Projectors

Samsung SP-A900B Single-Chip 1080p DLP Projector

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Introduction

What if a videophile were given total control over the design, production and distribution of a projector? You would expect a high degree of color accuracy, great optics, easy calibration for different screens and environments, no unnecessary features, consistent quality and of course a stunning image. Samsung has answered this question with the help of Joe Kane. The result of this collaboration has been a series of DLP projectors, the latest example being the SP-A900B.

It’s always a pleasure to work with a display that makes image accuracy and quality the primary design goal. There is no reason any television or projector cannot have options that reproduce the correct color space, grayscale and gamma. With the current state of display hardware technology, it’s simply a matter of properly designed software. Coupled with good optics, it is possible to reproduce an image that is absolutely faithful to the source material. You will see a picture that matches the monitors it was mastered on; and therefore match the director’s intent. The Samsung SP-A900B is designed solely for this purpose. You will not likely see this projector anywhere but in a home theater or screening room application. It is intended to be as much a precise instrument as a home entertainment component.

Specifications

  • Design: Single DLP Chip (0.9" Texas Instruments DarkChip 4)
  • Native Resolution: 1920x1080p
  • Zoom Lens Throw Ratio: 1.72-2.24
  • Lens Shift: Manual, Vertical
  • Light output: 1000 Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 12,000:1
  • Screen Size: 40”-250” Diagonal
  • Inputs: 2-HDMI, 1-component, 1-S-video, 1-composite, 1-PC (D-sub)
  • Fan Noise: 24 dB Theater, 30 dB Bright
  • Control: RS-232, 12v Trigger
  • Lamp Power: 300 watts
  • Rated Lamp Life: 1500 Hr
  • Dimensions: 7.8" H x 17" H x 18.4" D
  • Weight: 21.6 Pounds
  • MSRP: $12,999.99
  • Samsung