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Pico projectors haven't exactly had the easiest time gaining ground. They're still around, sure, and new ones are still coming out, but they haven't been the second-coming of mobility in the same way that super-power smartphones and tablets have. That said, Microvision is moving in the right direction, adding an HDMI output to their newest SHOW WX+. The newest pocket PJ offers 15 lumens of brightness, a 5k:1 contrast ratio, and even an internal battery. That offers 2 solid hours of projecting without the need for a wall outlet, and thanks to the HDMI output, video mirroring on HDTVs should be too... Read more...
Earlier in the week, The Boston Globe reported that some cinemas were not using Sony's 4K projectors properly when showing 2D content, noting that the amount of light and color could be drastically reduced if a 3D projector were not tuned for 2D performance. Boy, that made Sony all kinds of angry. The company wasted no time responding to the report, publishing an official "Facts" letter refuting the claims. Sony Digital Cinema claims that the Boston Globe's information was wrong, and that the projector technology isn't to blame for any poor performance. The company claims that their projectors... Read more...
HDTVs may be the hot "thing," but let's not forget about the real display hero. The one you enjoy each time you take the seat in a cinema. Yes, the projector. BenQ's W1100 and W1200 Full HD projectors have been revealed today, built around TI's DLP technology and supporting a native 1080p resolution. The W1100 has a twelve-lens optical system, full 10-bit color processor, 2000 ANSI lumens, multiple A/V inputs and a 4500:1 contrast ratio. The built-in color management system also adds balanced hue, adjusted to the users preferred contrast, brightness, color temperature, gamma, and white balance... Read more...
Is 3D ready for primetime? Does it have staying power? Is it here to stay, and will it really be the next meaningful revolution in television technology? That all remains to be seen, of course, but there's no doubt that 3D has made a material impact in things. You can't go a day in the consumer electronics world without hearing of 3D, and today's no different. ViewSonic has just issued the VP3D1 converter box, which lets 3D-ready projectors show 3D consumer content. In other words, those that use this can view their favorite 3D Blu-ray, PlayStation3 3D games, 3D TV broadcasts and other Full HD... Read more...
One of the most overlooked video display devices out there is the projector. Compared to HDTVs, they simply get no love whatsoever. But for anyone who has had the privilege of using one, it's a pretty remarkable experience. A far bigger image, way better for movies and way better for immersion. Acer spends most of their time producing notebooks and laptops, but they're taking a breather to introduce the P5403 video projector. It's a projector with a native SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution, support for 3D imagery (via a DLP 3D chip), an HDMI port and a True 24p feature allows the projector to display... Read more...
Pico projectors are still evolving, and while they haven't reached 1080p just yet, they're coming close. AAXA Technologies has been in the pico projector market since the beginning, with the L1 being their flagship model. Now, there's a second version. The L1 v2 is an 800 x 600 resolution projector with a LCoS imager, three-color laser light source and a 20 lumen output. There's focus free operation, the ability to project images up to 50" in size and a battery onboard that can last 1.5 hours. Additional features include a powerful media player capable of decoding of video (AVI, ASF, WMV, MPG),... Read more...
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... Read more...
MicroVision announced the second-generation of its award-winning laser pico projector, SHOWWX+. Images projected from the SHOWWX+ are 50 percent brighter than those from the previous generation projector. Even so, the SHOWWX+ maintains the same slim size as is predecessor. The projector boasts of a two hour battery life, 15 laser lumens, a contrast ratio up to five times higher than competing products, and the shortest throw ratio of any pico projector on the market. The projected image can range in size from 12-inches to 100-inches (diagonal) depending on lighting conditions; resolutions up to... Read more...
ViewSonic is working to help you create, view, and share 3D and 2D content with the introduction of four new media devices including a camcorder, photo frame, camcorder projector, and digital photo copier. The new 3DV5 Pocket 3D HD Camcorder lets you capture 3D 720p HD and standard 2D videos. The 3DV5 comes with a pair of red/cyan glasses so you'll be able to view the content instantly on a standard PC or notebook. The content can also be viewed on NVIDIA 3D monitors with NVIDIA’s 3D Vision Kit and on 3D HDTVs with the appropriate glasses. The 3DPF8 3D Multimedia Digital Photo Frame has an... Read more...
Need a new projector for your boardroom? What about your work-at-home basement? Epson has just the thing, with their newly introduced VS200 being one of the brightest and cheapest in its class. The projector provides SVGA resolution and a whopping 2300 lumens of light output, not to mention USB Plug 'n Play instant setup for Windows and Mac that instantly displays images on both the projector and computer by simply connecting a USB cable. It utilizes 3LCD 3-chip technology and requires, on average, 25 percent less electricity per lumen of brightness compared to 1-chip DLP technology. Other features... Read more...
HDTVs seem to be all the rage these days, particularly 3D HDTVs. But there are other ways to enjoy big screen content, namely front projectors. These have a smaller, but arguably more devout, following, and Sony knows that. Sony has been producing high-end projectors for many years, but now they're hoping to bring high-end quality to a lower price point (for this level of gear) with the new VPL-VW90ES. As you would expect, it's the company's first 3D front projector. Sony has been pushing 3D hard, from TVs to their PlaySation 3. So now, it's the projector's turn to join the 3D bandwagon. This is... Read more...
3M added two new products to its line of pocket projectors. The new 3M MP160 and 3M MP180 feature 30 lumens of brightness, two-hours of battery life, and SVGA resolution. Both of the new projectors target on-the-go professionals. The MP180 has a touch screen for easy operation. The projector also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4GB of memory, a microSD card slot, and USB connectivity. The MP160 is a more streamlined device that has the same brightness, resolution and portability as the MP180 but for less money. This projector comes with VGA and composite video cables. Both projectors are currently available... Read more...
Nikon recently added two new compact cameras to its lineup. The new COOLPIX S1100pj broadens your ability to share photos, documents, and more with its built-in projector and ability to connect to your computer via USB. When connected to a PC, the camera can project anything that is displayed on the computer screen or JPEG images saved on the camera's memory card or internal memory. The projector in the COOLPIX S1100pj is 40 percent brighter than its predecessor. This 14-lumen internal projector works with the camera's touchscreen user interface. For ease of use, the camera also has a built-in... Read more...
Pico projectors are one of those product categories that are super interesting. But maybe not in the way you'd think. They took off and had a full force of steam behind them about two years ago, but then, they never really changed much. Even today's pico projectors have relatively low resolutions and they're still not small enough to really get within mobile devices. Are we expecting too much change, too soon? Possibly, but Acer doesn't think so. The company has teamed up with Luminus Devices in order to use the company's PT-39 chipset to power the Acer K11 second generation DLP Pico Projector.... Read more...
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