Monday, December 28, 2009

RoyalTek RPJ-2000 Pico Projector

RoyalTek RPJ-2000 Pico ProjectorRoyalTek out of Taiwan has been working very hard in their pico projector market as they have just announced the first of what seems to be a total of five new pico projectors set to be released during 2010. Introducing RoyalTek's RPJ-2000, a pico projector that packs some pretty good specs.

The RPJ-2000 is the first ever palm-sized pico projector from RoyalTek. The projector is said to use a second generation 3M LCos chipset. The projector is also said to be able to project an image of up to 65-inches with a brightness of 14-lumens and a 640x480 resolution.

The RPJ-2000 comes with VGA and NTSC/PAL TV inputs but does not contain an integrated mediaplayer or onboard storage like many pico projectors already on the market do. The RPJ-2000 does, however, come with 0.5W stereo speakers.

One thing that may bring in a lot of customers is that the RPJ-2000 is Apple certified. This means it will have the ability to connect to your iPhone or iPod if you purchase the adapter kit which will run you about $43. Among other features the RPJ-2000 has LED backlight and is designed with Quanta's cooling technology.

This device will run you around $315 though no word on sale of the projector outside of Taiwan has been released. A few details on the other four projectors have arisen including a hint that one of them will contain a digital TV tuner. This model is expected to hit the market in time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in June. The RPJ-2000 comes in two colors: black and white.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Optoma HD20 Projector

Optoma HD20 ProjectorEverybody loves their giant flat screen tv's with their beautiful 1080p resolution and high pixel count and whatever else goes along with it. But such tv's can be pricey, especially if you want really good quality. But thanks to increased projector technology you can enjoy 1080p quality from a projector that looks as good if not better than most tv's and that also won't break the bank.

Optoma Technology has just introduced the company's first 1080p DLP projector to cost less than $1,000. The Optoma HD20 comes in with a suggested store price of $999 which, technically, is less but come on, a whole dollar? But putting that aside, the Optoma HD20 is a really good little projector.

In fact, the specs on this projector could rival a few popular flat screen tv's. The Optoma HD comes with 1,700 ANSI lumens of brightness as well as a 4,000:1 contrast ratio. Video inputs come in the form of 2 HDMI, one VGA, one component and one composite video input. The HD20 runs a native 1080p resolution (1920 x 1808) and can scale most objects, other video and computer formats like UXGA, WXGA, SXGA, SXGA+, XGA, SVGA resized, VESA, PC and Macintosh.

The lamp light is very impressive. The light lasts for 4,000 hours in standard mode and it lasts up to 3. To save energy, the HD20 incorporates a rapid shutdown feature. A one year parts and labor warranty comes in the box however the warranty only lasts for 90 days on the lamp.

The projector itself weighs around 6.4.pounds and also comes with its own remote and batteries. The remote has a backlit illumination and a composite video cable as well as other accessories. Many different retail stores and websites have already signed on to the HD20 like, Adorama, Beach Camera, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, CDW, Fry's Electronics, J&R Micro Center, Nebraska Furniture Mart, PC Richard,, and Visual Apex.

John Grodem, Product Marketing Director for Optoma, said in a statement, "We're very excited to be at the forefront of such a 'significant breakthrough' in HD projectors. This new, low price opens up a whole new audience to the high-definition, large-screen, home theater projection experience." Many users will absolutely love how the HD20 displays an image more than 9 times larger than a 40-inch flat screen. The HD20 projects a picture that is greater than 120 push ups.

Overall it seems that Optoma has taken a lead from Vivitek's H1080FD which is also a 1080p DLP projector as well for the same price. While $999 isn't the smallest number in the world and not one that makes us jump to our wallets and get ready to buy a flat screen tv or projector. What it does do is open up the projectors appeal to younger audiences that much stronger. If you want an all around good projector then look no further than the Optoma HD20 1080 DLP Projector. Plus, Optoma is probably a better known name than Vivitek.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Projector in Your Cell Phone?

