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May 10, 2008

Got $9000 To Spare? Pioneer's Elite KURO Projector Hits The US

5-7-08-pioneer-elite-kuro-projector.jpgPioneer Electronics is making a move to spread the KURO brand beyond the plasma TV frame with the introduction of the new Elite KURO projector. Also known as the Pioneer KURO KRF-9000HD across the pond in the UK, Pioneer claims the Elite KURO brings the same black levels and 1080p picture to the screen as the industry-leading KURO plasma TV's and features 3 viewing modes-standard, dynamic, and movie-to take full advantage of the KURO technology by tweaking it to best display the type of content being watched. Designed for the custom-install market, the Elite KURO projector features advanced calibration, LCoS 1080p technology, wide lens shift, dual HDMI 1.3 support, and a variety of other features allowing the viewer to tweak the picture to the most optimal level possible. The Pioneer Elite KURO projector will ship in June through the company's Elite dealer channel, but it'll cost you a giant chunk of change. Price: $9000.

Via Pioneer

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May 5, 2008

NEC NP100 Gets Reviewed

31%2BAt88%2BLdL._SL500_AA280_.jpgThe NEC NP100 DLP projector is a good choice for the budget-oriented shopper looking for a portable projection solution suitable for both home theater use and business presentations. Lightweight at only 2.4kg, the NEC NP100 features native 800x600 pixel SVGA resolution, can kick out 2000 ANSI lumens, and is suitable for use in small to medium rooms with low lighting. For those interested in the presentation side of things, tests revealed a crisp 64-inch image from a projector placement of 3 meters away from the screen. Text and graphics were sharp and color rendering was good when connected to both a laptop's VGA port and a DVD player's composite video output. The projector also features a built-in 2 watt speaker perfect for presentation audio, but not so much for home theater use.

The NEC NP100 DLP projector is available at Amazon.

Via PC Advisor

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May 4, 2008

JVC Claims 8K x 4K D-ILA Projection Device

jvc.jpgJVC is claiming to have developed a new 1.75-inch LCOS-enabled D-ILA device that can project a 35-megapixel image, 8192 x 4320 pixels in all. The Super Hi-Vision device projects images at roughly 17 times the resolution of today's high-end projectors and HDTV's, the result of a new production process and pixel structure for finer pixel display. Not expected to hit the consumer market for a couple of years yet, we expect the new projection device will be expensive to say the least. To give you an idea of what we mean by expensive, take a look at the pricing of some of JVC's higher-end projection devices currently on the market: the DLA-HD1 projector based on a 0.7" 2K1K D-ILA chipset priced at $4600, the DLA-HD100 sells for about $6000, and the professional 4096x2400 pixel DLA-SH4K projector is priced at a whopping $142, 500. All's we have to say is that you better start saving your pennies.

Via TGDaily

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April 28, 2008

Pioneer Kuro KRF-9000HD Projector Features LCoS Technology, Hefty Price

7435-pioneerkuroprojector.jpgPioneer's KRF-9000HD projector, the latest in its Kuro line, features full 1080p resolution, wide lens shift, a couple of HDMI 1.3 ports, and both composite and component inputs. The best part though is the 30000:1 native contrast ratio enabled by "liquid crystal on silicon" (LCoS) projection technology. Liquid Crystal on Silicon is similar to DLP technology, but rather than mirrors, uses liquid crystals like LCD's. However, LCD projectors use liquid crystal that allows light to pass through, while LCoS chips have liquid crystals directly applied to a silicon surface with an aluminum coating that is highly reflective.

Given the Kuro KRF-9000HD's high-end technology, expect to pay a high-end price, and you will. The price? About $12500!

Via TrustedReviews

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April 27, 2008

Business Projectors: What You Need To Know Before You Buy

30974227-2-200-0.jpgWhile you can find business projectors for a few hundred dollars these days, looking for the cheapest price around may be selling yourself, and your audience, short. Many lower cost business projectors only work well in completely darkened rooms, and when's the last time you gave a business presentation in the dark? The optimal price range for finding good value and great features? In between $1500-$2000, says Peter Knaak of the German consumer testing organization Stiftung Warentest in Berlin. Knaak adds that he has yet to see a projector priced at less than $1500 that is worth recommending for business presentations.

Okay, so we've nailed down price, but what about features?

