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November 22, 2008

Sony's VPL-HW10 Gets The Hands-On Treatment

vplhw10.jpgSony's VPL-HW10 uses the same SXRD technology formerly used by the company's rear projection HDTV line. While Sony cut out its RPTV line in favor of its popular BRAVIA LCD lineup, they still use SXRD in their front projectors.

Turns out they made a good choice, as a CNET review of the VPL-HW10 proved to be a good one. The VPL-HW10, with 1920 x 1080 resolution, produces deep blacks, good shadow detail, accurate color reproduction and sports tons of features. On the not so great side: slightly inaccurate red and green reproduction, manual controls, and a subpar 1000 ANSI lumen brightness level that doesn't cut it for larger screens.

Overall though, Sony's VPL-HW10 is the company's cheapest SXRD projector, and pulled off a strong enough showing to be deemed a "very good performer for the price, and therefore an excellent value."

Get the Sony VPL-HW10 at Amazon for $3265


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November 13, 2008

3M MPro110 Handheld Digital Projector Launches

3M - MPRO_110_02_en.jpg3M has literally brought digital projection into the palm of the hand, launching the MPro110. About the size of a digital camera and weighing under a pound, the MPro110 can connect to any device with video pass-through (like a laptop) projecting a VGA image up to 50-inches. The unit uses an LCOS electronic imager, and 3M optics technology, has a quiet and long-lasting LED light source, and is the only handheld on the market with an integrated VGA input. Available at most major online retailers, 3M's MPro110 costs $359.

Via PR

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November 7, 2008

Sanyo PLC-XTC50L Projector First With Auto Lamp Selection System

700(2).jpgSo maybe Sanyo's PLC-XTC50L projector, the industry's first with an "Auto Lamp Selection System" isn't as cool as a voice-guided projector. But the system, which selects one of two lamps to project from based on user preferences, preprogrammed settings, or if one doesn't work, does result in maintenance free lamps and a doubling of the lamp's lifespan to 6000 hours. That's double the typical lifespan of a commercial projection lamp although we have a feeling that lifespan is a combination of the two lamps rather than specific to one. Nonetheless, it is an industry first, and the PLC-XTC50L also features Active Maintenance filter, short and long throw lens options, vertical and horizontal lens shift and automatic keystone correction. It'll be available in the UK for £4995 + VAT in January 2009.

Via Pocketlint

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November 4, 2008

Toshiba's TLP-X200U 3LCD Projectors Talks The Talk (Voice Guided)

mobile-tlp-x200u-view.jpgToshiba's TLP-X200U wireless 3LCD projector, the world's first with voice guidance, is now available with an MSRP of $1739 with a three-year standard limited warranty. The IEEE 802.11b/g wireless network-compatible projector is extremely portable, suitable for large venues and home theater use, weighing in a 4.4 pounds and standing only 3 inches high. With closed caption and multiscreen functionality, the TLP-X200U pumps out 1024 x 768 XGA resoltution, 3000 ANSI lumens, and 600:1 contrast ratio, features automatic vertical keystone correction, amongst a variety of other handy features. Its connection options are impressive sporting a variety of RGB inputs and outputs, HDMI, composite and S-video inputs, RS-232 and USB ports, and both audio and video outputs.

Via Toshiba

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October 28, 2008

NEC's NS62J, NS52J With Mobile Phone Connectivity Coming In November

necd(2).jpgNEC will be launching a couple of new DLP data projectors November 12. The NP62J pushes out 3000 lumens of brightness and 220 Watts, the NP52J 2600 lumens and 200 Watts, and both have a contrast ratio of 1600:1. Both models share most features including the exterior design, 1024 x 768 resolution, an efficient cooling fan and pump, BrilliantColor technology, 1.2x manual or autofocus zoom lens, and a maximum noise output of 37 decibels. The defining feature of the new projector is Bluetooth connectivity enabling mobile phones to stream JPEG / PNG / BMP / GIF pictures to the screen. The same can also be done with an included USB cable.

The Japanese translation of the product release isn't so clear about connection options. It appears that both units have composite and s-video inputs, while the NP62J also has an analog RGB output, but we're not completely sure of that. Each unit also appears to have a 0.3 Watt mono speaker output.

The NP62J will be priced at 333, 900 yen (US$3510) while the NP52J will cost a slightly less 281, 400 yen (US$2957). As you can see from the currencies, these two NEC newbies will see an initial launch in Japan.

