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Runco Q-750d Projector Review

Runco Q-750d Projector Review

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One of the newest LED projectors to be released is the Runco Q-750d projector. This model features 700 ANSI lumens, a 10000:1 contrast ratio, and full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Today, a writer from Home Cinema Choice got the opportunity to review this projector. One of the first things the writer notices is the projector’s size. This projector will not be easy to hide. However the size seems to play an important role to help control the heat and noise management. The overall image quality is amazing, but the problem is that the picture is just not bright enough. While typical projectors can beam out several thousand lumens, the Q-750d can only manage 800 lumens. But this can be a good thing for those who really like dark rooms while they watch their movies. The final comment the writer made was, ‘Overall, I’d rate the Q-750d as darn impressive. The form factor will obviously limit its appeal outside of the custom install market, and it does need a totally blacked-out space to work, but it does bode well for the future development of LED projectors.’


[via Home Cinema Choice]

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Vivitek H9080FD Projector Review

Vivitek H9080FD Projector Review

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The Vivitek H9080FD is one of the company’s latest projectors. It comes with 800 ANSI lumens, full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and a 100000:1 contrast ratio. Today, Stuff published their review of this projector. The biggest feature about the H9080FD is that it is one of the first LED home theater projectors. The writer highlighted the technology and stated that the system is able to create a much better contrast, better colors, and an overall outstanding image quality. The only major concerns that the writer found was that the projector is rather big, which will make it difficult for small rooms, and the projector needs calibration after setup. However, the writers did conclude by saying, ‘the H9080 seems pretty much perfect, making that £10,995 price tag suddenly look not quite so silly.’


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ViewSonic PJD2121 Projector Review

ViewSonic PJD2121 Projector Review

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A few months ago, ViewSonic released their PJD2121 projector. This model features 400 ANSI lumens, an 1800:1 contrast ratio, and SVGA (800 x 600) resolution. Recently, the writers from Crunch Gear had the opportunity to review this small projector. One of the first things they notice is that this projector is designed for business use. The PJD2121 is light, portable, doesn’t come with any HD features, and is simple enough for a laptop or DVD player. The writers found that the display was clear and crisp. However, in order to see all the detail they had to keep the lights relatively low. They also liked the short throw lens, which allows a user to project a big display when they are close to the screen. One of the major drawback about the PJD2121 is that it doesn’t have internal speakers. This means that if the user has any audio they wish to play, they have to bring their own. Another problem is that the writers found the fan noise to be very distracting. The writers concluded by stating, ‘The Viewsonic PJD2121 is a great little projector for $419. The bright colors make it great for watching movies, playing games, or showing that spreadsheet to a client. The projector itself is warrantied for a period of three years, but you should expect to replace the lamp after roughly 2000 hours. A replacement lamp has an MSRP of $456, however a quick search shows that you’ll be able to pick one up for about $150.’


[via Crunch Gear]

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Epson Releases EB-1925W Projector

Epson Releases EB-1925W Projector

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Epson is happy to announce a new high end projector that is being released into the UK, the EB-1925W. This projector features 4000 ANSI lumens, a 2000:1 contrast ratio, and a WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution. This model is ideal for classrooms and boardrooms and is bright enough to be used in almost any room condition. The extra wide resolution also is also good for modern laptops, which have been using the same resolution. The projector also comes with a wide array of screen adjustment features like horizontal and vertical keystone correction and vertical and horizontal lens shifts. The connection panel is equally diverse with dual RGB ports, a composite, s-video, HDMI, and a USB port. There is also wireless connectivity via a Wi-Fi connection. Epson has not yet announced the retail price, but it is available in the UK through certified retailers.


[via Home Entertainment News]

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Barco Releases RLM-W6 Projector

Barco Releases RLM-W6 Projector

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Barco is a globally recognized company that designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Today, the company announced the release of their latest large venue projector, the RLM-W6. This projector can display 6000 ANSI lumens with a 2000:1 contrast ratio and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution. Barco is excited about this model because they are claiming that the RLM-W6 is the world’s first 3-chip DLP projector that features WUXGA resolution and it will retail for the same price as a normal single-chip DLP projector. However, because Barco doesn’t release any price information, it’s difficult to accept or deny that claim. The RLM-W6 is designed for large venues but can also be used for boardrooms, lobbies and even auditoriums. ‘We like to refer to our RLM-W6 as a ‘three for one’-system,’ comments Carl Rijsbrack, Director Product and Solutions Management at Barco, ‘For the price of a single-chip DLP™ system, you get a three-chip DLP™ projector with a better image quality and a very low noise level. This makes it a strong contender for meeting rooms, where you don’t want to be interrupted by the drone of AV equipment, but its color quality also lets the RLM-W6 shine in environments such as lobbies or halls, where corporate branding has to be perfect.’ The projector is now available, but the retail price has not been released.


