Meridian Bows Reference Video Projector/Scaler System
Meridian America Tuesday previewed a $185,000 two-element front projector and video scaler system it will introduce at CEDIA Expo. The system is based on JVC’s D-ILA technology and semiconductor developer Marvell’s Qdeo video processing.
“It took us 20 years to designate a CD player as ‘reference.’ It’s one term we don’t use lightly,” said Meridian’s director of technology, Ken Forsythe, in describing the new 810 Reference Video System.
The 810 has a new version of the JVC light engine which fully utilizes megapixels that JVC masks down to tailor this technology for its target military and commercial markets. This results in the Meridian implementation to full access to its10-megapixel resolution capabilities, he explained. The addition of Qdeo video processing within the system’s scaler, co-developed with Marvell, enables the upconversion of any digital source – ranging from 480i to 1080p and in 4:3, 16:9 or 2.35:1 modes – to full, 10-megapixel resolution, said Forsythe. The breadth of content the projector can handle was demonstrated with a display of video ranging in quality from Internet clips, to off-air HD broadcasts, to high-definition cable transmissions, to Blu-ray movie clips, to QuickTime 1080p files.