Acer to Introduce UHD DLP Projector Next January

By |


AcerV9800.pngTWICE is reporting that Acer will introduce its first 4K Ultra HD projector, the V9800, to the Americas in January 2017. Back at CES in January, Texas Instruments officially announced its 4K UHD chipset, which is designed for use in single-chip DLP projectors. Although Acer has not yet announced pricing on this projector, TI's stated goal with the new chip is to offer a more affordable UHD solution than the native and "4K enhancement" projectors currently being offered by Sony, JVC, and Epson.

From TWICE
Acer went to the Computex trade show in Taiwan to unveil its first 4K Ultra HD projector for home theaters, planning January availability of the V9800 in the Americas.

The front lamp-based projector, whose priced wasn't revealed, will use the Texas Instruments 4K DMD (digital micromirror device) chip unveiled at CES 2016. The chip was developed to provide high resolution and high brightness at price points designed for a broad audience. The chip is also designed to compete against native or pixel-shifting 4K liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) chips. LCoS designs combine three 1080p-native panels with pixel-shifting technology, which shifts pixels diagonally by 0.5 pixels at a rate up to 120Hz to multiply resolution.

The V9800 will deliver native 3,840 by 2,160 resolution, UHD up-scaling, and Rec. 709 color gamut, which isn't as wide as the P3-DCI gamut appearing in commercial digital cinemas. Rec. 709 is used on Blu-ray discs and 4K streaming services.

The projector is also said to operate at a low noise level of 20 dBA so that low-volume dialog isn't masked by projector noise.

To read the complete TWICE article, click here.

Additional Resources
Texas Instruments Announces 4K UHD Chipset at HomeTheaterReview.com.
CEDIA 2015 Show Report and Slideshow at HomeTheaterReview.com.


Latest News

Sep 15
Hisense Highlights 2020 TV Lineup at CEDIA 2020 The L5 Series, H9G Quantum Dot Series, and H8G Quantum Series run on the Android TV operating system. The H9G and H8G both include Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision
Hisense Highlights 2020 TV Lineup at CEDIA 2020

Sep 15
Klipsch Holding, LLC Changes Name to Premium Audio Company, LLC The renamed company will consist of two subsidiaries, each comprised of several brands
Klipsch Holding, LLC Changes Name to Premium Audio Company, LLC

Sep 15
Sennheiser Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Limited Edition HD 800 S Release The very limited-edition HD 800 S Anniversary Edition headphones include the hallmark features of the original HD 800 S
Sennheiser Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Limited Edition HD 800 S Release

Sep 14
Bob Stuart Awarded Academy of Engineering Prince Philip Medal MQA creator and Meridian Audio co-founder is the first audio engineer to win the award in its 20-year history
Bob Stuart Awarded Academy of Engineering Prince Philip Medal

Sep 14
Vanco Announces Two New AV Recording Products The Vanco HDCAPT1 and PulseAudio PACAPT1 enable HDMI video and analog audio content, respectively, to be recorded and livestreamed
Vanco Announces Two New AV Recording Products

  • Comment on this article

Post a Comment
comments powered by Disqus