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Epson EH-TW5500 Projector Review

Epson EH-TW5500 Projector Review

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The Epson EH-TW5500 is one of the company’s newest home theater projectors. This model features 1600 ANSI lumens, a full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and 200000:1 contrast ratio. Recently, the writers from Stuff got the opportunity to see what this projector can do. Right from the box, the writers note that the TW5500 is not the prettiest projector they have seen. The matt-black finish and bulky design does not makes projector look to appealing. They even note that the projector looks like an overgrown business projector. But they also note that it’s not what the projector looks like that makes it great, it’s how well the projector performs. After a quick setup, the writers first notice the new iris system, which helps contribute the 2000000:1 contrast ratio. This system makes some of the best contrast that the writers have seen. They also liked the projector’s ability to display color, and noted that the image displayed high-impact saturations with subtle blends and natural tones. In the end, the final thought was, ‘Epson’s flagship projector proves in no uncertain terms that LCD fully deserves a seat at the high-end home cinema table.’


[via Stuff]

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Sony Releases Three BRAVIA Projectors in New Zealand

Sony Releases Three BRAVIA Projectors in New Zealand

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The Sony BRAVIA series are some of the best home theater projectors in the industry. Today, the company announced that three high-end projectors will be released to New Zealand. All three models feature Sony’s patented SXRD display technology and a full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The Silicon X-tal Reflective Display panel is Sony’s own design of the common LCD panel.


First to be released is the VPL-HW15. This model features 1000 ANSI lumens and a 60000:1 contrast ratio. The extra large contrast ensures that all the dark scenes are accurate and do not look faded. The connection panel includes dual HDMI ports as well as a composite, component, s-video and RGB port. This projector retails for just under $3000 and is already available.


Next is the VPL-VW85, which comes with 800 ANSI lumens, but a much higher 120000:1 contrast ratio. The connection panel is similar to the HW15, but it also comes with a second component jack and some audio ports as well. Sony is pricing this projector at $8000.


Lastly is the Sony VPL-VW200. This model is the company’s latest flagship in the Bravia series. The VW200 features 1000 ANSI lumens and a 35000:1 contrast ratio. This projector is fairly simple to use, but it is also designed to give avid movie watchers the opportunity to tweak the image. The projector is priced for just under $15000 and is also currently available through the Sony website.


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Epson EH-TW5500 Projector Review

Epson EH-TW5500 Projector Review

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The Epson EH-TW5500 is one of the company’s newest home theater projectors. This model features 1600 ANSI lumens, a full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and 200000:1 contrast ratio. Recently, the writers from Stuff got the opportunity to see what this projector can do. Right from the box, the writers note that the TW5500 is not the prettiest projector they have seen. The matt-black finish and bulky design does not makes projector look to appealing. They even note that the projector looks like an overgrown business projector. But they also note that it’s not what the projector looks like that makes it great, it’s how well the projector performs. After a quick setup, the writers first notice the new iris system, which helps contribute the 2000000:1 contrast ratio. This system makes some of the best contrast that the writers have seen. They also liked the projector’s ability to display color, and noted that the image displayed high-impact saturations with subtle blends and natural tones. In the end, the final thought was, ‘Epson’s flagship projector proves in no uncertain terms that LCD fully deserves a seat at the high-end home cinema table.’


[via Stuff]

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Sony Uses SRX-R320 to Show 3D Demonstration at International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition

Sony Uses SRX-R320 to Show 3D Demonstration at International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition

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3D projection doesn’t have to be always used towards entertainment. Today, Sony is demonstrating the importance of 3D technology in the business industry as they demonstrate at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition. Here, the company is demonstrating their latest 3D digital projector, the SRX-R320, which features a 4K HD (4096 x 2160) resolution, 18000 ANSI lumens, and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. This projector is perfectly capable of displaying 3D content in full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and does so using the polarization technique. This process requires the projector to polarize each image differently, either horizontal or vertically, depending on which eye the image is intended for. The viewer then watches the display with polarized glasses. The glasses are designed so that each eye only sees the frames that are polarized the same way. This ensures that each eye only sees a specific set of images. ‘In the United States, 3D images are already broadcast in live sports and music programs via cable TV networks and satellite broadcasting,’ Sony said. ‘In the future, such movements will occur in Japan, too.’


