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Planar PD8150 Projector

1080P Home Theater Projector
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The Planar PD8150 Projector is a 1080P Home Theater Projector. This lamp based projector is capable of displaying 1,000 Lumens at its brightest setting with a native resolution of 1920x1080 . The internal DLP technology touts higher contrast, less visible pixels and more portability. The unique projector lens has the ability to be shifted to allow greater flexibility in positioning the projector relative to the screen. This projector was first available for purchase in December 2007 and has been by Planar.

 

Planar PD8150 Projector Specifications


MSRP
$6,999
Status
Discontinued
Released
December 2007
Warranty
2 Years
User Reviews
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Brightness
1,000 ANSI Lumens
Resolution
1920x1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Contrast
15,000:1
Dynamic Contrast
15,000:1
Dynamic Iris
Yes
Display Type
DLP x 1
Color Processing
8-bit
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/24, 1080p/25, 1080p/30, 1080p/50, 1035i, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1920x1080

Lamp Type
230W SHP bulb
Lamp Life
4,000 hours
Lamp Model
997-5268-00  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.3x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
Short Zoom 1.85:1-2.40:1
Lens Shift
Horizontal & Vertical
Throw Distance
11.0' - 15.1'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
63.10" - 112.40"
Throw Ratio
1.85:1 - 2.40:1
Digital Zoom
No
Digital Keystone
Horizontal & Vertical

Projector Size
7.80" x 20.80" x 17.90"
Weight
22.0 lbs
Audible Noise
22 dB
Power
100V - 240V
Connection Panel
12-Volt Trigger
Component: BNC
Component: RCA
Composite: RCA
HDMI 1.3 x 2
RS232: DB-9pin
S-Video
VGA In: Dsub-15pin

Features
Anamorphic Ready
Picture-in-Picture
Additional Features
15,000:1 CR utilizing DynamicBlack. Two HDMI v1.3. Planar customized Gennum GF9450 with 10 bit independent dual channel image processing, True 1080i deinterlacing, MPEG artifact reduction. Latest motion adaptive processing,
 

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ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

Manufacturer Cited Brightness:

BUYER BEWARE   Either this projector's brightness specification does not cite an industry-accepted unit of measurement, or according to our calculations it seems unlikely that this projector is capable of producing the manufacturer's cited brightness specification.

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