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TI's Big News - Highly Anticipated DLP® 1080p Chips for Projectors Arrive

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Zag, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. Zag

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    Highly Anticipated DLP® 1080p Chips for Projectors Arrive

    (Just dragged this news from TI's website..doubt we'll see 1080P DLP shipping until well into 2006 though...Pricing for single chip 1080P £8K+ ? Not any more. The Ruby's seen to that ;) )

    Indianapolis, IN, Sept. 8, 2005: Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) at CEDIA today announced and showcased 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080) chipsets for the front projection market. 1080 is the high-definition resolution standard for many highly anticipated content applications in the near future, including broadcast, gaming, and high-definition video players. DLP 1080p resolution chips will be made available to customers for both single-chip and 3-chip applications, enabling incredible detail for the ultimate HD viewing experience.

    According to market-watcher Pacific Media Associates (PMA), DLP technology holds 69.8% of the consumer front projection market in the U.S. as of 2Q05. The addition of DLP 1080p chipsets will allow customers to offer maximum-HD for front projection, rounding out current strong DLP 720p HD offerings. The breadth of 720p and 1080p projector choices will give consumers high-definition options that meet their price and performance choices. In addition, DLP products with 480 and 576 resolutions continue to thrive in the consumer market, providing great video viewing experiences for current DVD and gaming standards. Manufacturers who will be announcing front projection products based on DLP 1080p technology in the near future include: Barco, Christie Digital, Digital Projection International, DWIN, InFocus, Marantz, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, projectiondesign, Optoma, Runco, Samsung, Sharp, SIM2 and Yamaha.

    This news comes shortly after the TI announcement of increased color performance available for DLP front projection single-chip products with BrilliantColor™ technology. With up to 6-color processing, which moves significantly beyond other technologies’ limitations of 1-color-per-chip processing, BrilliantColor™ technology will enable a greater than 50% brightness increase in mid tone images, common in video and natural scenes, translating into truer, more vibrant colors.

    “We aim to meet both the needs of our customers and the needs of the market; and adding DLP 1080p technology to our offering will allow our customers to round out their product lines and fill a specific market need,” said Lars Yoder, Business Manager, TI DLP Front Projection Products. “Consumers will benefit from products with maximum HD resolution that will provide incredible detail of the images and deliver a truly amazing viewing experience.”

    “We are very excited about the addition of DLP 1080p 3-chip technology to our product offering,” said Nancy Fares, Business Manager, DLP Cinema Products. “This allows our partners to offer flagship products with an exceptional image to the high-end theater enthusiasts.”

    CEDIA attendees can experience DLP 1080p technology for both front and rear applications, as well as BrilliantColor™ technology, at TI DLP Products booth #248.
     
  2. Boris Blank

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    Cheap as chips! :D
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    I think we all expected this so not a huge surprise but a very welcome one for those that want more resolution.

    I had heard that the early 'wobulated' chips didn't look right by some who had seen them (something to do with the motion not looking natural IIRC amongst other things), so that was probably why we now have a true 1080 chip instead of a cut down diamond shape chip.

    It will be interesting to see how the prices pan out considering that there are other true 1080 displays already out there and the more recent ones are comparatively cheap.

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    sounds good, hopefully the manufacturers ave had their paws on them already and it won't be long before projectors arrive. They won't want to loose the edge with all the new LCD stuff on the way and that can only be good news for the consumer....although I might wait a little longer :(
     
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    I suspect the chip they're talking about is wobulated. But the problems you're talking about were only experienced with the earlier 720p wobulation chips anyway. The 1080p version (as seen in the latest Samsung rear pro sets) has been getting almost universal rave reviews.
     
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    I think TI's line is not to distinguish between the different chips.

    They make 1080 cheap chips intended for DLP RPTVs, which are already in service.

    They have just announced 1080 full fat chips, which can only now be used in DLP FPs. Not much doubt about that: they are expressly referred to as 1080 resolution chips.

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    zoolap,

    I've merged your thread with this.

    :smoke:
     

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