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The new Infocus LP530 spec sheet is at:
http://www.chariotgroup.com/in_focus.htm


The image of the LP530 looks almost identical to the image of the new Infocus HT shown at:
http://www.infocushome.com


The only difference I see is the LP530 has holes on top, possibly for the internal stereo speakers, which the HT version likely doesn't have.


THe LP530 uses Faroudja video processing to deinterlace and suppress motion artifacts. I'm guessing this is the new video chip announced at CES2001:
http://www.smr-home-theatre.org/ces2.../page_02.shtml


The LP530 uses a 270W SHP lamp, the same as the LP350, but now gets 2000 lumens vs. 1300 in the LP350. I'm guessing they have a larger clear section, or a much more efficient light path.


There is no mention in the LP530 specs about faster color wheels, which should reduce rainbow artifacts. Let's hope that the LP530 or HT version has this.


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This MIGHT be a platform for the HT unit but I doubt this is the one. The HT version would have to have 6 segment color wheel and no or very small clear section. But the new electronics would probably cross over quite nicely.


Wouldn't it be sweet if this evolved into an HT unit with decent (1000 lumen) brightness, no motion artifacts, plug and play capability, drop dead color and a killer under $5K price?


All of these were the goals they stated at the last CES. Here's hoping!


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Hi,


what's about the price of the LP-530. The XGA HT-version was announced for $5000,- at the CES. It should not be cheaper than this business version!

http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif There are two brightness modes - hope the same for the HT-version. I would expect about 1500 Ansi-Lumen for the HT-unit, because of the RGBRGB wheel.


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Walter,


I would expect it to be more like 1200 for the HT which would be a real accomplishment for a 270W SHP bulb. The clear section adds alot of the 2000.


It is interesting to note that it lists 2000 hours lamp life. I would hope that would be for the standard operation and 4000 or so hours for economical operation. (A light bulb that burns half as bright burns a lot more than twice as long.)


And SHP bulbs tend to have a better spectrum than UHP's


It could be a showstopper once modified fully to an HT product.


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Hello Mr. Wiggles,


the InFocus HT-projector was said at the CES to have about 1500 ANSI-Lumen - to overcome some ambient light. But with the darker brightness mode it is ideal for the HT and daily use as TV. If the lamp-power is reduced to 800 Ansi Lumen or so, also ~6000 hours should be possible. Would be fine.


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1200 lumens on a DLP would be awesome. But I wonder if they'll run into contrast problems with the current 9 degree rotation mirrors?


Man, it just seems InFocus has everything they need right now to put it together and get it out on the market. Sure would be great if they did so ASAP! (hint, hint! http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif )


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Hi,


I would assume that InFocus will bring us two HT-units in the near future. One with the 848x600 dmd-chip and a little bit later the second with the 1280x720 chip. Maybe there will not be a 4:3 XGA projector for HT.


These two chips/resolution are also announced for oncoming RPTV's.


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