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August 31, 2009

DVD-packin' LED portable video projector arrives in Japan

led-dvd-projector.jpgIt's not the prettiest piece of hardware we've ever seen, but the 2.5 kilogram portable LED video projector from Japan's Kumazaki-Aim does pack in a DVD player. Unfortunately the 268×295×92 millimeter projector, which also includes a screen with purchase, doesn't have the greatest specs. 640 x 480 VGA resolution, 300:1 contrast ratio, 200 lumens of brightness, 60 inch images from 2.1 meters away, an SD/MMC card reader, S-video and VGA ports, and 3 Watt/2 channel speakers. The DVD player also supports MP3, WMA, AVI, JPEG, DivX, and Xvid audio, video, and image formats. Available in Japan tomorrow, the DVD-packin' portable projector will cost the equivalent of US$600. A little much in my opinion.


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August 6, 2009

Optoma announced HD20 DLP projector

logo-optoma.jpgOne of Taiwan's biggest projector brands, Optoma, has announced the HD20 DLP home theater projector. Features include:

  • 32.4 cm x 23.4 cm dimensions

  • 2.88 kg mass

  • 1920 x 1080 resolution

  • 1700 ANSI lumens of brightness

  • 500:1 contrast ratio

  • 38 to 300 inch projection size range (100 inch image from 3.32 meters)

  • color and image adjustment features including processing engines for color temperature, gamma, B/W extension, and RGB gain/bias; and format, overscan, zoom and digital image shift image manipulation features

  • HDMI and PC inputs

Optoma hasn't announced a price for the HD20 projector, but says it expects it to be "affordable to a wider range of home consumers."


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July 23, 2009

Vivitek brings pricing pressure with $999 1080p projector

H1080FD.jpgVivitek has introduced some serious pricing pressure to the DLP home theater projector market with its $999 H1080FD. Scheduled for release in August, the H1080FD sports 1080p resolution, 1800 ANSI lumens of brightness, 5000:1 contrast ratio, a 12 Volt trigger output for motorized lifts and screens, a pair of HDMI inputs, and composite, S-video and component inputs as well. Vivitek also says it has new home theater and business projector families in the pipeline, so expect to see more from the company later this summer or in the fall.


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June 26, 2009

iJector front projector turns your iPod into a 50-inch bigscreen

ijector.jpgIf only you could project iPod and iPod video images on the wall, right? Now you can with the iJector, a front-projector that can cast images up to 50 inches from your docked iPhone or iPod. Unfortunately it doesn't look like the iJector will produce images that are earth shattering. With resolution amounting to only 557 x 234 pixels and only 20 lumens of brightness, you might just have trouble seeing anything. Interestingly though, the iJector is licensed by Apple and is compatible with the first three generations of iPod nanos, fifth generation iPod Videos, first generation iPod Classics, iPod Touches and iPhones. The iJector is only shipping in Japan as of July 17, but given the specs I'm not sure I'd pay the equivalent of $670 for it. Seems a little steep.


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June 23, 2009

projectiondesign outs new stereoscopic 3D, high resolution projection platforms

At the InfoComm conference last week, Norwegian projector maker projectiondesign unveiled its latest LED projector, the FL32, as well as a variety of new 3D stereoscopic and high resolution versions of its F22 DLP projection platform.

pd-f22.jpgThe company's first solid-state LED projector system, the FL32 is designed for mission-critical operations such as security monitoring and simulation training. The FL32 is available in either 1080p or WUXGA resolutions, utilizes projectiondesign's patented ReaLED optical technology, and has a guaranteed 100, 000 lamp life.

Four different 3D stereoscopic projection platforms were on display at InfoComm--the F10 AS3D active stereo projector, the F10 1080 3D stereo projectors with built-in INFITEC technology, and F22 passive series with INFITEC. projectiondesign says the F22 series offers a ColorCode 3D solution, the most cost-effective among passive 3D solutions. The 3D projectors are aimed, more or less, at commercial markets like gaming, production, military, medical and education.

Wrapping up projectiondesign's conference portfolio was the F22 DLP projector platform. Already available, the conference offerings were new versions of the F22 in 1080p and WUXGA resolutions. The new F22 utilizes Phillips' VIDI technology, improving image quality, color reproduction and management, as well as performance predictability.



