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In this survey, we have included a varied selection of projectors, from models capable of producing high-quality displays at relatively short range up to big 4K machines for digital cinema. 2/28/2013 3:44 PM Eastern

Large-format Projectors

Feb 28, 2013 8:44 PM, By Bennett Liles




Televisions, computer monitors, and digital signage and projection displays have all seen increased resolution figures and larger screens with signal delivery formats providing higher bandwidths to support these trends. While these advances have given system integrators a wide variety of hardware, each venue is unique and it’s not always the latest, greatest, and most expensive system that gets the job done. In this survey, we have included a varied selection of projectors, from models capable of producing high-quality displays at relatively short range up to big 4K machines for digital cinema. Smarter electronics, more control, and higher reliability are common themes.

Barco HDQ-2K40

Barco HDQ-2K40

The Barco HDQ-2K40 is a 40,000 lumens 2K 3-chip DLP projector equipped with flexible scaling, wireless control from a smart phone or tablet computer, and a built-in LCD monitor to allow previewing of sources. Light output can be scaled up in 2000-lumen increments to suit the venue and the presentation from 26,000 to 40,000 lumens. With a native resolution of 2048x1080, the projector offers interchangeable lenses, horizontal and vertical edge blending, picture-in-picture, DMX 512 console control, and an integrated web server. Input formats include DVI-I, HD/SD-SDI, dual HDSDI, 3G, and Barcolink along with optional 5-BNC RGBHV, composite, S-Video, and 3D HDMI/DisplayPort. Control options include RS-232, IR, Wi-Fi, and an option for GSM.

BenQ SH960

BenQ SH960

For somewhat smaller applications, the wide range of inputs greeting users of the SH960 from BenQ provides a good choice of sources. The 5500 lumens, dual-lamp unit provides 1920x1080 native resolution with 15-pin D-sub I/O, HDMI, composite, S-Video, and component (shared on the 15-pin). The unit includes a USB port, audio I/O on mini jacks with two internal 5W speakers and control via upper panel, RS-232, LAN, and a 12V trigger. The SH960 supports video resolution up to 1920x1200, and it is equipped with horizontal and vertical lens shift. The projector allows operation in Eco and Normal modes and includes a number of different picture modes.


Large-format Projectors

Feb 28, 2013 8:44 PM, By Bennett Liles




Boxlight Pro7501DP

Boxlight Pro7501DP

Boxlight has equipped the Pro7501DP 7500-lumen DLP projector with dual-lamp switching technology, native 1600x1200 resolution, and an array of interchangeable lenses. Capable of showing an image up to 500 diagonal inches, the unit can accommodate input formats including 15-pin analog I/O, component, composite, S-Video, RGBHV on BNC, and DVI-D with control on LAN, serial, and IR (with laser pointer) along with a 12V trigger switch. Lens options include a 11.4mm fixed lens, 32mm to 63mm zoom, and a 63.5mm to 117.4mm power zoom lens. The Pro7501DP has a four-segment color wheel with an option for a six-segment version, and it includes a built-in pair of 3W speakers.

Canon LV-7590

Canon LV-7590

The 7000 lumens LV-7590 LCD projector from Canon offers versatility through interchangeable lenses, precise color control, a multi-use remote control unit, and an automatic filter replacement function that detects air filter clogging. The unit also features an automatic shutdown with the shutter control so that the projector does not run for long periods with the shutter closed. The range of video input formats includes 15-pin D-sub for analog RGB I/O, component and composite video on RGB terminals, S-Video, and 5-BNC for more analog inputs. Audio I/O is on stereo mini, and there is a 9-pin serial terminal for control. Lens options include a wide-angle fixed model and several zoom lenses.

Christie Digital CP4230

Christie Digital CP4230

Pure size and power are not the only notable features of the Christie Digital CP4230 4K DLP digital cinema projector. Fully DCI compliant and 3D capable, the unit can fit an assortment of lenses through which it fires 34,000 lumens and fills a screen up to 105ft. in size. With a 4096x2160 resolution, the device can accept input directly from a cinema server or from a DVI-D video source. Control is handled through serial, GPIO, Ethernet, and the simple contact closure (SCSI) port. The unit may also be fitted with the Christie Integrated Media Block (IMB), which converts and delivers packaged feature-film content within a secure, DCI-compliant environment.

