Barco Freya DCI UHD 4K Laser Projector

By Barco

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Barco Residential’s Freya projector is based on Barco’s highly acclaimed Series 4 platform.

Freya is the wife of Odin, the most powerful god in Northern mythology and the mother of Balder. That alone should be enough to understand the power of this projector.

The core of the projector uses our renowned Pulse platform which is then combined with Alchemy, creating a very smart, easy to use projector.

Freya is exclusively created for high-end home theaters, with more contrast and a wider color gamut, at the level of our reference Thor projector. It features the latest in native 4K DLP® chipsets from Texas Instruments and the acclaimed Barco Alchemy ICMP (Integrated Cinema Media Processor).


  • Illumination
    Featuring an RGB laser light source and Barco ColorgenicTM technology, results in this projector being capable of re-creating more than 98.5% of Rec. 2020 color space.
  • DCI Compliant
    Confirming to DCI specifications, this projector allows clients to view DCP (Digital Cinema Packages) content via supporting 3rd party hardware, bring commercial content to the home.
  • HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2
    Supporting HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 this projector also supports consumer video standards including 4K UHD and HDR10.
  • Architectural Integration
    Supporting up to 55% lens shift, Freya offers a new level of installation flexibility for DCI projection. Freya Architectural increases this flexibility, offering the ability to vertically mount the projector.
  • Very High Contrast
    Freya uses the latest VHC (very high contrast) lens options to offer 1,000:1 ANSI contrast and an ON/OFF contrast of 5500:1
  • Risk Group 2 (RG2)
    Freya is the world first DCI projector with RG2 classification*, providing easier intergration within residential applications due to fewer restrictions.
    * Up to 1.80:1 throw ratio (USA)
    * Up to 2.10:1 throw ratio (all other markets)

Cinema at Home

As the opening credits roll, the audience is transported into an unexpected world of superior movie realism, embraced by ultimate image quality and immersive sound. This compelling universe is created by Barco Residential's Freya projector.

High-end simplicity

Freya combines media server functionalities with cinema processing electronics: Barco Alchemy Integrated Cinema Media Processor (ICMP).

The Alchemy includes two HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 inputs for UHD Blu-Ray, games consoles and other consumer devices, supporting HDR10 video signals.

Offering advanced processing power combined with media server functionality, integrated playback and content management, Barco Alchemy supports  4K 2D content at up to 60fps and 4K 3D at 30fps. By simplifying the hardware requirements installation is simpler and the system made more reliable and easier to use.

4K at the highest level

Freya inherits much from our award winning Pulse platform, combining this with the Alchemy ICMP we have created a smart and powerful projector. A dedicated 4K (4 x 3Gb/s) input board enables playback of native 4K content, whilst Barco’s renowned DCI-compliant image quality, coupled with outstanding uniformity unique RGB laser illumination.

In addition, Freya smartly manages its power consumption of only 5.4 lm/W and in eco-mode, it consumes less than 3 Watt. Freya can also be remotly woken up on LAN for scheduled maintenance or content ingest.

RGB laser projectors offer improved image quality and are fully compatible with popular 3D systems. Additionally, the projectors light output remains constant over time when used according to recommended practices. Barco Residential’s Cinema at home models offer offer exceptional contrast, with Freya delivering 1000:1 ANSI contrast.

Freya Architectural Edition

Not only are we launching an upgraded Freya, but we are also creating an architectural edition of Freya. The performance will be the same as Freya, but we have added one new important feature: We can actually for the first time not only have a DCI projector approved as a risk group 2 projector, but we will be able to install it vertically and in a few other oriontations. See image to the left.


Projector type Three chip DLP
3x 0.98” DC4K TRP
Resolution 4,096 x 2,160 (4K)
Aspect ratio 1.89:1
Light source RGB Laser
Light output 7,500 ANSI Lumens
Contrast ratio 5,500:1 Sequential
1,000:1 ANSI
Brightness uniformity 80% at Sides
75% at Corners
Lens range Type B Lenses:
(R98565253) - Zoom Lens 1.38” VHC 4K: 1.58 – 2.41:1 *
(R98565263) - Zoom Lens 1.38” VHC 4K: 1.89 – 2.60:1 *
(R98565273) - Zoom Lens 1.38” VHC 4K: 2.00 – 2.94:1 *
(R98565283) - Zoom Lens 1.38” VHC 4K: 2.30 – 3.65:1 *
(R98565293) - Zoom Lens 1.38” VHC 4K: 2.80 – 4.69:1 *

Type C Lenses:
(R98620053) - TLD+ VHC ULTRA LENS: 1.09 - 1.40:1
(R98620103) - TLD+ VHC ULTRA LENS: 1.28 - 1.74:1

* Standard Lens Option(s)
Optical lens shift Type B Lenses:
55% Up and Down
30% Left and Right

Type C Lenses:
21% Up and 50% Down
10% Left and Right
Tilt Freya:
15˚ Forwards
15˚ Backwards
Freya Architectural:
90˚ Forwards
90˚ Backwards
Color correction P7
Color gamut DCI P3 (98.5% of Rec.2020; when measured in xy-color coordinates)
Image processing Alchemy - Integrated Cinema Media Processor (ICMP)
Orientation Pedestal / Table Top
Network connection 10/100 Ethernet via RJ45 connection
3D Active glasses systems and polarization systems on silver screens are supported.
Color separation systems are not supported.
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)
DCI Compliant
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 Single Phase: 200 - 240V, L1 + N + PE, 9A, 50 - 60Hz (Y)
Triple Phase: 200 - 240 / 346 - 415V, 3W + N + PE, 8A, 50/60Hz
Triple Phase: 200 - 240, 3W + PE, 8A, 50/60Hz
Power consumption 1.4kW (3W in Eco Mode)
Noise level (typical at 25°C/77°F)36 dB(A) 48 dB(A) - Min (ambient temperature below 20°C)
50 dB(A) - Normal
60 dB(A) - Max (ambient temperature over 35°C)
Operating temperature
10 - 40°C (104F) Max. (at Sea Level)
Operating humidity
20 - 80% Relative Humidity
BTU per hour 4,600 BTU/h
Airflow requirements

Air Inlet (from Rear w/Feet Down): Front / Rear / Bottom (at user input side)
Exhaust (from Rear w/Feet Down): Top

Exhaust airflow 300 CFM
Dimensions (WxLxH) Freya: (excl. Lens)
C Type Lens Holder:
710 x 1,070 x 547 mm
27.95 x 42.13 x 21.54 inches
B Type Lens Holder:
710 x 1,132 x 547 mm
27.95 x 44.55 x 21.54 inches

Freya Architectural: (excl. Lens)
C Type Lens Holder:
976 x 1,070 x 702 mm
38.43 x 42.13 x 27.64 inches
B Type Lens Holder:
976 x 1,132 x 702 mm
38.43 x 44.55 x 27.64 inches
Weight Freya: (excl. Lens)
90kg / 198.5lbs
Freya Architectural: (excl. Lens)
125kg / 275.5 lbs
Warranty Limited 3 years parts and labor
Extendable up to 5 years
Safety requirements This projector becomes RG2 when specified interchangeable lens with throw ratio less than or equal to 2.1 is installed.
For US Market: This projector becomes RG2 when specified interchangeable lens with throw ratio less than or equal to 1.8 is installed.
For more information please refer to the user manual.