LG’s 60PC1D is a 60-inch plasma HDTV ($5,899) that boasts a 7,000:1 contrast ratio, LG’s proprietary XD Engine upconversion technology, built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM tuners and two HDMI inputs.
Vidikron’s Vision Model 50 DLP projector (starts at $9,995) features 1,280 x 720 native resolution and CineWide with AutoScope technology for widescreen reproduction of movies originally filmed in CinemaScope 2.35:1, utilizing every pixel of available resolution and eliminating black bars. Vidikron’s V2 Aperture Control and electronically controlled iris system enhance contrast ratio and dynamic range. The precision optics system includes power zoom and focus controls, electronic lens shift and a generous operating throw distance range. Two selectable lamp intensity levels are provided. A lamp-cooling system preserves lamp life, increases system efficiency and reduces noise levels.
The Silicon Optix Reon-VX video processing chip is targeted at manufacturers of plasma, LCD and rear-projection TVs, home theater front projectors, A/V receivers, DVRs, set-top boxes, Media Center PCs and optical disc players. It offers four-field, motion-adaptive, per-pixel deinterlacing; cadence detection; multi-direction diagonal filter for “jaggy” removal; detail enhancement; random, mosquito and block noise reduction; color region enhancement and more. Products that include Reon-VX will display an “HQV” or “HQV Powered by Teranex” logo.
Runco’s new 1080p DLP projectors are the RS-1100 CineWide ($11,995 MSRP) and the RS-1100 Ultra CineWide with AutoScope ($19,995 MSRP). CineWide technology provides widescreen reproduction of movies originally filmed in CinemaScope
2.35:1 format, utilizing every pixel of available resolution and eliminating black bars. The Ultra version includes upgrades such as O-Path light path enhancement technology, CinOptx Proteus premium grade lens options and AxiShift multidirectional lens shift capability.
JVC’s line of new 1080p HD-ILA HDTVs includes the 61-inch HD-61FN97 ($3,799.95), which features 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. Advanced Super Cinema Mode responds to scene content to provide optimum black levels and accurate gradation in dark scenes. Included is a new ATSC/DRC/QAM/NTSC tuning system, two IEEE 1394 inputs, two HDMI inputs, two component inputs, PC input and an A/V output. It features a silver cabinet with black bezel.