updated 07:15 am EDT, Thu October 8, 2009
ViewSonic projectors offer increased brightness
ViewSonic has released the PJD6251 and PJL9371, two new projectors that are intended to provide better-than-usual brightness. The PJD6251 is a 3D-ready projector designed for conference rooms or classroom settings and carries a 1024x768 native resolution along with a 2,800:1 contrast ratio and 3,700 lumens of brightness. The projector includes HDMI, composite, S-Video and VGA inputs, and touts Ethernet for remote control over a local network.
The PJL9371 is more equipped to handle larger facilities such as auditoriums, and provides a maximum screen resolution of 1024x768 with a contrast ratio of 2,000:1 and a brightness of 4,000 lumens. It comes with seven default picture modes including Cinema, Dynamic and Blackboard, and also has the ability to be controlled remotely through an RS-232 serial port. An eco-mode gives it lower power consumption and noise.
Both projectors are available now, and are priced at $950 for the PJD6251 and $1,750 for the PJL9371.