ViewSonic Brings Pro8200 1080p Projector At Under $1000

ViewSonic Brings Pro8200 1080p Projector At Under $1000

Who says you have to be rich to enjoy 1080p? The projector market has become increasingly crowded in recent years, and that has led to price slides across the board. ViewSonic's newest projector is a 1080p model, yet it breaks the $1000 price barrier. That's not too common these days, making the Pro8200 somewhat of a bargain for those looking to add 1080p to their basement home cinema setup.

The device is the newest addition to the Pro 8 Series projector line, relying on a DLP engine, BrilliantColor technology, 2000 lumens and a 4000:1 contrast ratio. It uses a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 7-segment color wheel, and it has two HDMI 1.3 inputs, a component video input, and an RS232 control port for home automation specialists. And as we said, a price point of under $1000. Imagine your favorite Yuletide classics on this bad boy...

ViewSonic Equips Entertainment Enthusiasts With 1080p Full HD Pro8200 Projector

Latest Pro 8 Series Projector Delivers HD Home Theater Entertainment Ideal for Enthusiasts and Installers Alike

WALNUT, CA--(Marketwire - November 22, 2010) - ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the addition of the Pro8200 projector to its Pro 8 Series projector product line, equipped with Full HD 1080p resolution for high-definition viewing from the comfort of home.

Delivering true HD home theater entertainment, the Pro8200 is ideal for both the most discriminating home theater enthusiast as well as professional grade installers in search of a quality color projection solution with multiple input sources. Combining state-of-the-art DLP® and BrilliantColor™ technologies with 2,000 lumens and a 4000:1 contrast ratio, the Pro8200 delivers all-digital clarity in practically any lighting situation. Teamed with a native 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and advanced 7-segment color wheel, the Pro8200 delivers a stunning visual experience with accurate and vivid color reproduction.

Ideal for the family room or home theater, the Pro8200 projects impactful HDTV content as well as gaming content on any projection surface. Multiple input and connectivity options, including two HDMI 1.3 inputs with HDCP compliance and a component video input, enable users to connect DVD players, game consoles or other display sources for customized home entertainment. In addition to offering advanced projection technologies such as a Pixelworks® high performance PW980 video processor and full RS232 control for seamless automation system integration, users can also lower power consumption and extend the product's lamp life with the integrated Eco-mode.

"It is of paramount importance that we offer our customers an assortment of quality display solutions with extensive flexibility to meet a range of projection needs," said Roger Chien, projector product manager for ViewSonic. "Our Pro8200 is no exception, in that it is ideal for both home entertainment viewing purposes such as HDTV, movies and gaming, as well as for commercial A/V installers requiring cost-effective HD solutions for corporate boardrooms, lecture halls, auditoriums and churches."

The ViewSonic Pro8200 home theater projector is now available with an industry-leading three-year limited parts and labor warranty for an ESP of $999.
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The high cost of replacement bulbs is a deal killer for me.

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It tends to be about $400 per bulb and for heavy use, expect to be replacing them once a year.

Still, I wouldn't mind getting an other projector. I really liked my last one :-P

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Sweet! Maybe after the holidays this will drop to the 7bill range :)

There are many new 1080p under1K projectors on the rise! By next summer it will be interesting to see how many are competing out there.

I am sure the features will be bettter, like over10K contrast, built in 3D and under $200 bulbs?

I have been really keeping an eye on these, since I will be in the market for one before next summer!

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