BRILLIAN LAUNCHES 6580iFB 65-INCH
1080P HDTV/MEDIA SERVER VIDEO PLATFORM
True Six-Megapixel, Rear-Projection HDTV is Powered by UltraContrast
Gen II Liquid-Crystal-On-Silicon (LCoS) Technology
TEMPE, AZ, September 8, 2005 — Brillian Corporation (NASDAQ: BRLC) today launched the 6580iFB six-megapixel 1080p HDTV and Media Server video platform, the third in its family of UltraContrast Gen II LCoS-based HDTVs. The 65-inch diagonal 1080p HDTV/Media Server display provides the highest contrast — up to 4000:1 — and highest fidelity images available today in an LCOS rear-projection TV.
“The 6580iFB was engineered specifically for custom home theater and ProAV applications,” said Rainer Kuhn, Brillian vice president of Sales and Product Marketing. “Its combination of a true six-megapixel light engine, 12-bit grayscale per color channel performance, professional-grade video processing, custom calibration software, and support for home automation/corporate AV control systems make it unlike any other HDTV in the market.”
“We conducted a detailed review of the Brillian 6580iFB set and, to state it simply, it performed outstandingly. The best 1080p HDTVs at its price point that we’ve ever seen,” said Dr. Raymond Soneira, president, DisplayMate Technologies Corp. “The combination of image quality, video processing, software control, and overall system design delivered truly exceptional performance in every metric we evaluated.”
The Brillian 1080p HDTV light engine uses three two-megapixel UltraContrast Gen II LCoS microdisplays that meet the highest (1920 x 1080) HDTV format. Each of the 1920 x 1080-pixel microdisplays in the three-panel light engine is dedicated to a single color — red, green, or blue — resulting in a true six-megapixel projected image. The red, green, and blue light is channeled, integrated, and then projected, creating a totally rainbow- and artifact-free image. The light engine is solid state eliminating the need for motorized color wheels or spinning prisms. The 12-bit grayscale rendering delivers unprecedented precision of imaging accuracy. With an exceedingly fast response time of 7ms, even the fastest sequences are projected without blurring or tearing artifacts. Additionally, with its tightly packed 8.1 x 8.1 micron pixels, the 90% fill factor eliminates the “screen door” effect that characterizes plasma, direct-view LCD, and projection LCD TVs. This combination of image delivery performance provides the ultimate in superb, high-resolution image quality and performance.
Brillian’s professional-grade video-processing and progressive-scan drive electronics provide support for the full complement of video and Media Center/PC resolutions — from 480i to 1080p. Advanced motion-adaptive de-interlacing/scaling, 3:2 pull-down detection, and digital noise reduction are provided to ensure that legacy analog content is delivered on screen in a stunning fashion. The high-quality, built-in digital SPDIF-based audio system provides excellent stand-alone performance plus flexible audio connections for professional home-theatre or ProAV installations.
A comprehensive set of calibration features (e.g. gamma, color temperature control, RGB gain/offset) are modifiable on a per-input basis with password protected access. The 6580iFB also has been certified for integration with the leading home automation and corporate A/V control systems.
The Brillian 6580iFB HDTV/Media Center video platform has a flush front industrial design and uses an innovative optical path that minimizes the cabinet’s depth. It is 21 inches deep and weighs 122 pounds. Pre-orders are being accepted and product shipments will begin early in Q4, 2005. MSRP is $7,999.
Brillian Corporation designs and develops rear-projection HDTVs targeted at high-end video/audio OEMs, high-end video/audio retailers, ProAV/CEDIA distributors, and their base of dealers and custom installers looking for breakthrough performance and image quality. The company is the first and only provider of Gen II LCoS technology used in these products. In addition to its high-definition televisions, Brillian also offers a broad line of LCoS light engines, microdisplay products and subsystems that OEMs integrate into proprietary HDTV products, multimedia projectors, and near-to-eye products such as monocular and binocular headsets. Brillian’s LCoS microdisplay technologies address the market demand for a high-performance display solution with high image fidelity, high-resolution scalability, and high contrast ratios. The company’s website is http://www.brilliancorp.com.
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