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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.