Via AV Watch

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October 14, 2008

Projectors: Canon WUX10 World's Smallest LCOS LCD Model?

canon1(2).jpgCanon will be releasing a LCOS projector in Japan just before Christmas. The WUX10 is a 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel WUXGA projector, claimed to be the world's smallest 0.71-LCD projector with LCOS. Driven by Canon's proprietary Aspectual Illumination System (AISYS), the WUX10 spec sheet also includes 1000:1 contrast ratio and a 275 Watt lamp output pushing 3200 lumens. Connectivity options for the 284 × 336 × 114mm, 5 kg LCD projector include a single HDMI, two DVI-I, and a composite slot for video and an assortment of analog audio outputs. It also features slots for Ethernet and RS-232 control. A rough translation of the price is "1.57 million price of 5,000 yen" which we're assuming is somewhere around $15, 000 US. (Not sure about that one though)

Via AV Watch

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October 3, 2008

Panasonic's TH-AE3000 LCD Projector Gets Priced

pana1_1(2).jpgPanasonic's TH-AE3000 LCD projector is coming to Japan November 1. Featuring full 1080p resolution, the TH-AE3000 uses double-speed D7 LCD panels and some sort of lighting control technology to boast the dynamic contrast ratio as high as 60, 000:1. It projects 16:9 as a default but can be switched to 2.35:1 aspect ratio resulting in accurate reproduction of professional films.

It'll project a picture anywhere from 40 inches to 6 meters and sports 2x optical zoom and focus, vertical and horizontal lens shift, up to 120 Hz frame rate and support for a 24p signal. In terms of connections, the TH-AE3000 has an HDMI input with support for Deep Color and x.v. Color, component, composite, S-video, analog RGB, and RS-232 for attachment to external control equipment. With the included remote control, the Panasonic TH-AE3000 will cost about 450, 000 Yen or US$4257.

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October 1, 2008

Runco's Super-Powered VX-8 VideoXtreme Projector

runco-vx8.jpgOkay fine, we lied. At times we do like projectors. Not the ordinary run-of-the-mill models, but the kind company's like Runco release. The $20, 000 kind. Runco's VX-8 is the latest member of the VideoXtreme lineup and sports some crazy features. Try Runco DHD with Vivix, three SuperOnyx DMD's, 2.35:1 CineWide technology, seven primary lens options, three CineWide lens choices, and a couple of CineWide with AutoScope lens choices. Geez! Plus the 1080p/24-compatible VX-8 boasts ConstantContrast contrast correction, CorrectColor, ISFccc calibration, a 2500 hour lamp-life, and a bunch of HDMI ports. Of course any projector with sick features like this that costs $20, 000 is a professional install, so if you're planning a big home theater project with a projector hang on until January 2009. That's when the Runco VX-8 will be available- FOR THE PROS TO INSTALL.

Via Electronic House

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LG's HS102 Projector Has DivX Playback, Rechargeable Battery

10-1-08-hs102.jpgWe're not the biggest projector fans around here, that is unless the projector has a DivX player aboard. LG's HS102 has exactly that, playing back DivX files stored on an attached USB drive. Other than that the HS102 has lackluster 800 x 600 native resolution, 16:9/4:3 interchangeable aspect ratios, and PhlatLight LED illumination kicking out 2000:1 contrast ratio and 160 ANSI lumens. Sure the DivX playback is pretty cool, but possibly the best feature this mobile projector has is a rechargeable battery that'll work for 2 hours fully charged. Yeah that's right, without electricity. Don't get too excited though, as the LG HS102 is only available in South Korea at the moment for US$555. Damn.

via zoomgadget

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September 30, 2008

Mitsubishi Launches FL6900U LCD Projector

FL7000U.jpgMitsubishi's FL6900U, the company's latest commercial LCD projector, boasts 1080p resolution, 4000 lumens of brightness and three 1.1-inch LCD panels. The combo is perfect for environments with a lot of ambient light and is further complemented by side-by-side imaging, RS232 support for compatibility with third-party control systems, RJ45 networking support, automatic horizontal and vertical lens shift, automatic zoom and focus, and digital keystone correction.

Of course with commercial operation the possibility of a sticky-fingered thief nabbing the projector increases, so Mitsubishi has included a built-in motion-sensitive anti-theft alarm set with a key so when the projector moves it blasts a 120 decibel alarm. Definitely enough noise to deter even the most persistent thieves, but just in case it also has a menu lock and a splash screen that shows ownership and location.

The Mitsubishi FL6900U will set you back $9995 with one-year limited warranty on the lamp and three-year limited warranty for parts and labor.

Via Mitsubishi

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