Originally Posted by Ohlson
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Why xenon again? A slight update would be good enough if Sony is staying with xenon.
To get brighness Sony should use a 450 CPL lamp in a Diamond projector.
If I was a Sony engineer I would have to come up with a product which would answer the challenge pose by the JVC RS1
I would replace the polarizers in the pearl with wiregrid polarizers to at least equal the contrast ratio.
I would incorporate the new HDMI 1.3 standard into the new projector.
I would use the new Perkin Elmer Xenon lamps which are supposed to have a much longer life than the older versions for two reasons
The xenon lamps have a better spectral output and although you can filter the UHP lamps to make them look like Xenon in the 1.3 broader color triangle you can't add red that is not already there
Finally the Xenon lamps have a much smaller arc which can be used with the right optics to give a better more uniform illumination
I would design a zoom lens with a lower F number which would still be well corrected. If you halve the f number you quadruple the power out without increasing the lamp power Start with a 1000 lumen projector with a 250 watt to 400 watt lamp and you would have a 4000 lumen projector
Then I would include small anamorphic prisms at the stop position internal to the lens so that you could have variable projection ratios from 4:3 to 2.35
I would also include a variable iris which could be automatic and manually controlled
I would manufacturer the complete assembly in china and sell it for 5000 dollars
I would liquid cool the lamp which is what HP does in there work stations.
Okay maybe I will charge 10,000 dollars for the unit
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