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April 24, 2008

Projection Design Launches Three Avielo DLP Projectors In Munich

proj_design.jpgProjectiondesign debuted 3 new DLP projectors at the High End home cinema event in Munich. Dubbed the Avielo series, the 1080p Avielo Spectra, 1080p Avielo Optix and 720p Avielo Prisma, are the first of 5 Avielo DLP projectors to launch in 2008. The two higher-end projectors use Signature-series lenses and the Optix, which comes with 6 different lens options, uses projectiondesign's proprietary dual lamp system. The Spectra is suitable for screen sizes up to 120 inches, while the Optix is suitable for screen sizes up to 180 inches.

Via AV Interactive

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April 23, 2008

Panasonic Debuts "Industry's First Widescreen" Wireless Projector, Plus Two Others

jn080423-2-1.jpgPanasonic's three new wireless projectors including the "industry's first widescreen" compatible model, according to Panasonic Japan, will be released this coming May and July. The PT-LW80NT, PT-LB80NT, and the PT-LB75NT are suitable for permanent installation in your home theater or for portable business uses. The PT-LB80NT and PT-LB75NT models both feature active matrix drive, 4:3 aspect ratio LCD lenses, manual zoom and focus, full color reproduction (1.677 billion colors) and respective brightness ratings of 3200 and 2600 lumens. The two wireless projectors also have 500:1 contrast ratios, 1024x768 pixel resolution, accept PAL, NTSC, and SECAM video input signals, and have a variety of inputs including an RGB computer input and S-video input. Both units should ship May 26, 2008.

The Panasonic PT-LW80NT wireless projector, touted as the "industry's first widescreen" projector should ship a couple months later, July 7. More after the jump...

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April 22, 2008

Epson Introduces PowerLite Pro Series Commercial Projectors Plus Two Other PowerLite Models

Epson.jpgEpson will be shipping 5 new commercial projectors in the coming months, all using 3LCD technology. The Epson PowerLite 6110i features XGA resolution and 3500 lumens of brightness, while the PowerLite 1825 features XGA resolution, 3500 lumens of brightness but has added wireless capability and supports Windows Vista. The new Epson PowerLite Pro series features 3 new models-the G5150NL, G5350NL and G5200WNL. Built on the success of the popular PowerLite series, the PowerLite Pro's have the "superior performance, features and support that is expected by professionals in the installation and vertical markets". The PowerLite Pro G5150NL and G5350NL project 4000 and 5000 lumens of brightness respectively, both support Windows Vista and feature XGA resolution, while the PowerLite Pro G5200WNL boast 4200 lumens of brightness and 1280x800 WXGA widescreen resolution. All of the Pro models accept content via wireless networks.

The PowerLite 6110i and 1825 are already available, priced at $2899 and $2299 respectively. The PowerLite Pro series will be available in early June, closer to which prices will be announced.

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April 19, 2008

Sunview PMPP: World's First Pico-Projector Portable Media Player From SunLink

DD-2008-04-17.jpgThe world's first commercially released pico projector-packing portable media player comes from an unlikely source, SunLink. Unveiled at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair this past week, the 3.5-inch TFT-LCD touchscreen Sunview PMPP has a built-in iView IPL630 LCOS pico projector module that uses LED illumination and DisplayTech's LCOS technology to project a 640x480 VGA image up to a diagonal 53-inches.

The tiny projector only weighs 40 grams and uses 2-3 Watts of power, and uses a 630P engine to produce 7 lumens of brightness. The innovative Sunview PMPP also features Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 core, Office Viewer, an SD card slot, speaker, remote control, and built-in rechargeable battery. It can display all kinds of media ranging from movies to business presentations, but unfortunately for those jumping at the chance to get their hands on this PMP, it's only available in Hong Kong at the moment. But hey, look around, maybe you can get a cheap flight.

Via Display Daily

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April 18, 2008

ViewSonic PJ413DB DLP Projector: Business Friendly And Budget Conscious

ViewSonic's PJ513DB DLP projector caters to budget-conscious business and educational consumers with a rock-bottom $499 MSRP. "Designed to be a competitively priced, stylish projector that meets the diverse requirements of users today and tomorrow", according to GM ViewSonic Canada Colleen Browne, the PJ513DB is a lightweight 5.7 lbs, and features 800x600 resolution, 2200 lumens of brightness, and 2000:1 contrast ratio. The projector also has a number of image settings including brightest, photo, presentation and cinema mode and includes OnView controls for adjusting color intensity. Support for 720p and 1080i signals is included and an image reversing function allows for flexible installation. Environmentally conscious users will be happy to know the PJ513DB also features an ECO mode that decreases the noise level of the fan and increases the lamp life.

The ViewSonic PJ513DB DLP projector is available from Amazon.

Via marketnews

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