A Projector in Your Cell Phone

3M has announced the creation of a "Mobile Interactive Solutions Division." Its focus will be to make little projectors that fit into mobile devices. Even though the company already makes tiny projectors that are about the size of a cell phone, they could possibly be making projectors that will come built into your cell phone in the near future.

"More and more people depend on mobile devices for constant information and communication in today’s technology-dependent world, and 3M can play a big role in improving their experiences," said Mark Collin, the Vice President and General Manager of the new Mobile Interactive Solutions Division.

According to a press release by 3M, they were the first company to hit the market with a mobile projector. "The second generation of the product, the MPro model 120 introduced in October, is one of the brightest and most energy efficient battery-powered projectors on the market," the press release stated.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mitsubishi HC3800 Home Theater Projector

Mitsubishi HC3800New from Mitsubishi is the HC3800, a DLP 1080p which falls somewhere between really good projectors that do not have the best leading edge image quality for around $1,000 and fully featured 1080p projectors for around $2,000 and up. The HC3800 has a bright picture with good contrast to allow for use on a large screen in a darkened theater atmosphere but it is also good enough to be used in your personal living room.

The HC3800 has a high lumen output which makes it good for dark and bright rooms. Many projectors come with image modes but this device does not. It does, however, come with many different color and gamma temperature settings which allow for completely customizable settings. The brightest picture was created by using the "sports" gamma and the "high brightness" color temperature presets. The picture measured 1346 lumens. While in this mode, the contrast is slightly lessened as well as color balance. However, put this thing in a room with ambient light and it will produce a dynamic picture.

"Cinema" mode puts out a bright 621 lumens picture which is very comparable with other projectors and you can also use a screen up to 150" diagonally in a dark room with decent light control. However, 621 lumens is pretty bright for many situations. But by turning on low light mode you can reduce the lumen output by 15%. Low lamp mode has a few benefits to it other than a lower brightness. On one hand it greatly reduces fan noise and it also increases lamp life potentially from 2,000 to 5,000 hours. You can also reduce lumen output by another 22% by turning off BrilliantColor which is enabled by default.

The HC3800 has a contrast ratio of 4000:1. With such a contrast ratio, many people may think that the picture will be bland or dull. However, the HC3800's ANSI contrast exceeds 600:1. This ratio matches and even exceeds some projectors that carry extreme on/off contrast ratings. The HC3800's black levels can not compare with more expensive projectors but the HC3800 does look just as good as any other device.

Fine detail is cleanly displayed, even when it is in motion. The HC3800 had no problems passing the HQV Film Resolution Loss Test. In addition the HC3800 has very little digital noise in comparison to other models. Solid color areas like backgrounds and wallpapers are very clean and have nearly no noise about them.

The lens on the HC3800 has a manual 1:5:1 zoom lens which is very good for a DLP projector like this. Only 18% of maximum light output is lost between the telephoto and wide ends of the zoom lens. This allows the HC3800 to have a better throw range flexibility than some other DLP projectors available for $999 which offer 1.2x zoom.

Considering that the HC3800 is an inexpensive DLP projector, it is not surprising that it does not contain a lens shift. The image offset is 29% of the picture height which means, for example, that on a 100" diagonal screen, the bottom of the screen will appear 14" above the lens' centerline. An aggressive offset like this is useful mounting the projector on your ceiling or placing it on a small, low table. However, because of this you rule out rear shelf usage.

