Wolf Cinema today announced the release of an all-new series of advanced 4K imaging projectors for the home — three using 6th generation three-chip D-ILA light engine integrated with laser/phosphor for light output and colorimetry.
The new projectors in the so-called TXF Theater Extreme 4K series are the native 1080p lamp-based TXF-900, TXF-1400 and TXF-2000 and the 4K resolution (4096×2160) TXF-5000. Starting at under $10,000 list, include three traditional lamp-based editions, plus an all-new second generation, high-output Blu-escent laser-phosphor flagship projector. All four models are available now.
Every version of the TXF series incorporates full 18Gbps Ultra HD HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 compatibility — with up to 4K60 4:4:4 sources (scaled to 1080p for the first three models) and brightness specs between 2,500 and 3,200 ANSI lumens. And, all four include HDR10 imaging compatibility, multiple aspect ratio memories, custom factory gamut and gamma calibrations and are housed in an all-metal chassis.
The most interesting of the TXF series is a second-generation Blu-escent laser/phosphor projector, model TXF-5000. Incorporating what Wolf says is an all new, 0.69 inch three-chip native 4K D-ILA technology core, and illuminated by a 20,000-hour life Blu-Escent laser diode/phosphor light source, the TXF-5000 is their high-end. With 3,200 ANSI lumens, Wolf Cinema actually specs the contrast at unmeasurable levels [∞:1] — yes, that is an infinity sign and we’re not sure what to make of that, to be honest. The all-glass, 18-element precision primary optics package includes lens shift for (±100 percent vertical, ±43 percent horizontal) and, like the other three models, is specified at HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma for live HDR broadcasts, easily achieving the BT.709 and Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) color gamut and over 80 percent of the ultra-wide BT.2020 color space.