Taiwanese OEM Chi Lin is claiming the world's first liquid-cooled, LED-lit 1080p projector here at CEDIA using TI's latest DLP chipset. The liquid-cooled RGB LED light source is rated at 50,000 hours-5.7 years of continuous runtime-and spits out 128% of NTSC's color set and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio at sizes up to 130 inches. As you can imagine, it makes David Hasselhoff look like a million damn dollars.
The lamp pumps out 600 lumens, allowing for deep blacks and excellent color concentrations in a dark room. And the beastly housing you see is only a prototype-when it comes to market in late 2009, you'll see a much sleeker case at 57% of the concept's volume. No price announced yet, but this is surely one of those "if you have to ask..." situations. [CEDIA 2008]