[via Tech On]

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World’s First 3D Projector

World’s First 3D Projector

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Back in August, you may have read about the world’s first projector camera from the 1950s. Recently, another first has serviced, the Stereo Realist Model 81. This device was made in 1950 by the David White Sales Company and is the world’s first 3D projector. Nowadays 3D is quickly becoming the next big technology in the video business. The Stereo Realist Model 81 is not only a 3D projector, but also a slide projector that required the user to feed two images into it at the same time. The writers at Gizmodo also state how incredible this device looks to a specific sci-fi villain from the 1970s. Click the link below to see the full gallery.


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Runco Tours the USA with New Projectors

Runco Tours the USA with New Projectors

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Runco is a market leader in state-of-the-art projection systems, flat-panel plasma monitors, video processors and other components for the custom consumer market. Today, the company has announced that they will be touring their latest HD projectors and flat panel displays at events in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Portland, and Denver. One of the new products Runco mentioned is their Quantum Color Q-750i projector, which features DLP display technology, 700 ANSI lumens, full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and a 10000:1 contrast ratio. This projector is one of the company’s first models to use LED lamps instead of the conventional halogen lights. The VX-33i is another projector that Runco will be displaying. This model comes from their SuperOnyx series, and features 3480 ANSI lumens, full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. The VX-33i also comes with dual HDMI ports, a VGA, composite, and an s-video input. The other major projector Runco will be displaying is the VX-22i. This mode features a 4000:1 contrast ratio, full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and 2850 ANSI lumens.


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Epson Releases EH-DM3 Projector

Epson Releases EH-DM3 Projector

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Epson is proud to announce today that they are releasing another projector with a built in DVD player, the EH-DM3. This model features 2000 ANSI lumens, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, and a very odd 940 x 540 resolution. The DVD player can not play blu-ray disks, but Epson has included an HDMI port so you can connect a Blu-ray player to it. Other connections include RGB, composite, component, and a USB port to show photos from your flash drive. The DM3 also comes with dual 10 watt speakers in order to fill the room with high quality sound. In addition to being an ideal movie projector, the DM3 can also be used for video games and it is light enough to travel on family vacations. Epson has not yet announced the retail price of the EH-DM3. ‘The EH-DM3 not only provides the whole family with an easy to use home cinema video projector, but a fun all-in-one feature packed machine that even allows you to listen to music and view photos from a CD. Its versatility and picture and sound quality mean that it can be enjoyed for movie watching, the broadcast of exciting sporting events and big screen gaming. We have even included a microphone port for karaoke lovers.’


[via JP-UK]

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HypnosEye iPhone projector

HypnosEye iPhone projector

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No, we're not talking about the iPhone getting its very own built-in projector here, but the HypnosEye can connect to your iPhone, iPod touch or other mobile devices while projecting it via a separate light source by using a special anti-glare mirror and lens to blow up the screen onto a projection surface. The HypnosEye claims that you are able to project an image from 17? to 45? diagonal from a projection distance of 0.5 to 2 meters away, but that remains to be seen until tested. Needless to say, you'll need to reduce the lights to a very dim level in order to see your images. Each purchase of the HypnosEye kit is equipped with both the projection lens unit and a portable 17? diagonal projection surface, retailing for $80 a pop.




(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

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Panasonic Releases PT-AE4000E Projector

Panasonic Releases PT-AE4000E Projector

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Back in October, Panasonic released their latest home theater projector, the PT-AE4000U. Today, the company has announced that they are now releasing its sibling, the PT-AE4000E. The only difference between the two is that the AE4000E is only available in Europe and Asia, while the AE4000U is only available in the Americas. The AE4000 features full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 1600 ANSI lumens, and a very impressive 80000:1 contrast ratio. This model is designed mainly for videophiles and features a wide array of adjustment features. This allows the user to tweak the projector so that it displays perfectly according to the user’s specifications. Another key feature is the inclusion of three HDMI ports as well as the typical RGB, s-video, composite and component ports. Panasonic has also included a 12V trigger port to help add simplicity and style to your home theater. In the US the PT-AE4000U retails for just under $2500, but the PT-AE4000E is expected to retail for AUD $4398 (US $4019).


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Hitachi Releases Seven New Short Throw Projectors

Hitachi Releases Seven New Short Throw Projectors

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Hitachi is known for their educational projectors. Recently, the company announced a new series of short throw projectors. Seven new models are being released for the UK and all of them feature the latest in 3LCD technology, a 400:1 contrast ratio, and 2000 ANSI lumens. These projectors are designed with short throw lenses that helps reduce shadows on the screen and it keeps the projector from shinning in the presenter’s eyes.


