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Pioneer introduces new HD projector

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Apr 2008 18:10 User comments (8)

Pioneer introduces new HD projector Showing at its booth at the High End trade show in Munich, Pioneer has unveiled its latest HD projector, the KURO KRF-9000FD home theater projector.
The "Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) KRF-9000FD is capable of displaying 1920x1080 pixel progressive video at sizes up to 14.5 by just over 8 feet." This is comparable to a 200 inch TV with even the minimum projected image about equivalent to a 60-inch TV screen.

The unit also uses a 2x motorized zoom lens allowing large images to be displayed in smaller rooms. The unit also boasts an impressive contrast ratio, 30,000:1. Another plus is Pioneer's focus n reproducing true blacks, which is seen in all its KURO line.

The company also claims great flexibility, "thanks to a lens that allows 80% vertical and 34% horizontal adjustments without affecting the image, leaving it square on the wall or screen. The native aspect ratio is 16:9 and movie theater-like 2.35:1 is supported. Brightness is rated at 600 ANSI lumens."

There are two HDMI ports, and one component, composite and S-Video, as well as a PC-friendly RS-232C jack.

The projector will be available in Europe next month for about 8000 euro, and there is no word on a North American release yet.

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8 user comments

127.4.2008 18:18

$ony's VPL-1000 can esentially do the same for alot less.

227.4.2008 18:34

Originally posted by iluvendo:
$ony's VPL-1000 can esentially do the same for alot less.
You must be referring to the VPL-VW100 (not 1000) - aka the "Ruby." This has been discontinued and has been replaced by the VPL-VW200 (MSRP $14,000 or about 9,000 Euros). The VW200 has a 3,500:1 CR and is rated at 1,000 ANSI lumens.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Sony-VPL-VW200.htm

eatsushi has the Sony VPL-VW50 or the "Pearl". I know dblbogey7 used to have the VPL-VW100 but I think he upgraded to the JVC RS1.

327.4.2008 20:42

@error5, I stand corrected. Thanks

428.4.2008 5:24

Quote:
Originally posted by iluvendo:
$ony's VPL-1000 can esentially do the same for alot less.
You must be referring to the VPL-VW100 (not 1000) - aka the "Ruby." This has been discontinued and has been replaced by the VPL-VW200 (MSRP $14,000 or about 9,000 Euros). The VW200 has a 3,500:1 CR and is rated at 1,000 ANSI lumens.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Sony-VPL-VW200.htm

eatsushi has the Sony VPL-VW50 or the "Pearl". I know dblbogey7 used to have the VPL-VW100 but I think he upgraded to the JVC RS1.
*pokepokepoke* can uu guys spare 500$ so i can get a new monitor :P

528.4.2008 8:16
dblbogey7
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If the black levels of this projector are anywhere near those of the Kuro plasmas then this will be very impressive indeed.

Anyway, error5 is right. On paper this PJ seems to be pitted against the new VPL-VW200 from Sony both in specs and price. It would be interesting to see what the guys on avsforums think.

Quote:
*pokepokepoke* can uu guys spare 500$ so i can get a new monitor :P
Aren't you getting your economic stimulus check Zippy?

To detrmine eligibility:

http://www.irs.gov/app/espc/

For singles
If you earned less than $3,000 - unfortunately you’d get nothing.
If you earned more than $3,000 but paid no taxes, you’d get $300.
If you earned more than $3,000 and paid taxes, you get $600.
If you have children, add $300 per.

Added: Some people on avsforums are speculating that it's a rebadged JVC RS2. The Pioneer and the 2 JVC's look similar:

Pioneer KRF-9000FD:

http://img.generation-nt.com/photos/0300000000092985.jpg

JVC RS1 and RS2:

http://www.projectorcentral.com/JVC-DLA-RS1X.htm
http://www.projectorcentral.com/JVC-DLA-RS2.htm
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Apr 2008 @ 8:57

628.4.2008 11:32

Quote:
Added: Some people on avsforums are speculating that it's a rebadged JVC RS2.
Looks like the Pioneer has the same LCoS engine that's in the JVC's (aka D-ILA).

dblbogey7: Are you upgrading to the RS-2?

728.4.2008 13:55

Originally posted by dblbogey7:
If the black levels of this projector are anywhere near those of the Kuro plasmas then this will be very impressive indeed.

Anyway, error5 is right. On paper this PJ seems to be pitted against the new VPL-VW200 from Sony both in specs and price. It would be interesting to see what the guys on avsforums think.

Quote:
*pokepokepoke* can uu guys spare 500$ so i can get a new monitor :P
Aren't you getting your economic stimulus check Zippy?

To detrmine eligibility:

http://www.irs.gov/app/espc/

For singles
If you earned less than $3,000 - unfortunately you’d get nothing.
If you earned more than $3,000 but paid no taxes, you’d get $300.
If you earned more than $3,000 and paid taxes, you get $600.
If you have children, add $300 per.

Added: Some people on avsforums are speculating that it's a rebadged JVC RS2. The Pioneer and the 2 JVC's look similar:

Pioneer KRF-9000FD:

http://img.generation-nt.com/photos/0300000000092985.jpg

JVC RS1 and RS2:

http://www.projectorcentral.com/JVC-DLA-RS1X.htm
http://www.projectorcentral.com/JVC-DLA-RS2.htm


I am on SSI and don't pay income tax thus the government dosent give me more money than it has to...

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88.5.2008 0:00
zorb43
Inactive

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by iluvendo:
$ony's VPL-1000 can esentially do the same for alot less.
You must be referring to the VPL-VW100 (not 1000) - aka the "Ruby." This has been discontinued and has been replaced by the VPL-VW200 (MSRP $14,000 or about 9,000 Euros). The VW200 has a 3,500:1 CR and is rated at 1,000 ANSI lumens.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Sony-VPL-VW200.htm

eatsushi has the Sony VPL-VW50 or the "Pearl". I know dblbogey7 used to have the VPL-VW100 but I think he upgraded to the JVC RS1.
*pokepokepoke* can uu guys spare 500$ so i can get a new monitor :P
Hahaha ... I know what you mean ... If some of my little investments do not start paying off I'll probably be having to eat out of garbage cans !!! Bowls of scum and slime and worms ...

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