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Prometheus I

Leveraging Barco's unique know-how as a market leader in professional cinema and post-production projection.

  • Cinema at Home Series
  • Native 4K Resolution (4,096 x 2,160)
  • 4 kW Xenon Lamp
  • Up to 6,500 ANSI Lumens


Barco Residential brings the pinnacle of image and sound technology to the high-end home environment. Together with our partners, we create unique experiences to be shared with loved ones in the world’s most exquisite homes and yachts. The state-of-the-art Barco Residential projectors are developed, manufactured, and treasured in our design centers in Belgium and Norway. They’re designed from the ground up with one goal in mind – to show the best possible images in any setting. From purpose-built lenses and optics, to custom-made electronics processing and boards, all parts are specially crafted. Our full glass lenses, for instance, are carefully selected so that we can guarantee their glass is of the best quality.

Created exclusively for ultra-high end home theatres and crafted using our unique know-how as a market leader in professional cinema and post-production projection. Featuring the very latest 4K DLP chipsets from Texas Instruments and our acclaimed Alchemy DCI media server, you can be assured that even the subtlest nuance of color and detail will be faithfully reproduced on screen.

Cinema at home
As the opening credits roll, the audience is transported to an unexpected world of superior movie realism, embraced by the ultimate image quality and immersive sound. This compelling universe is created by Barco Residential’s Prometheus I.

High-end simplicity
Prometheus I combines media server functionalities with cinema processing electronics: Barco Alchemy Integrated Cinema Media Processor (ICMP) with HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2 support The ICMP have two HDMI inputs to support Bluray, DVD’s, gaming consoles and other media devices. The projector offers advanced processing power combined with media server functionality, integrated playback and content management. Barco Alchemy enables showings of 4K 2D content at 60fps and 4K 3D at 30fps. Reducing the required hardware makes installation simpler and makes the system more reliable and easier to use.

4K at the highest level
Several new components enhance the Prometheus I. A dedicated 4K (4 x 3Gb/s) input board enables playback of native 4K content. Its wide color gamut filter creates a wide gamut of perfect colors. And thanks to the specially made high-contrast lens, the Prometheus I displays images with much greater contrast. And we believe that, when it comes to light output, contrast and color performance, the Prometheus I performs at the absolute highest level.

Projector type Three chip DLP
Technology 3 x 1.38" DMD™
Resolution 4,096 x 2,160 (4K)
Aspect ratio 1.89:1
Light source 4 kW Xenon Lamp
Light source lifetime 1,300 Hours (Timer)
Light output Up to 6,500 ANSI lumens
CLO (constant light output) Yes
Contrast ratio 2,200:1 Sequential
500:1 ANSI
Brightness uniformity 80% at sides
75% at corners
Lens range DC4K HC (1.13 - 1.72 :1)
DC4K HC (1.35 - 1.86 :1)
DC4K HC (1.46 - 2.10 :1)
DC4K HC (1.65 - 2.60 :1)
DC4K HC (2.00 - 3.35 :1)

DC4K (1.13 - 1.66 :1)
DC4K (1.35 - 1.86 :1)
DC4K (1.46 - 2.10 :1)
DC4K (1.65 - 2.60 :1)
DC4K (1.95 - 3.26 :1)
DC4K (2.53 -  4.98 :1)
Optical lens shift Up to 25% vertical lens shift & up to 15% horizontal lens shift
Motorized zoom, focus, shutter and lens shift
Tilt 15° Forwards
15° Backwards
Optical dowser Yes
Color correction P7
Color gamut Wider than DCI/P3
Image processing Alchemy - Integrated Cinema Media Processor (ICMP)
Orientation Pedestal / Table Top
Network connection 10/100 Ethernet via RJ45 connection
Software tools Barco Communicator
Integrated web server No
3D Passive Dolby system, to be built in (optional)
Inputs Barco Alchemy ICMP included in the projector:
2 x HDMI2.0a (up to 4K 2D 60fps)
2 x 3G-SDI inputs
16 x AES/EBU audio channels (2 x RJ45)
8 x GPI, 8 x GPO (4 x RJ45)
2 x Gbe for content connectivity & ingest
2 x front-accessible USB 3.0 for fast ingest
2 x front-accessible USB 2.0

DCI 4K 2D up to 60fps*
DCI 4K 3D (24 or 30fps per eye)*
DCI High Frame Rates 2K 3D up to 120fps (60fps per eye)
JPEG 2000 bit-rates up to 625 Mbps
MPEG-2 (4:2:0 and 4:2:2 up to 60fps)
Input resolutions VGA up to 4K (4,096 x 2,160) @ 120Hz
Integrated storage 3.9TB effective storage (RAID-5)
via 3 x 2TB Hot-swappable 2.5" hard-drives
Control RS232, TCP/IP, 8 x GPIO
Power requirements 200 - 240V, 30A, 50 - 60Hz
Power consumption 4.5 kW
Noise level (typical at 25°C/77°F) dB(A) @ 1m:
68 dB(A) - Max
63 dB(A) - Normal
Operating temperature 10 to 35 °C Max. (sea Level)
Operational humidity 20 - 80% Max. (relative humidity)
BTU per hour 19,000 BTU/h
Airflow requirements Air Inlet (from Rear w/Feet Down): Front
Exhaust (from Rear w/Feet Down): Top (Back Through Accessories)
Exhaust airflow 350 CFM (10 m³/min)
Dimensions (WxLxH) 754 x 1,129 x 604 mm (excludes lens)
29.69 x 44.45 x 23.78 in. (excludes lens)
Weight 134 kg / 295 lbs (excludes lens)
Shipping Dimensions 970 x 1,370 x 950 mm (excludes lens - packaged separately)
38.1 x 53.9 x 40.9 in. (excludes lens - packaged separately)
Shipping weight 196 kg / 432 lbs (excludes lens - packaged separately)
Storage temperature TBC
Storage humidity TBC
Standard accessories TBC
Certifications TBC
Warranty Limited 2 years parts and labor
Extendable up to 5 years
* Firmware upgradable
Please contact an authorized Barco representative for details
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