Barco Balder Home Theatre Projector

A divine force, bringing beauty and life to the most refined home cinema and media rooms.
Manufactured to perfection in Belgium, Balder is built from the highest quality materials including aluminium, magnesium and glass. Balder not only shares the same Ultra HD and HDR compatible Pulse electronics as Loki, the optical design and single laser engine are also taken from the Loki platform.

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Barco Balder Home Theatre Projector

Barco Balder Home Theatre Projector

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Our Pulse platform is packed with features that will improve the overall customer experience, improve picture quality and simplify integration;


A unique blue laser phosphor light engine developed by Barco.

Blue lasers are selected based on their high density and power efficiency.

Warp to Center

Unique to Barco Residential, Warp to Centre allows instant switching between different aspect ratios within our 16:9 projector models, eliminating the need for slow lens memory pre-sets.


Barco’s web interface: Prospector, provides quick and simple configuration and calibration of Pulse projectors, along with monitoring and diagnostic tools.

Warp and Blend

Warping is the process of digitally manipulating an image to compensate for alignment distortions.

Blending allows multiple projectors to be seamlessly combined to create unique digital canvas solutions.


RealColor is Barco’s proprietary colour management system, enabling simple and accurate calibration to your desired coloru gamut or white point.


Low latency is desirable to achieve that smoother gameplay and user experience we all want, without input lag. If latency is >30ms, your gaming experience will be compromised, Barco’s latency is <20ms (including all image processing).


  • Theater & Media Room Series
  • 4K UHD Resolution (3,840 x 2,160)
  • Laser Phosphor
  • Up to 7,000 ANSI Lumens

Professional grade optics

By basing Balder’s optical engine on it’s bigger brother Loki’s architecture, which features custom designed aspherical glass elements and enhanced low dispersion glass lenses, image quality is in a class of its own.

Topping that, Balder’s chassis and core are built from aluminium and magnesium, which offer exceptional robustness, resulting in the best picture quality ever shown at this level.

State of the art electronics

Our “Pulse” electronics are built on a superior FPGA platform, featuring a dual core processor on the industry’s only 20 nm SoChave, with 96 transceiver lanes delivering 3.3 Tbps of serial bandwidth.

Thanks to our unique single step processing technology (SSPTM), Pulse electronics are designed to process 4K UHD, HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2 and HDR10 signals with extremely low latency.  This provides exceptional gaming and movie viewing experiences.

Laser light source

Outstanding image quality requires an exceptional light source, which is why Balder uses our  brand-new laser engine which delivers up to 7,000 ANSI lumens output.

Alongside significantly improved image uniformity, lasers last longer than traditional projector lamps, offer great image quality consistence over their lifetime, are less fragile and offer near instant on/off performance.

Liquid cooling

Balder has departed from a pure fan based cooling system, opting instead for a liquid cooling PID regulation system.  This combined with our simulation grade warp engine allows Balder to operate at any angle (free rotation), offering new possibilities when it comes to architectural integration.

Media rooms

Balder is the perfect product for Media rooms


Projector typeSingle chip DLP
Technology0.9″ DMD™
Resolution3,840 x 2,160 (4K UHD)
Aspect ratio1.78:1 (16:9)
Light sourceLaser phosphor
Light source lifetime20,000 – 60,000 hours
Laser intensity dependent
Light outputDCI (P3) Color Wheel: Up to 4,000 ANSI lumens
T Color Wheel: Up to 5,000 ANSI lumens
M Color Wheel: Up to 7,000 ANSI lumens
CLO (constant light output)Yes
Contrast ratio1,800:1 Sequential
450:1 ANSI
Brightness uniformity>90%
Lens range(R9802232) – EN68 (0.30:1) – Periscope Lens (requires vertical installation)
(R9801832) – FLDX UST (0.41:1) – 90° Lens
(R9802244) – EN67 (0.65:1)
(R9802243) – EN66 (0.80 – 1.21:1)
(R9802003) – EN76 (0.95 – 1.30:1)
(R9802242) – EN63 (1.20 – 1.70:1)
(R9802241) – EN61 (1.70 – 2.50:1)
(R9801211) – EN44 (2.50 – 4.60:1)
Optical lens shiftUp to 88% vertical lens shift & up to 38% horizontal lens shift (depending on lens selection)

Visit the Barco Residential Lens Calculator for further information
Download Lens & Airflow Data Here

Optical dowserYes
Color correctionP7 RealColor™
Color gamutDCI (P3) Color Wheel: DCI P3
T Color Wheel: REC.709
M Color Wheel: REC.709
Image processingEmbedded Warp & Blend Engine
WARP4-Corner Warp & Bow Correction via Warp Engine
Orientation360° Rotation
Network connection10/100 Ethernet via RJ45 connection
Integrated web serverYes
Diagnosticsvia Prospector web interface
3DActive Stereoscopic 3D
Additional hardware required please contact an authorized Barco representative for details
Inputs1 x HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2)
1 x HDBaseT (HDCP 1.4 – 9Gbps only)
2 x Dual Link DVI-D
2 x Display Port (1.2)

1 x RJ45 Ethernet
1 x RS232
1 x Remote Control (RC)
3 x USB (2 x Rear, 1 x Front)
DMX (1 x Input, 1 x Output)

Input resolutionsFrom VGA up to 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) @ 60Hz
or up to 2,560 x 1,600 @ 120Hz
ControlIR, RS232, IP, 12v Trigger
Driver modules available for: Crestron, Control4, RTI & Savant

NOTE: 12v Trigger(s) do not follow standard functionality and require an IP command to enable / disable them.
Download our integration guide for more information.

Power requirements100 – 240V / 50 – 60Hz
Power consumption1,100 W – Max.
BTU per hour4,000 BTU/h – Max.
Standby powerStandby ECO Mode:
110v – 0.73W (with LAN Connection)
230v – 0.82W (with LAN Connection)
Noise level (typical at 25°C/77°F)36 dB(A)
Operating temperature10 to 45 °C at Sea Level
Optimal Set Point: 20 °C
Operational humidity20 to 80% (relative humidity)
Airflow requirementsAir Inlet (from Rear w/Feet Down):  Right Side
Exhaust (from Rear w/Feet Down):  Rear

Clearance Requirements:
Front: 1cm
Left: 1cm
Right: 50cm
Rear: 100cm
Top: 1cm

Exhaust airflow112 ft3/min @ 25 °C
190 m3/hour @ 25 °C
Download Lens & Airflow Data Here
Dimensions (WxLxH)Excluding Lens
475 x 588 x 286 mm
18.7 x 23.1 x 11.3 in.
WeightExcluding Lens
37 kg / 81.5 lbs
Shipping DimensionsExcluding Lens
730 x 600 x 480 mm
28.7 x 23.7 x 18.9 in.
Shipping weightExcluding Lens
43 kg / 94.8 lbs
Standard accessoriesPower Cord, Remote Control
CertificationsCE, FCC Class A and cCSAus
Safety requirementsThis projector is Risk Group 2 (RG2) according to IEC EN 62471-5. 

This projector may become Risk Group 3 (RG3) when an interchangeable lens with throw ratio greater than 4.7 is installed. 

For Northern America, installation requirements according to Risk group 3 (RG3) must be followed when interchangeable lens with throw ratio greater than 2.5 is installed. 

Refer to the installation manual for further information.

24/7 operationThis projector is designed and warranted for heavy duty 24/7 operation.
Specific measures and design considerations have been made in order for it to comply with stringent requirements in challenging applications.
WarrantyLimited 3 years parts and labor
Extendable up to 5 years
*Firmware upgradable
Please contact an authorised Barco representative for details


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