ViewSonic has launched its brand-new lampless Pro9000 projector, bringing laser and LED hybrid illumination technology into its home cinema offerings.

The Full-HD projector uses Texas Instruments’ DarkChip3 DLP technology to create exceptional black levels, with 1080p output, a 100,000:1 ultra high contrast ratio and 1,600 ANSI lumens of brightness.

The projector dispenses with the need for a colour wheel due to RGB LED technology, and the lack of a conventional lamp means that it will have a far longer lifespan in theory, lasting for more than 20,000 hours of operation according to the manufacturer.

In terms of connectivity, the Pro9000 has two HDMI inputs, one component, one PC, s-video and composite connections, while also featuring stereo 2W speakers.

The projector is able to create high-definition images between 38 inches and 150 inches in size, with aspect ratios that can be set at 16:9, 4:3 or be set automatically by the projector via its own auto-calibration. The projector generates 28 decibels of noise while running in normal mode, descending to 22 decibels while running in eco mode.

The projector is due to be launched on to the UK consumer market in October this year.