JVC’s New 4K Projector announced

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JVC today announced their upcoming DLA-SH7NL DCinema Projector. A 4K2K D-ILA projector incorporating three 1.27" 4K2K D-ILA display devices and packing dual mercury lamps for 5000 Lumens of brightness. The new machine -- like its predecessor DLA-SH4K -- achieves a resolution of roughly 10MP (4096x2400 pixels), plus a stunning 10,000:1 native contrast ratio.DLA-SH7NL Specifications Optical System Display device 1.27-inch D-ILA device x 3 (aspect ratio app. 17:10) Effective resolution 4,096 x 2,400 pixels Projection lens Sold separately (see below) Light source Dual 330W ultra-high-pressure mercury lamps Lamp life Approx. 3,000hours (assumes 265W mode) Brightness 5,000 lumens Contrast ratio 10,000:1 (native) Supported signals Digital video input format (progressive signals only) 4,096 x 2,400, 4,096 x 2,160, 3,840 x 2,400, 3,840 x 2,160, 2,048 x 1,200, 2,048 x 1,080, 1,920 x 1,200,…
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DIY Smartboard….

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Johnny Lee strikes again. The Wiimote Guru has a new project. Build your own expensive looking smartboard using a projector, laptop and a Wiimote. Excellent little project to kick off the new year.Since the Wiimote can track sources of infrared (IR) light, you can track pens that have an IR led in the tip. By pointing a wiimote at a projection screen or LCD display, you can create very low-cost interactive whiteboards or tablet displays. Since the Wiimote can track upto 4 points, up to 4 pens can be used. It also works great with rear-projected displays.
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Beagleboard is your friend…..

Electronics, Linux, Opensource, projector
The USB-powered Beagle Board is a low-cost, fan-less single board computer utilizing Texas Instruments’ OMAP3530 application processor that unleashes laptop-like performance and expansion without the bulk, expense, or noise of typical desktop machines.Beagle Board is based on an OMAP3530 application processor featuring an ARM® Cortex™-A8 running at up to 600MHz and delivering over 1,200 Dhrystone MIPS of performance via superscalar operation with highly accurate branch prediction and 256KB of L2 cache. Focal to Beagle Board experience is the high-speed USB 2.0 on-the-go (OTG) port that can be utilized to provide power to the board or to deliver highly flexible expansion. Standard PC peripherals can be connected to Beagle Board using the USB with a mini-A to standard-A cable adapter, DVI-D using an HDMI to DVI-D adapter, or through the MMC/SD/SDIO…
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Could this be the Google Tablet…..

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Not too sure, but the Zoom OMAP34x-II Mobile Development Platform looks too "finished/flashy" to be a Mobile Development Platform (MDP). I guess time will tell......For now we can all drool over the pics....and btw, if you have $1150, you can beat the crowd and own one today.Out of the box features of the Zoom OMAP34x-II MDP :4.1" WVGA multi-touch display with a QWERTY keypad in a landscape, handheld form factorHigh performance OMAP3430 applications processor that supports up to 720p HD video encode/decodeSupport for popular leading mobile operating systems, including Android Mobile Platform, Linux, LiMo, Symbian OS and Microsoft(r) Windows(r) MobileWireless connectivity technology from TI, including WiLinkTM 6.0 (WL1271), a single chip with Wi-Fi(r), Bluetooth(r) and FM functionality; and NaviLinkTM GPS functionality8-megapixel camera sensorOptional 3G modem solution, as well as flexibility to…
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JVC does Super Hi-Vision

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Yep, in the classic "mine is bigger than yours" fashion, JVC has once again upped the ante by introducing the worlds first single display device capable of 8K Super Hi-Vision. That's 8192x432o pixels of joy AKA 35 bloody megapixels. We recently covered the introduction of JVC's 4K D-ILA projector and well now the new game is called 8K.Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC) announces a new addition to its lineup of proprietary D-ILA (Direct-Drive Image Light Amplifier) high-definition reflective liquid crystal devices for projectors. The newly developed 1.75-inch 8K4K D-ILA device has the world's largest number of pixels and is able to display images of approximately 35 megapixels (8192 x 4320 pixels), the equivalent of more than 17 times the level of Full High-Definition. This means that a single display…
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Sony gets dethroned….JVC joins the 4K Projection club

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If you've been tuned into Digital Cinema Projection for the past couple of years, you'd know that when it comes to 4K projection (4Kx2K image), sony's SXRD series was pretty much the only game in town. DLP is limited to 2K and most of the projectors out there (Christie, Barco, NEC) are all 2K projectors. A downside of Sony's projector is that although it is as hefty as a small car it only has a 2000:1 contrast ratio (measured less than that calibrated). Its rated aggresively for 40ft screens which is not nearly big enough for true cinema applications.That was true until JVC announced their 1.27-inch 4Kx2K D-ILA (Direct-drive Image Light Amplifier) chip at InfoComm 2007. The chip can produce a 4096x2400 pixel image with a 20,000:1 contrast ratio. That's nearly 10x the…
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