Owow.... forget that Sharp thingie! ESP of $6199!?? What does that mean in real lfe? Oct. 15, eh?
The integrated TCP/IP network controls seems like a very cool feature to integrate with an HTPC - although it sounds as though the software isn't avaialble yet. Definitely something to keep an eye on - unless 3000 lumens would burn you out. This could be a huge jump for FPs. Infocus has been too quiet lately; maybe we can hope for something similar for the "Infocus XGA HT" system...
Good, this means that when they finally release their HT projectors they will probably be HDCP compliant, and I will have no reservations with buying one.... I had better start saving some money
Only one problem I see with this particular projector. It doesn't say it has compatibility with 480p, so I guess you can't use a progressive scan dvd player with it. Or maybe this just means that it doesn't display 480p, but would upconvert it to something else?
[This message has been edited by LordFortius (edited 10-03-2001).]
While Proxima is now owned by Infocus, they actually have different engineering departments that create somewhat different products. I understand that they plan to continue this approach for the foreseeable future.
Therefore, it makes some sense that Proxima would use the DVDO chip set while Infocus (on its own brand) uses the Faroudja.
We will have to follow these developments closely. Infocus is the largest company and really could make more waves in the HT marketplace, either directly or through crossover machines.
I also support boycotting any product that conforms to the HDCP standard. Smith and Wesson almost went out of business when they were the first to comply with a new government started safety system. The buyers refused to buy Smith and Wesson guns, even though they were very good products. It worked there, but I don't think it will here. Gun consumers are notoriously well informed, while most A/V consumers(not us) are not.
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