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New rainbow-less DLP projectors

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Gary Palmer, May 18, 2001.

  1. Gary Palmer

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    Davis have announced their new DLP projectors. They look fantastic and the spec also looks excellent. No prices announced so far.

    The home cinema one is called CinemaTenPRO.

    XGA
    Carl Zeiss lens (manual focus and zoom 1.5x) 6-segment high speed colour wheel (claimed to have no rainbow effect)

    All relevant video sources (inc component colour and DVI), as well as HDTV (480p, 720p, 1080i).

    Contrast ratio of 800:1 and claims "fantastic colour saturation"

    Davis proprietary video processing technology (internal scaling/line doubling)

    Separate adjustment of RGB white point for all sources

    adjustment of Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Tint and Sharpness, 16:9 function on all inputs

    Digital Keystone correction.

    claims "whisper-quiet" fan operation.

    fully sealed - no light leakage.
    available in July 2001
     
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    Catch? Well, there's probably the good old "it's a 4:3 DLP chip" one - use the 16X9 mode and you're "wasting" some of those precious few pixels.

    One of these days someone will make a DLP projector with either

    a) a 16X9 chip OR
    b) a 4:3 chip but with anamorphic optics to optically create a true 16X9 image using the whole DMD array (how hard can this be? It's been done in cinemas for years and years)

    oh, and a "high speed" colour wheel as well.
     
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    Yup. 4:3 mode so for the wider formats you do lose some pixels. But being XGA does help a great deal.

    The colour wheel is supposed to be high speed.

    Ideally it would be a 3DLP 16:9 projector with no fan at all (oh and weighs less than 1Kg for the mobile mugs amongst us)

    :D
     
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    WOW!!!

    My mouth is watering looking at those pics - and the spec sounds fantastic.

    It all sounds/looks too good to be true, I wonder what the catch is - Price perhaps?
     

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