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June 18, 2009

Digital Projection outs trio of WUXGA 3D projectors

LIGHTNING-35HDLARGE.jpgDigital Projection has added a trio of new WUXGA (1920 x 1200) 3-chip projectors to its 3D-capable Lightning Series at InfoComm in Orlando, Florida today. The Lightning 38 WUXGA-3D, the Lightning 45 WUXGA-3D and the Lightning WUXGA-3D Ultra Contrast are the three new models. All feature 16:10 resolution, 1080p video without scaling, Texas Instruments Darkchip DMD technology, ColorMax calibration, FastFrame blur reduction and Dual Flash Processing with support for 120 Hz frame rates.

The three projectors differ in their brightness and contrast ratios.

  • Lightning 38: 20, 000 lumens, 2000:1 contrast ratio
  • Lightning 45: 30, 000 lumens, 2000:1 contrast ratio
  • Lightning Ultra Contrast: 15, 000 lumens, 4000:1 contrast ratio

All three Lightning projectors are now available.

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June 17, 2009

Sanyo bows high-res, ultra-bright projector pair

sanyo-pdg-det100jl.jpgSanyo has announced a boatload of new projectors this year, for the most part targeted at commercial markets. Today in Japan, the company added another pair to the roster--the PDG-DET100JL and the WTC500L. The former boasts SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) resolution, a rather bright 7500 lumens of brightness, a contrast ratio of 7500:1 and DICOM (or Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) which improves image detail for medical uses.

sanyo-wtc500l.jpgThe WTC500L has somewhat less impressive specs yet they are nothing to cringe at. The projector has WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution, 5000 lumens of brightness, and dual lamps which can be switched between with a button push.

The PDG-DET100JL will ship in Japan on August 21 for US$20000 while the WTC500L will make it to the United States July 1 for $11000.


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June 10, 2009

Epson outs pricey EH-TW5000 3LCD projector

eh-tw5000.jpgEpson has announced the arrival of its latest flagship projector, the EH-TW5000. The 1080p projector pushes out 1600 ANSI lumens of brightness, has a 75000:1 contrast ratio, and a low 22dB noise level. The 3LCD projector also has a few screen adjustment options such as 2.1 optical zoom, and both horizontal and vertical lens shift. Connection options come in a wide variety and include 2 HDMI ports, component, composite, S-video and RGB slots. Available at certified Epson retailers, the EH-TW5000 isn't priced cheap at $5299.


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May 31, 2009

NEC's NC2500S-A digital cinema projector launches for Disney Pixar's 3D flick, Up

nec-nc2500s-a-1.jpgIf you're planning on hitting the theater to see Disney Pixar's new 3D flick, Up, you may be greeted by a screen with 33% more resolution and brightness. That's because NEC is shipping its new NC2500S-A digital cinema projector to theaters specifically for Up. The projector sports full 2K resolution and theaters with older models are eligible for a simple upgrade. Clearview's famous Ziegfeld Theatre will be one of the first to have its NC2500S-A up and running, so that's where you should head if you're in the area.


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May 30, 2009

BenQ Joybee GP1 mini projector gets reviewed

joybee_gp1.jpgBenQ's new Joybee GP1 mini projector may not be small enough to fit in your pocket but it definitely makes up for its larger size with performance improvements. And it's really not that large; maybe the size of a small alarm clock with a weight of 1.4 pounds.

Despite its small size it still manages to produce 100 lumens of brightness, project an image ranging from 14 to 80 inches in size, and sports a resolution of 858 x 600 pixels. The GP1 will also connect to a variety of accessories (with a separately purchased add-ons) including digital cameras, iPods, iPhones, video cameras, DVD players, as well as desktop and laptop computers.

My favorite feature is the USB slot which allows you to connect a content-packed thumb drive. It's a great feature for business presentations and the like. The only two negatives the Joybee GP1 can be called on are its finicky audio playback and its plug-in requirement. It won't run on batteries which puts a hamper on its portability in some cases.

Even with the cons though, I'd definitely fork out the required $500 for the BenQ Joybee GP1 when it ships in June.


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