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Canon debuts Realis WUX6000 presentation projector, medical variant

10/16, 4:11pm

Projector offers several display options, picture sizes, medical version can display x-rays

Canon announced a new projector today for professionals looking for a device with a variety of display options for presentations. The Realis WUX6000 Installation LCOS projector delivers native WUXGA 1920x1200 display resolution, brightness of 6,000 lumens and a contrast ratio of 2,000:1. For those in the medical field, Canon is also releasing a second version with an additional mode for viewing x-rays and CAT scans.

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Epson debuts new PowerLite Home Cinema, Pro Cinema 3LCD projectors

09/15, 10:13pm

New projectors offer three-chip, 3LCD technology with brightness, contrast ranges

Epson announced two new projectors at the CEDIA Expo 2014 last week, adding entries to the Home and Pro Cinema lines. Pro Cinema entries include the LS9600e and LS10000, both utilizing Epson's 3LCD reflective laser technology. Three entries are now available in the PowerLite Home Cinema line, with the 3600e, 3500 and 3000 covering a range of prices above $1,000.

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Review: Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

08/26, 1:15am

Home projector excels at 3D and bulb life, but has brightness issues and poor color presets

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the dinosaurs, in-home entertainment is an interesting beast these days. There are an overwhelming number of choices. Projectors could be a money-saving option, but they still suffer from overwhelming model choices, from business-oriented units to full-blown home theater experiences. Epson, however, hopes to simplify that with the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030, a projector that offers full 1080p without breaking the bank like some home theater choices. But does the projector exceed the TV experience, or will users want their flat panels back? Find out in our review.

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Sprint LivePro combines pocket-sized projector, hotspot, extra battery

07/09, 2:02pm

LivePro projector can act as LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for eight devices

Sprint is launching a new device on its network later this week that combines three items in one. The ZTE-produced Sprint LivePro is a miniature portable projector, which aside from being able to project an image between 10 inches and 10 feet in size, also functions as an LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and is capable of charging up a smartphone or tablet using its 5,000mAh battery.

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Review: Acer K335 projector

05/13, 3:40pm

Bright projector good for business use, requires many adjustments at home

Since the arrival of PowerPoint into the business landscape, projectors have become increasingly important to have for fiscal reports and pitch meetings to add a multimedia aspect that holds the viewer's attention. Having the right tools for the job is important for a traveling presenter: carrying around a full-sized projector for a presentation is not terribly practical. Adding an entry to the field of "travel projector" offerings, Acer has released the K335 LED projector. Is it up to the task for a busy traveler?

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TI creates 720p Pico projector chipset module for mobile devices

03/07, 1:31pm

High-resolution projector small enough to fit on side of smartphone

Texas Instruments has produced a new chipset that will let smartphone producers offer a higher-resolution projector as part of their devices. The 0.3-inch HD TRP DLP Pico chipset is capable of projecting a 720p video onto a wall, screen or another surface, with the module being small enough to fit into the side or end of a smartphone or tablet, in a similar way to the Samsung Galaxy Beam.

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Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector heading to US this summer

01/08, 10:34am

2,000-lumen Sony Ultra HD projector sits inches away from wall

Sony will offer consumers an Ultra HD-capable projector that can be placed close to the wall it will project onto. The 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector can show a 4096x2160-resolution image ranging from 66 inches to 147 inches in size on a wall or screen while situated just inches away below the screen area, losing the need for the projector to be placed at a far longer distance.

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Epson ships three entry-level projectors in VS-line

12/19, 8:28pm

New low-profile projectors offer HDMI, USB OSX and Windows connectivity

Epson today introduced three new VS-Series projector models. The new low-cost Epson VS230, VS330 and VS335W allow for bright images for small- to medium-sized meeting rooms, are lightweight and travel-friendly, and offer Epson's simple setup suite for flexible positioning and rapid setup.