The first two models on the list are the CP-D10 and CP-DW10N. The only major difference between these two is that the D10 only features a native XGA (1024 x 768) resolution, while the DW10N features a widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution. The extra wide resolution is more compatible with today’s laptops and allows for the teacher to display their presentations with out needing to reformat them.


Next on the list is the CP-AW100N. This model uses Hitachi’s mirror system that uses a mirror to magnify the image, ultimately reducing the throw distance. This projector also features WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution and weighs only 10.4 lbs, which is just light enough for ceiling mounting.


The next two model are virtually identical, the ED-D10N and the ED-D11N. Both projectors feature XGA (1024 x 768) resolution and only weigh 8.2 lbs. The difference between the two is that the D10N features a classic white and black finish, while the D11N features a more noticeable orange and black chassis. This color allows the projector to be easily seen and also helps deter thieves from stealing the projector.


The last two projectors are the ED-AW100N and ED-AW110N. These projectors both feature the WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The difference between these two is the same between the last two projectors. The AW100N features a white chassis, while the AW110N features an orange chassis. Both projectors also come with an HDMI input, dual RGB connections, a composite, s-video, and several audio ports as well.


[via AV Interactive]

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InFocus Releases IN5504 and IN5534 Projectors

InFocus Releases IN5504 and IN5534 Projectors

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InFocus is the industry pioneer in digital projection. Recently, the company announced the release of their latest large venue projectors, the IN5504 and the IN5534. Both projectors feature the latest in DLP display technology and can display WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution with a 2000:1 contrast ratio. The IN5504 also displays 5000 ANSI lumens, while the IN5534 displays 7000 ANSI lumens. The added brightness allows the projector to display on to large screens with out worrying about ambient light drowning out the image. The connection panel for both projectors is incredibly diverse, featuring dual HDMI and RGB ports, a 5BNC port, component, s-video, and several audio ports as well. There are also network capabilities, USB for plug n play, and a 12V trigger port to signal automatic devices like motorized screen, mounts, and curtains. ‘The IN5534 and IN5404 truly embody the cutting edge in business projector technology and style,’ said Benjamin Joy, product line director for InFocus. ‘The latest technologies, combined with our decades of research in user-friendly design and intuitive operation, make the InFocus Work Big series a reliable, affordable investment that will change how businesses experience projection.’


[via Business Wire]

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LightSleeper projector brings heavy sleep for light sleepers

LightSleeper projector brings heavy sleep for light sleeperslighht_sleeper.jpg If you’re a hard worker, or not, but are having trouble with sleep or the lack of it thereof, there aren’t too many gadgets designed to assist you with the issue. However, a UK company called Quincom's Design Manager; a Ms. Kate Evan has developed what could be the solution for a good night’s sleep. The device, a mini projector that looks like a webcam, called LightSleeper, projects an image of moving light across the room’s ceiling in a controlled circular motion. The idea behind this is for you to just lay back and follow the motions of the projector which should induce relaxation and thereby sleep. The projector comes with a built in 30 minutes sleep timer so it doesn’t unnecessary consume power or have your neighbors wondering what’s going on. In case you’re still not asleep after 30 minutes, a light tap will reactivate the system. Kate Evan herself was an insomniac so she designed the LightSleeper to help cope. It seems that the concept could also be quite akin to that of hypnotism. Mind that no one in the vicinity projects any unwarranted suggestions while you’re ‘under’ or should I say ‘sound asleep’. LightSleeper is available from Lightsleeper.co.uk at £125. It will also be available shortly on Boots.com

(Via Newlaunches.com.)

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Ray Display Announces Second Generation Pico Projector

Ray Display Announces Second Generation Pico Projector

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Recently, Ray Display released their Ray pico projector, which features 10 ANSI lumens, VGA (640 x 480) resolution, and an LCoS display system. Before the company could truly sell the projector, the company has already announced that they are in the process of developing a new second generation projector. The company is not announcing any specifications at this time, but they did say that the next version will be able to display five times brighter than any notebook or personal computer. It makes you wonder how it will compare to the original Ray projector, but until more information is released, that will have to remain a mystery.


[via Dallas Business Journal]

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WowWee Cinemin Swivel pico projector shocker: available now!

WowWee Cinemin Swivel pico projector shocker: available now!


