It seems like only yesterday that local cinemas were starting to introduce 2K and 4K projectors into their largest theaters and already Epson has announced that they’ve created the first 4K HTPS TFT liquid crystal panel. The projector, according to a press release from Epson, will be optimized by a newly developed method which promises high brightness, high contrast and of course, high resolution.
Just months after a similar announcement from AMC, Hollywood Theaters has made a deal with Sony to get on the digital conversion train. At thirteen U.S. locations, a total of 167 screens will be equipped with Sony 4K projectors. In addition to the 4K projectors being installed will be a total of 53 projectors capable of 3D projection with RealD 3D support.
It seems like only yesterday that we were finally getting 1080p televisions and already we’re clamoring for something more. With a resolution of 4096 x 2160 and 20,000 lumens brightness, the SRX-T420 certainly delivers that something. The SRX-T420 features a contrast ratio of 3,000:1, superior to Sony’s other 4K projectors, as well as performance and usability tweaks.
The DLA-RS4000, JVC’s top of the line in luxury home projectors, ships this October at a suggested sale price of $175,000. ISF and THX certified, the DLA-RS4000 utilize a trio of 4K2K D-ILA devices to provide an impressive 10 megapixel image at a 4,096 x 2,400 resolution. For those keeping score, that’s four times the resolution of 1080p.
Earlier this week, Sony announced the Bravia VPL-VW85, their new flagship projector. The VW85 uses Sony’s High Frame 3SXRD panel which doubles the amount of frames produced and ensures fluid movement throughout the viewing experience. The projector has a 120,000:1 contrast ratio and a Full HD 1080p picture.