Barco THOR 6P Laser 4K DLP DCI Cinema Projector

By Barco

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The hammerwielding god of lightning, brings direct laser projection to the most exclusive homes for the first time.

The Thor platform represents the pinnacle of Barco Residential’s projection portfolio.

Thor's perfectly designed, 6P RGB laser technology, 15,000 lumen output and hermetically sealed 4K DLP® engine, delivers reality altering levels of immersion for the largest home theatres.


  • Illumination
    Featuring an 6P-RGB laser light source, results in this projector being capable of delivering 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
    HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 allow this projector to support consumer video standards including 4K UHD and HDR10.
  • Very High Contrast
    Specifically optimised for the residential market this projector uses very high contrast (VHC) optical components and lens options, offering exceptional image clarity and ANSI contrast.
  • HDR10
    HDR10 support allows viewers to enjoy HDR content from consumer sources such as UHD Blu-Ray and streaming services.
  • Calibration
    Using professional cinema calibration standards this projector can be accurately calibrated to match both consumer and commercial cinema color spaces.

Worlds first

Thor (and Thor+) are the world’s only integrated laser 6P 4K 3D projection solutions for Cinema at Home. In order to reliably achieve long lifetime at brightness levels twice that of xenon projectors, a sophisticated control system actively cools both laser modules and the DMD engine, providing a predictable 30,000 hour lifetime with at least 80% of the initial brightness.

Laser Speckle

Thanks to Barco’s industry-leading technology to minimize laser speckle, Thor is able to provide superior 2D and 3D images on both white and silver screens.

Color convergence mechanism

Thor also features our unique and highly acclaimed analog color convergence mechanism. By allowing the green and red DMD chips to be manually adjusted, perfect convergence can be achieved. This attention to detail renders images sharper and more immersive than ever before.

Hand Built

Not every projector can claim to be handbuilt, Thor can. Even though we are using state-of-the-art technologies for most processes – such as measuring, calibrating, assembling our electronics, and manufacturing the delicate optics and mechanics – every single step of the process is overseen by specifically trained professionals. Moreover, the assembly of vital parts is performed by hand, guaranteeing ultimate quality at all stages of manufacture.

Dedicated Theatres

Thor is the perfect product for Cinema at home dedicated rooms.


Projector type Three chip DLP
3 x 1.38" DMD™
Resolution 4,096 x 2,160 (4K)
Aspect ratio 1.89:1
Light source 6P RGB Laser
Light source lifetime
30,000 Hours or more
Replaceable illumination
Light output Up to 15,000 ANSI lumens
CLO (constant light output)
Contrast ratio 6,000:1 Sequential
1,000:1 ANSI w/High Contrast Lens
Brightness uniformity 80% at sides
75% at corners
Lens range (R98565043) - 4K-VHC LNS (1.13 - 1.72:1) *
(R98562943) - 4K-VHC LNS (1.35 - 1.86:1) *
(R98562973) - 4K-VHC LNS (1.46 - 2.10:1) *
(R98563003) - 4K-VHC LNS (1.65 - 2.60:1) *
(R98563033) - 4K-VHC LNS (2.00 - 3.35:1) *

(R98562942) - DC4K HC (1.35 - 1.86:1)
(R98562972) - DC4K HC (1.46 - 2.10:1)
(R98563002) - DC4K HC (1.65 - 2.60:1)
(R98563032) - DC4K HC (2.00 - 3.35:1)

* Standard Lens Option(s)
Optical lens shift Up to 25% vertical lens shift & up to 15% horizontal lens shift
Motorized zoom, focus, shutter and lens shift
Tilt 20° Forwards
5° Backwards
Optical dowser
Color correction P7
Color gamut REC2020
Image processing Alchemy - Integrated Cinema Media Processor (ICMP)
Orientation Pedestal / Table Top
Network connection 10/100 Ethernet via RJ45 connection
Software tools
Barco Communicator
3D Color3D (Barco Laser3D): Native 6-primary color-3D system. Only requires color filter glasses (Dolby3D glasses cannot be reused)
Active glasses systems
Polarization recuperation systems
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, 8x 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
DCI 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 Projector:
Y connection: 200-240V / 346-415V 50-60Hz 16A 3W+N+PE
Power cord size range: 4 sq mm to 6 sq mm, 10AWG to 8AWG
Circuit breaker range: 25A to 40A

Delta connection: 200-240V 3W+PE 28A 50-60Hz
Power cord size: 6 sq mm, 8AWG
Circuit breaker: 40A

Y connection: 230/400V 3W+N+PE 16A, 2.5 sq mm
Delta connection: 208V / 3W+PE
Max. 16A per phase
Power consumption Projector (Full Laser Power):
3.5 kW (2D or Polarization 3D)
2.0 kW (Barco Laser3D - 6P)

Chiller (Full Laser Power):
2.0 kW (2D or Polarization 3D)
1.6 kW (Barco Laser3D - 6P)
Noise level (typical at 25°C/77°F)36 dB(A) Projector (w/Chiller):
68 dB(A) - Max

Projector (w/o Chiller):
Operating temperature
10 to 30 °C Max. (sea Level)
Operating humidity
75% Max. (projector and chiller)
BTU per hour 18,500 BTU/h
Airflow requirements

Air Inlet (from Rear w/Feet Down): TBC
Exhaust (from Rear w/Feet Down): TBC

Exhaust airflow TBD
Dimensions (WxLxH) Projector:
742 x 1,446* x 706 mm (includes feet / excludes lens)
29.2 x 56.9 x 27.8 in. (includes feet / excludes lens)

701 x 701 x 800 mm
27.6 x 27.6 x 31.5 in.
* Excludes allowance for chiller hoses
Weight Projector: 200 kg / ~440 lbs (excludes lens)
Chiller: ~115 kg / ~250 lbs
Shipping weight TBD
Certifications CE; ETL/UL/FCC, CCC
Warranty Limited 3 years parts and labor
Extendable up to 5 years
Safety requirements Class 1, Risk Group 3
* Firmware upgradable
Please contact an authorized Barco representative for details