This unit is expected to be released in October. I'd heard somewhere that the next public showing will be Oct 1, and I'm waiting with bated breath for the inevitable (I hope!) reviews to be posted here. Especially since my own HT project is waiting for one at the moment... I'm hoping that this thing is *it*.
It certainly sounds interesting. The video processing features are exactly what the JVC G-series lacks. And 32db noise level sounds really good. A weight of 12 pounds, though, doesn't seem to allow for a xenon light path and three-panel LCOS/D-ILA system.
I can't find a spec sheet on the Hitachi site, and nothing I saw says whether it uses three panels like the G-series or what type lamp it is.
G1000 D-ILA, HTPC, Panamorph (soon I hope),
Dish 6000 (HBOHD,SHOHD,CBS,NBC,ABC,WB,FOX,UPN, KCET -- does it get any better ?)
That is a good point, whether it is D-ILA or some other LCOS design. At Infocomm 2000, a JVC rep told me that JVC was actively trying to sell their D-ILA panels and light path to other OEMs -- trying to move D-ILA into the same component-level niche that TI has for DLP.
But ... the LCOS panels that RCA is using for their LC50000 RPTV are not coming from JVC, so maybe Hitachi's aren't either. You've got me curious where Hitachi is getting the panels. I assumed JVC because the resolution is the same as the JVC.
Originally posted by dreamer: ...doesn't seem to allow for a xenon light path and three-panel LCOS/D-ILA system...
You've got me curious where Hitachi is getting the panels. I assumed JVC because the resolution is the same as the JVC.
Have a look at Projector Central. It's a 220W UHB bulb and the resolution is a standard one. 1365x1024 is called SXGA+ I think. I'm also pretty sure I read that Hitachi design/manufacture these LCOS panels themselves.
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