At CEDIA, Digital Projection International (DPI) announced the TITAN 1080p LED 3D projector, which the company says is the world’s first combination of 3-chip DLP imaging and solid-state LED illumination. Utilizing Texas Instruments’ DarkChip DLP technology, DPI’s new TITAN 1080p LED 3D is spec’d at 2,000 lumens and lists for $79,995.
The benefits of LED illumination versus lamp illumination are widely known, including better color performance, lower overall cost of ownership, less heat and noise produced and no lamp replacement concerns. Though often measured as less bright than many lamp-based projectors, LED projection systems are perceived by the viewer as being much brighter than their measured luminance specifications, thanks in part to the Helmholtz-Kohlrausch effect (H-K effect). The International Electrotechnical Commission defines the Helmholtz-Kohlrausch effect as, “A change in brightness of perceived color produced by increasing the purity of a color stimulus while keeping its luminance constant within the range of photopic vision.” In layman’s terms, the H-K effect describes a situation whereby if two color stimuli sources with the same luminance are compared, the perceived brightness induced by the color stimuli of higher purity will be higher than that of lower purity. LED illuminated projectors produce extraordinarily high color purity and saturation, thus appearing much brighter than a lamp-based display with similar measured lumen specifications.
LED projectors are ideal for any application needing long-life projection systems with unmatched color saturation, lumen maintenance and color stability. As LED projectors do not enlist a traditional lamp, a home theater or media environment utilizing DPI’s TITAN 1080p (1920×1080) LED 3D display will benefit from their Lifetime Illumination 60,000+ hour lifespan.
In each of Digital Projection’s LED displays, the RGB-based LED illumination system eliminates the need for a color wheel to produce primary colors. Instead, red, green and blue LEDs produce primary color illumination, rendering incomparable color gamut and color saturation with no color wheel artifacts. Additionally, certain LED displays in DPI’s product line, including the TITAN 1080p LED 3D, feature the company’s FastFrame technology, which assures fast-moving content appears remarkably sharp and free of motion smear — an important consideration when viewing sporting events or other fast-moving content.
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