Vivitek bills its new H1081 HD DLP Projector as an "Unmatched and Unrivaled 1080p Experience". We couldn't agree more. If you're not familiar with the Vivitek name yet you will be. The videophile sites and magazines are already singing the praises of the H1081's price / performance ratio.
We're talking about 2,000 lumens at a 5,000:1 contrast ratio (Full On/Full Off) with Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution. And the H1081 boasts of the same Texas Instruments BrilliantColor DMD DLP (Digital Micromirror Device Digital Light Processor) DarkChip2 panel as its better-known competitors.
Texas Instrument's DLP chips are regarded by many as the best projector panels available. They produce beautiful life-like images even if there's ambient light in the room. Plus they don't require filters that have to be cleaned and replaced, saving you time and money over other designs.
But Vivitek wasn't settling for a merely great picture so it went several steps further. First, it included DNX MotionEngine technology to eliminate motion artifacts (often called "judder" or "blur"). The result: dramatically improved motion performance.
You'd expect a projector like this to display 720p, 1080i and 1080p images and the H1081 will meet and exceed your expectations. Those images will be carried to the projector in pure digital form thanks to its two HDMI 1.3 inputs.
If you take your H1081 overseas it'll be right at home. In addition to NTSC it can handle many variations of the PAL and SECAM video signal standards. Plus its universal power supply can handle power from 100 - 240V.
Add in compatibility with Macintosh and PC video standards up to a maximum of 1152 x 870 on the Mac and UXGA (1,600 x 1,200) on the PC and you have a home theater projector that would be welcome in classrooms and boardrooms too.
The more you use your H5080 the more you'll value it. So it comes with a port for an optional Kensington lock and a security bar through which you thread an optional steel cable. Your H1081 can do a lot, but the one thing you don't want it doing is "walk away".