updated 04:40 pm EDT, Tue September 18, 2007
NEC NP4001 pro projector
NEC has released details on the NP4001, its latest pro-level projector. Appropriately, it has a brightness rating of 4500 ANSI lumens, and can be used at distances anywhere between 2.8 and 283 feet. Its maximum contrast ratio is 2,300:1, but this is adjusted dynamically to fit each frame; similarly, BrilliantColor processing is used to tweak for the best colors and blacks. The projector has a native resolution of 1280x768, scalable to 1600x1200, and users can control the device remotely via an Ethernet connection. Shipment is expected in October at a cost of $6,000.