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Alcatel expands One Touch smartphone line with Idol Alpha, Hero

09/04, 6:21am

Pico Projector, e-ink cover offered as accessories for new phablet

Alcatel has revealed two new additions to its One Touch line of smartphones. The One Touch Idol Alpha is a mid-ranged smartphone which uses light-up edges, while the One Touch Hero offers a large display, a substantial battery, and a number of accessories including an e-ink cover and a Pico Projector made specifically for the big-screen smartphone.

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Epson reveals BrightLink Pro 1410Wi collaboration projector

03/27, 7:05pm

Product designed to utilize any surface into a digital whiteboard

Epson today introduced the BrightLink Pro 1410Wi -- an ultra-short-throw meeting room projector designed to provide increased organizational productivity and efficiency. The BrightLink Pro turns a traditional whiteboard, wall or virtually any flat surface into a new digital surface and offers a variety of features to boost meeting room collaboration, including video conferencing compatibility and remote collaboration.

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Epson unveils pair of budget-line projectors

02/12, 6:20pm

VS220 and VS320 aimed at small business, home office

Computer peripheral manufacturer Epson today introduced new VS-series projector models, designed to provide small businesses with high-brightness units inexpensively. The VS220 and VS320 offer SVGA and XGA resolution (respectively), and deliver 2,700 lumens of white and color brightness with HDMI connectivity for audio and video using only one cable.

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BenQ rolls out a pair of 1080p 3D projectors for home

01/11, 5:09am

BenQ delivers high-performance DLP 3D projectors competitively priced

BenQ has rolled out two new 1080p 3D projectors, the W1070 and the W1080ST. The headlining feature may be the prices, rather than the outright specifications. The W1070 uses a high-end DLP Dark Chip 3 and comes in at $1099, while the W1080ST is a short-throw type allowing it to project large images in confined spaces for $1299.

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PowerLite Home Cinema 750HD broadens Epson projector line

01/07, 4:05pm

New projector aimed at new home theater users

Epson America today expanded its line of 3LCD home theater projectors with the 3LCD PowerLite Home Cinema 750HD. The new projector is tailored for families and first-time home theater enthusiasts as an affordable 2D and true 3D big screen entertainment solution. The Home Cinema 750HD is Epson’s brightest home theater projector to date -- projecting up to 3,000 lumens of color and 3,000 lumens of white brightness for dark or light rooms. Offering full HD in 2D or active shutter 3D with 720p resolution, the Home Cinema 750HD simplifies display of movies, videogames, sporting events, and other media.

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LG ‘Hecto’ Laser TV projector gets early reveal

12/26, 4:36am

LG intros 'Hecto' Laser TV short-throw projector

LG has made a jump on most of its competitors ramping up its pre-CES 2013 announcements. Among its newly unveiled is its ‘Hecto’ Laser TVprojector, which is set apart from the crowd by its short-throw capability. Unlike other projectors that need to be positioned well away from a screen, the ‘Hecto’ Laser TV can project a 100-inch display from as little as 22-inches away.

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Acer debuts K750 hybrid LED-laser 1080p projector

08/07, 12:29pm

Combined light sources claimed create 90 percent power savings

Acer's first 1080p LED-laser hybrid projector has seen its debut. Unlike previous releases, the K750 uses both LED and laser light sources for an extended light-source lifetime that is said to reach 20,000 hours in ExtremeECO mode, along with claimed power savings of 90 percent, a 55 percent improvement in color saturation, and elimination of hazardous substances such as mercury and halogen gases.

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Pop Video offers iPhone pico projector capability for $99

05/03, 8:25am

Pop Video pico projector lands for $99, with qHD

Pop Video has started taking pre-orders for its iPhone pico projector. The $99 is shipped by Crucial.com on behalf of well-known semi-conductor maker Micron Technology. The pint-sized device offers a qHD (960x540) resolution and, as the video embedded below shows, the device easily slots into the 30-pin iPhone dock but will work best only in darkened conditions. The device will work for up two hours on a single charge and is supplemented by an iPhone app (Free, iTunes) that offers additional functionality.

