Back when Ultra HD was first introduced, we started: wondering when we would see 4K home theater projector products make a big splash. Wolf Cinema seems to be making up for the current lack of selection, with six new 4K-ready projectors.
Well technically, the company is upgrading four existing home theater projectors, as well as introducing two all-new home theater projector and processor ensembles. All six products are built around sixth-gen three-chip D-ILA light engine technologies.
The four home theater projector products getting the upgrades will be the SDC-8, the: SDC-10, the: SDC-12, and the: SDC-15 (pictured). Basically, each one is getting upgraded to accommodate 4K content. Each of these 2D/3D Wolf Cinema home theater projector solutions include 18Gbps Ultra HD HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 support. According to Wolf Cinema, other features across the lineup include a “~30-percent increase in peak white levels over previous editions [to ~1900 ANSI lumens], the deepest black level performance in its class [up to 1,500,000:1 dynamic CR], full HDR compatibility, VariScope aspect ratio memories, custom factory gamut and gamma calibrations, and more.”
In addition to the upgrades, Wolf Cinema will introduce two flagship ensembles that will combine the SDC-12 and SDC-15 theater projectors with a custom outboard ProScaler MK IV video processor. Designed for home theater screens up to 14 feet wide, the new products are the SDC-12 Ultra 4K and the SDC-15 Ultra 4K.
“This is truly an exciting time for home theater enthusiasts around the world,” said Jim McGall, director of sales for Wolf Cinema. “The promise of breathtakingly detailed images from 4K content can now be fully realized with these Ultra HD-ready home theater projectors. They each come with an all-new, fourth-generation V4K temporal mapping technology core, which can display true 4096 x 2160 content on very large home cinema screens.
“But while the pixel count and refresh rates are extremely high, it’s the combination of an accurate color palette, improved dynamic range, and ultra-deep shadow detail performance that really makes the visual difference,” McGall adds. “And the two special editions with our latest external ProScaler MK IV video processor will satisfy even the most discriminating video enthusiast—with an expanded CMS calibration suite, advanced noise reduction algorithms, multiple HDMI 2.0 inputs and outputs, plus our popular E-VariScope imaging technology, eliminating those unwanted top/bottom ‘black bars’ when firing onto ultra-wide 2.35:1 CinemaScope screens.”
Wolf Cinema is selling: the new products with prices ranging from $8,000 to $22,000. Contact an authorized Wolf Cinema integrator for more information and availability.