Sacramento, CA—Jan 7, 2008
Barco’s new 0.98 inch digital cinema platform fully endorsed by Major Hollywood studios
Excellent image quality coupled with superior product design, which includes extra content security, embraced by studios and production community
Digital cinema pioneer Barco announced today that major Hollywood studios fully endorse Barco’s new 0.98 inch platform for its DP-1500 and DP-2000 digital cinema projectors.
Barco’s two “mid venue” digital cinema projectors both incorporate Texas Instrument’s 0.98 inch DLP Cinema chip. This remarkable new 0.98 inch DMD (Digital Micro-mirror Device) offers the same pixel resolution (2048x1080) as its larger 1.2 inch counterpart, but its smaller size offers significant advantages. For the projector and the digital cinema facility itself, this new technology translates directly into a smaller, more compact package, lower power consumption, lower operating costs and longer lamp run-times — without sacrificing Barco’s renowned image quality, modularity or system flexibility.
The DP-2000 is Barco’s new platform for large and mid-market venues. It is designed for screens up to 20m (65’) wide and is also the most cost effective 3D projector on the market today. The DP-1500 is Barco’s new mid and small-venue projector, designed for screens up to 15m (49’) wide. In particular, the DP-1500 is ideal for applications that could not previously accommodate (or afford) a full 2K system.
“Barco is delighted with the feedback from Hollywood on the new DP1500 and DP200. We’ve worked diligently to be first in the market building projection around the TI .98” DMD. Excellent image quality coupled with Barco’s superior product design, which includes extra content security, has clearly been embraced by the studios and production community,” stated Scott Freidberg, VP of Sales, Digital Cinema.