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The Polaris 4K Laser TV is a new ultra-short-throw projector launched via Indiegogo

The new Polaris 4K projector. (Source: Bomaker )
The new Polaris 4K projector. (Source: Bomaker )
Bomaker is not what could be called a household name in the home-theater projector market; nevertheless, it has made some attention-grabbing claims for its product freshly put up for crowdfunding. They include the ability to throw a 200-inch 4K screen up onto a wall just 31 inches away from this device.

Bomaker has introduced its new take on the home-cinema projector via Indiegogo. This OEM has packed this crowdfunding campaign with a lot of compelling specs and features that might be of interest to consumers in this market. They start at its native 4K resolution, supported by a tri-color laser that is apparently rated for 193% of the NTSC color gamut thanks to this spec.

The start-up asserts that comparable, albeit single-laser, projectors, can only just exceed this color-space due to the lack of dedicated lights for red, green and blue. Bomaker also asserts that the Polaris 4K maintains frame-by-frame and shadow consistency with MEMC and HDR10 technology respectively.

Furthermore, it is rated for a 2500 ANSI lumen peak brightness, which is reasonably competitive in this industry. Despite this, however, Bomaker claims that the projector will be easy on the eyes as its image bounces off the wall, rather than being beamed directly at the user as a conventional LCD TV would.

The projector's body is also equipped with a sensor to turn the display functions off if someone goes too close to its target surface, which is again done in order to protect their eyes. The device can be placed just 31 inches away from a wall for its top size of 200 inches, or from just 10 inches away for a 100-inch throw.

The Polaris can throw content due to its HDMI, USB, Ethernet or RCA inputs. It also supports Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi, which might make it more compatible with the I/O available in the media room in question.

Despite all this apparent might, the Polaris 4K Laser TV is rated to need just 185 watts (W) at the most. This, according to its maker, renders it up to 45% more power-efficient "than conventional projectors". Nevertheless, it also packs inbuilt "hi-fi quality speakers" rated for supposedly immersive Dolby/DTS-enhanced audio.

However, its crowdfunded status notwithstanding, the Bomaker Polaris 4K still has a fairly premium price-tag. It currently starts at US$2049 as a reward, or 29% off its eventual retail price. In addition, it only ships to the United States, a process estimated to start in December 2020.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-12-10 (Update: 2020-12-10)