11 Awesome Projectors at CEDIA Expo 2011

We look at new projectors at CEDIA Expo 2011, including 3D and 4K models.

By Grant Clauser
September 14, 2011
CES may be a gadget-lover’s dream, but CEDIA Expo is the golden ticket for the best home theater gear.

There were two new(ish) trends in home theater projectors at CEDIA Expo 2011. The first was 4K, which several companies made a point to show off. A 4K resolution was previously reserved from professional projectors to be used with huge screens, but now your clients can get a projector that throw 4096 x 2160 pixels on their basement theater screen.

The only problem is they won't find 4K material to watch. But plain old 1080p will be scaled to 4K by the projector’s video processor, making it nearly impossible to see any pixel structure on the screen.

The second trend is a native CinemaScope setting for a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. With conventional projectors, clients would need an anamorphic lens and a mechanism for applying it to take full advantage of the wider aspect ratio. The new projectors eliminate that need.

There were many 3D projectors and a few other interesting things on display. We've rounded up some awesome new projectors from CEDIA Expo 2011.

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