Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Runco just recently announced plans to release a new series of entry level high definition projectors. Bearing the monikers LS-3, LS-5 and LS-7, the new line of projectors is intended to supply a quality HD picture at a value oriented price. Runco’s LS-3 and LS-5 projectors feature a single DLP chip and two lens options to suit varying room sizes.
SIM2 is rolling out the Grand Cinema™ C3X LUMIS projector, a 1080p DLP projector that uses Texas Instruments DC4 chipset. It also utilizes SIM2's proprietary ALPHAPATH light engine and their DynamicBlack technology. The brightness is rated at 3000 ANSI lumens and SIM2 claims the contrast ratio ranges up to 35,000:1. Black level performance is also supposed to be improved via a combination of DynamicBlack tech, an adjustable iris and a lamp that can be dimmed.
Joining the ever growing assortment of projectors being released this fall, Vivitek’s H5080 seems to be a solid piece of hardware for the $2,999 price. The 5080 offers a full HD 1080p resolution and an impressive 25,000:1 contrast at 1200 Lumens, and a trio of HDMI inputs accompanied by connections for VGA, Component, Composite and S-Video.
Adding to their A series of projectors, Samsung’s latest 1080p DLP is built as an entry point for customers who want quality without shelling out the big bucks. While it’s a slimmed down version to be sure, the A600 has taken a great deal from the higher end projectors in the line. The A600 features DLP technology and a full HD 1080p picture, with automatic color correction based on SMPTE-C and EBU broadcast standards.
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Today at CEDIA, Mitsubishi announced their newest home theater projector: the HC3800. Designed for video enthusiasts with a mind towards economy rather than luxury, the HC3800 will run about $1400 when it ships later this year. Using a Texas Instruments 1080p DLP chip, Mitsubishi’s new projector has a 1200 lumen brightness and a 500:1 ANSI contrast ratio. The HC3800 also boasts Diamond lenses and BrilliantColor processing algorithms.