Monday, November 17, 2008

Mitsubishi unveiled XD95U XGA Micro Projector

Mitsubishi XD95U DLP ProjectorMitsubishi has just unveiled a new high quality micro projector called the XD95U. Even though it might not be the lightest and smallest projector out does not mean it is not small. Weighing in at only 3.3 pounds and measuring 7.5 by 8.1 inches the XD95U Micro Projector is a small and very portable projector. It will certainly become a must have for business meetings because it comes with an impressive 2200 ANSI lumens. With such a high lumen output the XD95U allows users to present in almost any lighting situation. It is also has an instant shut-down feature that allows the user to make a quick exit without chancing damage to the projectors bulb.

The XD95U XGA Micro Projector comes with a relatively high resolution of 1024 x 768 resolution, making it one of the best quality micro projectors out on the market. It also delivers a contrast ratio of 2000:1. With the high lumen output the projector is able to produce up to a 200-inch viewing screen. Expect to see the XD95U out next month with a suggested retail price of $1,495.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Toshiba Makes A Projector That Talks

Toshiba has invented the first projector that comes with a new feature called voice guidance. Here is what it does: “The Voice Guidance feature provides ease of use, preventative maintenance updates and a lower total cost of ownership. The voice guidance system in the TLP-X200U directs users with an audible message through the projector’s operating instructions and system warnings, such as the on/off status, lamp life, air filter checks, and cooling fan status.” Source

Pretty much in plain terms the projector talks to you and warns you when something is wrong and tells you the state of a certain thing. Pretty much that is all this projector has to offer is less than useful gadgets and awful specs. It weighs 4.4pounds, it is wireless, has 3,000 ANSI lumens, 600: 1 contrast ratio, and a 1024 x 768 native resolution.

Retail prices on a projector that talks is $1,739, the price seems high for todays market. You can get a a projector with similar specs for a much more reasonable price of around $1000. So it looks like the main selling point here is the projectors voice guidance feature.