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AAXA Technologies Releases M1 and M1 Plus Projectors

AAXA Technologies Releases M1 and M1 Plus Projectors

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AAXA Technologies is proud to announce that two new projectors are hitting the consumer market soon. The M1 and M1 Plus are almost identical and feature 66 ANSI lumens, a SVGA (800 x 600) resolution, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The major difference between the two is that the M1 only comes with a composite connection, while the M1 Plus has a composite and a VGA connection. In addition, both projectors also come with a headphone jack and an SD Card reader slot. The projectors teeter between being called a true pico projector or the larger pocket projectors. They both weigh just shy of a pound, but measure 4.4’ x 4.1’ x 1.8’ (W x H x D). AAXA is now accepting pre-orders for both projectors. The M1 will be released on December 21st, while the M1 Plus will be released January 21st. Their respective prices will be $299 and $359.


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Chinavasion Releaes CVJK-E42 Projector

Chinavasion Releaes CVJK-E42 Projector

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Chinavasion is happy to announce today that they have released their latest portable pico projector, the CVJK-E42. This projector fits in your hand just like a remote control and can display VGA (640 x 480) resolution and 30 ANSI lumens. It uses LCoS display technology and comes with an internal 2GB hard drive. The projector can even increase that storage with a Micro SD Card slot. For a cord-free presentation, the E42 also has an internal battery, but the company did not say how long it lasts. Chinavasion is now allowing consumers to purchase the E42 through their website for the retail price of $240.


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NEC unveils NP510WS and NP610S short throw projectors

NEC unveils NP510WS and NP610S short throw projectors

Short throw projectors are great little devices. They let you get a much larger image in a room that lacks the size for traditional projectors. The short throw lenses also allow the projectors to be placed in front of the audience.


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Being in front of the audience means that the presenter doesn’t have bright light in their eyes and people can get up without blocking the image. Both of these new NEC projectors have very similar features. Both have ECO mode stretching lamp life to 5,000 hours. ECO mode also reduces power and notice as well.


The projectors have a virtual remote control, closed captioning support, auto power on, remote diagnostics and autosense for easy connection to a PC. The projectors offer VGA and DVI connectivity along with a built-in RJ45 connection.




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BenQ W600 Projector Review

BenQ W600 Projector Review

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One of the latest home theater projectors to come from BenQ is the W600. This model features 2600 ANSI lumens, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, and HD (1280 x 720) resolution. Recently, a writer from Trusted Reviews got to review this projector. The writer compared the projector to another BenQ model that he reviewed earlier, the W1000. This model only features 2000 ANSI lumens, but has a better HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and the same 3000:1 contrast ratio. Both projectors also share the same appealing connection panel that includes dual HDMI ports, a composite, mini USB, component, s-video, and RGB. One thing that the writers were put off on was the lack of screen adjustment features. Usually budget projectors try to be flexible and offer features like vertical and horizontal lens shift, keystone adjustment, and several others. The W600 doesn’t have any of these features. However, the writer did find out that for what the projector lacked, it made up for in other features like picture quality settings, the writers were able to tinker with the image, which is something they normally don’t get to do with budget projectors. The major problem that the writers faced was the DLP rainbow effect. This effect happens when the colors start to separate and display what looks like a rainbow. While some people can’t see the effects, many people are sensitive enough to see them. The final verdict that the writer made was, ‘When it’s at its best, the W600’s pictures, while low on subtlety, can actually look quite spectacular. The Favela level on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, the daytime battle sequences of the Braveheart Blu-ray, the daytime scenes in the Bahamas in Casino Royale, any number of bright, animated scenes… All these and more look really eye-catching, and as such are much more satisfying than you’ve any right to expect for £500. However, there’s a price to pay for these good bits. For anything containing a mix of bright and dark material invariably falls prey to the rainbow effect, sometimes to an extent that really distracts from what you’re watching. And I’m saying this as a person who’s by no means as prone to seeing the rainbow effect as some other people I’ve known over the years.’


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Mitsubishi HC3800 Projector Released in Australia

Mitsubishi HC3800 Projector Released in Australia

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A few months ago, Mitsubishi announced their latest home theater projector, the HC3800. Recently, the company announced that this projector is now available in Australia. The HC3800 features 1300 ANSI lumens, full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and a 4000:1 contrast ratio. The projector also has a diverse connection panel, which includes a RGB, composite, s-video, component and a HDMI port. The noise level is only 25 dB, which should be low enough to prevent distractions. Another feature is the inclusion of an extra long lasting lamp that can run for up to 5000 hours. Mitsubishi has even included several screen adjustment features like keystone correction in order to add versatility to the projector. The HC3800 is available through certified retailers and it is priced at about $1395.


[via CNet]

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Sony VPL-BW7 Projector Review

Sony VPL-BW7 Projector Review

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The Sony VPL-BW7 is one of the latest projectors to join the Sony BRAVIA collection. This model features WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and 2000 ANSI lumens. Recently, the writes from T-Break Tech got the opportunity to review this projector. One of the first things they noticed was that this projector is not the full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution that the other BRAVIA projectors. However, the lower resolution helps makes this projector affordable for those looking for a projector for their home theater. The color quality was very impressive and the contrast was equally good. The only major problem that the writers found was that it had difficulty handling fast action scenes from games and movies. However slower moving scenes were perfectly smooth and clean. The final verdict that the writers made was, ‘Like most projectors, dont expect the BW7 to work wonders during day time or in a room full of lights. But it’s works well for a quite evening at home with an 80 inch projection of your favorite movie.’


