Having looked at, and been impressed with Planar's line-up of DLP projectors, such as the PD8150, it will come as no surprise that we'd be interested to hear the company has a 3-chip offering in the pipeline. The Viper, as it is being called, may only be a 720p projector, but as anyone with a 720p Kuro will know, there's more to image quality than just pixels.
The full specs aren't available yet, but here's what we do know the Viper will pack:
- 1,280 x 720 resolution
- 10,000:1 contrast ratio
- 2,000 lumens brightness
- Supports 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p inputs
- 24fps playback
- Two HDMI 1.3 ports (other inputs not specified)
- 10-bit video processing
The only downside, on paper anyway, the Viper suffers is that mere HD Ready resolution, rather than a Full HD one. Given that the 720p Viper carries a price tag of some $15,495 (~£8,330) it's perhaps understandable that a 1080p offering isn't available yet - the likely price doesn't bear thinking about!