01 Dec 2010


Barco Comments Off on BARCO RLM-W8

8,000 lumens, three-chip DLP WUXGA projector

Barco’s RLM-W8 brings the saturated colors of three-chip DLPTM projection to events and fixed installations, at the price of single-chip DLPTM technology.

With an enhanced contrast, quick and creative stacking options as well as built-in warping capabilities for curved surfaces, Barco’s RLM-W8 is a versatile choice for mid- to large-sized venues. In addition, it features blending technology to create seamless composite images across a canvas of any size. The RLM-W8 continues the RLM line’s tradition of silence as well as low energy consumption.

Early 2010, Barco launched the RLM-W6 as its first Barco Elements three-chip DLPTM projector in a single-chip DLPTM price range. It offers a top-end image quality along with an environmentally conscious profile, by being ten times more silent and 33% less energy-consuming than competing products. As an extension of the RLM family, the RLM-W8 continues these themes, while adding more features that suit rental and staging environments.

While Barco’s RLM-W8 projector is primarily designed for the rental and staging market, it shares all features that make the RLM family a great fit into fixed installations with its smaller cousin. This renders the RLM-W8 an attractive three-chip DLPTM alternative to the top-end brightness projectors in the single-chip DLPTM range, for environments that need 8,000 lumens of brightness and three-chip DLPTM’s superior image quality.


Display Three-chip DLP (0.67″ DMD, sealed optical engine)
Resolution 1,920 x 1,200 pixels
Light Output typically 8,000 lumens (±10%)
Contrast ratio 2,000:1 (full field)
Brightness uniformity 95%
Aspect Ratio 16:10
ScenergiX Horizontal and vertical electronic edge blending
Lens Shift Vertical: x> -0% to +100%
Horizontal: x> -30% to +30%
(small differences occur per lens type)
(short throw lenses have less shift)
Lamp type & power 2x330W UHP
Lamp lifetime (typical) 1,500 hrs
Features Picture in picture (up to two sources on-screen simultaneously)
P7 color processing (color matching)
Horizontal and vertical keystone correction
Web browser
Orientation Table/ceiling
Input Input
2x HDMI (HDCP 1.3)
1x YUV1 (on RCA/cinch)
1x Composite video (on RCA/cinch)
1x S-Video (on 4-pin mini-DIN)

All current video sources (PAL, SECAM, NTSC) in Composite, S-VHS,
Component or RGB formats
All current HDTV sources
All computer graphics formats from VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, full HD,
Most Macintosh computers
Most computer sources with a pixel clock up to 165 MHz
DVI sources up to DC2K (2048×1080)
1x D-sub 15 (RGBHV/SOG)

Communication Port 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet (on RJ45)
RS-232 (on D9)
IR external
2x 12V trigger
Network connection 10/100 base – T
Web browser control
Projector Toolset control
3rd party device control
AC power 100 – 240 VAC (±10%)/50-60 Hz
Power consumption 800 W
Noise Level Normal operation 39 dB
Eco mode 32 dB
Dimensions 247 x 516.7 x 669.74 mm
Weight 26 kg
Safety Regulations Compliant with UL1950 and EN60950
Electromagnetic Interference Complies with FCC rules & regulations, part 15 Class A and CE EN55022 Class A