Overall the HC3800 seems to be a solid projector and it seems to be a good competitor in the low priced 1080p home theater projectors market. It comes with a bright video optimized picture that contains excellent contrast coupled with a 1:5:1 zoom lens. The HC3800 is economical with it's 5,000 hour lamp which will greatly reduce maintenance costs down the line. The HC3800 does require some calibration but that has proven to benefit most projectors. In conclusion Mitsubishi's HC3800 is an excellent projector and well worth your cash. You can pick one of these up for $1,499.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Sony Unveils New Home Theater Line

Sony Unveils New Home Theater Range

Have you been thinking about converting a room into a home theater or gaming room? Or maybe you just want widescreen, high definitions movies in your living room or bedroom? Either way, Sony Australia has announced a line-up of new home theater projectors that promise to be great for any room in your house. The range has three new models: the VPLBW7, the Bravia VPLHW15, and the Bravia VPLVW85. The projectors will be available through Sony authorized AV dealers and IT distributors by the end of November 2009.

The VPLBW7 is the entry level model but according to Sony, lower price doesn't mean compromising quality. Its compact size makes it a great projector for any room in the house. It's also great for any lighting conditions. Vincent Bautista, a product manager for Sony, calls it "heaven sent for apartment dwellers who may not have the long throw distances required for a traditional projector. It's low price ($1,795) also makes it attractive to average gaming and entertainment enthusiasts.

The Bravia VPLHW15 is the middle projector in the range and is designed specifically for movie buffs and home entertainers. The projector has SXRD technology which minimizes the the space between pixels and dot-less picture, regardless of the surface your image is being projected onto. It also responds to the light in the room and selects the optimum contrast levels automatically. Priced at $4,299, the VPLHW15 is a great piece of equipment for anyone who is looking for a "fully immersive home theater that doesn't break the bank," says Bautista.

The top model in the line is the Bravia VPLVW85 and it is made specifically for those looking for the ultimate home theater technology. The premium projector has already won the European Imaging and Sound Association Award for Best Product 2009-2001 in the video projector category. "The VPLVW85 gives consumers looking for the very best in home theatre exactly what they’ve been after. This projector delivers on the promise of a true cinematic experience for AV enthusiasts who are looking to give their home and family the best home theatre experience possible," Bautista said of the $8,999 projector.

All three projectors are designed to be flexible and easy for users to setup in their homes.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Blow Up Your iPhone Movies with the New Sparkz Projector

Blow Up Your iPhone Movies with the New Sparkz Projector

If you're an iPhone user, at some point, you've probably watched a movie or some other type of content on your phone and decided that it's just not the same on that 3.5 inch screen. Well now, there's a solution. Sparkz has released a new projector that allows you to dock your iPhone (or iPod) and allows you to blow up and project any movies stored on your phone. It also works for other devices such as video cameras, gaming systems, DVD players, media players and laptops.

The handheld pico projector is only 4.5 x 3 x 2.5 inches and allows you to watch any media directly from your gadgets. That includes podcasts, camera roll videos, photo slideshows, Youtube, iTunes, etc. It will also charge your iPhone or iPod while you're watching. It has a built-in external stereo speakers with audio out and a high capacity battery that allows for 2.5 hour run time with each charge.

It has a brightness of 15 lumens and the lens is 3M LcoS. LED Life is 50,000 hours, Battery is Lithium-polymer 3500mAh and resolution is 640 x 480 VGA or 1024 x 768 XGA. The projector sells for about $500 and that includes the tripod and all cables needed to hook the projector to various devices.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

NECs New Entry-Level Projector: The NP610

NECs New Entry-Level Projector: The NP610

Japanese company NEC has released a number impressive projectors to dates, and the new NP610 is the latest. The entry-level projector is designed for people who want quality images and advanced capability without going broke or compromising features. NEC is expected to heavily market the projector to college and university students and staff, but it is also expected to make a splash in the corporate world, as it is the perfect projector for training and conference rooms and lecture halls.

Rich McPherson, the NEC Product Manager for projectors says the NP610 offers a number of desirable features, "The NP610 is an ideal entry-level installation projector that offers all the features our customers need to succeed in connecting with their audience. From increased brightness and color-enhancing technologies to environmentally-favorable specifications, this projector meets the standard criteria required for integration projectors.”