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NEC Announces NP510WS and NP610S Projectors Coming Soon

NEC Announces NP510WS and NP610S Projectors Coming Soon

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NEC is a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions. Today, the company is proud to announce two soon to be released short throw projectors, the NP510WS and the NP610S. Both projectors feature the latest in 3LCD display technology and can display a 600:1 contrast ratio. The NP510WS features a widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution and 2100 ANSI lumens, while the NP610S is a little bit brighter with 2600 ANSI lumens, and a XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. These projectors also come with similar connection panels that include a RGB, DVI, composite, and several audio connections. There is also a LAN connection for network capabilities. ‘The next-generation NP Short Throw Series was purposely designed for ease-of-use in areas with small throw distances, such as classrooms, conference rooms and training rooms, where a bright image is needed,’ said Rich McPherson, Product Manager at NEC Display Solutions. ‘The NP510WS and NP610S are cost-effective products that include a multitude of technologies to help presenters give efficient and successful presentations.’ The NP510WS and NP610S will be released in January and will retail for $949 and $999, respectively.


[via Business Wire]

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AAXA Technologies P2 Projector Review

AAXA Technologies P2 Projector Review

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The AAXA Technologies P2 projector is one of the best pico models to date. This device can display 33 ANSI lumens, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and SVGA (800 x 600) resolution. Recently, the writers from Gadling published their review of the P2. Having compared other pico projectors in the past, they did not expect this review to be a good one. However, once they turned on the projector they were pleasantly surprised to see that it could display a fairly large image, even well past the projector’s limits. They also were happy to see all the accessories that were included in the package like the battery, battery charger, AC adapter, and more. Using the on-screen menu was simple and clear and the remote control allowed them to remain seated during the review. One of the concerns that they had was with the fan noise. Even though the projector uses LED lamp systems, the projector still has a distracting cooling fan that will require the volume to be turned up to drown the fan out. The final statement that the writer made was, ‘After playing with the Aaxa P2 for a couple of weeks, my faith in pico projectors is back. Don’t get me wrong - the first generation was fun to play with, but it was hardly something you could actually use for anything more than showing off.’


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NEC NP215 Projector Review

NEC NP215 Projector Review

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One of the latest projectors to be released by NEC is the NP215, which features 2500 ANSI lumens, a 2000:1 contrast ratio, and a native XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. Recently, the writers from V3 got the opportunity to see the NP215 and release their review. The first thing they realize when they take the projector from the box is that it has some weight to it. The NP215 only weights 5.5 lbs, which isn’t terribly heavy, but it is heavy enough to prevent this projector from being a true mobile projector. The writers were happy with the connection panel, but the projector could have included more with the network features. The display was a positive experience with the exception of a slight rainbow effect that was only visible during high-contrast scenes. The writer concluded by stating, ‘Calling it a mobile projector is perhaps pushing it a bit, at a weight of 2.5kg, but the NP215 performs reasonably well. However, although the ability to control multiple units via the included software is a bonus, it’s a shame NEC didn’t make more of the projector’s built-in network connection.’


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Hitachi Releases CP-DW10N Projector in Australia

Hitachi Releases CP-DW10N Projector in Australia

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Hitachi’s short throw projectors are ideal for classrooms and educational purposes. Recently, Hitachi announced that their new CP-DW10N projector is now available in Australia. This projector features 2000 ANSI lumens, a 16:10 aspect ratio, 400:1 contrast ratio, and WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution. The projector is capable of displaying up to a 120’ screen from only 7.2 feet away. The short throw lens allows the projector to be mounted in a place that reduces shadow and keeps the light out of the presenter’s eyes. The CP-DW10N features a wide array of connections including an HDMI, dual RGB ports, a composite, s-video, and several audio ports. There is also a LAN line for network capabilities. The CP-DW10N is now available and retails for AUD$2350 (USA$2141).


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NEC offers two new professional installation projectors

NEC offers two new professional installation projectors

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When it comes to projectors, the brand name NEC holds plenty of promise, where they have recently announced a couple more professional installation projectors in the form of the NP2200 and NP1200 which were specially designed to meet demanding integration projects. Part of the powerful NP Installation Series, both models will definitely carve a happy smile on the faces of folks who require bright light output for large screens without having to break the bank. We shall take a look at both models in greater detail right after the jump.


First off, the NP2200 - this model is capable of displaying a high level of brightness at 4,200 ANSI lumens, followed by the NP1200 which has a lower output of 3700 lumens. Either way, both models are very bright in their own right, making them the perfect choice for corporate and higher education environments. Eco-minded corporations and individuals will be pleased to know that both models are also energy-efficient, consuming a low 0.4W rating in standby mode by utilizing ECO Mode technology in order to help keep our planet green. All energy savings are documented through the integrated carbon savings meter where you can enable via an optional message at startup. Alternatively, users can also switch between settings via a green ECO Mode button on the remote control.


