Posted Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
The staggered dual 4K (8K) projector will set back your local museum around $261,000.
What's better than UHD? Naturally that would be 8K! What JVC has in mind though is something that they have been working on for years, the DLA-VS4800. This projector seeks to project a very expensive masquerade, one which JVC hopes is entirely appropriate for its intended audience, planetarium and museum goers.
While 8K is the term that JVC uses regularly with the projector, what the device does is alternately project two 4,096 x 2,400 signals at 120Hz with one pixel diagonally offset. The resulting theater sized composite 8,192 x 4,800 image has stunned the tech press routinely for years. When applied to nature photography, the idea is to induce a 'pop' from the image at an ever increasing level.
This display gimmick will be ready to ship this month, but comes at an institutional price of $25 million ($261,000). That price does not include any of the four lens options, which have yet to be priced.
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