Projectiondesign Introduces F80 3-chip DLP Projector

The company's first 3-chip offering.

If you have a spare bit of cash and are looking for a self-benefitting way to give the recession the finger then the Projectiondesign F32 projector may be right up your street. Coming from the same company as brought us the impressive, and impressively expensive at just under £10k, Action! Model Three, so the company’s first 3-chip DLP projector, the F80, has some pedigree to recommend it.

All the usual 3-chip DLP benefits are present, not to mention a large 15,000:1 claimed contrast ratio and 8,500 Lumens brightness rating. Projectiondesign’s proprietary Advanced Color (sic) Processing (ACOP) technology , which apparently offers “sophisticated optical calibration for superior projected images” is featured, aiming to ensure the best possible image quality is eked form the system.

As well as a Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 offering the F80 also comes in WUXGA and SXGA+ guises, if those pixel counts are more to your taste. Quite why Projectiondesign doesn’t just specify the resolution rather than using silly acronyms is beyond me, though it isn’t alone in that fault..

Pricing isn’t mentioned, but the F80 projectors are shipping now, according to Projectiondesign, so expect the usual (r)etailers to come clean soon enough. A price tag in the Sim2 C3X region wouldn’t be surprising for the 1080p version, though the lower resolution projector should be reasonably cheaper one would hope.


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