So what exactly are those features? The projector, which has a brightness of 3500 lumens and a native resolution of 1024 x 768, offers a contrast ratio of 500:1, up to 5000 hours of lamp life, and lower power consumption, making it environment-friendly. It features a comprehensive input panel with DVI-I with HDCP, 15-pin, RCA and S-Video, along with a built-in closed captioning, variable audio-out, and AutoSense, which syncs the projector with computer signals. Automatic keystone correction technology makes it so that the NP610 projects a square image, even when it's propped at an angle and a built-in wall color correction preset provides adaptive color tone correction to images displayed on non-white surfaces.

The NEC NP610 is expected to retails for $1,499 and each purchase will come with a two-year parts and labor warranty. The project is expected to ship sometime in November.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Buyer's Guide to Finding The Perfect Home Theater Projector

home theater projector
So if you were to decide that you wanted to purchase a home theater projector, would you really know what it is that you should be looking for? Well when I was totally honest with myself, I admitted that before I did some serious research I didn’t have a clue! Home theater projectors are becoming increasingly popular, and I feel that it is important to know the facts before you start your shopping.

The first and most important thing to consider about your home theater projector is image quality. Now when considering image you need to account for native resolution, your source material, and the uniformity of brightness.

As of now, the most common home theater resolutions found in projectors are WVGA (854 x 480), ¾ HD (960 x 540), and WXGA-H (1280 x 720). A projector with WXGA-H has two times the number of pixels of a WVGA projector. The more pixels a projector has the sharper the image quality and the better compatibility it has with HD sources.

It is recommended that if you will be using the projector for HDTV purposes, you should look into a product featuring WXGA-H (1280 x 720) resolution or high resolution XGA (1024 x 768). If you will mostly be utilizing your home theater projector with your DVD player (with a resolution of 480p), then it is much more cost effective to look into a WVGA projector.

The uniformity of the brightness of the projector is a big factor to consider too. The uniformity is defined as the percentage of brightness of the image that is carried from corner to corner and edge to edge. The higher the uniformity of your projector means the more consistency that can be found throughout your image. For a consistent image, you should look at projectors that have a consistency rating of 85% or more.

The next thing that you should consider after examining the uniformity of your perspective projector would be the actual brightness of it. The brightness of projectors is measured in ANSI lumens. Typically, the brightness of home theater projectors ranges from 700-2000 lumens or possibly more. The amount of lumens that you will need in your projector will depend on where exactly you’ll be placing your projector within your home. If you have an actual home theater room where there is controlled lighting and the room can be made completely dark, then you will be able to purchase a projector with lower lumens, but if the room features ambient lighting from windows a projector with a higher amount of lumens will be required.

For dedicated home theater rooms, it is recommended to look into projectors with 1000 lumens or more. When using your projector in a room with some ambient light, you should consider projectors with at least 1200 lumens. Any room with a high amount of light should have a projector with about 2000 lumens.

Once you have considered all of these factors, next you should consider what connections will give you the clearest image quality with your home theater projector. You should make sure that the projector you are interested in has at least one component video input and an HDMI or DVI connection. Component video is currently the most common high quality signal available, and the HDMI or the DVI connections will provide you with the best HD connectivity.

After all this you should probably learn about the lamp life of projectors. Most LCD and DLP projectors feature a lamp life ranging from 2000-4000 hours. This estimation actually refers to the “half-life” of the projector which is the point where the lamp is half as bright as it was when you purchased the projector. The longer the lamp life of the projector, the less money that you’ll have to put out to maintain the quality of your home theater. A replacement lamp costs between $200-$400. You should factor this into your decision, depending on if you will be using the projector as a television replacement or just as a movie and special events provider.

