Victor Company of Japan Ltd. exhibited a projector with the display pixel count of 4096 x 2400 at CEATEC Japan 2007, which runs from Oct. 2 to 6, 2007.
Supporting the so-called 4K x 2K resolution, the new projector has an enhanced definition compared with the company's existing 4096 x 2160 model, Victor said. The projector can throw a 200-inch picture from about 7 m away. The contrast ratio without an iris mechanism is 10,000:1, and the luminance is 3,500 lm.
The projector employs a 1.27-inch (3.2 cm diagonally) Direct-Drive Image Light Amplifier (D-ILA) microdisplay device, which is Victor's proprietary product, for the display device. Compared to the 1.7-inch D-ILA microdisplay device used in the company's existing projector, the size of the device in the latest model is reduced by about 43%.
The product measures 660 x 827 x 340 mm. With the adoption of the smaller display device, the total product size is reduced by about 65% from the existing model.
The projector is slated for launch in the first half of 2008. From now on, the company will "focus on the development of the optical lens for a short throw projector," Victor said.