In order to offer maximum flexibility for installers, the NP2200 and NP1200 will come with optional bayonet style lenses for quick and easy exchange. The range of optional lenses are capable of supporting screen sizes from 40″ to 500″ at projection distances between 2.8-feet and 304-feet. Apart from that, the vertical and horizontal lens shift feature also enables flexible projector placement which caters for a variety of installation locations in a room. You will also be pleased to note that both machines boast flexible input/output signal capabilities, ranging from connectors for VGA to DVI-D with HDCP, 5-BNC, multiple audio in/out and RJ45 network control. With the inclusion of a Virtual Remote (DDC/CI), users are able to control the projector directly from a computer sans pesky additional control cables. Expect the NP2200 and NP1200 to ship this month for $2,399 and $1,999, respectively.




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Christie DLV1400-DX Projector Selected for Mexico Security System

Christie DLV1400-DX Projector Selected for Mexico Security System

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Christie is a leader in visual solutions fro world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment and industry. Today, the company announced that 80 of their DLV1400-DX projectors will be used for a new state-of-the-art security and surveillance facility in Mexico. The projectors will be used to power 4 gigantic video walls that measure approximately 65 feet wide by 10 feet tall. The projectors use the latest in 3-chip DLP technology and feature 3000 ANSI lumens, a 6000:1 contrast ratio, and SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) resolution. Zoran Veselic, vice president of Christie’s Visual Environments division, noted that Christie control room products are found in government facilities around the world. ‘When it involves matters of the highest national security, failure is not an option. Every installation must meet the strictest standards of 24/7 operation,’ he said. ‘Christie products are purpose built for display wall environments under the most challenging conditions. We are pleased to be providing Mexico with cutting-edge products that contribute to the security and safety of the country.’


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Two New Professional Installation Projectors From NEC

Two New Professional Installation Projectors From NEC

NEC NP2200 and NP1200 Professional Installation Projectors


NEC has rolled out two new professional installation projectors in the form of the NP2200 and NP1200. Designed specifically for large conference rooms or lecture halls, these projectors provide a native resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, 600:1 contrast ratio, 4200 ANSI lumens (NP2200), 3700 ANSI lumens (NP1200) and up to 3000 hours of lamp life (in ECO Mode). In addition, they also come with 5-watt stereo speakers and several connectivity ports including VGA, DVI-D, HDCP, 5-BNC, multiple audio in/out and RJ45 network control. The NP2200 and NP1200 are priced at $2,399 and $1,999, respectively. [TechShout]


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BenQ Releases MP625P Projector in the UK

BenQ Releases MP625P Projector in the UK

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BenQ is proud to announce that a new projector will be released into the UK, the MP625P. This projector features 2700 ANSI lumens, a 2600:1 contrast ratio, and a native XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. The extra brightness allows the projector to display images in brightly lit room with out problems. This projector would make an excellent entry-level data projector and comes with a variety of features like closed captioning, security passwords, direct power on, and many more. The connection panel is limited to dual RGB ports, an s-video, and a composite connection. There is also a USB port to connect to your laptop or PC and be able to control the projector with your computer. Unfortunately, BenQ has not released the price of the MP635P.


[via Home Entertainment News]

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AAXA Technologies Makes Direct Connection Cables for Pico Projectors and Cell Phones

AAXA Technologies Makes Direct Connection Cables for Pico Projectors and Cell Phones

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The best quality about pico projectors is their portability. However it becomes a problem if you have to carry a lot of accessories in order to use them. Today, AAXA Technologies has announced that anyone who has a Nokia N-series, HTC, or a Samsung phone will be happy to know that they have developed direct connection cables to connect those phones to their P1 and P2 pico projectors. The direct connection allows users to carry only one cable and the two devices instead of needing several different cords and adapters. The P1 is the company’s first generation of pico projectors and features 12 ANSI lumens, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and VGA (640 x 480) resolution. The P2 is the latest model and comes with 33 ANSI lumens, SVGA (800 x 600) resolution and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. For a complete list of compatible phones, follow the link below.


[via Pico Projector Info]

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Projectiondesign F35 is world’s first 2560 x 1600 projector

Projectiondesign F35 is world’s first 2560 x 1600 projector

I spend lots of time in front of the computer so years ago I purchased a massive 30-inch Dell monitor. This thing lets me get several pages up side by side and rocks for high resolution gaming at 2560 x 1600. The 30-inch LCDs are traditionally the only display devices that hit a resolution that high. Projectiondesign has unveiled a new projector called the F35 that joins the 2560 x 1600 club.


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The new projector uses the Texas Instruments WQXGA DLP chip and brightness is rated at 6500 lumens. The contrast ratio for the projector is 8000:1 and it supports 720p HD resolutions as well as 1080i. Inputs include DVI-D, dual HDMI 1.3, dual VGA, and component.


The projector measures 376 x 510 x 223mm and weighs 12.6kg. The projector is capable of throwing an image of up to 65 feet wide. That is one seriously big picture. The F35 is set to hit market in the second half of 2010 and will be expensive I am sure.




(Via SlashGear.)

