Barco Launches Into Residential Market with CinemaScope Projector

Barco-Orion-03-product-0914Barco’s first residential product, dubbed the Orion, is truly a one-of-a-kind in that it’s the industry’s only 2.35:1 aspect ratio (CinemaScope) projector on the market. The Orion Cinemascope uses a new high-capacity DLP chip, developed by Barco engineers in partnership with Texas Instruments, which allows an image of 2,560×1,080 resolution to be displayed in the home without the use of additional anamorphic lenses. The format uses 78 percent more pixels for native 2.37:1 versus a standard 1080p projector with a Blu-ray disc 2.37:1 format movie. This increase in resolution is achieved without compromising image quality: When the image goes from 1.78 to 2.35, the projector uses increased native resolution to expand the width and height uniformly.

Inputs include DVI, two DisplayPort, an HDMI 1.4a port, one HDBaseT port and BNCs. Brightness is spec’d at 1,500 or 3,800 lumens (depending on the lens) and it’s powered by a 350W UHP lamp.

More details will be posted here after CEDIA.