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January 27, 2009

Samsung AnyCall Show pico projector phone caught on video


Pico projectors really came into their own last year, and Samsung's AnyCall Show phone is the latest related hit. Not just a pico projector, the AnyCall Show is actually a 3G mobile phone with a 3.2-inch OLED touchscreen, a 5 megapixel camera, global roaming. Behind the touchscreen is the Texas Instruments projector capable of beaming still and moving images up to 50 inches in size. The 10 lumen lamp also assists in pumping out 480 x 320 pixels. Check out the video demo above!

Via Slashgear

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January 10, 2009

Sanyo's PDG-DHT100JL DLP projector limited to Japan

sanyo-pdg-dht100jl(2).jpgSanyo's PLV-1080HD may have a sub-$2000 price tag and general global availability, but the company has also debuted a higher-end projector at CES 2009. The PDG-DHT100JL DLP projector will be released in Japan initially but has some premium features including 1920 x 1080 resolution, a bright 6500 lumens, dual twin color wheel system, and twin UHP lamp. No pricing information is available yet but it'll be on the expensive side.

Via Engadget HD

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January 9, 2009

Sanyo's PLV-1080HD 3LCD projector gets a sub-$2000 price tag

plv-1080hd.jpgSanyo's PLV-1080HD 3LCD projector has finally launched. On displaying at CES 2009 this week, the PLV-1080HD can display images up to 300 images with a throw of 60 feet. Boasting 1080p resolution, 1200 ANSI lumens, 10000:1 contrast ratio, and a lens shifting system to allow for more flexible placement. In terms of connectivity, the PLV-1080HD has dual HDMI and component slots, and s-video, composite, and RGB connections. The best feature of the Sanyo PLV-1080HD undoubtedly is the price--only $1999 and it's available from Sanyo's website.

Via About Projectors

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January 8, 2009

Epson's got a 3LCD PowerLite Home Cinema 6500 UB projector with 75000:1 contrast ratio

epsonpowerlite65001(2).jpgEpson has added the PowerLite Home Cinema 6500 UB to its line of 3LCD 1080p projectors. The projector uses the latest 3LCD D7 chip, built-in HQV Reon-VX processor by Silicon Optix, Ultra Black vertical alignment technology, and has an amazing 75, 000:1 contrast ratio. Furthermore the 6500 UB pumps out 1600 lumens of brightness and has plenty of connection ports including two HDMI 1.3 slots, S-video input, composite video input, and VGA-type RGB input. Set to launch in late January, the PowerLite 6500 will set you back $2999.99. The release is after the break.

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December 19, 2008

CV-MP01: The Latest Handheld Projector Out Of Japan

CV_MP01(2).jpgCompact projectors seem to be all the rage these days. The latest model, CV-MP01, is very similar to 3M's MPro110 when it comes to specs, but it's quite a bit smaller. With dimensions of 40 x 57 x 59mm and weighing 90 grams, this handheld really redefines portable. The CV-MP01 is an LCOS projector with an LED backlight with a 10000 hour lifespan, VGA resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio. Looks like you'll be heading to Japan if you want one though.

Via Akihabara News

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December 11, 2008

Dell M109S Versus Optoma Pico PK-101: A Pico Projector Standoff

dell.jpgThe Wall Street Journal has decided to see what all the fuss over pico projectors is about by comparing Dell's M109S and Optoma's Pico PK-101. The term 'pico' not only denotes the small size of these projectors, but also the Texas Instruments chip they use, dubbed pico. While they're definitely much more portable than typical projectors, the projected image quality is the obvious sacrifice.

The 15-ounce Dell M109S only spits out 50 lumens of brightness, while the flyweight 4-ounce Optoma Pico PK-101 only manages 11 lumens. There are two ways to compensate: either darken the room or place the projector very close to the wall or screen you're using. However the Optoma device is marketed as a tool to project media from iPod's and other such devices, so it's meant for on-the-go use. Dell, on the other hand, says the M109S is a netbook/laptop companion that works well for quick work presentations.

As the review turned out, the Dell M109S is a higher quality product. That said, you'll also pay $449 for it, $50 higher than the Optoma's $399 price tag.

Via WSJ

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December 4, 2008

Sharp Launches The PG-F255W, It's Latest DLP BrilliantColor WXGA Projector

pgf262w(2).jpgSharp has launched the PG-F255W wide-XGA DLP projector. Built for enterprise applications, the PG-F255W has DLP BrilliantColor technology, can project 720p from HD sources, and 1280 x 720 16:10 resolution from PC's. It's fairly bright at 2500 lumens and has a 2200:1 contrast ratio so it's likely that the PG-F255W displays a fairly crisp picture, further enhanced by an extended color palette from previous models.

The 6.4 pound DLP projector also sports an ultra-quiet fan, an on-screen guide to aid in setup, closed captioning, and an included wireless remote with a built-in screen pointer. Available sometime this month, Sharp's PG-F255W will be priced south of $1000. Check out the full release after the cut.

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December 3, 2008

Adtec's Crappy Pocket Projector Launches In Japan...Just In Time For Stocking Stuffing

adtec(2).jpgLook at this miniature bundle of LCOS projection dubbed the Adtec AD-MP15A. Weighing only 147 grams and sporting dimensions of 27 x 58 x 90 millimeters, the Adtec pocket projector is exactly that. You can carry this little guy pretty much anywhere however don't count on much in the way of picture quality. With VGA resolution in 4:3, 15 lumens of brightness, and 200:1 contrast ratio, all's the AD-MP15A is good for is a stocking stuffer--in Japan of course where it'll be available later in December for 39, 800 Yen.

Via Akihabara News

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November 29, 2008

JVC DLA-HD750: 200 Limited Edition White Models Coming Christmas Day

JVC-projector-DLA-HD750W(2).jpgJVC seems to be taking a hint from Apple and will be releasing a white version of their flagship DLA-HD750 1080p projector on December 25. The DLA-HD750-W Limited Edition has similar specs to its black-colored sibling including three D-ILA devices, 50000:1 contrast ratio, HQV Reon-VX video processing, 2x motorized zoom lens, 1080p resolution, 900 ANSI lumens of brightness and more. Of course, it's likely a white projector could have some problems with light reflection. Hence the Limited Edition. You'll be able to get your hands on one of 200 units being manufactured in Japan, priced at 756,000 yen (US$8,035).

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November 26, 2008

Hitachi Unveils Wildly Bright 7500 Lumen, 3LCD Pro Projector

hitachi-cp-x10000-sb(2).jpgHitachi looks to be making an attempt to grab some high-end projector market share with their unveiling of the CP-X10000. With 7500 lumens of brightness, the 3LCD CP-X10000 sits in the professional projector range, and also features a 2500:1 contrast ratio, 10-bit digital video processor, ultra wide lens shift, and a handy 10000 hour filter. Its adjustable lens attachment allows for a variety of lenses and throw distances so it should work equally well in a giant theater or smaller conference room. And for a few extra points, Hitachi threw in closed captioning and an RS-232 network bridge. Unfortunately for interested parties, I can't find any pricing or availability information at this time.

Via Ubergizmo

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