Hitachi’s New LCD Projectors with HDBaseT

Hitachi HDBaseTHitachi has announced its new CP-WU8461 and CP-WU8451 LCD projectors, two new models that offer HDBaseT Ultra HD video networking capability and WUXGA resolution . The CP-WU8461 and CP-WU8451 offer UHD video quality for use in mid-to-large-sized auditoriums and venues.

Both models provide HDBaseT connectivity to deliver uncompressed UHD multimedia content in formats including Ultra HD/3D and 2K/4K video via the projectors’ Cat5e/6e input. HDBaseT is compatible with all HDMI formats and supports all key features. The CP-WU8461 and CP-WU8451 are able to receive video signals from distances of 300+ feet via HDBaseT.

In addition, both projectors include a complete selection of A/V inputs including HDMI, component, S-Video and composite video, USB Type A and Type B, computer and audio. LAN, RS-232C control, remote control and monitor out connections are also provided. The CP-WU8461 and CP-WU8451 deliver 6000 and 5000 lumens output respectively and a 5000:1 contrast ratio. Both models feature proprietary Hitachi image technologies such as HDCR (High Dynamic Contrast Range) for clear images even in well lit rooms, and Accentualizer, which enhances image qualities. Both models also offer a DICOM(r) (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) Simulation Mode for medical imaging applications.

The CP-WU8461 and CP-WU8451 provide motorized focus, zoom and lens shift, Digital keystone (horizontal and vertical) correction, and Hitachi’s exclusive Perfect Fit image correction and 360-degree display rotation. In addition to the standard 2.0x zoom lens, four optional additional lenses are available. Additional features include wireless compatibility, 16 watt stereo audio output with built-in speakers, a PC-Less Presentation function, Picture By Picture and Picture In Picture modes.

Each model is equipped with an ultra-long-life hybrid filter that can last up to 20,000 hours without cleaning. The CP-WU8461 and CP-WU8451 are compatible with the Crestron(r) Integrated Partner program and the AMX(r) Device Discovery protocol, to facilitate use in A/V systems using Crestron or AMX control.

PMA Research has been watching the High-End installation segment closely these days and recent reports show that these models are outperforming the rest of the projector market in sales and revenues.