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September 28, 2008

Sanyo's Budget-Friendly PLV-Z60 LCD Projector Shipping In The US

plv-z60(2).jpgSanyo's PLV-Z60 home theater projector is now shipping, the first of three new Sanyo projectors we'll see by the end of the year. The 720p LCD PLV-Z60, aimed at the 'budget' crowd, has decent specs for the $1195 you'll pay for it. Featuring 12-bit digital video processing, 10000:1 contrast ratio, 1200 ANSI lumens of brightness, and a 3D color management system, you'll be hard pressed to find higher quality for a cheaper price.

Next month Sanyo will ship its PLV-Z700, a higher-end 1080p projector priced at $1995 followed by the 120 Hz PLZ-Z3000 in December, a pricey $3295.

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September 26, 2008

Carl Zeiss powerdomeVELVET Brings 2, 500, 000:1 Contrast Ratio To DLP Projection

zeiss-velvet-projector.jpgThe new Carl Zeiss powerdomeVELVET planetarium projector puts all projectors to shame. Designed for use in planetarium's (duh!) and other setups that require full dome projection the powerdomeVELVET utilizes Texas Instruments' DLP technology to produce an internal 30-bit color depth and a sick 2, 500, 000:1 contrast ratio. Of course, absolute blacks are needed in a planetarium to render recreations of distant stars visible. We don't even want to know how much this new Carl Zeiss masterpiece will cost, but expect expensive when it hits the shelves of Best Buy in early 2009.

Via OhGizmo

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July 31, 2008

Sanyo PLC-XL50 XGA Projector: Can Project An 80 Inch Image From 3 Inches Away

20080730161222107(2).jpgShort-throw projectors are one thing, but ultra-short throw projectors are another thing altogether. Take a look at Sanyo's PLC-XL50 XGA ultra-short throw projector. Featuring 2000 ANSI lumens of brightness, the PLC-XL50 can project an 80-inch diagonal image when placed only 3 inches away from the projector screen. Headed for Korea, the PLC-XL50 is built for small conference rooms and applied uses such as department store displays.


Via Aving

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July 24, 2008

SIM2 DOMINO D60 DLP Front Projector Breaks $5000 Barrier, Now Shipping

SIM2_Domino_D60_projector_2.jpgSIM2's high-end but high-priced projectors are among the best on the market and the new DOMINO D60 DLP front projector is no exception. Oh, but wait, it is. Because at $4995, SIM2 has finally introduced a projector into the sub-$5000 category reaching a whole new group of potential customers with their amazing projection technology.

The D60 features a Texas Instruments DarkChip3 0.95-inch DMD chipset with BrilliantColor and Dynamic Black technologies, enabling a wide range of colors, greater than 10000:1 contrast and full 1080p imagery projection. Depending on what you're projecting, the D60 has three preset modes-Cinema, Dynamic, and Standard-and three customizable memories that can be calibrated for three more specific projection environments. Available in a Black Shadow matte finish, the SIM2 D60 sports dual HDMI inputs, component, RGB-HD, vertical lens shift, variable Iris, and a 50-200 inch picture size. Apparently the DOMINO D60 is now shipping, although a quick look at their website yields no info regarding this projector.

Via Widescreen Review

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July 15, 2008

Open Air CineBox Home: Turn Your Backyard Into A Drive-In And Enjoy The Summer

openaircinema-sb(2).jpgSummer is always a time of internal conflict for TVSnob's. We have a certain responsibility to spend time with our home theaters but at the same time we have the beautiful weather trying to tug our heartstrings into the outdoors. But here's one possible solution: Open Air CineBox Home. Get the best of both worlds by turning your backyard into a mini drive-in theater with this nine-foot inflatable movie screen with its own dedicated A/V system. Easy to setup and takedown, the CineBox Home is small enough when not in use to fit in a backpack so you can even bring it somewhere other than your own backyard. The whole CineBox Home theater kit includes the 9 x 5 foot inflatable screen suitable for both front and rear projection, a 2300 lumen Sanyo LCD projector, DVD player, audio mixer, an LED light for night time operation, the usual adapters and cables, a couple of speakers, and a muffled air blower to keep the screen constantly inflated. Available July 25, the Open Air CineBox Home outdoor theater will set you back $1499.

