Japanese companies have on display their latest 3D DLP projector models at IFA 2011.
Mitsubishi's new DLP projector is premiering at IFA 2011.
Technical highlights of the company's flagship HC9000 Advanced model
include a new anti-ghosting strategy and a frame rate converter,
which generates up to four times the actual number of images
present. An intelligent 2D/3D converter uses a new process to
prepare 2D film material to create depth effects.
Thanks to an active shutter process and 240 Hz technology, the HC9000 series provides great 2D reproduction capabilities as well as new features such as intelligent 3D frame interpolation and fine-tuned colour management for a gripping home cinema experience.
Other technical characteristics include a brightness of 1,500 lumens, a contrast ratio of 30,000: 1 and a fan noise of just 23dB.
In addition, Mitsubishi Electric offers high-speed shutter glasses (also newly developed) for brighter images.
Sony launched its newest 3D home projector, the VPL-VW95ES, the successor to the VPL-VW90ES, which was announced last September.
The projector promises to offers picture quality with high dynamic contrast ratio (150,000:1). The comfort of home cinema has also been advanced with the availability of low fan noise, flexible picture calibration, and picture position memory which allows users to set the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with just one button.
The product is equipped with Sony's Advanced Iris 3 technology which
includes a contrast enhancer to maximize the dyanmic contrast ratio
when used with the iris. Motionflow technology also reduces motion
blur and judder.
New features include a converted 3D mode to reproduce a 3D effect
from any 2D source. Additional picture position memory also
remembers the positions set to meet aspect ratio and users can enjoy
a cinema scope size screen. In addition, Sony's 3D glasses have been
upgraded so they are lighter by about 24 percent and the transmitter
has been built around the lens so it doesn't need to be connected or
installed with a cable.
The VPL-VW95ES also encourages comfortable viewing and runs quietly
in the background with an advanced cooling system so fan noise is
suppressed to 22dB at low lamp mode. In addition, the VPL-VW95ES has
a motorised adjustable 'Lens Shift' function which means the picture
can be adjusted making the installation process a lot simpler.
The projector will be available across Europe in October.
EPSON's new series of 3LCD Full HD 3D projectors includes the EH-TW5900, EH-TW6000 and EH-TW6000W models, available in Europe from mid-October, as well as the Epson EH-TW9000 and EH-TW9000W, available in November.
Prices in Germany
EH-TW5900: €1,149 (RRP including VAT)
EH-TW6000: €1.499 (RRP including VAT)
EH-TW6000W: €1,799 (RRP including VAT)
EH-TW9000: €2,871 (RRP including VAT)
EH-TW9000W: €3,202 (RRP including VAT)
Epson claims that its new new panel technology increases the light
transmission of the 3-LCD panels and ensures that 3D content is
brighter than previous 3D Full HD home cinema projectors. The new
projectors are also featuring a new technology that brightens 3D
images by doubling the image refresh rate from 240 Hz to 480 Hz.
The two top models of the line, the EH-TW9000 and the EH-TW9000W feature the same brightness of up to 2,400 lumens and a contrast ratio of up to 200,000:1. The EH-TW6000 and EH-TW6000W models are more affordable 3D 1080p home theater projectors and fearure a
brightness of up to 2,200 lumens at a contrast ratio of up to 40,000:1.
Epson is also showcasing the is the Epson MG-850HD model, an HD 3LCD
projector with a docking station for iPod. Users are able to output
content from the projector directly to tgeir iPod without
downloading any special apps. It will be available in Europe in
from November for €699.
The Epson MG-850HD projects 720p content in the 16:9 format in an
up to 300 inches (7.6 m) screen and features two 10Watt stereo
speakers, a white and color brightness of 2,800 lumens and a
contrast ratio of 3,000:1. It's lamp life is rated at 6000 hours.
Epson has also on display the Epson EH-TW480 projector for gaming
and home theaters. The HD-ready projector features a white color and
brightness of 2800 lumens, a contrast ratio of 3000:1 and a lamp
life of up to 5,000 hours. The Epson EH-TW480 will be available in
November for about €600.