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Beijing—Dec 4, 2006
Panasonic Announces a 1080P 3-Chip DLP™ Based Projector for Cinema Applications
Here at CineAsia, Panasonic announced the market introduction of a full-resolution 1080p projector for cinema applications, the PT-DW10000. Shipments of the new model are planned to begin in the middle of December.
The PT-DW10000 features a new Texas Instruments 3-chip DLP™ imager that produces 10,000 lumens of brightness and full 1920 x 1080 resolution. The projector delivers a theater-quality 5,000:1 contrast ratio with Panasonic’s exclusive Dynamic Iris, which switches the aperture according to the input signal. Panasonic’s Dynamic Iris technology quickly fine tunes the lamp output with exceptional speed, resulting in highly accurate real-time control of the projector light output.
Mr. Katsuaki Shimaoka, director of Panasonic Projector Business Unit, said, “We have the experience of supplying more than 2,500 DLP™ projectors to cinema theaters all over the world. Providing this full-resolution HD projector will strengthen our 3-chip DLPTM lineup and accelerate the change from analog prints to digital media in the cinema industry, as well as accelerate the production of digital films.”
The PT-DW10000 features the Auto Cleaning Robot (ACR) – an automatic filter cleaning system. It is also equipped with improved dust-proof, sealed, liquid-cooled optics and a new rugged yet small and compact chassis. In addition, it features improved color processing with a 10-bit scaling engine and a powerful 3-D color management system. To assure continuous operation even if one lamp burns out, the PT-DW10000 offers the security of Panasonic's BriteOptic™ multi-lamp system. This advanced system utilizes high-power, cost-saving UHP lamps and a high-precision prism.
Standard features on the PT-DW10000 include a horizontal/vertical lens shift, a DVI input with HDCP, and LAN control with PJLink™ protocol, thereby enabling network administrators to centrally monitor the projector via LAN-based remote control over a Web browser. Options will include SD-SDI and HD-SDI input boards.
The Matsushita group of companies (otherwise known as Panasonic) is a most comprehensive worldwide electric and electronic product manufacturer whose products range from electronic components to consumer electronic products, home appliances, factory automation equipment, and information & communications equipments. With this extensive line of products along with the companywide commitment for superior quality image, Matsushita is able to support the technology of digital cinema from start to end—production to reproduction. The projector production at Matsushita started in 1975 with the introduction of 3CRT projectors, and later moved on to digital projectors from 1995. Now, the company offers a full lineup of premium quality projectors from home cinema to wireless portable projectors, all the way to large venue cinema installation models, which are already employed in many theaters worldwide.
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