If you're like us, you've been marking the days off until you could get WowWee's Cinemin Swivel -- or, the pico with attitude, as we like to call it. We've been keeping our eyes on it since CES 2009, so we can sympathize. Well, looks like the wait is over -- it's popped up on Amazon and we hear you can grab one up at Brookstone, too. The DLP pico, which boasts a 480 x 360 resolution, an adjustable 90-degree hinge (for projecting your Richard Marx video collection onto the ceiling) will run you around $299.



(Via Engadget.)

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BeamBox MiLi Pro Projector Available Soon for Pre Ordering

BeamBox MiLi Pro Projector Available Soon for Pre Ordering

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You may have heard about the BeamBox MiLi Pro projector. This device features a futuristic design, and can display 10 ANSI lumens and a VGA (640 x 480) resolution. The machine is the size of an iPhone and actually unfolds to turn into a tripod, pico projector and iPhone/iPod docking station. This device was expected to be released in July, but only now is BeamBox opening the website for preordering. While the MiLi Pro is intended for iPhones and iPods, the projector also come with an AV jack for composite and RGB connections. There is also a USB port for quick charging and connection to a PC or laptop. BeamBox plans to release the MiLi Pro projector just in time for the holiday season and it is expected to retail for about $350.


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InFocus releases new digital projectors for conference rooms and classrooms

InFocus releases new digital projectors for conference rooms and classrooms

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InFocus is a name that most people would associate with digital projection technology, and the company has just released a new range of digital projectors that will come with features which make them the ideal candidates for business and education markets. First of all, the IN3900 series will merge signature InFocus technologies for ease of use, full connectivity and superior image quality alongside LiteBoard. For the uninitiated (including myself), LiteBoard is an interactive solution that turns digitally projected content into a collaborative workspace.


Being the watershed device where LiteBoard-ready projectors are concerned, the IN3900 series will increase yet another level of interactivity to digital displays, enabling users to annotate, append and highlight projected content wirelessly via an optional LiteBoard Wand. Presenters also have the choice of projecting their file(s) of choice sans a PC as long as they have a USB flash drive stuck into an available USB port on the projector itself, accompanied by the InFocus LitePort. Capable of hitting a maximum brightness of 3,000 lumens, the IN3900 series will also feature native resolutions of up to WXGA, and DLP technology with the InFocus BrilliantColor enhancement to deliver vivid, true-to-life colors and industry-leading picture quality. Other features include embedded networking, RS232 control and a built-in web browser, allowing full projector management over any network.


Meant to be extremely flexible, the IN3900 series will boast a host of connectivity options that will include standard analog VGA and HDMI 1.3, wireless-ready support for InFocus LiteShow II for multiple users over a standard Wi-Fi connection and even InFocus DisplayLink Wireless for point-to-point connectivity over Ultra-wideband (UWB). This new series will come in the form of the InFocus IN3902 (XGA, 1024 X 768 resolution) and IN3904 (WXGA, 1280 X 800 resolution). Pricing details might vary from shop to shop, so do check with your local dealer if you’re interested in picking one up.




(Via Coolest Gadgets.)

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ViewSonic PJ260D Projector Review

ViewSonic PJ260D Projector Review

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The ViewSonic PJ260D is one the company’s many successful data projectors. This model can display XGA (1024 x 768) resolution, a 2000:1 contrast ratio, and 2000 ANSI lumens. Today, the writers from Mac World got the opportunity to release their review this projector. Right from the start, the writers know that this projector is solely designed for business presentations. The projector weights only 2.9 lbs making it easy to travel with between presentations. The writers also highlight the projector’s brightness. The 2000 ANSI lumens, is more than enough to display in a room that is lit with artificial light. One of the big concerns however, is that the projector doesn’t have any HDMI ports. Instead, the projector only comes with a RGB, composite, and an s-video port. Another problem that the writer found was that the color was not the best possible. They found that the color accuracy and saturation were not good, compared to leading competitors. The writers concluded by stating, ‘If your primary use for a projector is to make presentations, and if you don’t mind running your presentations in 1024-by-768-resolution (to obtain the best image sharpness and clarity) or fiddling with the controls to get the best color, the PJ260D might be for you.’


