updated 04:30 pm EDT, Wed September 17, 2008
Sony intros SXRD projector
Sony recently announced it will soon release two new 4K projectors that make use of the electronic giantís SXRD technology, each capable of delivering images at 4096x2160 resolution, or about four times more than 1920x1080 HD resolution. The two liquid crystal on silicon projectors, the SRX-T110 and SRX-T105, offer 2500:1 contrast ratios and a pair of Xenon lamps, though the SRX-T110ís are rated at 2kW, while the SRX-T105 has a pair of 1kW lamps. The former is capable of producing 11,000 lumens of brightness, while the SRX-T105 delivers 5,500 lumens.
Each uses a three-panel SXRD projection lens system that delivers 8.85 million total pixels. The high-resolution will allow users to set up four displays, with each split screen delivering HD video from up to four sources. Each of the four virtual screens can be adjusted from their sources.
Unfortunately, thanks to their 265lb weight, neither is meant as a portable projector.
Both the SRX-T110 and SRX-T105 will be available in November in certain markets, priced at an equivalent of $114,000 for the SRX-T110, and $71,000 for the SRX-T105. [via Akihabara]