World first 2569 x 1600 projector throws 65-foot image
By Darren Quick
December 10, 2009
Projectors have come a long way in the last decade, making true home theaters a reality for many cinema buffs. But why not think a little bigger and build your own drive-in? With Projectiondesign’s F35 WQXGA projector you can do just that. With its ability to project a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution image measuring up to a whopping 65 feet (19.8m) wide it will make the neighbor’s home theater efforts look decidedly lacking.
Although your very own home drive in might impress, the unit is obviously aimed at commercial users. Using the latest DLP technology from Texas Instruments, the F35 boasts all new high performance optics and lenses, all of which use aspherical glass elements and enhanced Low Dispersion glass for increased contrast, improved color saturation and superior sharpness. The unit’s updated signal processing doubles the input bandwidth of any competing projector.
Meanwhile, built-in frame-lock synchronization makes it ideal for multi-channel applications. When configured for multichannel display systems, the F35 can synchronize between multiple units to create a completely frame-locked system to increase timing accuracy and deliver the performance levels required for stereoscopic displays and high performance visualization and simulation systems.
The F35 boasts an 8,000:1 contrast ratio, 6,500 lumens brightness and 3D stereo compatibility. It also features high-speed frame rates for reduction of motion artifacts and Smear Reduction Processing to apparently virtually eliminate image smear. Supporting 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p and 1080i/p resolutions it includes 2x Dual Link DVI-D, 2x HDMI 1.3a, 2x VGA, and component inputs.
The unit itself measures 376 x 510 x 233mm and Projectiondesign plan to release it in the second half of 2010 – presumably with a price tag as big as the image it can project.