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Epson EH-TW2900 Projector Review

Epson EH-TW2900 Projector Review

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The Epson EH-TW2900 projector is one of the newer home theater projectors to come from Epson. This model features an 18000:1 contrast ratio, full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and 1600 ANSI lumens. Today, the writers from Epson released their review of this device. The first thing they notice is that this projector has a fairly big footprint, which could deter anyone who was looking for a projector they could take with them on trips. The writers were very happy to all the helpful image adjustment features in the menu. They were equally happy to see how easy it was to find them and control them. The main attraction to this projector is the image. Because the TW2900 is a 3LCD display, there was no rainbow effect to worry about, which was a big difference. The display was able to give natural color tones with out looking too faded or to cartoonish. However, even with a colorful display, the image was not able to deliver the HD sharpness that other projectors can provide. The contrast was also a concern for the writers. When compared to DLP projectors, the TW2900’s black levels were faded and could not show the detail as well. The final verdict that was made about the TW2900 was, ‘I somehow contrived to finish the main review on what felt like something of a downer. But this really isn’t a fair reflection of the Epson TW2900 overall. For while it might not have the brassy casual appeal of Optoma and BenQ’s recent mega-cheap DLP models, it certainly does have the setup flexibility (especially the image shifting), features and refinement to appeal to a more serious movie-loving audience. Which is no mean feat with such an affordable model. Plus, of course, if you’ve been looking at the Optoma and/or BenQ models and found that you’re particularly susceptible to seeing the DLP rainbow effect, the simple artefact-free nature of the TW2900’s pictures will feel like the home projection equivalent of taking a Nurofen.’


[via Trusted Reviews]

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ONfinity Releases CM2 MAX Projector

ONfinity Releases CM2 MAX Projector

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Classrooms everywhere are quickly changing to integrate the latest technology. A new company called ONfinity has recently announced a new projector that is perfect for the classroom, the CM2 MAX. This model has limited specifications, but it can project up to a 150’ diagonal display and features a native XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. This projector is designed to be portable and weighs less than a pound. The main feature about the projector is the included E-Pen, which allows the user to interact with the screen with out having to go to their computer all the time. The E-Pen can be detected by the projector and tells the software where it is in relation to the display. The user can then control the screen using the pen just like a mouse control. By tapping on the screen, the writer can open and close programs and even move objects on the display. There is also a smaller writing E-Pen included that allows the user to draw or write onto the screen as well. The retail price for this projector has not been released, but it is available through the company.


[via InfoComm International]

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Optoma HD20 Projector Review

Optoma HD20 Projector Review

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The Optoma HD20 is one of the company’s newest home theater projectors. This device can display a 4000:1 contrast ratio, full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and 1700 ANSI lumens. Today, the writers from Reg Hardware published their review of the HD20. The first thing they mention is that the HD20 is incredibly cheap. This is good for anyone who wants a big screen HD experience but can’t afford an HDTV. Watching movies with the projector proved to be surprisingly but pleasantly high with sharp images and a lot of detail. Their was a small amount of the rainbow effect but if you are not sensitive to the effect then there is a good chance you will never see it. The projector might not have all the features and extras that other HD projectors have, but it does what it is suppose to, which is deliver high quality images. The final verdict the writers gave was, ‘As a budget projector, the HD20 is not without compromises. Setup options are a little limited: There’s no optical lens shift or keystone correction and certainly no motorized zoom or focus. Most of these features can be had on competing projectors – if you’re willing to step down to 720p resolution. Taking this and the lack of advanced video processing into account, it’s easy to see what’s missing compared to a high-end model, but what this projector does do, it does so well that Optoma is onto a sure-fire winner with the HD20.’


[via Reg Hardware]

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Planar Launches Runco Q-750i and Q-750d Projectors Worldwide

Planar Launches Runco Q-750i and Q-750d Projectors Worldwide

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Planar is a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions. They are also owner of Runco, which is a leading provider of high-end home theater projectors. Today, Planar announced that their two latest models, the QuantumColor Q-750i and Q-750d are now officially available worldwide. Both of these projectors are the first from the company to feature ‘lampless’ projection systems. But instead they use the new LED lamps which are designed to last far longer than the normal lamp systems. These projectors share the same specifications, including full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, a 10000:1 contrast ratio, and 700 ANSI lumens. The major difference is that the Q-750d model has all the connections and adjustment features included into an external video processor whereas the Q-750i has everything included into the projector. The external processor allows the 750d to be placed in difficult out of reach places while the controls are safely placed somewhere that is easy to access. ‘The QuantumColor projectors mark a new era in video projection for the industry and for Runco. Lampless LED is the future of video projection and Runco, through its innovation, is the leader in this category,’ stated Planar CEO Gerry Perkel. ‘The QuantumColor projectors have it all – no lamp to replace, never-before-seen colors, high reliability, and low power consumption. The industry response is strong and our dealers have shown incredible support for the product by booking orders in record numbers, making the ‘Q’ the best-selling demo product in Runco history.’ The Q-750i and Q-750d are now available through Planar and Runco distributors for $14995 and $17995, respectively.