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Six new Epson PowerLite projectors unveiled

05/03, 1:45am

Aimed at corporations, churches, schools

The Epson PowerLite-series projectors has been dramatically expanded with six new models added to the line. The new models are optimized for medium-sized boardrooms, classrooms, and churches. Two of the models can also be controlled remotely via iOS or Android apps.

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Small ViewSonic PLED-W200 projector ships in Europe

04/25, 2:20pm

ViewSonic PLED-W200 has short throw and tiny size

ViewSonic has launched the PLED-W200 projector in Europe. It can display a 40-inch screen within a four-foot projection distance, weighs less than a pound, and is smaller than three stacked DVD cases.

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Acer releases K130 mini DLP travel projector

04/17, 10:40am

Small Acer K130 travel projector uses DLP 3D

Acer has released the K130 mini DLP travel projector. The device is a lightweight DLP 3D-ready projector, yet weighs a pound and has a footprint smaller than half a sheet of A4 paper.

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Microsoft files patent for 3D virtual-reality eyewear

03/19, 11:25pm

Tech allows viewer to focus beyond glasses

Microsoft has filed a patent application for a "laser-scanning virtual image display," which is described as a compact display system that can be built into glasses, helmets or goggles. Head-mounted displays are not new, however the patent application describes a method for projector-based presentation rather than placing a small LCD panel directly in front of each eye.

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Microsoft demos wearable multitouch projector

03/07, 11:55pm

System appears to pair Kinect with pico projector

Microsoft's Research division has previewed a prototype system that utilizes a wearable projector as an alternative to touch-based input restricted to dedicated displays on devices such as smartphones. The technology, which was developed in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University,

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Sanwa pico projector for iPhone 4 and 4S, also charges

01/04, 4:25am

Sanwa lifts lid on dual purpose pico projector

Japanese company Sanwa has unveiled its 400-PRJ011 pico projector for the iPhone 4 and 4S. Using DLP technology, it can throw images on to a wall up to 65-inches in size with a 640x360 resolution and 1000:1 contrast ratio. Unusually, but usefully, the device will also double as a charger using its 2,100mAh battery to provide juice for a user’s iPhone when not in projector mode.

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BenQ unveils the Joybee GP2 projector for iPhone, iPod

11/24, 5:20am

BenQ Joybee GP2 now shipping for iPhone, iPod

BenQ has unveiled the Joybee GP2 Mini Projector with an iPhone/iPod-compatible dock. The device also comes with an optional battery back, which allows users to take advantage of its two 2-Watt stereo speakers when on the go. While it could be useful for just about anyone, the device is aimed at business users who don’t want to carry laptops around for presentations.

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LG intros CF3DAT 3D projector with 200" viewing surface

11/08, 12:20am

Full HD projector with 1,250-lumen lamp

LG has introduced a new projector, the CF3DAT, that will be headed to customers in the company's home country of Korea. The projector features Cinema 3D technology, enabling users to view 3D content in HD resolution when wearing inexpensive polarized glasses rather than relying on more expensive active-shutter frames.

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Epson to offer new 2D and 3D 1080p home theater projectors

09/09, 8:10pm

Split-screen allows TV, internet use together

Epson will be bringing a new line of 2D/3D "Full HD" home theater projectors and one new model of pro cinema projector to dealers and outlets in October and November. The units feature extremely high refresh rates and 2,400 lumen brightness to help combat the main complaint with 3D television: lowered brightness and picture quality. The units can also "split the screen" allowing for two inputs (such as TV and internet) to be used at the same time.

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ShowWX+HDMI pico projector connects via HDMI or iOS dock

07/14, 7:15pm

Latest pico projector from MicroVision

MicroVision has unveiled its latest pico projector, the ShowWX+HDMI. The projector provides many of the same features as the company's ShowWX+, but with an HDMI port alongside a connector designed for iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Users can also attach computers via VGA connectors using a special adapter that can be purchased separately.

