Yesterday, Viewsonic introduced a new flagship in terms of projector. This is the Pro9000, a LED Laser projector, one of the first of its kind in the of the home theater consumer market.
According to representatives of Viewsonic, this technology keeps the advantages of traditional DLP without defects. Understand by this that the effect of flash light is significantly decreased. During the presentation, we have also been bothered by this problem, although we’re particularly sensitive.
The combination of this technology with a Texas Instrument DarkChip 3 chip and a Full HD 1080p projector that allows to target home theater enthusiasts. According to the datasheet, it is supposed to display a brightness of 1600 lumens for a contrast ratio of 100 000:1 announced (a figure which seems unrealistic).
However, it is not 3D compatible and no motion compensation also.
At the rear, the connectivity is pretty well supplied. There are 2 HDMI, 1 VGA, 1 composite, 1 S-video and 1 RS-232 port.
For the rest, the Viewsonic Pro9000 has a zoom lens and a manual focusing. By cons, no lens shift is available.
Finally, the Viewsonic Pro9000 will be marketed in France in mid-October for an MSRP of $4500.