Vivitek's HC7500A is world's first 1080p LED projector

Vivitek didn't really do an awesome job of making its very first projectors anything memorable (see, you didn't even know they were in the beamer biz, now did you?), but it's hoping to remedy that here at CES 2009 with the beastly HC7500A. Said device is the world's first 1080p LED projector, offering up a 35,000:1 contrast ratio, 1,920 x 1,080 native resolution, 700-lumen brightness rating and a lamp-free LED light source that can keep shining for around 20,000 hours. We know, you're impressed. But impressed enough to drop $13,999 for one in June? Full release is after the break.


First LED Product from New Company on Display in Booth #26047

LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2009 – Vivitek Corporation, a leader in the environmentally responsible manufacture of today's most innovative visual display and presentation products, will be showing the industry's first 1080p, LED projector at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas. The quiet, new HC7500A, breakthrough projector, provides the growing HD home theater market with the industry's brightest, pure-color, video to-date.

"This compact projector brings a powerful, clean, and pure signal for non-distorted, high-quality performance," said David Chiu, president of Vivitek. "The brightness and HD imaging are unmatched by any of the other LED units I have seen. It should be a must-see while at the show."

The new HC7500A DLP projector blasts in full 700-lumen brightness, with a precise imaging 35000:1 contrast ratio. With full HD (1920x1080) resolution and wide-screen capabilities, Vivitek's new projector is a complete home cinema experience.

The unit is a new curved design with centered lens for easy installation and screen adjustments. With a footprint the size of a small laptop, the new projector is perfect for out-of-site mounting or cabinet storage.

True to Vivitek's corporate agenda of responsible environmental sensibilities, the new projector has a full slate of low-energy and low-power consumption features, which also translate into low cost of ownership starting with the lamp-free, LED light source estimated at more than 20,000 hours. Completely Mercury-free, the DLP dust- and filter-free design eliminates filter disposal and cleaning, and the non-motion interior of the projector affords the quietest and coolest running.

For all applications, Vivitek's new projector has a wide variety of ports including dual, all-digital HDMI connections. The new HC7500A 1080p projector from Vivitek has an MSRP of $13,999 and will be available in early June.