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Optoma intros portable GT750 projector with 3D support

06/06, 6:40pm

Projector geared for gaming

Optoma has introduced its latest projector, the GT750, which fits in the company's GameTime line for gamers. The DLP projector displays content in native 720p resolution, with automatic conversion of Blu-ray's HDMI 1.4a 3D signal into 720p 3D. Users can connect game consoles, Mac or PC computers, and other video sources.

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Leaked image shows Nikon Coolpix with integrated projector

08/13, 6:20pm

S1100pj to replace current S1000pj projector model

Nikon appears to be readying several new Coolpix cameras, the S1100pj and S5100, according to pictures leaked ahead of schedule in the German magazine Foto Digital. The S1100pj, with a built-in projector, will likely serve as the rumored replacement to the current S1000pj. The camera is also said to offer a touchscreen, remote control, and several other minor improvements.

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Optoma intros 3D-ready projectors in WXGA, 720p resolutions

12/02, 9:05pm

3D content supported for gaming, movies

Optoma has introduced two new 3D-ready projectors, the HD66 and PRO350W. The HD66 features the ability to display 3D content such as movies or games in 720p resolution, while 2D content can be displayed in 1080p. The projector integrates a TI chipset with BrilliantColor technology, bringing a brightness rating of 2500 ANSI lumens with a 4,000:1 contrast ratio. Both projectors support a variety of connection options including HDMI, VGA, S-Video, Composite, stereo audio, and RS-232.

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Hitachi intros CP-X3010N network projector

08/03, 11:30am

Hitachi network projector

Hitachi has expanded its line of projectors with the CP-X3010N. The device offers the same basic features as the CO-X3010, but adds an Ethernet port and 802.11g/n connectivity. The device features integrated 16W speakers, 3,000 lumen brightness and a contrast ratio of up to 2,000:1.

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LED pocket projectors from Kinyo, Samsung [video]

01/11, 4:25pm

LED pocket projectors

Samsung and Kinyo/ArtDio have unveiled pocket-sized projectors using competing technology. Samsung's MBP 200 uses DLP technology, while Kinyno chose LCOS, or Liquid Crystal On Silicon. Both models are capable of displaying images up to about 50 inches, but the similarities end there.

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Mitsubishi launches two wide-format projectors

11/19, 4:30pm

Mitsubishi wide projectors

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America on Wednesday announced the release of two new 500-series projectors with the wide-format WD510U and WD500U-ST. Both have 1280x800 native resolution and 16:10 aspect ratios and are meant for use in education and business industries. The WD510U has a brightness rating of 2,600 lumens, with the WD500U-ST rated at 2,100 lumens.

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Optoma to offer Pico projector through Web retailers

11/12, 8:40pm

Pico to be sold online

Optoma has announced that its Pico PK-101 projector will be sold through Amazon and BestBuy.com. The company will also offer the device through the Japanese Apple stores, as reported earlier this week. The projector uses Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology to deliver a contrast ratio of 1,000:1 at 480 pixel by 320 pixel resolution. All of the internal components fit into a case that measures two inches by 4.1 inches by 0.7 inches, with a weight of four ounces.

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Aiptek unveils Pocket Cinema V10 compact projector

10/30, 9:05pm

Pocket Cinema projector

Digital device company Aiptek has unveiled the Pocket Cinema V10, a compact projector featuring an integrated media player. The V10 can be used as a stand-alone player or connected to an iPod, DV, DSC, game console, or mobile phone with an AV-out connection. Users can project a screen size of up to 50 inches, with a range of focal distances from 21cm to 180cm. The device supports a resolution of 640 by 380 pixels, using a white LED light source and 3M technology in a housing that measures 125mm by 55mm by 23mm.

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Toshiba shows iPhone-sized projector

09/22, 4:20pm

Toshiba tiny projector

At a recent product showcase held in Japan, Toshiba showed off a prototype projector about the size of Apple’s iPhone that is capable of throwing up images up to 50 inches in size at 480x320 resolution. The projector’s DLP Pico chip was sourced from Texas Instruments and the optical module uses red, green and blue LEDs for the light source. There is a price to pay for the diminutive size, as the brightness, at just 7 lumens, makes the projector usable only in very dark environments, while the built-in battery’s life is rated at less than an hour when fully charged.

