Recently projector manufacturer Hitachi announced their 9000 series DLP projectors. These new models feature brightness levels of up to 10,000 Lumens, contrast ratios of 3000:1, and advanced image quality technology.
The new 9000 Series includes the 10,000 Lumen XGA CP-X9110, the 8500 Lumen WXGA CP-WX9210 and the 8500 Lumen WUXGA CP-WU9410. All three models contain the built-in dual colour wheel that enables users to switch between high brightness mode or the rich colour mode via the remote control, depending upon the ambient lighting conditions.
These projectors employ several proprietary technologies, including Hitachi Accentualizer to enhance image sharpness, gloss and shade, and High Dynamic Contrast Range (HDCR) to deliver high perceived contrast ratios. Other advanced features include edge-blending, geometric correction, and lens shift. There are 5 interchangeable lens options for the 9000 series as well. The 9000 series is expected to begin shipping this fall.
Connectivity options include two HDMI, a DVI-D and an HDBaseT connection, which enables signals to be transmitted for up to 325 feet with no image degradation using standard LAN cables (Cat5e/6).
The most recent market figures from PMA Research show that installation, conference room and large venue models are big sellers in an otherwise flat projector market. Hitachi’s new models should fare well.