Barco Residential’s Nerthus is the most powerful DCI projector for home theaters.

Nerthus is a deity, associated with prosperity and peace. She is also the sister of Njord and the mother of Freya. This new Barco Residential flagship projector is part of the Series 4 platform, which is then combined with Alchemy, creating a very smart, easy to use projector.

Nerthus is exclusively created for high-end home theaters, with 32,000 lumens, more contrast, covering 100% of the REC.2020 color gamut. It features the latest native 4K DLP Cinema® chips from Texas Instruments and the acclaimed Barco Alchemy ICMP-X (Integrated Cinema Media Processor). 

The result? A custom-designed residential cinema projector with enhanced contrast for the ultimate image quality. Nerthus is available with a wide range of lenses, offering you the freedom of flexible installation. Play either DCI encrypted content or your favorite 4K HDR consumer content via HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2.

Article Number Nerthus: R9008916
Article Number Nerthus AE: R9008918

  • Cinema at Home Series
  • 100% REC.2020
  • Native 4K Resolution (4,096 x 2,160)
  • RGB Laser
  • Up to 32,000 Lumens
  • Architectural Edition Available


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.

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.

Architectural Integration

Supporting up to 70% lens shift, Nerthus offers a new level of installation flexibility for DCI projection. Nerthus Architectural increases this flexibility, offering the ability to vertically mount the projector.

Very High Contrast

Nerthus uses the latest VHC (very high contrast) lens options to offer 1,000:1 ANSI contrast and an ON/OFF contrast of 5000:1

32,000 lumens

The incredible light output of Nerthus makes this projector suitable for projects of any size. The internal cooling makes the projector easy to install with low maintenance.

Wide Color Gamut

Featuring the latest RGB laser light source and Barco ColorgenicTM technology,  Nerthus is the first projector in its category covering 100% of the REC.2020 color gamut


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 Nerthus projector.

High-end simplicity

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

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

Nerthus 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, Nerthus 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 Lasers

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 Nerthus delivering 1000:1 ANSI contrast.

Building Blocks

Nerthus offers 4K resolution for superb image quality. Thanks to its modular design, Nerthus is easy to service. One of its most striking features is that as it's equipped with a fully featured-on-demand option for flexible light output.

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Nerthus Architectural Edition

Don't think of Nerthus merely in the context of Home Teheaters. Nerthus also has an Architectural Edition. The specially designed installation frame allows you to leverage the same light output as the standard Nerthus in more creative ways. You are only limited by your imagination in how to leverage the power of Nerthus

Basic Product Support

Below you can find some basic product support, like latest available firmware for the product, control drivers and brochures.

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