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Planar Viper Projector

720P Home Theater Projector
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The Planar Viper Projector is a 720P Home Theater Projector. This lamp based projector is capable of displaying 2,000 Lumens at its brightest setting with a native resolution of 1280x720 . 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 August 2008 and has been by Planar.

 

Planar Viper Projector Specifications


MSRP
$15,495
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Status
Discontinued
Released
August 2008
Warranty
2 Years
 
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Brightness
2,000 ANSI Lumens
Resolution
1280x720
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Contrast
10,000:1
Dynamic Contrast
10,000:1
Dynamic Iris
Yes
Display Type
DLP x 3
Color Processing
8-bit
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/24, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1920x1080

Lamp Life
2,500 hours

Included Lens
No
Optional Lenses




Z100 Zoom 1.82:1-2.28:1
Z200 Zoom 2.28:1-3.04:1
Z400 Zoom 3.04:1-4.56:1
Z500 Zoom 4.56:1-7.09:1
Z80 Zoom 1.52:1-1.82:1
Lens Shift
Horizontal & Vertical
Digital Keystone
No

Projector Size
8.86" x 20.43" x 25.31"
Weight
41.0 lbs
Internal Speakers
No
Power
100V - 240V
Connection Panel
12-Volt Trigger x 2
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
2:3 Pulldown
Additional Features
Included are an RS-232 automation interface with discrete on/off, input selection and aspect ratio control, as well as two HDMI 1.3 with Deep Color inputs. 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
 

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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.

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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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