There are a few other things to consider when purchasing your home theater projector, but they mainly consist of what you prefer within your home. I hope that now when you go out to shop for your new projector, you have an idea of what you should be looking for. From the resolution to the connections that you need, you now possess the knowledge to make the best possible choice for you and your family’s entertainment needs.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

LG Introduces the HS201G LED Projector

LG Introduces the HS201G LED Projector

LG has announced the launch of a new projector, the HS201G. The stylish and lightweight projector is perfect for presentations, promising the best picture quality, Digital Light Processing technology and the brightness of 200 ANSI lumens.

Simon King, the CEO and President of LG Home Entertainment Company said in a statement that LG's goal is to provide ideal multimedia viewing to people, "Nowadays, projectors are used in business presentations, in-store advertisements, or for personal use, such as projecting video games or images from mobile devices on the wall. LG’s HS201G provides the very best in viewing experience at all times and solidifies our continued commitment to the projector market."

The HS201G projector has a high contrast ratio of 2,000 : 1. Its Digital Light Processing chip provides viewers with exceptional quality and vivid colors, and it's Twin XD Engine provides superb color correction. It also features Advanced Color Engine for warmer, more natural colors and the Edge Enhancer for sharper edges and more accurate and independent color control. Its HDMI 1.3 up-scaling eliminates on-screen color banding and provides smooth, subtle transitions.

The projector is just as nice on the outside as it is on the on the inside. It's sleek and stylish with a glossy white facade. At only 800 grams, it's ultra mobile. It has a user-friendly interface with brighter, softer color, and fancy, unique icons and a detailed menu that can be accessed by selecting "icon" from the main menu. It has a Real Quick On/Off feature that turns the projector on and off in five seconds which means no warm-up time, and it can play DivX files, display JPEG images, USB memory sticks or cards, and MP3 music files. through an external hard drive. Best of all, it has a long 30,000 hour life!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

3 New DLP High Def Home Projectors from BenQ

3 New DLP High Def Home Projectors from BenQ
In late October, BenQ's three new home projectors will finally be available for purchase. The W6000, W1000, and W600 all feature the ultra bright BenQ projector lamp technology and are aimed at the home theater enthusiast. All three front projection single chip models deliver high definition cinema through BrilliantColor processing which makes BenQ's lamps some of the brightest, with highest contrast ratios on the market. Regardless of your home theater needs, one of these three projectors will most likely fit your budget and be just what you're looking for.

You can't get much better home theater than the ultra-bright, ultra-contrast luxury W6000. It has full 1080p HD video at 24 frames per second (FYI: that's what professional movie filming and editing, as well as Blu-ray players use). The projector features Texas Instruments' Dynamic Black and Philip's VIDI lamp technology, which allows for an unbelievable 50,000 : 1 contrast ratio. True 10-bit processing, BrilliantColor, customer color preference via Independent Color Control and a native Rec 709 color gamut also add to picture quality. Installation is easy with horizontal+vertical lens shift, 1.5:1 zoom ratio, dual HDMI 1.3 inputs, and Imaging Science Foundation Certified Calibration Configuration.

The W1000 also offers a solid performance as a 1080p HD home projector. It's similar to the W6000 in that it also uses BrilliantColor processing. It also uses exclusive 3D Color Management and UNISHAPE technology which allows for 100% color customization and increased image brightness by up to 40%. The contrast ratio of th3 W1000 is 3,000:1 and it includes a top access lamp door and dual HDMI inputs for easy installation.

For a quality, sensible solution, the W600 is an excellent choice for gaming, videos, pictures, TV and is easily connected via dula HDCP-compliant HDMI ports, along with RGB, Composite Video, S-Video, and Component Video interfaces. It features 720p high-definition, 6-segment color wheel, Brilliant Color, UNISHAPE, and 3D Color Management and a 3,000 : 1 contrast ratio.

