The Meridian 810 Reference Video System comprises of two primary elements: the 810 Reference Video Projector and the 810 Reference Video Scaler. The Reference Video Projector is a D-ILA-based digital projector that offers 10 megapixels resolution. The 810 Reference Video Scaler is a special processor designed to optimize the imaging of HD and standard resolution inputs for the vast new possibilities offered by a 10-megapixel-projection environment. The system uses a brand new light engine that offers an effective resolution of 4096 x 2400 pixels. The projector is powered by a PKI Xenon lamp and is capable of delivering up to 4000 lumens that can light very large screens to the level of 16 foot-lamberts. Meridian’s 810 projector has a native contrast ratio of 10,000:1.
To compliment the 10-megapixels resolution some very special scaling is required. The 810 Reference Video Scaler sports a brand new design, featuring Marvell’s powerful, award winning, Qdeo video processing technology. The scaler converts any digital source (480i to 1080p) up to full 10-megapixel resolution. Its quiet and natural video processing produces images that are free from noise and devoid of artifacts whether operating in 4:3, 16:9 or 2.35:1 modes.
The Meridian 810 Reference Video System comes as a package deal, which includes both projector and scaler. Four different packages will be available, featuring lens systems with differing throw lengths. Short, Medium and Long-Throw packages will include a special motorized 2.35:1 (Cinemascope) lens assembly, while a Very Short Throw package, designed for back-projection and simulator applications, will also be available. All four packages cost the same- $185,000. The system should be available in limited numbers next quarter, with full availability before the end of the year.