Planar Launches Industry Leading Lampless LED-based Home Projection System


Projectors Receive Rave Reviews from Home Theater Enthusiasts





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Optoma HD66 – 3D Ready Home Theater Projector

Optoma HD66 – 3D Ready Home Theater Projector

Optoma HD66 - 3D Ready Home Theater Projector


The HD66 is the first 3D ready home theater projector from Optoma that is targeted towards gamers and movie enthusiasts. Powered by Texas Instruments’ 0.65 DMD DLP chipset with BrilliantColor technology, the HD66 can project 3D content in three different resolutions: 720p HD (1280 x 720), XGA (1024 x 768) or SVGA (800 x 600), and provides 2500 ANSI lumens brightness and 4,000:1 contrast ratio. The unit also comes with a built-in 2-watt speaker and several input and output connections including HDMI, VGA-in, S-video, composite video, stereo audio-in and RS-232. The HD66 is expected to be launched in early 2010 for a retail price of $699.


Optoma HD66 - 3D Ready Home Theater Projector


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Acer Releases X1230 Projector

Acer Releases X1230 Projector

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Acer is happy to announce their latest portable data projector, the X1230. This projector features a native XGA (1024 x 768) resolution, 2500:1 contrast ratio, and 2400 ANSI lumens. The extra brightness ensures a quality image in all environments including brightly lit boardrooms. The projector only weighs 4.4 lbs, which means it could be taken to other locations or it could easily be mounted in a ceiling mount. The only concern is that this projector comes with a limited connection panel. The only connections include a RGB, composite, and an s-video connection. But for those who are new to projectors, this model is a good choice to make. The X1230 is currently available through certified retailers, but Acer has not yet released the retail price.


[via Home Entertainment News]

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Sim2 Releases MICO 50 Projector

Sim2 Releases MICO 50 Projector

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Sim2 is proud to announce today that they are releasing their first LED projector, the MICO 50. This model features full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and uses the latest DarkChip4 display chip in order to generate a 100000:1 contrast ratio. LEDs are slowly becoming the light system of choice because of their many benefits over the conventional projector lamps. The major advantages include a more eco-friendly design, an extra long life span, and they generate less heat, which means a quieter projector. The MICO 50 includes a diverse connection panel, which includes dual HDMI ports, composite, component, VGA, and an s-video connection. Sim2 has also included dual 12V trigger ports to attach motorized devices like lifts, screens, or lighting. The MICO 50 is now available through the company’s website and retails for just under $20000.


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Christie Displays at Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference

Christie Displays at Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference

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Christie is a leader in simulation projection and visual solutions. Today, the company announced that they are showcasing their latest developments in military training technology. Christie is showing their developments at this year’s Intersevice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference. The product that Christie will be displaying is their new Matrix StIM projector, which features WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution, 600 ANSI lumens, and a 100000:1 contrast ratio. Five of these projectors will be used in a display by Flight Safety International. The display uses the projectors to demonstrate the ease of use, the ability to mount the projectors in any orientation, and eliminate the need for consumables. Another display that Christie will be part of is the Meggit Training Solutions display, which will use the Matrix HD4 projector. This model features 5000 ANSI lumens, a 2000:1 contrast ratio, and full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The projector will be used to project onto a 13.5’ x 7.5’ screen and display life-like graphics.


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Optoma Announces HD66 Projector

Optoma Announces HD66 Projector

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Optoma is the #1 provider of DLP projectors worldwide. Today, the company announced their first 3D ready home theater projector, the HD66. This projector is only capable of displaying HD (1280 x 720) resolution, but it also features 2500 ANSI lumens and a 4000:1 contrast ratio. ‘3D brings a new dimension to both the gaming and movie experiences,’ said Jon Grodem, Optoma’s director of product and marketing. ‘While gaming is poised to lead the charge in 3D content in the home, movies will follow soon. And the 3D Ready HD66 brings it all home in one HD projector at an affordable price.’ The HD66 comes with a limited but suitable connection panel that includes HDMI, composite, s-video, and a RGB connection. The 3D projector will still require the users to wear 3D glasses, but it is the beginning of 3D home entertainment for the projector industry. Optoma plans to sell the HD66 for just under $700, but the retail price has not been released yet.





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BenQ W1000 Projector Review

BenQ W1000 Projector Review

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The BenQ W1000 is one of the company’s many home theater projectors. This model features 2000 ANSI lumens, full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. Recently, the writer from Trusted Review released their experience with the projector. The writer was skeptical going into the review because of the projector’s low price tag and the fact that previous BenQ projectors have not performed well for them. The chassis is nothing to be excited about. The grey and black color palette looks rushed and the box design does not help with this thought. They were happy to see that the connection panel had a wide array of connections, including dual HDMI ports, RGB, composite, component, and an s-video connection. One aspect that the writers didn’t like was that even though the projector looked simple enough, the setup process was anything but simple. The projector’s screen adjustment features were limited and couldn’t provide what the writer was looking for. The image presented was also not the projector’s best, but with some tinkering and tweaking, the writer was able to get a desired image. However, even with these problems, the writer still stamped the W1000 as a recommended projector and stated, ‘When all’s said and done, the W1000 is pretty much equivalent in basic performance quality to the Optoma HD20. But it distinguishes itself to aficionados courtesy of its impressive fine-tuning flexibility. So the choice is simple. If you’re not into tinkering, save yourself £100 and get the Optoma HD20. But if you can be bothered to go the extra mile with its extra calibration options, earning an incremental boost in picture quality for your trouble, fork out a bit extra for the W1000.’


