LDM Vol 24 #35 Product Round Up

The LK970 model laser phosphor projector that BenQ showed at ISE is now coming to market. The projector has UltraHD resolution and output of 5,000 Ansi lumens. Contrast is quoted at 100,000:1 and the projector is intended for installation, so has HDBaseT. The non-lamp light source has liquid cooling and the optical motor and the laser light source are hermetically sealed against dust. Dicom is supported for medical (non-diagnostic) applications. Pricing in Europe is €11,299 ($11,265 + tax)

BenQ LK970The BenQ LK970 uses a L/P light source.

Hisense has now released the R6 Roku series of UltraHD TVs that it previewed at CES. (TV OS, UI and Delivery News and Hisense Focuses on LaserCast TV and HDR-compatible Models).

Microsoft has said that the XBox One X is now available for pre-order, with shipments due on November 7th 2017. A special edition had previously been available on pre-order. (Microsoft Promises UltraHD & HDR Games).

NEC Display in the US has released two bundles of its E Series displays, with infrared touch, combined with Intel’s NUC computer and intended for K-12 and higher education customers. The displays are the NEC E651-T (10 point touch) and the NUC has a Celeron processor with Windows IoT and 4GB of RAM, 256GB of storage.

The E651-SMS bundle includes an NEC Display E Series 65” touch display, Intel NUC computer, an Isobar surge protector and a mobile display cart while the E651-MSMS bundles adds a motor to the cart. The interactive whiteboard bundles can be used with any Windows 10 IoT-compatible collaboration software, including DisplayNote which is available separately. The E651-SMS is available now for $6,949 and the E651-MSMS is available for $7,449.

Panasonic PT MZ670Panasonic’s PT MZ670 uses 3LCD and Laser phosphor light sources

Panasonic has now started shipping the PT-MZ670 range of 3LCD projectors that it previewed at Infocomm. (Panasonic Shows Fast Mapping and New Projectors) and that use Laser Phosphor light sources (which the firm calls Solid Shine). There are four models in the range which are said to have 20,000 hours of life. The PT-MZ670 has 1920 x 1200 resolution while the PT-MW630 has 1280 x 800 and they both have 6,500 Ansi lumens. The PT-MZ570 and PT-MW530 have the same resolutions, respecitively, but 5,500 Ansi lumens of output. There is an optional wireless module, the ET-WM300. The units have HDBaseT connections, which Panasonic calls Digital Link. They can also run files from the USB slot.

Sharp said that its high-impact 90” PN-Q display is now available to buy. (Sharp Adds 70″ to PN-Q Range) . Unusually for such a large display, the monitor has just FullHD resolution and produces 350 cd/m² of output with 5,000:1 from its VA panel which has direct LED backlighting. There are dual 10W speakers and has three HDMI1.4 inputs as well as VGA and video inputs.

Sharp PN-Q Display

Sony US has released the VPL-VW285ES projector which looks like the product that the European division of the company launched as the VPL-VW260ES at IFA, recently. The projector costs $4,999 in the US.

Sony VPL-VW260ESSony’s VPL-VW260ES, shown at IFA is called the VPL-VW285ES in the US. Image:Meko