Posted Wed Jan 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The upcoming UHD projector is set to be one of the most affordable 4K HDR models on the market.
ViewSonic has announced its first 4K projector. The new PX727-4K will offer Ultra HD high dynamic range playback support for an estimated street price under $1,500.
"With the PX727-4K, ViewSonic is bringing the industry's most innovative technologies and 4K resolution to a wider range of consumers," said Sean Liu, product marketing manager for ViewSonic Americas. "With our award-winning projector line, from short-throw interactive to 1080p home theater laser projectors, ViewSonic is continuing our mission to provide the widest range of high performance projector solutions. The launch of the PX727-4K projector is the next step in delivering a future-proof 4K immersive viewing experience at a consumer-ready price point. We want users to enjoy their multimedia content on a big screen with the best resolution possible."
The projector features support for an Ultra HD resolution of 3840x2160 with 8.3 million pixels through an advanced 4K DLP chip with XPR technology. In addition, the unit offers HDR (High Dynamic Range) compatibility, along with Rec. 709 and DCI-P3 wide color gamut coverage thanks to an exclusive SuperColor six-segment RGBRGB color wheel. Brightness is rated for 2200 lumens and the contrast ratio is listed as 12,000:1. A 10W speaker and a 1.2x optical zoom are integrated as well. Meanwhile, connectivity options include HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2, HDMI 1.4/HDCP1.4, VGA In/Out, USB 2.0, Audio In/Out, RS232 and a 12V trigger. Finally, lamp life is rated for up to 15,000 hours using the device's energy-saving SuperEco mode.
ViewSonic's PX727-4K is set to launch in February for an estimated street price of $1,499.
Source: ViewSonic via BusinessWire
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