[via Trusted Review]

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Optoma Unveils PRO350W Projector

Optoma Unveils PRO350W Projector

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Optoma is proud to announce their latest data projector, the PRO350W. This model is the third of the new PRO series that Optoma released in August. The PRO350W features 2800 ANSI lumens, a 3000:1 contrast ratio and WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution. The extra large resolution allows users to show their presentations from their laptops with out having to reformat the display. The projector is weights only 5 lbs, which means that it could also be used for traveling purposes. The other major feature about this device is that it is 3D ready and can display any 3D content with the use of specialized glasses. Optoma has not announced yet when the PRO350W will be available, but it will retail for just under $750.





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Barco Releases Galaxy NW-7 Projector

Barco Releases Galaxy NW-7 Projector: "

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Barco is a world leader in professional visualization. Today, the company is proud to announce the release of their latest projector, the Galaxy NW-7. This projector features a 2000:1 contrast ratio, 7000 ANSI lumens, and a WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution. It also comes with three chip DLP display technology to ensure that the image is crystal clear and free of problems like the infamous rainbow effect. The NW-7 is the latest addition to the company’s Galaxy collection and it is designed for mid-level setups. The 7000 lumens allow the projector to shine both day and night and even outdoors too. One of the main features that Barco has installed is the brightness equalization and warping capabilities. These features let the NW-7 to be used with other projectors and create a seamless picture that can also be tailored to fit unnatural screens like spheres, curved screens, or any other shape. Barco intends the NW-7 to be used primarily for simulators and other big screen purposes that require a 3D projector. Barco has not announced the retail price yet.


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Barco Sells 700th SIM 7 Projector

Barco Sells 700th SIM 7 Projector

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Barco is proud to announce today that they have shipped their 700th SIM 7 projector. The SIM 7 Series uses the latest in LCoS display technology and features a 2K HD (2048 x 1536) resolution. There are four current models from the series in production, the SIM 7D, SIM 7DP, SIM 7Q, and SIM 7QP. All of these projectors also have a exceptionally high contrast in order to display highly realistic images for the most demanding training applications. ‘Naturally, we’re pleased that the SIM 7 is doing so well,’ says Peter De Meerleer, Director Products and Solutions Management of Barco, ‘It’s been the key component of many Barco systems over the past two years. This includes mini-domes, collimated displays, faceted displays as well as custom solutions.’


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Windows CE-powered mini projector

Windows CE-powered mini projector

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A pico projector with Windows CE OS 5.0 on board? Yes, there are devices like that. Japan-based Lancerlink announced [JP] one of these today, the MPJ-104WCE. What you get is basically an LCOS (3M) projector with a mini computer built into it (the Windows CE is an English version).


The projector produces 10-30 inch pictures with 640x480 resolution and 10 lumens brightness. There are also two 0.5W speakers. built into the body. But sized at just 138.5x58.5x25mm, the device also sports a Samsung ARM 9 processor at 400MHz, 64MB of internal memory (up to 4GB with an SD card), a USB port, an SD card interface and native support for MS Powerpoint, Excel and Word files.


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It’s also possible to view PDFs directly from the projector. Video formats supported are WMV/MPEG-4, music can be played as MP3/WMA/WAV files and pictures can be viewed as JPEGs or BMPs. Lancerlink says the battery will work for 120 minutes continuously.


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The MPJ-104WCE will go on sale in Japan from the middle of next month for $580. If you’re interested but live outside this country, you might want to contact the Japan Trend Shop or Geek Stuff 4 U if they can buy one for you.





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Epson EH-TW2900 Projector Review

Epson EH-TW2900 Projector Review: "

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The Epson EH-TW2900 projector is one of the company’s newest home theater projectors. This model features full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 1600 ANSI lumens, and an 18000:1 contrast ratio. Today, the reviewers from Pocket Lint released their complete review of the TW2900. One of the first highlights was the projector’s price. Up until recently, many 1080p projectors were far too expensive for the middle class citizen to own, but now with the surge of HD, the TW2900 is affordable for anyone. Another highlight is that the projector is originally designed for entry-level users and provides and quick and easy setup process as well as a vast variety of screen adjustment options. The TW2900 is more than capable of displaying full HD content with little trouble. The only noted problem is a lack of detail in the image. But the writers also remind us that this is a low cost projector. The final verdict that the writer made was, ‘What the TW2900 lacks in perfect contrast and detailing it makes up packaging together simplicity of use with a consistently impressive image that will impress most users.It’s no benchmark beamer, but as a mainstream attempt at bringing Full HD projection into a realistic price bracket, Epson’s TW2900 proves an excellent choice.’


