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NEWS: LG announce compact short-throw 4K HDR compatible projector

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Mark Hodgkinson, Jan 5, 2018.


    1. Mark Hodgkinson

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      Had a quick google but can't see any mention of wifi?
       
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      My question is, when is 4K not 4K? :D
       
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      Sounds like a portable version of the latest 4K DLP projectors.

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      From what I have been reading the model to wait for is the upcoming (late January) release of the Benq HT2550 which will be a TRUE, not DLP 4K projector for only $1500. Hopefully, the great folks here will have a review of this model upon its release.
       
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      Does sound interesting however why bother taking up valuable space inside it by fitting 7W speakers and for that matter an optical output or any of the other crap (TV) , anyone even considering something like this would no doubt have the full setup and just use it as a display and if not why would you want a 4K projector.
      They should just concentrate on the display being the very best it can be at full 4k instead of a half arsed pseudo resolution.
       
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      This isn't aimed at someone who has a permanent full setup. This is something to keep in the cupboard and drag out when it's needed, therefore the audio makes a lot of sense.
       
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      Sadly, the BenQ is not going to be true 4K, but just another DLP pixel shifter. In fact, it's native resolution will be only 1080p.
       
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      It will be a 1080P chip with XPR (DLP4710 DLP® 0.47 1080p DMD | TI.com). Nowhere near TRUE 4K unfortunately.
       
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      Unless they have managed to be able to flash the mirrors to produce 4 x 2 million discrete pixel images at a speed that the eye only sees 1 x 4K image, (Plus it would need a 4 position optical actuator) but I think that’s pushing a bit, (Unlike other 4K DLP projectors that use the 0.66 chipset it doesn’t give details on how it achieves the 4K image) and there is no mention of it on the Ti website either.

      I think it’s probably the same as the 1700 model that is also out in the UK this month, (And talked about in a previous thread) with the US version just having a different number designation. (If so it falls short in virtually all departments compared to the only slightly more expensive Optoma UHD60)

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      The UHD60 at £2500 is about 700 quid more than the Benq W1700, I wouldn't call that 'slightly' more, in fact I would say they are in different price brackets altogether. Anyway, the reviews will be interesting as more of these more affordable projectors come out.
       
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      They have also cracked the holy grail and managed to invent a portable black hole generator if you look at figure 1
       
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      4 pixels per mirror, therefore it'll displace the sub-images orthogonally and diagonally. So long as it a switches fast enough, no problem. Resolution shortfall below true 4k will be determined by the degree of pixel overlap.
       

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