Quoted from today's newsletter from Outlaw Audio :
|The Outlaw Video Projector|
Again, rapid technology movement in this area is changing the face of the market. We were very close to beginning production of a unit based on an 1024x768 resolution chip. However, it now appears that in exchange for a few months delay in this project we will be able to deliver a high-quality, DLPâ„¢ based projector based on a 1280x720 native resolution light engine. Just to be on the safe side, the Outlaws will be visiting both Infocomm and the Society for Information Display conventions in June to evaluate alternatives to DLP such as LCoS, D-ILAâ„¢ and other fixed array imaging technologies. Based on what we see, final specs will be frozen with a goal of shipping the projector before the end of the year.
A note of caution is in order here. We've read the many comments and suggestions offered by fellow Outlaws both in the Internet groups and in our own Saloon. As you can tell by the delay that will enable us to offer full native HD resolution, we listen closely and carefully to your comments, and we'll implement many of them in the final product. However, to eliminate any possible confusion later on, we want to go on record with an estimated price about $10,000 for the projector. As much as we'd love to sell it at some of the prices we've seen suggested, reality does not permit that kind of pricing in today's market. Could we offer a $5,000 projector? Sure, if you are willing to accept low light output and scaled, rather than native HD imaging. We're NOT going to do that. What we WILL do is offer a video projector with image quality, brightness, resolution and control that will rival units selling for $20,000 or more. If there is one thing the Outlaws won't compromise on it is quality and value. With the cost of fixed array imaging engines today, that is simply not possible in a unit selling from any manufacturer under $10,000.