Sanyo Prototype Projector Is Bigger Than You

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News Posted: Wed, Apr 15 2009 9:49 AM

You're probably pretty proud of that 24" LCD that you use to play the hottest titles at 1080p or above, but what if we told you those same games (and those same resolutions) could be seen on a 150" screen -- and you wouldn't even need a home theater space to make it happen? Now that we have your attention, take a close look at the coffin-like box below. That, believe it or not, is a projector.



Just as netbook-like computing power was only possible by linking vacuum tubes and power cables in a warehouse, this is likely the first of many sure-to-be-smaller versions of Sanyo's short-range 1080p beamer. The unnamed device, which measures an incredible 93" x 20" x 25", has the ability to project a 1920 x 1080 image (Full HD) at 100 inches while being just two feet from the wall ahead. Two feet! If that's just not large enough, a 150" image can be accomplished with just one more foot of space.



The unit utilizes Sanyo's ultra-short focus projection technology. which reportedly "combines projector lenses and concave mirrors and projects light from the upper surface of the device." The brightness level is a staggering 7000 lumens, which means it can project a visible image even in dimly lit rooms. Furthermore, the DLP-based PJ boasts a color reproduction range that is nearly double that of typical LCD TVs; specifically, the color gamut is 170% of the NTSC standard. The craziest part? Sanyo actually hopes to commercialize this thing in 2012.





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Hey thats pretty awesome. I think it is a much better solution than hanging one from the ceiling.

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yoda8232 replied on Wed, Apr 15 2009 10:27 AM

Imagine the price on that monster.


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Kiristo replied on Wed, Apr 15 2009 10:56 AM

The projector is also bigger than you (or at least the pictured lady). I suppose it could double as a table, and that eventually they'll have this in a much smaller version. That is pretty damn impressive. I just got my 24" HD LCD monitor today, and this has only slightly diminished my excitement. That thing has a hell of a nice picture for beiing that big. Oh, what our future will be like.

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acarzt replied on Wed, Apr 15 2009 12:15 PM

That thing is pretty friggin large! I'm wondering if you can put things on it... like A/V Components... center channel speaker, etc. without blocking the image? Cuz that would add to the sweetness.

*edit* The picture quality is pretty good too. It doesn't look washed out like most projectors. It would be a pain getting that thing perfectly parrallel with the wall and level, etc. to get the picture right lol Hopefully it does all of that automatically by itself.

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Very cool/ innovative design... The quality of the picture looks very good as well

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pretty neat idea especially for those with limited ceiling heights. Not to mention you would place it in unused space in a theater room anyway. It kinda is an eye sore though

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3vi1 replied on Wed, Apr 15 2009 8:48 PM

Hanging from ceiling... monster... coffin-like box...

Good lord, it's powered by vampires.

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abbasmhd replied on Wed, Apr 15 2009 9:42 PM

just wonderring how noisy this things will be

imagin how many fans inside?????

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yoda8232 replied on Thu, Apr 16 2009 12:20 AM

Yeah probably somewhat loud but the thing is how would you get it to stay on your ceiling?

Duck tape anyone? :D


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