[via Mac World]

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Folks In The UK Receive Samsung A600B Projector

Folks In The UK Receive Samsung A600B Projector

Folks In The UK Receive Samsung A600B Projector


You are lucky if you are living in the UK, because Samsung will launch the Samsung A600B projector in that country. Weighing at only 10.3 pounds, the portable projector features 1,000 ANSI lumens, ull HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution, 3,000:1 contrast ratio, dual HDMI ports, Composite, and S-video. Its lamp will last for up to 4,00 hours in eco mode. No word on pricing in that part of the world, however the Samsung A600B projector is priced at $1,795 in the US.


(Via TechFresh.net - Cell Phones, Laptops, Video Games, iPods, Cameras.)

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Acer Releases X110 Projector

Acer Releases X110 Projector

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Acer is proud to announce the latest addition to their data projector line, the X110. This model features SVGA (800 x 600) resolution, a 4000:1 contrast ratio, and 2500 ANSI lumens. The projector is designed mainly for board rooms and classrooms, but it is light enough to travel between work and home. The connection panel only comes with a RGB, composite, and an s-video connection, but no audio ports. The projector is also fairly quiet with a 26 dB noise level. This helps prevent viewers from being distracted from your presentation. The X110 is also very flexible and comes with a variety of screen adjustment features like keystone adjustment. It also has a simple on-screen menu that can be controlled with the included remote control. The X110 is currently available through the Acer online store but the retail price has not been released yet.


[via Home Entertainment News]

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Avio Releases iP-01UE and iP01BE Projectors

Avio Releases iP-01UE and iP01BE Projectors

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Avio is known for their one-of-a-kind projectors and recently, the company released two more models, the iP-01UE and iP-01BE. Both models can display 2500 ANSI lumens, a 1500:1 contrast ratio, and XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. They also feature built-in image scanners so that teachers can display any image onto the screen to let the entire classroom see. These projectors are virtually similar in every way. The only difference however is that the iP-01UE comes with a USB port for ‘PC-Free’ presentations. In addition, both projectors come with the standard VGA and composite connections. There is also a 5 watt speaker for when the teacher plays movies or has a presentation that requires audio. The last major feature Avio installed into these projectors is an extra short throw lens, which allows them to display up to a 300-inch display from only 20 feet away. Both the iP-10BE and iP-10UE are currently available through the company’s website. However, the retail price has not yet been released.


[via Earth Times]

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Hitachi CP-X4020 Projector Review

Hitachi CP-X4020 Projector Review

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The Hitachi CP-X4020 is one of the latest projectors to be released by Hitachi. This model features 4000 ANSI lumens, a 2000:1 contrast ratio, and XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. Recently, the writers from Projector Central released their review of this classroom projector. One of the first aspects they commented on was the projector’s brightness. This projector is capable of displaying over 4000 ANSI lumens, which is more than bright enough for normally lit rooms. Even during Eco mode, the brightness did not suffer sufficiently. The projector also received high marks in color, overall image quality, security features, and connectivity. The writers didn’t have a lot of problems to speak of other than the loud fan noise. The projector creates a 35d dB noise level, which could be distracting to some. In the end, the writers said, ‘For commercial and educational applications, the Hitachi CP-X4020 is a strong player among the field of bright XGA projectors. The fan noise and lens offset issues argue against tabletop use. But if higher native resolution is not needed, its features, image quality and configuration make it an excellent choice for installed projection in medium to large conference rooms.’


[via Projector Central]

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Princeton Releases PPR-QT Projector

Princeton Releases PPR-QT Projector

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Over the past year we have seen a wide variety of pico projectors. Some of them are fairly powerful, compared to other pico projectors. Unfortunately the new Princeton PPR-QT is probably one of the weakest. The projector is only capable of displaying a 100:1 contrast ratio, and a 300 x 224 resolution. This resolution is what will prevent this projector from gaining any popularity, especially when most other units feature VGA (640 x 480) resolution or higher. To its credit though, the projector is one of the smallest and is completely square measuring 1.9’ in every direction. The projector also weighs only 120g (0.2 lbs). In addition, the projector is using ferroelectric liquid crystal on silicon (FLCoS) technology. Princeton has not released a date or price for the PPR-QT yet.


