LCD display and projector maker NEC Display Solutions of America has released one of the latter types of products: the Digital Cinema Series NC900C.
NEC describes the NC900C as “the perfect answer” for people in need of a projector that is both good and affordable.
We can't really be sure how affordable though, not without a price, and NEC has yet to provide it. Sales will only start in December 2012, so we still have to wait for several months.
It is strange how some IT companies announce products so many months before mass availability, but we shall leave the mystery of “why” alone for now.
The NC900C has HDMI 1.4a support, dual HDSDI 3G interface and even Universal Serial Bus (USB), plus two Gigabit Ethernet ports.
NEC promises that lamp changes will be easy to accomplish and that the NC900C will not show black screen.
Speaking of which, the maximum width is of 29 feet (around 9 meters) in DCI specifications and 39 feet (12 meters) in non-DCI mode.
Thus, small theater screens and applications of comparable size will benefit the most from the item's services.
Content can reach the projector through any of the aforementioned interfaces and is processed by the Texas Instruments S2K chipset.
"The NC900C is the perfect answer for those exhibitors that require a budget-friendly and size-appropriate digital cinema projector," said Jim Reisteter, general manager for digital cinema projectors at NEC Display Solutions.
"By implementing Texas Instrument's S2K chipset, we can facilitate the transition to high-end digital cinema by creating a solution for smaller screens that have not yet been able to transition to digital technology."
NEC says that the NC900C is the first dual-lamp digital cinema projector on the market, even though, as we said above, mass availability is set for December and a different provider may steal that honor by then.