Projectiondesign Avielo DLP Projectors

At the CEDIA Expo next week, Norwegian Projectiondesign will introduce three new DLP projectors branded with its Avielo moniker. Here's a preview...

As with many (most?) projector companies at CEDIA, Projectiondesign will be showing 3D with its Optix 3D, which uses active glasses. Another Optix model to make its debut is the SuperWide 235, which offers a native pixel resolution of 2538x1080, allowing 2.35:1 Blu-ray movies to be displayed without a light-robbing, distortion-prone anamorphic lens.

Also at the show will be the Helios Studio Edition, a 3-chip, 1920x1080 reference projector that offers Rec. 709 and DCI color gamuts. All components are hand-selected and performance-matched, including the dual lamps, which allow this bad boy to light up a huge screen.

As with many product intros at CEDIA, pricing for the new Avielo projectors has not yet been disclosed, with one exception—the Optix SuperWide 235 will be priced in the neighborhood of $35,000, which does not include the lens (add another $4000 to $6000 for that). And I was told that the price of the Optix 3D will be "a pleasant surprise."

Of these new products, I'm most excited about the SuperWide 235—eliminating the extra optics increases the projector's light output and reduces distortion. But I'd love to know which one you find most interesting—native 2.35:1, 3D, or 3-chip/dual-lamp—so please post a comment below with your choice.

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Jarod's picture

Thank you David! This is great news. I am very excited to read about new products from this years CEDIA!

Jarod's picture

I am very interested in 3D home projection. After seeing Avatar 3D again in Dolby 3D in my local theater, I can't help but drool over the idea of having 3D images projected on a big screen in my basement theater! Of equal interest is the Superwide 235. Would love to see that extra resolution in action! I would like to see advances in 2D performance more then 3D models when it comes right down to it.

David Vaughn's picture


I've heard JVC will be announcing 3 different 3D projectors at CEDIA next week, so stay tuned!

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