[via Akihabara News]

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Projectiondesign F10 AS3D Receives Trophées 2009 Award

Projectiondesign F10 AS3D Receives Trophées 2009 Award

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The Projectiondesign F10 AS3D projector was one of the first models to be able to display 3D content from a single lens. Today, the company announced that this model has one the Trophees 2009 Siel and Satis award for the ‘event’ category. Each year Siel and Satis recognize the best of the best innovative technology in professional live events and audio visual communications industry. The F10 AS3D features 2000 ANSI lumens, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, and SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) resolution. The judges selected the projector for its innovative way of displaying 3D images. Excited about the prestigious award win, Thierry Olliver says, ‘The F10 AS3D projector represents the fast and expected growth in 3D visualization both in professional and consumer markets. Already after the show, we have received many requests from the staging and rental markets for a projector that easily switches between classic 2D and advanced 3D applications. Winning this award is testament to projectiondesign’s continued focus on developing technologies to provide professional users the best available active stereoscopic display and has wide appeal in immersive simulation and visualization as well as museums and leisure venues and video, film production and VFX creation.’


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InFocus Work Big IN1102 Projector Review

InFocus Work Big IN1102 Projector Review

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The InFocus Work Big IN1102 is one of the company’s newest data projectors. It features 2200 ANSI lumens, an 1800:1 contrast ratio, and WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution. Today, the writers from Mac World released their review of this device. The writers were very happy to see that the projector weighed only 2.8 lbs, but was powerful enough to be used in large conference rooms and rooms with normal lighting. The projector performed perfectly with their image quality tests. The top scores were in motion and video tests with very excellent marks in image rendering, sharpness, and legible text. The only major complaints that the projector had was that the speakers were weak and could have been improved. The writers also didn’t like that there was no HDMI port. However even with these complaints, they concluded by saying, ‘Considering its superior image quality and its general versatility as an all-purpose projector, the InFocus IN1102 is a little more expensive that other ultraportable projectors, but it’s arguably worth the extra bucks.’


[via Mac World]

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Adapt ADPP-305 Projector Review

Adapt ADPP-305 Projector Review

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The Adapt ADPP-305 projector is being called the worlds brightest. This model features 45 ANSI lumens, SVGA (800 x 600) resolution, and a MicroSD card slot for added portability. Recently, the writers form Electric Pig got the opportunity to see this projector first hand. The writers were very happy to see that the projector could display up to a 100-inch display, which is a lot bigger than many other pico projectors can provide. Keep in mind that the 305 is still only a pico projector and can not out perform bigger models. But when compared to other pico projectors, the writers definitely think that this is the best model to date. Other aspects that the writers liked included the resolution, connectivity, and most importantly brightness. The 305 is over 4 times brighter than any other pico projector, which is a major advantage. However, the 45 lumens are still not the best for brightly lit rooms. The only major problem that the writers had is that the internal battery only lasts for two hours, which is just short of most movies. The writers concluded by stating, ‘If you’re after a pico projector and can afford the extra outlay, then the Adapt 305 is where it’s at. If you can’t afford it, get saving. This could be the best gadget you buy in 2009.’


[via Electric Pig]

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Hitachi Japan to roll out four new projectors

Hitachi Japan to roll out four new projectors

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Hitachi Japan has announced a total of four new video projectors [JP] specifically aimed at businesses today. The devices will hit Japanese stores on December 21, but Hitachi hasn’t said yet if the projectors will be sold outside this country as well.


The flagship model, the CP-X4020J (pictured above), produces 4,000 lumens brightness and comes with a 260W lamp. The CP-X3010J (3,000 lumens), the CP-X2510J (2,600 lumens) and the entry model CP-RX80J (2,200 lumens/pictured below) have just a 210W lamp, but all four devices feature a contrast ratio of 2,000:1 and 1,024x768 resolution.


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The CP-RX80J comes with a 1W internal speaker, while the other three models have a 16W (mono) speaker on board. All of these projectors feature a ‘template function’ for business presentations Hitachi introduced back in May last year.


Prices in Japan: $6,600 for the CP-X4020J, $2,300 for the CP-X3010J and $1,900 for the CP-X2510J. The price for the entry model is open.




(Via CrunchGear.)

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Optoma Releases Seven New Projector for All Occasions

Optoma Releases Seven New Projector for All Occasions

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Optoma is one of the leading manufacturers of DLP projectors. Today, the company announced the release of several new models for both the home and work. All of these projectors are low in cost and features an Eco mode and a low energy standby phase, which helps save money in the long run.


To start out, Optoma released a pair of data projectors, the EX765 and EX765W. Both projectors feature 4000 ANSI lumens, a 2500:1 contrast ratio, and a native XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. The only difference between the two is that the EX765W comes with WiFi connectivity and can connect to your laptop or computer through a wireless 802.11b/g connection. Other connections include HDMI, DVI, dual RGB ports, an s-video, composite, and a USB port.


