Leica, at the IFA show in Germany, announced its latest technological innovation with its first ultra-short throw (UST) laser projector that is capable of producing a 4K image of up to 100 inches with Dolby Atmos sound.
For consumer electronics and home appliances, IFA being one of the most inspiring trade shows has always been on the forefront of latest innovations and advancements. The show is currently taking place in Berlin, Germany from 2 September to 6 September, 2022.
This is not the first time Leica’s incursion into digital projectors, which it formerly vended under the Pradovit brand. It’s also banded with other projector makers such as the popular obscure UST model from last time.
It was though noted that the advertisement was light on details. Many media experts then chased down a demonstration of an early Cine 1 prototype at the Leica stall. Ross Slavov, the head of product operations at Leica’s recently formed smart protuberance business team revealed to the media experts about the company’s current plans.
The company is for now pondering over certain aspects including other specs, pricing, and delivery dates, all of which Slavov advised could change ahead of release.
What is interesting about the newly announced Leica Cine 1 projector is at the research and development stage actually there are two of them in development. Both the models will be Leica lenses.
While one of them can produce about 2500 lumens to project a 100- inch 4K 60Hz image at a distance of 30 cm( nearly 12 elevations) from the display wall, on the other hand, the second one would be able to produce 2100 lumens to project an 80- inch image from a distance of 15 cm (nearly six elevations).
The company notes that every projector model will be tuned for the very important display size. Both USTs look their best with ambient light rejection (ALR) defences.
It is also worth mentioning that the company also does not recommend moving them closer or further from the wall. Leica, it seems, will also be happy to offer this product for about $,800 for a big screen or around$,600 for an 80- inch screen, though this is just tentative speculations.
According to many experts, It is also being speculated that the 100-inch Cine 1 model is anticipated to be available for $,900, while the 80- inch projector will presumably bring around$,900.
Slavov, while interacting with many experts, also specified that Leica is looking forward to “partnered with Hisense for the triadic RGB ray light machine, which is a commodity of a trend as the originator of the ray television.
It uses a DLP chip from Texas Instruments. quiescence is around 30ms, which is fine for some casual gaming.”
As to the anchorages, the prototype has three HDMI aggregates ( one HDMI2.1 harborage with eARC), one USB2.0 and one USB3.0, an erected-in television tuner, and a Common Interface niche.
The US interpretation will “presumably” run Android television. Leica is hoping the projector vessels with 4.2 Atmos-certified audio.