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New Canon 1400x1050 LCOS....

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by theritz, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. theritz

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    This is an interesting development, high resolution 1050 LCOS with an RRP of £2839, Click Here for all the details. While this projector won't have an iris (active or passive), and a lower quoted CR than the current crop of HC projectors, 1000:1 CR combined with the shadow detail performance of LCOS as well as practically zero screendoor, (thanks to both LCOS and the high resolution) and an end to VB/FPN or rainbow type artifacts is a very appealing prospect. Should also be killer for HD, upscaling 720p (!!) and small down-scaling of 1080.

    Sean G.
     
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    Indeed a proposition. Canon are evidently marketing this to the home cinema market and putting in the boot to LCD by making a stab at screen door (just read the bit under 'Crystal Clear Resolution')...infact if you read the pitch they make on the site, it has all the hooks that many of those on these forums look for.

    Sadly, I'm still leaning to DLP.
     
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    That price makes me think there's a mistake in there...

    DLP may appear to offer higher contrast (well, relative to this PJ anyway) but being a three chipper there's no annoying colour seperation, the absence of DLP PWM dithering, higher res, and less screen door all add up to something that might just upset the DLP applecart enough to finally push the price of 3 chip DLP solutions down...

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    "That price makes me think there's a mistake in there..."


    I don't follow...... Have a check on Canon's other website's - they all indicate the same price......

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    Yeah I noticed that, just a case of disbeleif! Anyway I guess we won't know if its truely ground breaking until its independently reviewed...
     
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    True, true.... and with the current raft of new machines (AE700, HS51, Z3 etc) on the horizon it's possible/probably that this model from Canon will fall under the radar...... pity, it would be very interesting to read an independent authoritative view on this implementation of LCOS to try to put some alternative into the LCD/DLP choices....

    Sean.
     
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    Regarding price ... I have ordered one at Euro 3466 from computeruniverse in Germany. This price includes vat at the Irish rate of 21% and courier charge to Dublin (vat is now charged at the destination rate rather than the source counrty rate).


     
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    Oh goody.....

    Make sure to come back and tell us what it's like.... do you have a pj at the moment ?

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    1400x1050 is a pretty horrid resolution for scaleing video, it's deigned to run with laptops, many of which run at this resolution. Watch out for fussy refresh rate handling and poor convergence.
     
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    computeruniverse are inclined to announce products well in advance ... at present they are claiming that delivery to stock will be ten days but from experience I do not expect to receive it sooner than mid-November.

    It should be mentioned that Canon here in Ireland cannot even suggest a delivery date and I am saving about Euro 700 by importing it from Germany (despite the fact that I am paying Irish VAT at 21%).

    I will, of course, tell you about it when it arrives. Then one area that concerns me is the noise level.

     
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    To be honest the price is so good that I am willing to accept some problems. I will keep your observations in mind and keep you informed of its performance.

     
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    Having seen the JVC DILA units Based around LCOS technology and are incredible... but are £15k+................... but great for those who are very sensitive to rainbows.... and want performance not offered by LCD's (hopefully)
     
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    I can see the ComputerUniverse would deliver this projectorto UK for approx £2,100. That is a great price!
     

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