Another data projector that is being released is the EW766. This model is similar to the above models in that it also features 4000 ANSI lumens and a 2500:1 contrast ratio. However, this model also comes with a WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The wide resolution is more compatible with today’s laptops’ natural resolution settings. Optoma also created a wireless version called the EW766W.


Optoma also released three new home theater projectors. The first is the HD200X, which features 1500 ANSI lumens, a 3500:1 contrast ratio, and full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The connection panel is limited, but does come with a VGA port, composite, component, and dual HDMI ports. There is also a 12V trigger port for automated screens, lights, or motorized ceiling mounts.


A lesser, but still impressive projector is the HD700X. This model features 1300 ANSI lumens, HD (1280 x 720) resolution, and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. This projector is also incredibly quiet with a 29 dB noise level. The all black finish also helps make the projector disappear in a dark room setting.


Last but not least is the Optoma HD86. This model is not yet available, but it features 1600 ANSI lumens, a 700:1 contrast ratio, and full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The HD86 is one of the few home theater projectors that come with three HDMI ports. It also comes with the standard component, composite, VGA, and s-video ports. More information about the HD86 will be released as it becomes available.


[via IT Chuiko]

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Ray Displays Releases Ray Pico Projector

Ray Displays Releases Ray Pico Projector

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You may have heard about Ray Displays back in August when they announced their new Ray pico projector. Today, the company is proud to announce the release of this device. The Ray features 10 ANSI lumens, VGA (640 x 480) resolution, and the latest in LCoS display technology. Just like all the other pico projectors, the Ray uses LED display technology and can last for up to 20000 hours, which is probably longer than the projector itself will last. ‘The personal or pico projector market is very exciting and rapidly gaining consumer interest. We created Ray to offer people not only the best technology, but the ability to afford an amazing projector,’ said Jerry Rogers, CEO of Ray Displays. ‘You can now transform private viewing into a shared experience.’ The company claims that the projector can connect with a variety of external devices including Smart phones, digital camera, DVD player, and more. But the company has also not released the projector’s connection ports. Ray Display is currently available through their website for the retail price of $229.


[via Business Wire]

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NEC offers new NP610 projector

NEC offers new NP610 projector

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NEC does deal with a plethora of projectors, and to date they have built up quite an impressive portfolio of performers. This time round, the Japanese company is back with a new NP610 entry-level installation projector that was specially designed to target users who require incredible image quality with advanced capabilities without having to break the bank while not compromising on performance and features. More specifically, the NEC NP610 will target users at the university level, but the buck does not stop there since it will fare equally well in corporate environments, being the perfect companion for areas such as training rooms, lecture halls and conference rooms.


According to Rich McPherson, Product Manager for projectors at NEC Display Solutions, ‘The NP610 is an ideal entry-level installation projector that offers all the features our customers need to succeed in connecting with their audience. From increased brightness and color-enhancing technologies to environmentally-favorable specifications, this projector meets the standard criteria required for integration projectors.’


Some of the features available for the NP610 include :-



  • Brightness of 3500 lumens

  • Native resolution of 1024 x 768 XGA

  • Contrast ratio of 500:1

  • Low power consumption of 312W Normal/237W ECO Mode/0.6W Standby

  • Up to 5000 hours of lamp life (in ECO Mode)

  • Comprehensive input panel, which includes DVI-I with HDCP, 15-pin, RCA and S-Video

  • Built-in closed captioning, which enables decoding and text display from a video

  • Variable audio-out, where the remote control can be used to adjust the volume of self-powered external speakers that are connected to the projector

  • AutoSense, which intuitively syncs the projector with most computer signals and features one-touch image optimization

  • Automatic keystone correction technology, which instantly projects a square image even when the projector is set up at a steep offset angle to the screen

  • Built-in wall color correction preset, which provides adaptive color tone correction to display images properly on non-white surfaces

  • 7-watt speaker


Expect the new NEC NP610 to ship sometime this month where it will retail for a pocket friendly $1,499. Each purchase will come with a standard two-year parts and labor warranty for added peach of mind.




(Via Coolest Gadgets.)

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Sharper Image Movie/Video Game Projector

Sharper Image Movie/Video Game Projector

00011158-z1Projectors are starting to become very popular with the average consumer, and this particular one is low-priced and just what the average consumer needs.


