Vivitek has announced its all new 1080p model projector that should hit US retail this August for $999. The company’s H1080FD will be based on Texas Instruments’ S450 chip / light-engine design with Dark Chip II technology.
Some other specs include 1,800 lumens of brightness, a 5,000:1 contrast ratio, two HDMI ports, composite / S-Video / component inputs, RS-232c control connector and a 12v trigger. Lamp life is rated at 3,000 hours and Vivitek has designed the cabinet for easy bulb access, if you need to replace burned out lamps.
The unit’s noise level is 29dB, and the fan vents from the sides, unlike many models that vent from the front.