New Vivitek HK2288 4K HDR Projector is less than £2.5K
Vivitek has announced its new HK2288 ‘UHD-4K HDR’ home cinema projector at a typical retail price of just £2,499.
Vivitek’s budget breakthrough deploys TI’s recently developed 0.66” 4K DLP DMD chip, which generates UHD-4K’s requisite 8.3 million individual pixels complete with DLP DarkChip3 and BrilliantColor refinements for improved black levels, and more cinematic colour.
The chip’s innovative eXpanded Pixel Resolution (XPR) technology uses 4.15 million (2716x1528) mirrors, capable of switching over 9,000 times per second to deliver two discrete pixels for each mirror per frame, reformulated to map and reproduce the native 4K image. In tests, says Vivitek, this technology has been able to fully resolve a 4K 1-pixel line pattern.
The HK2288’s UHD-4K pixel resolution is enhanced by a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, claim Vicitek, involving up to 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness which should help with the HDR (HDR 10) performance.
The 2288’s video processing also offers motion processing and a supposed input lag of around 50 milliseconds for gaming. There are also what are said to be ‘comprehensive gamma and colour management adjustments’ available to optimise a ‘wide’ REC709 colour space from a six-segment RGB colour wheel.
The HK2288 is equipped with a 1.39-2.09 throw, a 1.5x zoom, and vertical lens shift. Three HDMI 2.0 inputs are offered and dual infrared sensors positioned front and back allow for control from the included ‘full-function’ remote.
The HK2288 should be available from December 2017.
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