An ultra-short throw Cine 1 projector, very close to the wall, capable of producing a 4K image up to 100 inches with Dolby Atmos sound. It is the latest concept from Wetzler’s well-known company Leica, which manufactures cameras and optical devices specific to photography, as well as binoculars, microscopes and telescopic viewfinders. This is not the first time that Leica has entered this market segment, nor will it be the last.
leica announced its first ultra short throw (UST) laser projector at the big IFA show in Germany, the sedan show which once again enthralled the world with its breathtaking show.
Ross Slavov, responsible for product management in Leica’s new intelligent projection business unit, did not disclose pricing and delivery dates at the Teutonic event. Which, it is not excluded, that they can change before the official release.
Two is better than one
First thing to know about the projector Leica Cine d That is in reality the rest Both are under development with Leica lenses. Obviously. One display can produce about 2500 lumens to project a 100-inch 4K 60Hz image at a distance of 30 cm (about 12 inches) from a wall, while another can produce 2100 lumens to project an 80-inch image from a distance of 15. cm (about six inches).
Leica notes that each projector is adjusted for each display size and does not recommend moving it closer or closer to the wall. FSOs look better with screens ALR (Ambient Light Rejection)Which Leica sells for about $1,800 for a large screen and slightly less (about $1,600) for an 80-inch screen.
Leica has partnered Hisense For the triple RGB laser light engine, which is one of a kind trend as laser TV makers. It uses a Texas Instruments DLP chip. Latency is around 30ms, which is good for the gaming world.
As for ports, the prototype has a total of three HDMI (one HDMI 2.1 port with eARC), one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0, a built-in TV tuner and a slot Simple interface. The US version will “probably” run Android TV. Leica expects the projector to come with 4.2 Atmos certified audio. A version could debut in the market in the second quarter of 2023 for Europe, the third quarter for China and the fourth quarter for the US.
The 100-inch Cine 1 model is expected to sell for $7,900, while the 80-inch projector will cost around $6,900, as Slavov revealed. Very high price, but like the famous brand.