Friday, January 6th 2012

ByteWerks Announces Model One, HTPC + HD Projector for Under $2500, Single Device

BryteWerks LLC announces the launch of a product line poised to establish a new category of intelligent, hybrid media centers based on an advanced high-definition digital projector platform. The BryteWerks Model One line of Intel Core CPU-based digital projectors merge state-of-the-industry computer, digital, and optical technologies with superior connectivity capabilities and innovative industrial design into a cost-effective and intuitive multimedia control and exhibition powerhouse.

Designed for either consumer or professional applications, the BryteWerks Model One line delivers exhibition-quality 16:10 widescreen 1920x1200 resolution (within 5% of professional 2K cinema systems), through a LCD Native WUXGA panel. The projectors also feature an ultra-high brightness of 6,000 - 11,000 lumens, a 1000:1 True Contrast Ratio, and a 1:1 throw of 1 foot to 50 feet, making them the very best, all-purpose digital projectors in their class. Internally, the BryteWerks Model One projectors feature (depending upon model configuration), a fully-integrated Intel Core i3 to i7 HTPC CPU, a full featured, slot-loaded Blu-ray player, up to 2 terabytes of internal storage, including a 500 gigabyte Solid State Drive, unequaled connectivity options, and a custom version of XBMC, an open source media organization and playback application, making the Model One a revolutionary and unsurpassed media center.

Ease-of-operation in any application was paramount in the design criteria for the BryteWerks Model One. Highly intuitive and non-linear system and content management (including the ability to operate numerous BryteWerks projectors and connected devices simultaneously), is controlled from the 720p 8.9-inch touch panel display on the back of the projector, a provided RF remote control, or the free XBMC remote app for Android and iOS devices, as well as existing Wifi & Bluetooth devices – from keyboards to smartphones to tablets - already on the market.

The BryteWerks Model One Projector offers the ability to build a professional cinema experience effortlessly, seamlessly and transparently in any environment or application without playback interruption. Operational features, to name only a few, include customized media playlist creation, variable frame rate control up to 60 fps, pre-rendered transitions, and independent control of 'connected devices' and/or daisy-chained BryteWerks projectors (or a combination of the two). Professional post-production applications include editing, visual effects creation and color grading. The open-source Python-based XBMC offers infinite feature and plug-in development allowing users infinite customization options.

Connectivity via 802.11n Wifi, Bluetooth and gigabit Ethernet provides seamless two-way communication with other BryteWerks projectors, as well as a wide variety of other peripherals, including, but not limited to, gaming devices, flatscreen displays, external hard drives, computers, handheld smart devices, and digital video and signal processing and routing equipment. The unique power and I/O interface, which also features dual USB and HDMI ports, 5.1 individual analog surround sound outputs and AC power, is a fully-upgradeable, patent-pending cable management system that conceals all cable interfaces in the projector's Mag-Snap™ feet.

The ultra-wide 105 mm adjustable prime lens provides greater picture fidelity and a brighter image with less optical distortion. The 1:1 Lens Throw Ratio eliminates the need for a lens throw calculator, thereby reducing set-up time in both an Imperial and Metric environment. Aftermarket lenses can adjust the projector's throw to any size screen in any size room or theater. Optical Keystone Correction of +/- 20 degrees vertical is distortion-free with no interpolated or cropped pixels - common with digital keystone correction – and provides a more accurate picture.

The open source, industry standard Metal Halide lamp allows the user the choice of replacement bulbs from multiple inexpensive vendors, thereby reducing long term operating costs. Bulb replacement is fast and easy, without the need for tools, by simply releasing the Model One's magnetically-latched lid and unscrewing the bulb from the projector's light engine.

The Model One uses the BryteWerks proprietary AirHeart™ airflow management system consisting of multiple chambers with discreet fans and plenums that result in superior cooling at an ultra quiet operating noise level as low as 27dB (depending on configuration).

The sleek and sophisticated black aluminum and steel enclosure, built on a robust aluminum chassis, is only 17-inches cubed, weighs only 28 pounds, and is devoid of mechanical buttons. In addition, the forward compatibility design criteria allows for simple and inexpensive future data and power management upgrades, resulting in a long and low-cost operational lifespan. The BryteWerks Model One product line is backed by a standard 1-year warranty against manufacturer's defects, which can be upgraded to an unlimited 3-year warranty.

The BryteWerks Model One is a dazzling and sophisticated centerpiece for a home theater as well as a rugged, if not bulletproof, ultra-reliable tool in a performing arts center, museum, church, indie film theater, corporate boardroom, military applications or AV rental inventory.

The four BryteWerks Model One projectors range in price from $2,449.00, $2,999.00, $3,999.00 and $5,999.00, and are available factory-direct through http://www.brytewerks.com, which launches on January 9, 2012.
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3 Comments on ByteWerks Announces Model One, HTPC + HD Projector for Under $2500, Single Device

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nemesis.ie
Intriguing. I'm in the market for a projector so it will be interesting to see the full specs on this.

I'd need a ceiling mount option though.
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treehouse
by: nemesis.ie
Intriguing. I'm in the market for a projector so it will be interesting to see the full specs on this.

I'd need a ceiling mount option though.
please make a post in the appropriate forum section if you do end up buying one and what your thoughts are on it, all the ones i have seen so far in showrooms have had horrible picture quality, as long as their is no light source behind a the projected area it will always be this way

(all projectors in general)
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THE_EGG
by: treehouse
please make a post in the appropriate forum section if you do end up buying one and what your thoughts are on it, all the ones i have seen so far in showrooms have had horrible picture quality, as long as their is no light source behind a the projected area it will always be this way

(all projectors in general)
I've has a Sanyo Z700/Z3000 (yes sanyo do actually make some very decent projectors), for about 2 years now and use a HTPC i built for it. Picture quality is great, although if you walk up next to it you get a little bit if "shaking" on small text but not noticable when sitting back on the sofa. But I did seal and black out the windows and also rubber strips along the door into the room to assist the projector. The only gripe I have is that I can't roof mount mine because I have plaster ceilings.
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