The story begins in the year 1989 old where EPSON influenced by the huge success of the Greek national basketball team two years ago, ‘ 87, announces the first digital projector and even tritsipo.

Clearly this video projector worth a place in the most important models in the modern history of video.

Epson VPJ-700

With fantastically characteristics for the season

3 polysilikonoycha LCD Panel

320Ch220 analysis

on/off contrast 100:1

100 lumen brightness

300W halogen lamp

Next models worth mentioning are the two models of Infocus launched on the market in 1997 and who make use of texas instruments chip DMD (which had been announced since 1996) and optic EPSON’s LCD engine respectively.

Infocus LP425 (DLP)

Analysis 800Ch600

700 lumen brightness

270w lamp halogen

on/off contrast 400:1


Infocus lp725

800Ch600 analysis

750 lumen brightness

UHE 150W bulb

on/off contrast 400:1

The same period was released and LP435 and LP735 respectively with a substantial difference in the higher resolution 1024Ch768

From prices to say that the headlights they touched the 10,000 euros in today’s money.

The LP735 was my favorite model, others unfortunately life was extremely small, under 500 hours before the Visual spirit delivered (unfortunately since then began the LCD technology shows little of durability due to the UV radiation that distort the Visual engine).

In the same year (1997), and the first high-end model binteoproprobolea by Vidikron, who made use of DLD Chip, Helios. His name inspired from the Greek word for Sun, and designed by the renowned firm pininfarina (with clear influences from the Ferrari 550 Maranello who designed the House himself previous year). Weight 16 whole pounds, use two Chip (one for red and one for the blue and green) and use the amazing Faroudja chip in the processing and duplication of lines. Design delirium inside-out. Price; Close to 20,000 euros at current rate.

800Ch600 analysis

550 lumen brightness

100W halogen lamp

on/off contrast 120:1

Next stop …. 2003 and the first serious digital projectors with increased contrast make their appearance and even in HD resolution for exclusive home cinema!

2 from the camp of the LCD and one of the DLP camp

Sanyo Z2

Epson 3LCD optical engine

1280Ch720 analysis

on/off contrast 1300:1

135W UHP bulb

Sony VPL-HS20

Sony 3LCD optical engine

Analysis 1366Ch768

on/off contrast 1300:1

180W UHP bulb

BenQ PE8700

DMD hd2

1280Ch720 analysis

on/off contrast 2500:1

210W UHP bulb

Amazing picture and of the three for the era with the BenQ to contrast Word stands out. The Sanyo suffered from low brightness and the display of known problems Epson optical. The Sony just amazed, really looked at how Epson must be manufactured the LCD optical machines.

Next stop, what other BenQ PE8720

For many projector of a station and after the presentation of the concepts in sharpness, brightness, ansi contrast, image sharpness and depth acquired another gravity and very high standards. From where to start and where to finish, the razor? From the amazing chassis with sealed optical and electric zoom and focus; From full CMS and the multitude of regulators; I dare say that even today axioprepestata stands among the behemoths of 1080 lines.

After the last of the Mohicans, HD full season came and changed the whole class of projector.

Irises, self-aligning gamma with algorithms, surprisingly numbers contrast, enormous luminosities and many other goodies.

No, we will not stand the first two contenders of full HD Sony VPL-VW50 and Optoma HD81 presented the 2006 other projector that raised the bar too high a year later.

Of course we refer to JVC HD1

3 D-ILA optical engine

1920Ch1080 analysis

700 lumen brightness

on/off contrast 15.000:1

200W UHP lamp

This projector with meager 700 lumens managed and produce real 15,000:1 on/off contrast and even without using the IRIS! Those who saw him fell in love with him for high natural contrast. Color to say that the projector was claiming no laurels ….

After the HD1 evolution became with smaller steps, so small that the companies started concocting various marketing gimmicks like 3D, to peddle their new models that were not in fact to offer something shocking in the evolution of the image.

This was a little historical background to major distribution models, from our perspective forever.

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