Sony Unleashes 4K SXRD Projectors for Digital Cinema

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  1. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man
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    Click here to read more about it. I have been listening people in the industry saying that they have been waiting for 4K projectors and it looks like Sony is going to be releasing one.

    I wonder what these puppies are going to go for. [​IMG]

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  2. MikeKaz

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    About $60,000 for the cheaper one, and $80,000 for the larger one- actually quite a bit less than some of the Texas Instruments displays being used for digital theaters. Keep in mind people these aren't for you, these are for actual movie theaters. Maybe they'll have a cheap $50,000 version for your rec-room in a year.

    http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle...5&section=news
     
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    There is a version of this technology in a not so handy, takehome size. It's not this 4K technology, but it's good for 1080p. It's called the QUALIA 004 and it can be yours for only $27,000. But you have to buy a 3 or 4 thousand dollar lens because it doesn't come with one. And you might want to build a separate projection room because its so hot. Oh yeah, the replacement bulbs are 3 grand each... and they don't last very long. Other than that you're golden.

    http://www.projectorcentral.com/Sony...er-reviews.htm

    http://www.image-acquire.com/sony/so...ualia_004.html

    At least it will email you if it detects any problems with itself (I'm not kidding).
     
  4. Scott L

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    Thank goodness for Japanese engineering [​IMG] Having Sony + JVC + TI all competing at the same thing, a decent 1080p home theater projector, is sure to lower prices and bring up some new tech at the same time.

    One question that's been nagging my mind is I have a monitor that can do 1600x1200 and it's around $250. Why is it taking so long to get an afforable digital projector that can natively display hi-def material!?
     

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