Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mitsubishi HC1600 Projector

Mitsubishi HC 1600 ReviewMitsubishi has once again built an amazing new projector for a very cheap price. The HC1600 Projector is a high quality 720p DLP HD home theater projector with an amazing price of under $1000. You will be able to see true HD images with 1700 Lumens, 2500:1 contrast ration, native 720p format display, and all in a quiet projector that you can barely even hear running.

Some great things about the HD1600 is with 1700 lumens you will not have to worry about this projector not having enough lumens. Also the HC1600 has very good color balance and grayscale tracking for the price. The price is the best thing about the projector. Seeing an HD 720p Projector in today’s market for under $1000 makes this a great buy especially when you compare it to the cost of a giant plasma screen or to the 1080p projectors.

On the downside this projector is quite known to produce slight rainbow effects on dark scenes. The rainbow effects make it not a good projector for gaming and watching sports games. Another problem which is around for most projectors though is the price for a replacement bulb which will set you back almost $400.

All in all the Mitsubishi HC1600 is a great entry level projector for anyone who wants a great projector, but does not want to put a huge hole in their budget.

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Holographic Handheld Projectors by 2010

An Indian Tech Giant called Infosys has patented a system that will enable a mobile handset to send and receive 3D holographic images, and could be on the market by 2010. This patented technology will capture and send 3D images from your surrounding world instantly to other handsets.

The holographic technology would see beneficial applications for professionals and individuals alike by sending realistic depictions of car damages, injuries, visual aids for educators, medical scans and many other uses. These mobile devices will also be capable of projecting 3D films, games, and virtual media quick and easily.

This technology works by taking a series of 2d shots taken from a digital camera, or other image capturing device, and turn these into 3D holograms using advanced technologies and calculations to build the 3rd dimension to produce a hologram. Devices running this technology will be able to both send and receive these holographic images and will display them using a laser projector and optimized holographic lenses.

"Holographic handsets have the capability of enriching the user experience with an actual 3D experience and higher-quality images," an Infosys representative said. "This gives users a more realistic experience in areas like gaming, medicine, movies etc."

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

R2-D2 Projector

Check out this amazingly real looking RT-DT projector. At a cost of $2,995 this projector comes with a remote controlled RT-DT, a sweet looking Millennium Falcon remote, and of course a projector. Sounds cool though, but who would of thought it would look as good as it does in this video. This is definitely not just another toy you buy for your kids.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

LED Projectors Coming Soon

LED Projector
DLP technology from Texas Instruments has made a full size lamp-less projector that utilizes LED’s. Led projectors have been out for a while now, but only for cellphones and Pocket Projectors.

These lamp-free projectors utilize a BrilliantColor chipset and a Phlatlight LED light source. So what are the benefits of having an LED projector over a lamp projector? First and foremost is the fact that no more replacing an expensive projector bulb every time you turn around. You will also benefit by seeing increased picture quality, mantaining 1080p resolution, reliability and value. Also worth noting is there will be no need for a fan so the projector will be silent and less energy consumption Texas Instruments also stated that “The reflective nature of the mirrors on the DLP chip allow more light to reach the screen resulting in a 50% increase in color gamut range producing more than 200 trillion colors and a contrast ratio in excess of 500,000:1.” Now that is impressive, expect to see the new Home Theater LED projectors coming out later in 2008.