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Epson intros three HD home theater projectors

09/05, 12:30am

Epson intros HD projectors

Epson on Thursday unveiled three new LCD projectors, all sporting 1080p resolution, at the CEDIA expo. The PowerLite Home Cinema 6100, PowerLite Pro Cinema 7100 and use the company's 3LCD imaging technology. The two Pro Cinema projectors are ISF certified, giving custom installers a standard to work with when integrating the units into customers' home theater set-ups. The flagship Pro Cinema 7500 UB, for UltraBlack, projector sports one of the highest dynamic contrast ratios found in commercial projectors, at 75,000:1. To enhance HD images further, Epson employs its C2Fine software in the 7500UB, while judder is decreased or eliminated thanks to the company's FineFrame technology. The use of a 12-bit 3LCD driver gives the projector a wider color range to work with, and Silicon Optix' HQV Reon-VX scaling and de-interlacing video processor enhances 1080i HD signals. An optional lens gets rid of the black bars above and below a picture, allowing for 2.35 or 2.4 aspect ratio viewing.

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Toshiba launches XGA 3LCD portable projector

08/26, 3:25pm

Toshiba XGA projector

Toshiba on Tuesday announced details and specifications on its newest projector, the TLP-XE30U. Capable of 1024x768 resolution, the projector features a blackboard function that allows it to correct for green, black, brown, blue or beige colored walls and surfaces to display a color-correct image. Setting it up is also straightforward, with automatic vertical keystone correction that can throw up a square image on the wall despite the projector’s orientation of up to 30 degrees from horizontal.

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Sanyo intros flexible 1080p home theater projector

08/26, 1:15pm

Sanyo PLV-Z700 projector

Sanyo on Monday took the wraps off its newest home theater HD projector, the three-LCD PLV-Z700. Capable of projecting 1080p images, Sanyo is nevertheless marketing the PLV-Z700 as an entry-level projector. The company touts the new product as using the most advanced shift lens technology available, capable of shifting three entire screen sizes vertically and two screen sizes horizontally. It also sports a variable iris that adjusts the amount of light projected on the screen 60 times a second, or twice as fast as 30 frames per second tV.

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Planar intros its first 3-chip DLP HD projector

08/21, 4:00pm

Planar DLP HD projector

Planar on Thursday announced it is now shipping its first 3-chip HD projector based on DLP technology. Called Viper, the projector features a 1,280x720 native resolution and can throw up images in excess of 110 inches. It was designed with custom home theater applications in mind and uses one of Texas Instruments' higher-end DLP chipsets.

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Fuchitek announces ultra portable pico projector

08/20, 3:35pm

Fuchitek pico projector

News comes on Wednesday that Fuchitek will soon launch its ultra portable pico projector, the PEP01. The small projector features a native resolution of 640x480 and measures 4.5 inches long, two inches wide, and one inch thick. The PEP01 will support NTSC and PAL video systems and connect to sources via a VGA and component input.

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Olens intros ultra-affordable XPJ projector

08/19, 4:15pm

Olens low-cost projector

Ölens Technology on Tuesday announced the release of its affordable projector, the XPJ Personal Entertainment Projector, meant for use in the home and at school for standard-definition applications such as gaming or presentations. The unit is capable of throwing up images up to 70 inches in size and features a resolution of 640x480 pixels. The 270W lamp is based on a proprietary design, and the company ships the projector with a spare.

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InFocus launches X10 1080p home theater projector

06/20, 6:05pm

InFocus' X10 projector

InFocus on Wednesday introduced the X10 Full HD 1080p projector in the UK. Part of the company's Home Theater range of offerings, the X10 features a 16:9 native aspect ratio, and a contrast ratio of 2500:1, which can be boosted to 7500:1 via the active iris built into its lens. The DarkChip1 DLP chipset was sourced from Texas Instruments.

