10-megapixel JVC projector does 4X HD resolution

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For the discerning HD enthusiast who has it all, here’s the 4K2K D-ILA projector from JVC. It’s got a 10-megapixel optical system that can project things at 4096×2400 resolution – four times full HD resolution – all in a pretty small package.

Granted, there’s not a lot of content available in 4X HD yet, but JVC suggests using the multi-screen mode to view up to four full HD screens at a time. Basically, this thing was made for watching professional football and, for that, I applaud it.

No details on pricing, but it might be one of those “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” moments. I hate those moments because I always have to ask.

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JVC UNVEILS 10 MEGAPIXEL ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION PROJECTOR 

4K2K D-ILA Projector Provides Four Times the Resolution of Full HD

DENVER, September 4, 2008 – JVC unveils the world’s smallest 4K2K ultra high definition projector, the DLA-SH4K. Based on the company’s new proprietary 1.27-inch 10 megapixel D-ILA devices, the DLA-SH4K projects images at greater than 4 times the resolution and clarity of the industry’s latest full high definition projectors. The higher resolution will bring a new level of reality to aircraft simulators, medical analysis, 3D display, command and control, museums, theme parks, and ultra high-end home theaters.

The DLA-SH4K will be unveiled at CEDIA September 3 – 6, 2008 and will be on display throughout the show in the JVC Theater located at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts next to the Denver convention center.

The projector’s chassis achieves a remarkable 65% reduction in size compared with conventional projectors in its class. This was achieved in part by using JVC’s latest 1.27-inch Direct Drive Image Light Amplifier (D-ILA) devices and a new optical system. D-ILA is a proprietary form of Liquid Crystal on Silicone (LCOS), a reflective technology that offers far greater pixel density than competing devices.

The D-ILA devices used in the DLA-SH4K provide a native 4096 x 2400 resolution—multi-screen display modes that allow users to view up to four Full HD screens at a time. A new optical design featuring an 825 Watt Xenon lamp generates a light output of 3500 ANSI Lumens and features adjustable lamp power that ranges from 825 to 660 watts.

Two DLA-SH4Ks can be stacked for increased light output. In addition, the projector can be inclined up to a ± 90-degree tilt angle and has a horizontal lens shift of ±25% and vertical shift of ±50%, which enables flexible installation.

The DLA-SH4K includes DVI-D (dual-link) x 4 input terminals that accept a wide variety of input resolutions. In addition to the RS-232C and USB connections, an Ethernet interface makes adjustment and installation from web browsers on PCs possible. Furthermore, networking allows multiple projectors to be operated with a single PC and an email function also enables the sending out of error messages and lamp replacement reminders.

JVC will offer two lenses for the projector, the GL-MS4015SZG 1.22x zoom lens for screens up to 300 inches, and the GL-MS4011SG short throw lens for screens up to 250 inches. The  DLA-SH4K is available immediately.  For more information and photos on the DLA- SH4K D-ILA projector, please visit JVC’s Web site at http://referenceseries.com

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