[via Pocket Lint]

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Canon Displays REALiS WUX10 Mark II D Projector

Canon Displays REALiS WUX10 Mark II D Projector

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Canon is a leader in medical imaging. Today, the company announced that they will be at the 2009 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting. There they will be displaying some of their latest products that are used to help the medical profession, including the new REALiS WUX10 Mark II D projector. This projector features 3200 ANSI lumens, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution. This projector is perfect for displaying intricate X-rays and other test results to large auditoriums. The higher than HD resolution ensures that even with big screen, every minute detail is visible. Canon also offers a DICOM Simulation mode with this projector to allow students to train and learn with out having to deal with the mess of the human body. Canon will be on display from November 29th to December 3rd at booth #8339.


[via Business Wire]

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Jakks Pacific Reduces Price of EyeClops Mini Projector

Jakks Pacific Reduces Price of EyeClops Mini Projector

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The Jakks Pacific EyeClops Mini Projector is one of the first digital projectors to retail for under $100. This model does not have a lot of specifications available, but it uses an LED light system and comes with a composite connection that can handle DVD players, game consoles, and digital cameras. Originally the projector was priced to retail at $99, but according to I4U the projector is being sold through Amazon for only $69. The only downsides to the EyeClops are that it requires D-cell batteries in order to run and it is not the brightest pico projector available. But if you are ok with that then the EyeClops is a good deal.


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Epson Releases EH-TW5500 Projector in UK

Epson Releases EH-TW5500 Projector in UK

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The Epson EH-TW5500 is one of the newest projectors to be released for the home theater. Today, the company announced that this projector is now available in the UK. The TW5500 features 1600 ANSI lumens, a 200000:1 contrast ratio, and full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. The connection panel includes dual HDMI ports as well as a composite, component, s-video and a RGB port. Epson has also equipped the TW5500 with an extra long lasting lamp that can run for 4000 hours. In addition, the projector is designed to run silently with only a 22 dB noise level. This ensures that viewers will not be disturbed by the projector’s running noise. The EH-TW5500 is available now through Epson’s website but the retail price was not listed.


[via JP-UK]

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Projectiondesign F35 Projector displays 2560x1600 pixels

Projectiondesign F35 Projector displays 2560x1600 pixels

Projectiondesign F35 Projector displays 2560x1600 pixels


Thanks to its WQXGA (2560x1600) resolution, the F35 projector can effectively display 78% more pixels than a WUXGA (1920x1200) counterpart. It used a DLP chip that basically controls 4.1 million mirrors (1 per pixel) to control how the image is displayed.


While this is an amazing feat of technology - what good will it do to you? This resolution is way beyond 1080p so it's overkill for consumer level movies. It will be better suited for professionals who want to show images or presentations at a resolution that is comparable to a high-end 30' display (it is stunning, believe me). Computer graphics enthusiast can also render custom-sized movies and of course, if money is burning your pockets, you could even use it for gaming. It's coming in the second half of next year, but there's no word on the pricing yet. It will probably cost two arms...'Check the complete specs on the official site.





(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

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Epson Releases PowerLite 1830 and PowerLite 1915 Projectors

Epson Releases PowerLite 1830 and PowerLite 1915 Projectors

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Epson is the number 1 selling projector brand worldwide. Today, the company announced two new data projectors, the PowerLite 1830 and the PowerLite 1915. Both projectors feature 3LCD display technology, a 2000:1 contrast ratio, and XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. The 1830 also features 3500 ANSI lumens, while the 1915 is a little brighter with 4000 ANSI lumens. These projector both come with a wide array of connection options including RGB, s-video, composite, and a USB port for flash drives. The 1915 can also use the USB port for wireless connectivity via an 802.11 b/g connection. ‘We listened to the needs of business professionals and educators and developed a class of projectors to exceed industry demands,’ said Edgar Jimenez, product manager, Epson Projection, Epson America. ‘The PowerLite 1830, 1915 and 1925W offer brightness, connectivity, versatility, and ease of use – the four essentials needed in today’s mid-sized boardrooms and classrooms.’ Both projectors are currently available through the Epson website. The 1830 retails for $1349, while the 1915 retails for $1899.



Epson Expands Multimedia Projector Lineup with Two New Products for Boardrooms and Classrooms


High Bright Epson PowerLite 1830 and 1915 Deliver Easy to Use and Feature Rich Communication and Presentation Tools





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Sanwa 400-PRJ002 micro-projector

Sanwa 400-PRJ002 micro-projectorsanwa05.jpg Sanwa Japan has announced the 400-PRJ002 micro-projector. This one comes with 1GB onboard memory which can be further expanded by a SD card slot. It is powered by 4 x AA batteries supports JPEG and BMP images as well as popular video formats like AVI, MOV, DivX, XviD, 3GP and MP4. It connects via USB and packs in the 3M Color Sequential Engine which throws an image of upto 6 - 50 inches with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. The projector comes with a remote control and a tripod. The 4 batteries are good for 4.5 hours of video playback. The Sanwa 400-PRJ002 will sell for 34,800 Yen ($ 380). sanwa02.jpg [Sanwa]

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