This month's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is the setting for the unveiling of two upcoming 1080p HD projectors from Vivitek. The Vivitek H5080 has been made with home cinema video-processing in mind, while the brighter D952HD is more suited to data projection with its emphasis on colour reproduction and still-picture quality.
Featuring native 1080p (1,920 by 1,080) resolution, brightness of 1,200 lumens and a 25,000:1 contrast ratio, the Vivitek H5080 home cinema projector also showcases DLP DarkChip3 and BrilliantColor technologies from Texas Instruments, optional interchangeable lenses for a range of home cinema settings, a manual lens shift and 3,000 hours of projector lamp life.
Connectivity options range from three HDMI v1.3 connectors to VGA, component, S-Video and composite, while the projector also includes RS-232c for one-touch automation and a 12-volt trigger for straightforward screen/projector automation functionality.
With the Vivitek D952HD, 1080p resolution is transported from users' home entertainment systems to their offices. Using the manufacturer's VividWheel technology, the projector also features a DLP chipset and the aforementioned BrilliantColor technology from Texas Instruments, thereby optimising its colour reproduction. It offers brightness of 3,500 lumens, a 2,400:1 contrast ratio and a projector lamp rated for 3,000 hours of life.