Leica has quite recently uncovered its first ultra-short-throw (UST) projector called the Cine 1 that can radiate a 80-or 100-inch picture while stopped just six inches from a wall. While it could appear to be a piece peculiar for a camera organization to build a projector, UST models require exact optics to make a square picture while beaming straight up — and that is definitely in Leica’s alley.
The organization said it’s utilizing its Summicron lens tech with aspherical elements “manufactured in accordance with Leica standards. It also uses a triple-RGB laser with a 25,000 hour service life (worked as a team with HiSense) and a Texas Instruments DLP chip.
Leica has two versions of the Cine 1 intended for 80-inch and 100-inch screens, with the previous situated around six inches from the wall and the latter around 12 inches. Leica suggests setting them at precisely those positions and utilizing the recommended screen sizes, as the optics were intended for that. Keeping that in mind, it’s additionally selling 80-and 100-inch encompassing light-dismissing (ALR) screens. They output 2,100 and 2,500 lumens for the 80-and 100-inch models, respectively.
On the audio side, it offers worked in Dolby Atmos-powered speakers for surround sound. It accompanies a TV tuner for linear TV and HiSense’s VIDAA OS as a smart TV platform. You can likewise install external storage, Blu-ray players or consoles via the HDMI and USB inputs.
Other key specs are as yet missing, similar to color space coverage and HDR support. Notwithstanding, they’re supposedly priced at $6,900 for the 80-inch and $7,900 for the 100-inch model, so you’d expect all the bells and whistles possible. Right now, the most advanced UST projectors out there are Samsung’s LSP7T 4K with HDR10+ beginning at $3,500, the $3,000 Formovie Theater with Dolby Vision and HiSense’s L9G 3,000-lumen Laser TV projectors with Dolby Vision priced at $5,000 with a 100-inch ALR screen.