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Available Now — World’s First Full HD 1080p Laser LED Hybrid Projector From ViewSonic
ViewSonic’s Pro9000 Delivers Brilliant Color and Razor Sharp Images for the Home Theater Enthusiast
WALNUT, CA–(Oct 22, 2012) – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, today announced the availability of its first Full HD 1080p, Laser LED hybrid projector — the Pro9000.
The first to announce and live demo a product of this kind at this year’s InfoComm show, the lamp-free Pro9000 adopts state-of-the-art laser and LED hybrid illumination technologies, bringing an exciting new solution to the home entertainment market. As the first Laser LED Hybrid projector to offer Full HD 1920x1080p native resolution, the Pro9000 provides a more stable and reliable hybrid light engine for a 50% increased color performance with 1,600 lumens of brightness and a 100,000:1 ultra high contrast ratio. As a result, cinema enthusiasts experience vibrant, vivid high quality images and a rich color spectrum. Equipped with TI DarkChip™ technology, standard dual HDMI® ports, multiple video inputs (Component, Composite and S-video), RS232 control capabilities and integrated speakers, the Pro9000 is ideal for enjoying dynamic multimedia HD content from Blu ray players, game consoles and set-top-boxes.
“As opposed to conventional lamp-based projection, the Pro9000 employs a laser LED hybrid light engine technology. By eliminating the color wheel, our Pro9000 projector produces astonishing, razor-sharp images, while dramatically decreasing ghost images and rainbow effects,” said Roger Chien, product manager for ViewSonic. “We are proud to have been the first manufacturer to announce a Full HD hybrid projector of this kind, and are thrilled to announce its availability to cinema enthusiasts, audio-video and commercial installer pros.”
As environmentally friendly as it is innovative, the Pro9000 is a sustainable solution in any environment calling for a premium projection experience. Mercury-free laser and LED light sources provide a lifespan of up to 20,000 hours, more than 5X that of conventional lamp projectors, dramatically reducing total cost of ownership. An instant on/off feature prevents the risk of damage from overheating, while the lamp-free, filter-free design requires virtually zero maintenance.
The Pro9000 Laser LED Hybrid projector is now available for an ESP of $2,999, and comes standard with a 3-year limited parts, labor and light source warranty, and 1-year of Express Exchange® Service*.
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About Advanced laser & LED hybrid illumination technology
Natural light is formed by a combination of red, green and blue colors; with the green spectrum playing a crucial role by occupying around 60% of color composition. Advanced laser and LED illumination technology is designed to enhance green spectrum performance and enrich overall color rendition. This technology combines blue and red LEDs and blue lasers along with green phosphors. The blue laser passes through a clear part of the wheel and excites green phosphors on the other half as, the primary colors of light are consolidated. A digital light processor, smaller than a postage stamp, contains a matrix of hinged micro-mirrors that pivot to generate a complete image, reflected into the lens. By enhancing the green spectrum and solid-state blue laser and blue and red LED light sources, this technology enhances the color gamut by 50%.
Founded in 1987, ViewSonic’s mission is to be the preferred global brand of visual solution products as we continue to focus on display-centric product offerings including LED monitors, projectors, digital signage displays, and cloud computing solutions. ViewSonic continues to pioneer in visual technology innovation to build a connected and ever-reaching digital future. ViewSonic® Corporation is headquartered in Walnut, California. For further information, please visit ViewSonic.com.