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Sony Expands 4K Projector Line

Sony recently announced the latest addition to its 4K SXRD projector line, the SRX-T420. The new projector reportedly delivers 8.8 million pixels at more than 20,000 lumens-the highest brightness of any Sony projector to date.

Sony recently announced the latest addition to its 4K SXRD projector line, the SRX-T420. The new projector reportedly delivers 8.8 million pixels at more than 20,000 lumens-the highest brightness of any Sony projector to date, according to the company. The SRX-T420 is designed for use in large-venue commercial application, such as entertainment, auditorium/lecture hall presentations, virtual reality, and simulation.

The model incorporates the same 4096 x 2160 resolution as its SXRD counterparts with similar design and control elements. In addition to high brightness, though, the SRX-T420 delivers a contrast ratio of 3,000:1 plus a range of improvements in the areas of performance, interface capability, control software, and installation capability, says the company.

"The desire to take advantage or our 4K projectors' resolution and contrast on very large screens and domes has continually increased," said Andre Floyd, marketing manager for SXRD systems at Sony Electronics, in a statement. "The SRX-T420 was created to meet that demand."

According to Sony, the new projector was built to offer system integrators and AV professionals ease of use and a high level of installation flexibility, while reducing maintenance needs. The T420 can be fitted with lenses from other models in the SRX line, and the SRX-C Windows-based controller software allows control of multiple projectors over an Ethernet connection from one workstation. The T420 also offers a vertical tilt angle +/-30 degrees.

As with other T-series models, the T420 supports the Adobe RGB color space, reportedly with 95 percent coverage of the color gamut. It also supports ITU-R T.703 and DCDM (compatible with the Digital Cinema Initiatives standard) color spaces.

Interface boards are pre-installed but removable for increased functionality. The LKRI-003 board provides HD-SDI capability; while the LKRI-005 board allows the projector to be DVI-enabled with HDCP, making the projector compatible with PlayStation3 systems and Blu-ray Disc players, as well as other digital HD devices.

The SRX-T420 projector is scheduled to be available in the United States this month.



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