Monday, October 5, 2009

MicroVision's SHOWWX Laser Pico Projector

MicroVision's SHOWWX Laser Pico Projector

MicroVision's new SHOWWX projector is a full-color laser based pico projector with wide image format, wide color range, and wide always in-focus operation. It is easy to plug and play with no set-up required, it's sleek and small (about the size of a personal media player), and projects image of any size starting from six inches and going beyond 100 inches or more! Wide projection angle allows the image to be closer to the user and it has a high 16:9 format resolution. The laser light source produces lifelike vivid colors with exceptional contrast and features a movie-capable battery that lasts about one and a half hours. It also includes a wall charger for longer viewing.

The projectors, which can project photos, movies, TV shows, music videos, YouTube, podcasts, and presentations, will most likely be selling for between $400-500. It connects to any host device with a TV-Out or VGA connection, including many mobile media players, laptops, cell phones and video/digital cameras and also has a stereo jack for ear buds or external speakers.

The projector's output is measured at 10 lumens. While ultimately, a projector's lighting depends heavily upon ambient lighting and distance to projection surface, the SHOWWX projector is perfect for controlled lighting environments such as homes, offices, cafes and the back seat of airplanes.

Here are few more detailed specs:
- Resolution: WVGA (848 x 480)
- Brightness: 10 Lumens
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
- Refresh Rate: 60 Hz (nominal)
- Color Gamut: > 200% NTSC
- Contrast Ratio: > 5,000:1
- Throw Ratio: 1:1(projection distance/image diagonal)
- Image size: 150 mm to 2500 mm (6 in to 100 in)
- Projection Distance: 150 mm to2500 mm (6 in to 100 in)
- Focus: No user focus adjustment needed. Image is always in focus, even on curved surfaces
- Regulatory: Class 2 laser product.1 UL listing planned

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Epson Adds To its Home Theater Line of Projectors

Epson Announces Two New Projectors

Epson has announced a new addition to its 3LCD line of home theater projector: the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD. With the 705HD, the company promises high-quality movies and gaming, and big screen HD performance for an affordable $750.

The projector has a 720p high-definition solution that works for a range of big screen activities including movies, gaming, TV shows, sports, videos, and can even play music from an iPod. The 750HD is meant to be consumer-friendly with features and performance that make home entertainment a pleasurable experience. It has a brightness 2,500 lumens of color and white light output and features four pre-set color modes. It features HDMI connectivity and USB 2.0 Type A digital connection for slideshows, along with other connection options including Component Video and S-Video.

The 750HD features Epson's trademark three-chip 3LCD technology and exclusive energy efficient E-TORL lamp which puts out optimum light uniformity and helps deliver quality move theater-like images and removes the potential for "rainbow effect." The 200 watt high efficiency design uses less energy for up to 5,000 hours of life. The projector is sleek and compact and easy to step-up and install with the Epson Universal Mount and 1.2x optical zoom and Instant On, Instant Off technology with allows for zero waiting time when you start or shut-down your projector.

The projector will be available in October through online audio/visual specialty retailers, select retailers nationwide, and the Epson online store and will include a two-year limited warranty with toll-free access to Epson's PrivateLine technical support.

Epson will also soon be selling the MovieMate 60, a 16:9 native resolution projector with a built-in dvd player and two 10 watt speakers. The MoviteMate 60 has a brightness of 2,000 lumens and will sell for about $650.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Optoma's PK102 Pico Projector

Optoma's PK102 Pico Projector

Last week, Optoma finally released its PK102 pico projector in the United States and it's selling for about $265 - just $35 more than the PK101.

As a matter of fact, the PK102 and the PK101 have a lot in common. They have the same native resolution (480 x 320), the same traditional DLP engine, and a slightly higher contrast ratio - 2,000 : 1 (up from the PK101's 1,000 : 1).

But there are some improvements from Optoma's original pico projector, which was, according to Engadget, considered the "industry's poster child." The PK102 is slightly smaller and features 4GB of internal memory. It also has new connectivity options including composite video input and a universal port which is capable of receiving VGA and component video signals. It also has a built-in speaker and can play MP3 files.

