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Mitsubishi Demonstrates LCoS 3D Projector

9/23/2010 05:36:00 PM Eastern

ATLANTA — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s presentation
products division is using CEDIA Expo to demonstrate
its first 3D projector along with a single-chip DLP
model offering high-brightness and
low cost of ownership.

The 3D front projector, which
recently made its debut at IFA,
reportedly uses a 3-chip SXRD
(LCoS) imaging engine with 1080p
resolution.

The projector is said to have
a maximum brightness of 1,000
ANSI lumens, and the 3D technology
uses active-shutter glasses
technology. One pair will be included
with the projector, according to
reports out of Germany.

Inputs include a pair of HDMI v1.4a ports, making it
compatible with new 3D Blu-ray players among many other
3D source devices.

Pricing and availability on the 3D model were not ready
as this went to press.

The new HC4000 2D projector, which will also be on
display at the show, uses a DarkChip 3 1080p DLP chip
with BrilliantColor technology, and is said to produce
1,300 lumens of brightness and an ANSI contrast ratio of
up to 750:1, the company said.

ANSI contrast is measured using uniform standards set
by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for fair
and equitable comparisons. The projector is also said to
have all-glass lenses.

To present 2.35:1 aspect ratio films easily, the HC4000
offers anamorphic lens support, by
positioning an anamorphic lens in
front of the HC4000 lens and selecting
the appropriate Anamorphic
Mode 1 or Mode 2 for aspect ratios
of 2.35:1 or 16:9, respectively.

The unit is said to allow “a
low cost of ownership” with a
$1,495 suggested retail. It is
available to dealers now and
comes with Mitsubishi’s twoyear
limited warranty on parts
and labor plus a one-year limited
warranty on the lamp.

Lamp life is rated at 5,000 hours in low conservation mode.
Bulbs can be quickly replaced using a top-access design.

A filter-free design and semi-sealed construction keeps
dust from the optical elements.

Mitsubishi said “periodic maintenance is greatly reduced,
making the projector more economical over time,
and allowing users to enjoy their home theater longer.”

Projector noise level is rated at a quiet 25dBA in low
mode, and an HDMI input is included.

The lens features a 1.5x-zoom ratio with digital keystone
correction.

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