Digital Projection Titan WUXGA Quad 2000 3D

Digital Projection Titan WUXGA Quad 2000 3D

Digital Projection has designed the new Titan WUXGA Quad 2000 3D with an active 3D connectivity, built-in warp and blend capability for projection surfaces with complex geometry, and 16,000 lumens brightness powered by four 450W high-intensity discharge lamps. Using the Titan Quad’s onboard tiling function, each unit in a multi-projector array can be assigned a position within an image matrix. Video processing shows the appropriate portion of the input image and automatically applies blending. The projector handles a wide range of digital input formats including HDMI, RGBHV, SD/HD-SDI, DVI, along with analog in component, composite, and S-Video. Monitoring and control are via RS-232 and LAN in addition to remote control on wired and wireless IR.


Large-format Projectors

Feb 28, 2013 8:44 PM, By Bennett Liles




Eiki EIP-HDT30

Eiki EIP-HDT30

With high power for midrange applications, the EIP-HDT30 DLP theater projector from Eiki provides 8000 ANSI lumens and user-changeable color wheels along with two module bays for customizable signal connections. The dual-lamp unit includes a standard array of connectors for video with analog RGB on 15-pin D-sub I/O, DVI-D, HDMI, composite, component, and S-Video. There is also wireless and wired remote control on mini stereo jack, RS-232 9-pin I/O, and a LAN port. The native resolution is 1920x1080 and the dual lamp system allows four brightness levels. Other features include power zoom and focus, power lens shift, a built-in mechanical shutter, power management, keylock security, and custom warm up screen options.

Epson PowerLite Pro G5650W

Epson PowerLite Pro G5650W

The PowerLite Pro G5650W from Epson is a 3-LCD device with 4500 lumens light output and 1280x800 native resolution. Inputs include computer on 15-pin D-sub, HDMI, composite, 5-BNC analog, and S-Video. The unit can accommodate interchangeable lenses, but the standard lens is a manual zoom/focus, 21.28mm to 37.94mm type. Audio inputs drive an internal 7W speaker. One of the G5650W’s special features is built-in closed captioning with no need for any external decoders. This function can be enabled and disabled through the projector remote or menu. The large air filter has a recommended 3,000-hour cleaning cycle. The unit allows split screen displays and multi-PC projection over a network.

Hitachi CP-X10000

Hitachi CP-X10000

Equipped with a number of features to make installation easier and to better adapt to the physical environment, the Hitachi CP-X10000 has a wide lens shift, and it can operate with a variety of lenses selected to suit the venue. Beaming 7500 lumens through the lenses, the 3-LCD projector uses a 10-bit signal processor, provides a native resolution of 1024x768, and among its features are quick on, freeze, magnification, and direct power on. The unit includes two 15-pin D-sub computer connections, component, S-Video, HDMI, and DVI-D video inputs along with serial I/O ports and an Ethernet network control port. The CP-X10000 also features a 10,000-hour filter cleaning cycle and inorganic optics for longer projector life.

JVC DLA-SH7NL

JVC DLA-SH7NL

JVC designed the DLA-SH7NLG 4K to 2K projector with 5000 lumens brightness, dual and single lamp modes, and the ability to display two or four simultaneous 1920x1200 resolution images. These features allow the unit to perform well in 3D venues, museums, simulators, planetariums, and medical facilities. The adjustments enable RGB convergence to be set in 1/10 pixel increments for sources that are input through the four DVI-D video terminals. Remote control connects through the RS-232 serial port, and the unit provides an integrated Web browser interface on the network RJ-45. There is also a USB port. The projector can be fitted with either a fixed or zoom lens.


Large-format Projectors

Feb 28, 2013 8:44 PM, By Bennett Liles




Mitsubishi UD8400U

Mitsubishi UD8400U

The UD8400U widescreen projector from Mitsubishi uses a dual-lamp design to apply 6500 lumens to the screen at 1920x1200 resolution. It automatically corrects for color, sharpness, curved projection surfaces, and multiple screens. The unit accepts input in component, S-Video, DVI-D, composite, and HDMI along with its ability to connect HD/SD-SDI sources. Multiple units can be combined with its native edge-blending capability and its swappable six-segment color wheel can help closely match colors between multiple images. The UD8400U can accept a variety of lenses and its rotating self-cleaning air filter automatically reminds users when to remove and rinse it. A maintenance-free heat pipe system is used for cooling.

NEC NC3240S

NEC NC3240S

For digital cinema applications, the 33,000 lumens NC3240S 3D DLP projector is designed by NEC for use on screens up to 105ft. Eight different configurations can be button-selected with aspect ratio, lens shift position, and zoom and focus among the storable parameters. Automatic lamp brightness control adjusts the power as the lamp ages. External control is provided through a LAN port, RS-232, USB, GPIO, and a remote control connector. Video signal inputs include HD-SDI and DVI-D. The focus, zoom, lens shift, and light shutter are motorized. The unit is both liquid and air-cooled. It can be used with a variety of interchangeable lenses, and it ships with a lens holder to attach to the primary lens.