Via Newlaunches

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July 10, 2008

Mitsubishi's FL7000U High-End, High-Priced Projector Hits The US

fl7000u_a2.jpgGot some money to blow and are interested in nothing more than the best high-def projection technology around? Mitsubishi's FL7000U projector is now available in the United States and with a $15000 price tag, you damn well better have money to blow. With a high-end price tag comes high-end features including full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5000 ANSI lumens of brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, a built-in 10 Watt speaker system, a split-screen display mode for videoconferencing and anti-theft features including an alarm and password menu security.

Via About Projectors

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July 2, 2008

Panasonic's PT-DZ12000 DLP Projector Displays Images On Curved Surfaces, Cooled By Water

3B(2).jpgProjector's can display images on curved surfaces? Run on water? No way. But wait, yes they can. Just ask Panasonic whose PT-D12000 and PT-DZ12000 get a big checkmark on both counts. Both projectors can display images on curved surfaces thanks to dedicated LSI. Unlike other models that display on curved surfaces, the new Panasonic models require no extra external components. Believe it or not the PT-DZ12000 is cooled by water too. Not entirely surprising given some of the projectors' heat-generating specs. Both projectors run on three DLP chips, and feature four 300 W built-in lamps resulting in a combined 12, 000 lumen brightness rating. Amazingly the PT-DZ12000 features 1920 x 1200 resolution and can project a massive 600-inch image from a minimum distance of only 12.4 meters. Both projectors are looking at an August release, both carrying a rather large $69, 000 price tag.

3C(2).jpgVia Crave (Photo Credit: Tech-On)

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June 20, 2008

Sony Dishes Out 11 New LCD Business Projectors

sony-vpl-ex50-1(2).jpgSony has always been a prolific company, but 11 new projectors debuted at one time brings a whole new meaning to the word prolific. The first thing you need to know is that nearly all the projectors feature Sony's BrightEra imaging technology "designed to produce a higher aperture ratio, deliver brighter images than previous High Temperature Poly-Silicon (HTPS) LCD-based systems and allow the projectors to achieve high resolution and quiet fan noise." Secondly, these projectors are all intended for commercial use and are pretty expensive, ranging in price from $1050 to $40, 000. And thirdly, if you're still interested, check out the press release after the jump.

Via Sony

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June 18, 2008

NEC Display's NP905 And NP901W Ultraconnected Projectors

np905_slantview.jpgNEC Display announced a couple of new commercial projectors today--the 3000 lumen NP905 and 2000 lumen NP901W. Developed for conference rooms and classrooms, NEC's installation projectors feature Windows Network Projector functionality from within Windows Vista so users can share info using their laptops or PC's via either a wireless or wired area network. As if that's not a great feature in itself, the NP905 and NP901W both feature a remote desktop connection so they can actually control a remote computer as long as it's wired to the projector via its USB connection along with its keyboard. Other features include:

  • Silicon Optix HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) enabling high-end processing for both standard def and HD content
  • a geometric correction tool for shape projection minus the distortion
  • advanced color management which adjusts depending on whether movies, images, or graphics are being projected
  • HDMI inputs and an audio input for every video input
  • closed captioning
  • direct off for quick shutdown

NEC's NP905 and NP901W projectors will be hitting the streets next month for $1999.99 and $1299.99 respectively.

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June 16, 2008

Dell's Del 1609WX DLP Projector-Dell's Latest WXGA Japanese Offering

dell1(2).jpgDell's Del 1609WX DLP WXGA projector, suitable for both home and commercial uses has been announced in Japan. The Del 1609WX projector features 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, 2500 lumens of brightness, 1900:1 contrast ratio, and a load of connectivity options including DVI, S-video, composite, and PC inputs. The 1609WX also features Dell's proprietary BrilliantColor technology and an 8 Watt speaker. It'll cost 105, 000 Yen in Japan, about the equivalent of US$969.

Via Dell Japan

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