Barco is launching a new projector range that they literally claimed “will change the game for rental companies and AV integrators.” Hmmm, that’s s a lot of hype to live up to.
The UDX series consists of five 3-chip DLP models — all laser-phosphor based projectors — that all are identically spec’d at a 2000:1 contrast ratio but having various aspect ratios and brightness specs — but the minimum brightness is 21,000 lumens:
- UDX-W22: 1920×1200 resolution and spec’d at 22,000 lumens,
- UDX-4K22: 3840×2400 resolution and spec’s at 21,000 lumens.
- UDX-U32: 1600×1200 resolution spec’d at 30,000 lumens.
- UDX-W32: 1920×1200 resolution spec’d at 32,000 lumens.
- UDX-4K32: 3840×2400 resolution spec’d at 31,000 lumens.
All five models also share Barco’s Constant Light Output (CLO) functionality, which they say provides constant brightness and color over time and they are all spec’d to outperform the Rec. 709 color space. In addition, all of them have warping, blending and image mapping built-in and even though they aren’t all native 4K resolution, all of them can handle inputs up to 4K DCI signals (4,096×2,560). In addition all of them can use Barco’s TLD+ series of lenses with throws from 1.2:1 to 11.5:1. And like all laser-based projectors, all of them can be mounted in table, ceiling, side (portrait) and vertical (landscape) orientations while spec’d at a 20,000 hour lifetime. Inputs include HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2); DP 1.2 (HDCP 1.3) and Quad SDI/HDSDI/dual HDSDI/6G/BarcoLink.