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November 10, 2007

InFocus IN1 World's First Gaming Projector

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This projector is built exclusively for the gamers of the world. The InFocus IN1 Gaming Projector projects a 640x480 screen on a 100-inch diagonal with a maximum range of 210 inches. The sound quality is awesome, it comes with Wii and Xbox cables, and oh yeah, you can use it for television and DVD as well. Powered by Texas Instruments DLP Technology, the InFocus IN1 Gaming Projector boasts a 1500:1 contrast ratio, max brighness of 500 lumens, and is capable of SDTV, EDTV, HDTV, NTSC, PAL, and SECAM. It is available for pre-order right now from InFocus (to be shipped in January 2008), but if you go through Woot.com you'll get 20% off the projector and all it's accessories.

Via coolest-gadgets.com

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October 23, 2007

Panasonic Releases PT-A200 HD Series Home Projectors

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Panasonic has released two PT-A200 series home projectors. The PT-AX200E aims at the gaming market with a resolution of 720p, a quick response time of 5ms and optimized signal processing for game content. It's Light Harmonizer 2 technology senses ambient light levels and adjusts the picture so the picture display is crisp and clear in any lighting conditions. It also features 2000 lumen brightness, reduced noise amplification, and a 2x optical zoom lens. It's now available in Europe for $1499 Euros.

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The second model, the PT-AE2000E features 1080p resolution and is aimed at the "home theater enthusiast" market. It features 1500 lumen brightness, a 16000:1 color contrast ratio, 16 bit processing and 3 HDMI inputs. The projector is available in Europe now although no pricing details have been revealed.

Via Yahoo! News

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October 17, 2007

PicoP: Turn Your Cell Phone Into A Projector

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Back in July of this year, Microvision and Motorola signed a deal in which the former company would produce built-in projectors for the latter's cell phones. What has now been developed is the PicoP, a plug-in for smartphones that will be available by year end. Embeddable PicoP that will be built-in to mobile devices will be available by 2009.

The gadget can project a television screen sized image in high resolution on any surface, whether flat or curved. It'll be interesting to see all of the cool uses this gadget will have. Microvision CEO Alexander Tokman has mentioned two: 1)the young demographic, teens and twenty-somethings, will use it purely for entertainment and 2)as a tool for the ultimate elevator-pitch presentation for the business user. What about the guerrilla advertiser randomly popping projected advertisements up in public places or the kid who can't get away with having his TV on at bedtime on a school night, but can project his mobile video on the wall. Imagine the possibilities! Oh, and by the way, if you're mechanically-minded and want to know how the PicoP works, just click here.

Via CNNMoney

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October 14, 2007

Epson's HD-Ready EMP-TWD10 Video Projector

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Epson has launched the EMP-TWD10, an HD-ready home entertainment center. The EMP-TWD10 comes with an 80" home cinema widescreen that you can roll up and store out of sight when not in use. The portable device easily connects to your computer, game console, digital camera or USB storage device and can project a 60" image from 1.5 meters away. The base, consisting of a DVD reader and speakers, can rotate 180 degrees allowing for flexibility in its placement and utilizes 3LCD technology, the Epson Cinema Filter and four stereo speakers giving the viewer a sharp picture experience with high-def sound. The Living Room and Theatre Modes adjust to lighter or darker environments and the Game Mode allows for fast transition between the console and the unit so you don't lag behind next time you play Halo 3.

Via Shiny Shiny

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October 7, 2007

Circuit City Offering Huge Deals On Home Theatre Projectors

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TVSnob has already mentioned that Circuit City has some great deals on HDTV's at the moment. However, if you're in the market for a home theatre projector, they also have huge savings on projectors and no interest or payments for three months. You'll get through Christmas without paying a cent! With some purchases you even get a free leather recliner! Just imagine the possibilities.

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September 21, 2007

Shelf with Integrated Screen for LCD Projectors

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I've been wondering how to get an LCD screen on my wall without having to string it up or have nothing on the wall. Italian design brings together a slick wall shelf system and integrated projection screen you simply pull down. A great use of space and an amazing idea.

Via The Red Ferret Journal at Livit

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September 18, 2007

Sanyo PLV z2000 LCD Projector - Perfect for Small Home Theaters

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Want 3D color management system, a contrast ratio of 15,000:1, an advanced lens shifting function, and full HD resolution? The Sanyo plv z2000 projector delilvers this and more. Video input includes two HDMI 1.3 ports, component inputs, composite, and S-Video. It is capable of projecting a 100" diagonal image from 10 to 20 feet away, making this suitable for those who have small home theater. The Sanyo PLV-Z2000 will hit US shores sometime in October at a retail price of $2,995.99.

