Planar, which said at its press conference it will focus on the Runco brand of projectors as opposed to the Planar Vidikron brand in the future, announced a new 3-chip DLP. The new VX-8 is an upgrade to the VX-2.
The VX-8 uses three of DLP’s SuperOnyx DMDs and Runco’s DHD video with Vivix video processing. Specifications are 1080p/24-compatible, 2.35:1 contrast ratio, and brightness and contrast aren’t revealed as yet. But the installer gets a choice of seven primary lens options — , three CineWide lens choices and two CineWide with AutoScope choices. Runco says this was also made with a low-noise cabinet, updated Proteus lenses and power AxiShift.
The VideoXtreme VX-8 will ship in January 2009 at an MSRP of $19,995. We’ll let you know more about this projector closer to ship date.
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