As a next step in its strategic plan to deliver innovative products and diversify its projector portfolio, ViewSonic Corp. introduced the Cine5000. The DLP front-projector addresses the ever growing home theater market by providing true high-definition capabilities along with a 255-inch diagonal wide-format picture to bring the movie theater experience to the comfort of the couch. "As one of the fastest growing display markets, home projector sales are estimated to grow to more than 2.8 million units by 2010.
At an estimated street price of $1,999, the Cine5000 projects breathtaking images through Texas Instruments DarkChip2 DLP technologies and an advanced color wheel—a combination that offers life-like colors, high contrast and sharp images. The 10-pound projector's multiple OptiSync connectivity options—including HDMI (HDCP-compliant), component (YPbPr), composite and S-video—enables simple connections to PCs, game consoles, DVD players and camcorders, while its native 1280x768 widescreen resolution, 1000 lumens of brightness and a 2000:1 contrast ratio offer clear, crisp images.
The projector's viewing field, which is six times larger than 40-inch televisions, makes audiences feel a part of the game with near life-size players during Sunday night football or while playing fast-moving video games. To prevent image distortion such as pixilation and jagged video, the Cine5000 is equipped with digital keystone correction and Faroudja DCDi® video processing technology. Additional features include signal noise reduction, edge enhancement for optimum video sharpness, and a 12-volt screen relay trigger for dropping a projection screen down using the power of the projector.
Available in October 2006, the Cine5000 comes with ViewSonic's superior customer support program that includes a 90-day limited lamp warranty, a three-year limited parts and labor warranty, one year of Express Exchange service, and 24/7 technical support, excluding major U.S. holidays. The projector will be sold through authorized ViewSonic retail outlets, professional audio-visual solution providers, distributors and resellers.
For more information on ViewSonic projectors or to locate an authorized ViewSonic dealer, visit www.ViewSonic.com/projectors.