Available now in the UK via Liquid Technology, Wolf Cinema has released a new series of 4K projectors for the home cinema market, including a flagship laser/phosphor native 4K/UHD projector and three that take on 6th generation three-chip D-ILA light engine technology.

Comprising the TXF-900, TXF-1400, TXF-2000 and TXF-5000, the TXF Theater Extreme 4K series units are suitable as a stand-alone imaging platforms, or can be mated with two Wolf Cinema external 4K video processors.

Starting at under US$10,000 (£8,145) MSRP, the 2D/3D Wolf Cinema platforms include three traditional lamp-based editions, plus an all-new second generation, high-output Blu-escent laser/phosphor flagship projector – each capable of projecting onto home theatre screens up to 5m in width.

Each of the four projectors incorporate full 18Gbps Ultra HD HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 compatibility – with up to 4K60 4:4:4 sources – in addition to boasting significant increases in peak white performance over earlier editions [up to 3,200 ANSI lumens], as well as full HDR10 imaging compatibility, multiple VariScope aspect ratio memories, custom factory gamut and gamma calibrations.

Wolf Cinema TXF Theater Extreme projector

The star of the range is the second-generation Blu-escent laser/phosphor projector, the TXF-5000. Incorporating an all new, 0.69 inch three-chip native 4K [4096 x 2160] D-ILA technology core and illuminated by a 20,000-hour life Blu-Escent laser diode/phosphor light source, the TXF-5000 boasts 3,200 ANSI lumens of ‘peak white’ performance with a reported contrast level of ∞:1, says the manufacturer.

The all-glass, 18-element precision primary optics package facilitates ample lens shift for installation flexibility – ±100% vertical, ±43% horizontal – while maintaining sharpness and clarity throughout the available throw distance. Packed with the latest 4K imaging technologies such as HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma for live HDR broadcasts, the projector is said to easily achieve the BT.709 and Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) colour gamut and over 80% of the ultra-wide BT.2020 colour space.

“Clients everywhere will fall in love with our newly-crafted TXF series of UHD/4K home theatre solutions,” states Jim McGall, director of sales for Wolf Cinema. “They are all gorgeous imagers in their own right, and housed in what one client called a ‘jewel-like’ anodised aluminium casework. In particular, I think folks everywhere will be astonished by the TXF-5000’s amazingly lifelike 4K imagery, superior colour renditions, remarkable black level performance and stunning edge details from one’s favourite sources.

“And talk about longevity – the second-generation Blu-escent laser diodes [48 in total] will provide years of uninterrupted imaging excellence, without the typical image degradation that is experienced with lamp-based solutions. But no matter which projector you chose in our TXF series – as a stand-alone unit or mated with one of our new 4K/UHD ProScaler video processors, you’ll experience breathtakingly detailed images from all your favourite SD, HD and UHD/4K sources.”

Wolf Cinema will be showcasing the TXF-900 and TXF-5000 home theatre projectors in the Venetian demo suite #29-103 during CES 2017.

Those seeking UK pricing information should contact Liquid Technology: Neil Howes, neil@liquidtechnology.eu.

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