NEC has launched the NC1000C is an ‘all-in-one’ cinema projector which has 2048 x 1080 (DCI 2K) resolution, from three 0.69″ DLP chips and a dual 400W NSH lamp lighting system. The projector is designed to support DCI specifications for screens up to 10.6 m (1.8 gain screen) and NEC said that it can support HFR 3D with 60Hz/eye support. A range of lenses is available and the projector has 2TB of integrated storage. The projector is compact for a cinema unit, at 621 x 314 x 798mm and with weight of 44kg (plus lamp) and it can be ceiling or floor mounted.
Although NEC said at Cinemacon that its future was all about laser, it remains the case that where cost is a key driver, lamp-based solutions remain the best solution. Although LP devices may be more reliable, the use of a dual lamp allows hot swapping where one lamp has failed. (BR)