Monday, September 7, 2009

NEC's New NP4100W Large-Venue Projector

NEC's New NP4100W Large-Venue Projector

This week, NEC announced its new NP4100W wide-aspect professional installation projector. The projector is designed for large, wide-format screens in rooms with minimal lighting such as auditoriums, training and network centers. It is powered by a DLP engine and rated 5,500 ANSI lumens with a 1,280 x 800 resolution, a 16:10 aspect ratio and a 2,100:1 contrast ratio.

The projector uses optional bayonet-style lenses that support screen sizes of 40-500 inches at distances of between 2.8-304 feet and is capable of dual or single lamp operation. Settings extend lamp life by allow for multiple light outputs, and the lens shift features allows vertical and horizontal flexibility that makes projector placement in any room a simple task.

It features BrilliantColor, AutoSense, and DynamicBlack. Its input panel has DVI-D with HDCP, RCA, s-video, component, 15-pin and BNC, and an RJ45 connection makes for easy hookup to LAN. The projector also features remote diagnostics that allow the operator to make adjustments from a remote location.

The projector features an ECO mode which increases lamp life up to 50% with decreased fan noise. In ECO mode, power consumption is 315W when running the single lamp and 580W when running the double lamp. It has security features such as password protection and the ability to deactivate buttons on the cabinet.

NEC will begin shipping the NP4100W in September. The estimated price is $5,500. The projector will come with a three-year parts and labor warranty including a year with InstaCare.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

ViewSonic’s New WPG-350 Wireless Presentation Gateway

ViewSonic’s New WPG-350 Wireless Presentation Gateway
The new WPG-350 Wireless Presentation Gateway from ViewSonic allows you to connect to any display with a VGA output, wirelessly, and it's so simple to use. Just plug the WPG-350 into your projector, wirlessly connect, and present your content. It's a must-have for any office or business professional!

The WPG-350 is not just easy to use, it has other great features, as well. It is fully compatible with both Windows (XP and Vista) and Mac operating systems and features WiFi protected setup for secure configuration. It is equipped with VGA pass-through for extra display and features a presentation remote. The gateway supports up to 1024x768 resolution with full high speed wireless support, full-motion video up to 1080p and up to four presenters simultaneously with split screen capabilities.

Flash memory for the WPG-350 is 8MB while SDRAM memory is 64MB. It has a wireless connectivity rate of 802.1 1b/g/n and features RGB-in, RGB-out, 3.5mm stereo jack, RJ-45, dual antenna, DC-in (12V), and IR 3.5mm connectors. The WPG-350, weighing not quite half a pound, is 5.25 x 3.6 x 1.2 inches, making it convenient and easy for travel and storage.

Friday, August 28, 2009

3M MPro120 Pocket Projector

3M’s new pocket projector called the MPro120, is “the next-generation of battery operated pocket projectors” claimed by 3M. This product is advertised saying that you can project videos, photos, business presentations, slideshows, ect. on almost any wall, almost anywhere. The MPro120 is compatible with computers, MP3 players, iPods, smartphones, and digital cameras. The MPro120 projects only 12 lumens of brightness, with VGA resolution (4:3 aspect ratios) and projects image sizes from 8” to 50”. The MPro120 has a long battery life of up to 4 hours. It also has 2 built in .5 speakers, and the bulbs are energy efficient LED lights that last 20,000 hours. This lightweight projector only weighs 5.6 ounces and has the dimensions of; 0.98" H x 4.7" D x 2.3" W. When you buy this product it comes with all the essential cables, a protective bag, a rechargeable battery, a table-top tripod, and it’s all backed by a 1 year warranty.