After all, most consumers just want a way to view their personal DVDs and home movies on a bigger screen. The Sharper Image Entertainment Projector for Movies and Video Games is perfect for this. All that is required of the user is to hook the Projector to a DVD player or gaming station via included cable, and plug it in with the included AC cord.


According to the site, it is best viewed from six feet away. I had a chance to try it out for myself. I held it back more than six feet away from a blank wall, and I was able to get a pretty decent image.


The Projector also has a terrific handle that doubles as a stand for it. The Projector easily pivots, and it is possible for the user to adjust it so it is projected on the ceiling. It even comes with a remote control for power, volume, contrast, and color.


Granted, I wish this Projector could easily connect to an average computer without having to purchase special adapters, such as the 3M MPro 120. I guess you can’t have it both ways. At least the sound is considerably better than the aforementioned projector.


You should be able to purchase the Sharper Image Entertainment Projector from the Sharper Image site for about $129.99. It won’t be available until November 12th, though.



(Via Coolest Gadgets.)

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Adapt Releases ADPP-305 Projector

Adapt Releases ADPP-305 Projector

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Adapt is back with a brand new pico projector, the ADPP-305. This projector is about the size of a cell phone and features LCoS display technology, SVGA (800 x 600) resolution, and 45 ANSI lumens. The extra brightness is a big improvement compared to other pico projectors that usually range between 7 and 15 lumens. The 305 is also capable of displaying up to a 100-inch display from only 11 feet away. The projector does have an internal battery for travel purposes and even comes with a 4GB memory and a MicroSD card slot for ‘PC-Free’ presentations. If you choose not to use the memory, there is also an AV jack that can support composite and VGA connections. Unfortunately this projector is only available in Europe right now and retails for £349 ($571).


[via Web User]

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Globalster Gets Approved for JVC DLA-SH4K Projector

Globalster Gets Approved for JVC DLA-SH4K Projector

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Globalstor Data Corporation is a premier OEM integrator of high-performance RAID, SAN and storage/video servers. Today, the company is proud to announce that they recently received approval from JVC to use their DLA-SH4K projector in order to integrate it with their ExtremeStor-4K video storage and playback workstation. This workstation is commonly used for screening rooms in order to give directors a look at what the movie will look like before it goes into theaters. The ExtremeStor-4K is specifically designed for 4K film footage and has been used for several studios that use the very popular RED 4K camera. The JVC DLA-SH4K features 3500 ANSI lumens, a 10000:1 contrast ratio, and a 4K HD (4096 x 2160) resolution. ‘After seeing the Globalstor ExtremeStor-4K’s performance at SIGGRAPH and the 3D Summit, JVC felt it was a natural fit for the DLA-SH4K projector,’ says David Walton, assistant vice president for marketing communications at JVC. ‘Its ability to process in real time the extremely graphics-intensive resolutions of today’s acquisition formats will help JVC continue to push forward its mission of allowing industry professionals to experience the next step of visualization solutions for DI production and post. We’re happy to certify the ExtremeStor-4K for use with the DLA-SH4K.’


[via Broadcast Newsroom]

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NEC Announces NP610 Entry-Level Installation Projector

NEC Announces NP610 Entry-Level Installation Projector

NEC Announces NP610 Entry-Level Installation Projector


NEC today announced a new entry-level installation projector called the NP610. Designed specifically for large conference rooms or lecture halls, this projector provides a native resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, 500:1 contrast ratio, 3500 ANSI lumens brightness, up to 5000 hours of lamp life (in ECO Mode) and consumes 312W power in normal mode or 237W power in ECO mode. It also comes with a 7W speaker and several connectivity ports including S-video, DVI-I with HDCP, 15-pin, RCA and VGA. The NEC NP610 will go on sale in November for an estimated street price of $1,499.

[Via HighTechReview]


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Relaxsee Releases LV-VB03 Projector

Relaxsee Releases LV-VB03 Projector

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It seems like everywhere you look there is a new pico projector being released. To start this week, a new company called Relaxsee has announced that the release of their latest creation, the LV-VB03. This pico projector is specifically designed to be used with computers and features 10 ANSI lumens, a 100:1 contrast ratio, and VGA (640 x 480) resolution. The only connections available are two USB ports, one for power and one for receiving content. The VB03 does come with in internal memory of 128Mb and it does have an internal batter, although the company did not say how long the charge is. The VB03 is compatible with Windows operating systems and can support Windows XP, 2000, and Vista. Relaxsee is currently selling this projector for only $300.


[via Pico Projector Info]

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