LG CF3D: the world’s first 1080p 3D projector for home theater!

We are extremely excited to announce that Projector People is the first United States reseller of the 2500-lumen LG CF3D, the world’s first 3D 1080p projector.

LG CF3D

You heard us right, 3D projection is now available for home theater!

LG has addressed many of the challenges we discussed in our 3D technology guide.

It is the first 1080p 3D projector with HDMI inputs (three total!), meaning it can process signals from 3D-ready Blu-rays and the PS3. The LG CF3D 3D projector can also handle multiple 3D formats, including frame sequential, side-by-side and checker board.

And this is big news, the LG CF3D ships with six polarized glasses. An entire family (and a few friends) can enjoy this projector’s jaw-dropping 12-ft three-dimensional image. No more worrying about sweet spots, the CF3D’s display is viewable from any angle.

How the LG CF3D works

Unlike other 3D projection systems, which use two projectors to deliver a different image to each eye, the LG CF3D houses two projection engines inside of it, reducing its size and footprint. At 2500 lumens, this is currently the world’s brightest single lens full HD 3D projector.

The LG CF3D uses a polarizing system to deliver the third dimension. Polarizing systems send the projector’s light through filters that force the light waves to oscillate in two different directions, one intended for the left eye, the other for the right. Filters on the glasses allow the lenses to passively pick up the light (read: image) meant for each eye. The brain combines the two images and tada! 3D.

Polarizing systems require a special screen. Check out the LG CF3D’s accessory page to find the screen that best suits your home theater setup.

LG CF3D Additional Features:

  • LG’s Advanced Trumotion 120Hz technology provides clear, smooth images
  • The CF3D projector resolves ghosting issues with improved and more rapid polarization, ensuring the image is fully converted into a single 3D image before it’s transmitted
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 7,000:1 contrast ratio
  • LCOS technology
  • HDMI upscaling for smoother tonal transitions and more subtle gradation between colors
  • Ships with 6 polarized glasses, additional glasses are available for purchase

And yes, it displays an amazing image in 2D too!

Read more about the LG CF3D here», or call a Projector Expert at 1-888-248-0647 to learn more.

Got questions about the third dimension? Check out our 3D technology guide.

HDMI 1.4: What You Need to Know

Over the years, we’ve covered the switch from analog to digital video with DVI, then DVI with HDCP, and finally HDMI and all its incarnations. In January, we blogged about the new HDMI 1.4 standard, but thought it was time for another update.

As many readers know, HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface. It transmits uncompressed digital video and audio over a single, compact cable. The type, amount and speed of data the cable carries expands with each HDMI release.

The latest HDMI release, version 1.4, includes the following features:

  • Ethernet Channel
  • Audio Return Channel
  • 3D Over HDMI
  • 4K x 2K Resolution Support
  • Expanded Support for Color Spaces
  • Micro Connector
  • Automotive Connection System

Sounds awesome, right? You can’t wait to get one, right? Well, good luck finding a “HDMI 1.4” cable.

See, the HDMI consortium has banned manufacturers from displaying the standard (i.e. 1.4, 1.3 or 1.3b) on product packaging. Instead, manufacturers are encouraged to list the cables’ features.

(Ironically, the HDMI consortium doesn’t follow its own rules. At HDMI.org, there’s a flashy graphic advertising “HDMI 1.4”)

We talked with Martin Fensterstock, Sales & Product Marketing Manager at Comprehensive, about the HDMI group’s new policy.

“The version numbers just confused a lot of people. Too many people thought they needed the latest and greatest release, or the highest version number,” he said. “People should be concerned about what the cable is capable of, not what version it is.”

Moral of the story: when the time comes to buy a new HDMI cable, your best bet is to figure out the features you want (ok, need) and shop for them, not for the release number.

For more answers on the latest HDMI specification, formerly known as “HDMI 1.4,” check out this FAQ page. As always, our Projector Experts are standing by to help you pick the best HDMI cable for your Home Theater setup.



Plenum HDMI: You Asked For it. Comprehensive Delivered.

Comprehensive recently announced the latest edition to its collection: plenum-rated HDMI cables. Plenum cables are more fire-resistant and, in the unlikely event of a fire, produce less smoke than traditional cables.

plenum

Comprehensive’s HR Pro Series Plenum HDMI cables are specifically designed for heavy duty applications and long distance installations. Unlike standard HDMI cables that can only transmit 1080p up to 15 feet, these HR Pro Plenum HDMI cables can transmit resolutions of up to 1080p 50 feet or more, and in most cases without the need for an extender or repeater.

Triple shielding provides maximum interference rejection and 24k gold connectors ensure superior connectivity. A CL2P plenum rating makes this the perfect cable for commercial and residential installations.

Comprehensive’s Lifetime Warranty guarantees worry-free HDTV performance.

Call your projector expert to order. 1-888-248-0675