Hitachi America, Ltd., has introduced two new large-venue DLP projectors, the CP-HD9320 and CP-HD9321. Both models offer full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution, and are geared towards use in large auditoriums, conference rooms, museums, and concert or stage productions.
The CP-HD9320 and CP-HD9321 have six interchangeable lenses available with 8,200 ANSI lumens light output. Two built-in color wheels enable users to switch between Rich Color Mode and Bright Mode. In addition, the projectors offer built-in edge blending capability for projection of one image using multiple projectors. The CP-HD9320 and CP-HD9321 are also equipped with a dual lamp system.
Hitachi’s CP-HD9320 and CP-HD9321 incorporate five digital inputs including 3G SDI for broadcast capability. The projectors are also HDBase-T enabled, delivering whole-home and commercial distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content over a single CAT5e/6 cable. The CP-HD9320 and CP-HD9321 feature a display rotation of 360 degrees as well as portrait projections. The warping tool enables projections onto spherical surfaces or surfaces with corners as well as conventional flat screens.
PMA Research has found that interest in HDBase-T enabled projectors is growing – particularly in the large-venue and Pro AV installation markets.