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Hitachi unveils low-effort WXGA LCD projector

06/20, 4:00pm

Hitachi WXGA projector

Hitachi on Thursday unveiled its newest LCD projector, the second in its line-up to offer 1366x768 (WXGA) resolution. The CP-WX625 LCD projector (not pictured) is being shown at InfoComm 2008 and features a 4000 lumens brightness rating along with a 16:10 native aspect ratio. The business-grade projector was designed with ease of maintenance in mind, including a 2000-hour side-mounted hybrid filter and a 3,000-hour Whisper mode lamp that is accessible via a top panel door.

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InFocus launches X10 1080p home theater projector

06/19, 5:25pm

InFocus' X10 projector

InFocus on Thursday introduced the X10 Full HD 1080p projector in the UK. Part of the company's Home Theater range of offerings, the X10 features a 16:9 native aspect ratio, and a contrast ratio of 2500:1, which can be boosted with a button push to 7500:1 via the company's Active Iris in the lens.

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Samsung P400 "pocket" projector ships in US

06/19, 12:20am

Samsung P400 projector

Samsung on Thursday unveiled the P400 "pocket" projector for the North American marketplace, a lightweight, miniscule device designed for mobile professionals. The device, unveiled at InfoComm, offers a miniature DLP projector in a tiny, glossy black finish, displaying a resolution of 800 by 600 at a contrast ration of 1000:1. Samsung claims the projector bulb is rated at 150 ANSI lumens, bright enough to display a 30- to 40-inch image in a well-lit office setting.

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Sony unveils range of BrightEra projectors

06/18, 10:50pm

Sony BrightEra projectors

Sony this week at InfoComm unveiled its new lineup of business-class LCD projectors, some of which feature the company's BrightEra imaging technology. BrightEra provides a higher aperture ratio to deliver brighter images than the previous High Temperature Poly-Silicon-based LCD systems, with a high resolution and low fan noise. Most of the models are currently shipping, with two set to be available in November this year.

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Sanyo unveils new LCD projector with 3-inch throw

06/18, 4:30pm

Sanyo's PLC-XL51 projector

Sanyo today announced it will release its new ultra-short throw projector, the PLC-XL51. Capable of projecting an image up to 80 inches in size from about 3 inches away at 1024x768 (XGA) resolution, the new projector features some upgrades over the PLC-XL50. These include a higher brightness (2,700 lumens vs 2,000), an SD memory card slot for PC-free presentations and network capabilities.

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NEC unveils pair of network projectors

06/17, 5:35pm

NEC intros two projectors

NEC on Tuesday announced details on two network projectors ahead of their debut at the InfoComm 2008 show in Las Vegas which kicks off tomorrow. The NP905 offers 1024x768 (XGA) native resolution, while the NP901W features WXGA (1280x800) resolution, but both max out at 1600x1200 (UXGA). Either of the identical-looking units is compatible with Windows Vista via the Windows Network Projector support, allowing for wired or wireless network connections with laptops or PCs without the need for any specialized software.

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Toshiba launches lightweight mobile projector

06/10, 3:45pm

Tohiba's mobile projector

Toshiba on Tuesday announced the release of its latest mobile projector, the TDP-SP1U. Weighing in at 4.8 lbs, the projector is among the lightest portable offerings in its class, and offers a native SVGA (800x600) resolution along with a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. Unlike typical projectors that make do with four colors, Toshiba's DLP BrilliantColor technology uses six separate colors for a brighter and more vivid picture.

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Canon intros two 'world's first' LCoS projectors

06/03, 12:20pm

Canon REALiS projectors

Canon this morning launched two new projectors to add to its flagship REALiS line that make use of liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) technology with the REALiS WUX10, and REALiS SX80. The WUX10 becomes the company's top-of-the-line offering in the category; at just 0.7 inches, the WUX10's three LCoS panels are the smallest in any projector with a 1920x1200 (WUXGA) native resolution.

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