The HDBaseT Alliance announced today that Barco has joined the HDBaseT Alliance with the launch the Orion Cinemascope home projector.
Barco’s HDBaseT-enabled Residential Orion Cinemascope is the world’s first lamp-based single-chip DLP projector that combines native cinemascope aspect ratio (2,560 x 1,080) resolution with active stereo 3D and high frame rates. It uses 78 percent more pixels for native 2:37:1 vs. a standard 1080p projector, by expanding both width and height uniformly. The HDBaseT input gives the product increased flexibility and versatility in terms of deployment at the home, as the projector can be either table or ceiling-mounted, up to 100m/328ft distance from source equipment.
In addition, the Alliance will be showcasing several new and existing HDBaseT-enabled products, including displays, projectors, switching, receivers and testing solutions at CEDIA from companies like Crestron, Aurora, Aten, HDAhywhere, Integra, ShinyBow and Wyrestorm. The most interesting is the one from ShinyBow — it’s a 16×16 HDBaseT matrix that supposedly handles 4K resolution content and has PoH.