Via Ubergizmo at Sanyo PLV z2000 LCD Projector

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August 22, 2007

Mood TV is Good TV

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Takara is at it again with this crazy underwater mood projector. Sure - it's not TV but it's TV to some life forms on the planet. We love mood lights, mood swings, and even mood rings. We think Takara has a hit on it's hand and we'll be swimming and watching Mood TV on our ceiling very soon.

Via Pocket-lint.co.uk

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August 3, 2007

Review: BenQ W10000 1080p DLP Front Projector

Looking for a high-end projector? Well, if you have a few bucks lying around, you might want to check out the BenQ W10000 1080p DLP Front Projector. According to a review at HDTV Magazine that starts out:

1080p DLP front projection is slowly starting to dribble into the market but pricing has been high. BenQ is providing the W10000 for the street price of just under $6000, providing a full 1920x1080 DLP Dark Chip3 DMD far closer in price range with other recently released 1080p technology at $5k and below.

As noted, this is a full 1920x1080 chip and does not use wobulation. The advantage here is the potential for a pixel perfect response. Bear in mind this also means pixels are going to be more visible but whether or not that is a problem is a matter of viewing distance. This is a single chip display utilizing an 8 segment color wheel, which also means rainbows are possible. The "rainbow effect", as its known, is a byproduct of using a color wheel to rapidly flash alternating red, green, and blue picture elements to the screen. For a small segment of the population, this can create a visible "rainbow" artifact when projected content features bright objects on a dark background (movie credits, for example). While greatly reduced over the years by adding more sections and increasing rotational speed, they are still perceptible by some viewers.

Overall, the review like the BenQ W10000 except for color issus:

As noted in the subjective viewing results, this machine appears to do everything right with my areas of complaint related far more to specsmanship rather than visual experience. That green primary error hangs like a sore thumb on an otherwise blemish free delivery. The reality is most consumers would be unaware and many a videophile would let this one slide considering the rest of the package. I have enjoyed this projector immensely but ultimately the green error prevents it from being a long term product in my performance world; I want the correct colors.

We'll try to round you up a few more reviews of th W10000 so we can get an overall consenus.

At HDTVMagazine

Compare Prices: BenQ

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February 13, 2007

Introducing the Paint-on Projection Screen

While a projection can really add something to your home theater system, the drawback has to be the eyesore of the projection screen. While many projector users prefer to project right onto a bare wall, it's hard to avoid glare and other eyesores. So if you're looking for another option for screen projection you'll be pleased to know Vogel has introduced the ‘Mighty Brighty’ do-it-yourself paint-on projection screen kit. According to OhGizmo:

Cleverly named ‘Mighty Brighty’ the kit basically comes with a set of paints that makes creating the perfect projection screen pretty simple. Just measure out your required dimensions on the wall (16:9 or 4:3) and then paint on a light gray base coat followed by a highly reflective top coat and you’re done. In theory you don’t even have to wait for it to dry before you start using it. The top coat can even be customized to your room’s lighting conditions by adding more or less of an included gray tint before painting it on and in the end you’re left with a screen that’s guaranteed to always be flat and smooth (unless your home has severe foundation issues.)

Very nice! According to Vogel's website the kit comes in three varieties:

  • MPW 10 - Standard Screen
  • Pre-mixed highly reflective paints to easily apply a standard projection screen of up to 5 m2 on your wall or board.

  • MPW 20 - Tailor-made Screen & Border

  • Everything you need to create a tailor-made projection screen of up to 6 m2 with a dark border on your wall. It comes with paint for your wall and additional paint components (ContrastBooster and BrightnessBooster) to easily create the perfect screen surface for your situation. In addition, magnetic paint and magnetic borders are included to easily place (and remove!) a dark border around your screen. This border greatly heightens the contrast perception of images on the screen

  • MPW 30 - Invisible Wall Solution

  • Same as the MPW 20, except this version has everything you need to paint the entire wall so you do not see the edges of the projection screen. We call this the Invisible Wall Solution because when you are not using your screen you simply remove the magnetic dark border and all you see is a normal white or light grey wall. Nobody sees that it is also an excellent projection screen.

At a price range of $190 to $580 the paint-on kit is a tad more expensive then the projection screen option but will probably blend in much better. If you've used the Vogel kit or plan on using it, drop us a comment and let us know what you think.

At OhGizmo [Thanks Jay]

Product page at Vogel.com

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