The start of crowdfunding for the ultra-short throw projector Screeneo U4, conceived by Philips with DLP technology and an RGBB LED light source, with integrated audio system, is getting closer and closer.
In the past few hours, the Dutch brand Philips has listed, on its Italian portal, in view of the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, the ultra-short throw projector Screeneo U4, probably destined to be priced, according to transalpine sources, at the price of 599 EUR.
The Philips Screeneo U4 projector is very compact (124 x 8.2 x 22.4 cm) but also light (1.4 kg), so that, even if it requires an external power supply, it is easy to move, from the home environment to that work, or from room to room. Technically, it is based on DLP technology, with a single chip, perhaps as Texas Instruments DLP230NP sized at 0.23 inches, with 960 x 540 micro-mirrors with the consequence that the resolution of FullHD is obtained by assuming 2 pixels for each micro-mirror.
Thanks to the ultra-short shooting ratio, equal to 0.25: 1, images from 15 to 80 inches can be obtained, equal to 38-203 cm: in particular, at 30.5 cm from the surface, 80-inch images are obtained. According to the manufacturer, the images, benefiting from the high dynamic range (HDR10), boast a high brightness, 400 nits, thanks to the light source with two blue LEDs (RGBB), guaranteed for 30 thousand hours of operation. There is no shortage of automatic (or manual) focus and automatic correction of keystone distortion, thanks to the data provided by the ToF depth sensor.
According to notebookcheck, parameters such as 60 Hz refresh rate but, above all (or more than anything else), the low latency, equal to 30 ms, confirm the possible use for gaming of the Philips Screeneo U4 projector.
The audio section of the Screeneo U4 projector is made up of a 2.1-channel system, which uses a passive radiator for bass and two speakers of 15w each: if desired, you can use Bluetooth 5.0 to connect external speakers or to listen to everything with headphones. , perhaps in company as the multipoint to two devices is foreseen. The ports include two HDMI 2.0 for signal input (also from Apple TV or Fire TV Stick by Amazon) up to 4k @ 60 Hz, with power supplied to the dongle from the USB Type-A port, and a 3.5 mm jack for wired headphones.