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LG Unveils Passive Glasses 3D Projector

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Atlanta - In addition to presenting its recently announced THX-certified HD 3D plasma displays,

LG Electronics

used CEDIA Expo here to unveil an LCoS-based FullHD 3D projector that uses passive glasses technology.

The model CF3D ($15,000 suggested retail) projector is billed as a dual-engine single-lens 3D projector producing 2,500 ANSI lumens of brightness for 2D viewing and 1,250 ANSI lumens when viewing 3D material.

The projector features a high contrast ratio of 7,000:1 and TruMotion 120Hz technology for smoother image reproduction.

The projector will produce up to a 100-inch diagonal image when mounted about 10 feet from the screen, LG said.

"As home theater enthusiasts embrace 3D, LG's CF3D projector gives custom installers and integrators a flexible platform for delivering stunning 2D and 3D HD content," stated Rick Calacci, LG Electronics regional sales VP.  "With theater-like performance for either home installation or business use, this projector is a treat for audiences from boardrooms to block parties."

Unlike most projectors based on active-shutter glasses technology, the LG projector used passive shutter glasses, similar to those used in commercial movie theaters. The glasses technology enables using much less expensive glasses.

The system integrates two separate projectors - one for each eye - in one cabinet using one optical system.

The approach is said to take up less space and make for an easier installation process, than 3D systems that use two independent projectors.

The LCoS system produces a polarized image inside the cabinet to ensure maximum brightness.

The system also features TruMotion 120Hz technology, for smoother fast-motion images.

The CF3D will be sold with six pairs of polarized 3D glasses (additional glasses sold separately).

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