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Planar PD7060 projector

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Tuesday 12th, September 2006
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

As a next step in its strategic plan to deliver innovative products to specialty display markets, Planar Systems, Inc., today introduced a line of high-performance projectors for the home theater market. The company's new line includes six best-in-class models, ranging from native high-definition 1080p through native 480p resolution, all built on Emmy award-winning DLP technology and boasting contrast ratios up to a staggering 8000:1. Planar's move into the specialty home theater projector market stems from the corporate strategy to increase long-term shareholder value by expanding revenue growth and profitability by penetrating multiple vertical specialty display market segments.

Planar PD7060

Planar PD7060 Home Theater projector
Through its home theater business unit, Planar is focused on the needs of specialty home theater channel and plans to exclusively offer this channel one of the most comprehensive lines of specialty displays. "Planar's tenure in specialty display solution channels and its recent building of a seasoned, dedicated home theater-focused team create a solid foundation to rapidly gain market share in this growing market segment," said Bill Coggshall, display analyst with Pacific Media Associates.

Planar projector PD7060 - Design
"The company's strategy to avoid the commoditized space for home theater products and build on its reputation for delivering quality products through specialty sales channels will help Planar build a high-end brand in the specialty home theater market." The Planar PD7060 projector delivers breathtaking images and incorporate sleek industrial designs, industry-leading features and the latest technology to address every level of high-end customer needs.

Planar PD7060 Home Theater projector - Brightness
The Planar PD7060 720p projector raises the bar for home entertainment applications utilizing a DLP .65 DC3 chip, which produces a 3500:1 contrast ratio with 1000 lumens. Priced at $2,999, the Planar PD7060 delivers optimal HD performance with zero compromise.

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Planar PD-7060 Home Theater projector - Business unit
"The Planar PD7060 offers performance that is consistent with the demanding specifications that Planar has produced for 23 years for other specialty vertical offerings," said Scott Hix, vice president and general manager of Planar's home theater business unit. "Planar's dedicated team of seasoned home theater and display veterans is focused on developing close relationships with authorized distributors and dealers who have the expertise to deliver these solutions to the specialty home theater channel. With our comprehensive Planar PD7060, we plan to surpass expectations of both channel and home theater enthusiasts for high-end home theater."

Planar PD 7060 - CEDIA Expo 2006
The Planar PD7060 projector will be available through specialty home theater partners worldwide. All of the company's home theater products are backed by the Planar's industry-leading Customer First warranties, including advance exchange (U.S.-only). For more information, please visit the Planar home theater website. The Planar PD7060 Home Theater projector and other new Home Theater offerings will be shown for the first time at the CEDIA Expo 2006 in Denver, September 14 - 17, at Planar's booth #369.

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