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$175,000 Projector Displays 4K Resolution

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Consumers with big bucks can get 21 feet of 4x HD resolution.

Looking to set up that movie theater out in the garage? Movie buffs might want to set aside 21 feet of wall space and possibly apply for a bank loan, especially if the hardware specs of JVC's new DLA-RS4000 LCD projector is looking rather tasty. Sure, a 10 megapixel, 4,096 x 2,400 resolution could even make cheesy 80s horror movies look rather glamorous, however the hefty $175,000 price tag that accompanies this hi-def projector may cause movie buffs to choke on their popcorn.

JVC revealed the high-end "home" cinema projector today at the CEDIA Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, showing consumers it's high-def goodness at the Omni Hotel North Tower. While the device projects images 4 times that of standard HD, it can also display movies and whatnot on four screens simultaneously, all in full HD or WUXGA resolution. The projector is also ISF and THX certified.

JVC's official press release states that the DLA-RS4000 provides 3500 ANSI lumens from a Xenon lamp that can be adjusted in eight steps. "In addition, new Wire Grid polarizers in the optical engine that minimize light leakage are combined with new liquid crystal technology and a novel liquid crystal orientation to significantly reduce off-state light, resulting in a 10,000:1 native contrast ratio," the company said.

While we're wondering why anyone would rather purchase a $175,000 HD projector than say... a brand new sports car, it's a sure bet that hooking this device up to a PC or a current-gen console would provide some awesome, mind-blowing gaming. Salivating fans with that kind of cash stored in the Master Chief piggy bank will have to wait until next month to get their hands on this high-end, high-priced gadget.

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    homerhellboy223 , September 10, 2009 8:15 PM
    lol good way to show the neighborhood some HD porn.
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    idisarmu , September 10, 2009 8:44 PM
    chaohsiangchenI wonder how Crysis would perform on 4096x2400 4AA Very High with Core i7 975 and ATI HD5870 in triple crossfire.


    1 frame per minute.
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    icepick314 , September 10, 2009 8:46 PM
    PLEASE PLEASE let me win lottery!!!!
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  • 25 Hide
    homerhellboy223 , September 10, 2009 8:15 PM
    lol good way to show the neighborhood some HD porn.
  • 11 Hide
    vertigo_2000 , September 10, 2009 8:23 PM
    drooool

    Now all I have to do is convince the wife to let me take out a second mortgage on the house, sell the kid on e-Bay and sell 1000 gallons of blood.
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    njkid3 , September 10, 2009 8:28 PM
    you could open up a neighborhood movie theater with those types of specs. i wonder if imax has a higher resolution.
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    idisarmu , September 10, 2009 8:44 PM
    chaohsiangchenI wonder how Crysis would perform on 4096x2400 4AA Very High with Core i7 975 and ATI HD5870 in triple crossfire.


    1 frame per minute.
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    invlem , September 10, 2009 8:46 PM
    "Current gen console" You mean the current gen consoles in which 90% of the games barely achieve 720p resolution? You can upscale all you want, unless you have a native source its not going to look better than whats on the market right now.

    As for the 4 screens simultaneously, that does sound like it could have some interesting applications.
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    icepick314 , September 10, 2009 8:46 PM
    PLEASE PLEASE let me win lottery!!!!
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    Andraxxus , September 10, 2009 8:51 PM
    Guy: I just sold my house.
    Friend: Why? Are you moving? Do you owe people money?
    Guy: Neah I just saw this great projector that I just had to have.
    Friend:*faints*
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    Pailin , September 10, 2009 8:55 PM
    1 single 5870 can run WoW on max settings @ 7680 x 3200 using 6 30" Dell screens and get 80 fps

    Have heard 1 5870 can run Crysis 4xAA 16xAF on Very High @ 1900x1200 min30 avg43 max54 fps

    hehe

    Can't wait ^^
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    szwaba67 , September 10, 2009 8:55 PM
    i'd get it if you could split more than just 4 ways, imagine a wall with every channel playing, just like the movies
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    Hanin33 , September 10, 2009 8:57 PM
    this is for people that have sports cars that cost more than 175K... probably own a few yachts and the such...
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    zirbmonkey , September 10, 2009 9:02 PM
    njkid3you could open up a neighborhood movie theater with those types of specs. i wonder if imax has a higher resolution.

    yup, that's what IMAX is... sort of. IMAX uses two 2K resolution projectors overlaid on each other. This one does 4K in a single shot. So yes, you get better than an IMAX picture with this thing.
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    Major7up , September 10, 2009 9:04 PM
    seems excessive, what content are you going to watch that matches the res here? Everything is going to have to be upscaled (unless perhaps you content a computer and play a game). Why not save thousands and buy a normal HD projector?
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    abhik , September 10, 2009 9:10 PM
    now all you need is a movie to play at that resolution...
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    datawrecker , September 10, 2009 9:38 PM
    Let's see...i have two kidney's, only need one. Ebay that, two testicles...ebay one to some freaky rich congo cannible. Sell one ears...yup. That should be enough.
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    Anonymous , September 10, 2009 10:10 PM
    How much do the replacement bulbs cost?
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    Anonymous , September 10, 2009 10:13 PM
    Why not buy four mid/top performing 1920x1080 projectors, do a 2x2 layout of the projection on the screen surface, position the screen matrix for horizontal and vertical spanning on the computer or video splitter/recombiner and down size to the $125,000 sports car?
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    dark_lord69 , September 10, 2009 10:27 PM
    I can't imagine gaming on that baby!
    On the other hand I don't know of any video cards that could really pull off that resolution. I'd be happy with a 1080p projector, I saw one the other day, Infocus 10X for $1,199. I would love to buy it but my wife would be pissed and I'm pretty sure I won't be able to convice her.
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    mrubermonkey , September 10, 2009 10:36 PM
    Sony has already done it and for cheaper too.
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    justiceguy216 , September 10, 2009 10:48 PM
    hmmmmHow much do the replacement bulbs cost?

    Vegeta: OVER NINE-THOUSAND!!!!!
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