Optoma TW865-NL

Optoma TW865-NL

Using a single lamp to deliver 6000 lumens, the Optoma TW865-NL has a sealed light engine and a center mount lens for ease of installation and provides 1280x800 native resolution. The model has a side-loading lamp, mechanical shutter, self-cleaning filter, 120Hz 3D projection capability, Crestron RoomView for remote management, and PJ Link for LAN support. Input formats include HDMI, DVI, VGA I/O, S-Video, composite, component, and RGBHV on BNC connectors. USB connections are available for signal input and control. Remote monitoring and operation are done via RS-232 and LAN ports. Audio inputs can drive an internal 5W speaker, and there is a stereo mini audio output connector as well.

Panasonic PT-D12000U

Panasonic PT-D12000U

The PT-D12000 3-chip DLP projector from Panasonic uses a four-lamp optical system delivering 12,000 lumens with all of the lamps in operation and can be used in lamp relay mode to maintain steady operation for up to 24 continuous hours. Among the input formats are D-sub 15-pin, DVI-D, S-Video, composite, and component. With the addition of an ET-MD100SD4 expansion board, the projector supports HD-SDI signals. Other features include 3D color management, 10-bit color processing, a liquid cooling system, and an auto-cleaning robot that uses a brush to clear away dust adhering to the filter. The auto cleaning process can be controlled manually or scheduled.


Large-format Projectors

Feb 28, 2013 8:44 PM, By Bennett Liles




projectiondesign F35 panorama

projectiondesign F35 panorama

Capable of showing an image up to 13ft. wide on a normal office wall space, the projectiondesign F35 panorama is intended for collaborative work environments using its 21:9 aspect ratio without the need for edge-blending multiple units. The input may be a single source or two sources shown side by side as in a videoconferencing application. The F35 panorama has a screen resolution of 2.7 megapixels and a brightness figure of up to 7000 ANSI lumens. F35 series projectors normally include two DVI inputs, two HDMI, and two VGA along with single component and S-Video connections. Control and communication are done through RJ-45 and RS-232 terminals while there are two programmable 12V triggers, a wired remote connector, and two USB ports.

Sharp XG-PH80XN

Sharp XG-PH80XN

The 6300 lumens brightness of the Sharp XG-PH80XN is displayed in 1024x768 resolution through 3D-ready DLP Link technology and an interchangeable four- or six-segment color wheel. The dual-lamp system provides illumination options including single- or dual-lamp operation and standard or Eco+Quiet mode projection. In the event that one lamp fails, the other can take over. There are five lens options, including zoom and fixed models. The RJ-45 network port allows operation and monitoring by web browser along with diagnostics and auto email in addition to serial control on the 9-pin D-sub. Video formats cover a range of analog formats including DVI-D. A 12V trigger port is added for powered screen or projector lift operation.

Sony VPL-GT100

Sony VPL-GT100

The new VPL-GT100 compact 4K professional projector from Sony is based on the same design as the home theater version known as the VPL-VW1000ES, which uses a 0.74in. SXRD panel and a highly integrated circuit to produce a 4K picture from the small 44lb. unit. The VPL-GT100 is fitted with two DisplayPort inputs (2048x2160/60Px2) and it can show 2000 lumens of color light output. The projector is optimized to provide minimal transport delay. It can be installed in either portrait or landscape mode without affecting lamp performance. Control and monitoring are connected on RJ-45 and RS-232 ports in addition to a wired IR mini jack.

Viewsonic Pro8450w

Viewsonic Pro8450w

For midsize conference rooms and classrooms, ViewSonic offers the Pro8450w LCD projector with 1280x800 WXGA native resolution and 4500 lumens brightness. The unit also provides 1.5X optical zoom, network display, and USB plug-and-play display in a filterless design. With its internal software, the Pro8450w allows up to four PCs to be projected simultaneously with the ability to broadcast up to eight projectors. Various control commands can be stored and activated on a time basis using the projector’s internal clock. There is also a stacking option and audio is provided on two 8W internal speakers. Displays can be projected directly from a USB flash drive. There is also a closed captioning decoder for the hearing impaired. Inputs include HDMI, 15-pin RGB I/O, component, composite, and S-Video.

Vivitek D8800

Vivitek D8800

The new dual-lamp DLP D8800 from Vivitek has six interchangeable bayonet mount-fixed and zoom lens options and built-in edge-blending and warping capability. Input video formats include HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, composite, component, and HD-SDI I/O. LAN and RS-232 control and monitoring are standard, and the unit includes wired IR and 12V trigger ports. The native resolution is 1920x1200 and images are produced at 8000 lumens brightness. These features make the D8800 suitable for larger conference rooms, classrooms, and meeting halls.


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