performance HDMI switch incorporating an InstaPrevue feature that presents a live picture-in-picture preview of each connected HDMI device.
The technology simplifies and accelerates the processes of hooking up and identifying which content is appearing on which HDIM input.
Berlin – Sony showed at IFA this week a pair of LED-backlit LCD TVs that are part of a new flagship Bravia TV line slated to reach the Japanese and European markets in November.
No word has come yet on when or if the HX950 XBR models will make it to U.S. shores or at what price if they do, but CEDIA Expo is coming up next week.
The series includes 55- and 65-inch screen sizes and a newly developed system for reducing screen glare.
Indianapolis — High-end video projector manufacturer Sim2 USA teased that it plans to introduce two new product categories at CEDIA Expo, beginning Sept. 6-9.
Holding back the details until the show, Sim2 said the new category reveal at booth 3860 will be joined by announcements of special dealer promotions ranging from a trip to Italy to vehicle giveaways—“all Italian style.”