As of right now the MPro120 is going for $385 USD, which in my opinion is pretty steep for something that is only 12 lumens because it would have to be a pretty dark room to get a really good picture from the projector at that brightness level. I don’t find this product very efficient for my everyday use, sure it’s pretty cool but I don’t think that I would be willing to pay almost $400 for something I would only use occasionally. But then again, I’m not a traveling businessman who has to give presentations on the go. I think the MPro120 is a very cool product, and it is a very big step from the MPro110, offering a lot of new specs and some impressive new features. Not many people were very happy about the MPro110 because of the brightness level of the projection and not only that, but the image quality was horrible. But the MPro120 isn’t much brighter than the MPro110 and I really want to see how many people actually like this new product.

LP-XU10 the brightest projector under 4 kilograms

Sanyo has announced a new lightweight projector called the LP-XU106. The release date for this projector will be on November 20th. The projector weights exactly 3.4 kilograms, making it the brightest projector in its class. It projects at 4,500 lumens and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio because of the inorganic LCD panel for the optical engine, making this perfect for projecting in bright rooms. The lens has a 1.6x zoom. It also has Corner Keystone Correction Function and an Easy Setup Function. This will allow a clean crisp image without putting up a white screen or a sheet at a 1024×768 resolution and is able to put up a 40in to 300in projection.

A cool feature that the projector offers is an Ethernet port that allows you to control the projector over a network. The LP-XU106 has mono speakers; also has RCA Video, S-video, and 2 VGA inputs. This is a perfect projector for people who are traveling doing business because of how light and compact it is. The LP-XU106 will cost 575,400 yen, which roughly converts into $6,100 USD.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Nikon camera with built-in projector!

Nikon released a new camera that sounds like something you would find in a sci-fi movie. The Nikon S1000pj, has a 2.7” screen, a 12.1 mega pixel sensor, and a VGA projector. The dimensions of the camera are; Height: 2.5 in. (62.5mm) Width: 4 in. (99.5mm) Depth: 0.9 in. (23mm), and only weighs 5.5 oz. The camera has an ISO setting of up to 6400, with a 5x zoom. The projector can put a 40 inch projection on to the wall. The camera comes with a remote control and a tri-pod stand. The output resolution for the protector is VGA (640 x 480) and it will be able to play recorded videos, and play slide shows of the pictures you take. This little gadget will be running you around $430 USD.

When I heard about this camera I really couldn't believe it. I've been waiting for an affordable camera like this. Instead if hooking up your camera to your laptop, or even your TV, you can just throw up image slide shows and videos on to the wall! You can brag to your friends by showing them your vacation pictures projected in high quality on to any wall! This is a major step into the future for in the camera industry. Hopefully we will be seeing a lot more cameras that are offering new and more advance capabilities.

Friday, July 31, 2009

AAXA SVGA P2 Pico Projector

While it seems the mad wave of Pico Projectors is slowing down, some companies are still trying to make the next best one. AAXA has just unveiled their newest Pico Projector in the P2. This new model comes only a few short months after the P1's release back in February.

This P2 projector has a LCoS chip and packs an SVGA (800x600) resolution. A high-powered LED light allows for nice 33 lumen output with the SVGA resolution. You can view images with the P2 in a screen size of up to 80 inches making the P2 one of the highest spec Pico Projectors on the market. Like everything else in the world, the P2 is small. The device only measures 4.3 x 2.1 x 1 inches and only weighs about 260 grams.

The P2 has 1GB of onboard memory which can be further increased by use of the microSD slot. There is also a VGA input which accepts a resolution of 1280x720 as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack and a min USB socket which allows you to hook up gadgets like your cell phone or PSP. There is an internal battery built into the P2 which only allows for about a 35 minuet battery life. However, this can be upgraded by use of optional batteries which could increase your battery life to run an additional 70 to 180 minuets. The device isn't on sale yet but pre-orders are available on certain websites. Expect to pay around $350 for the P2 when it arrives on store shelves. has anything you need in the way of Projector Rentals. A rental is the perfect solution if you aren't willing to make a permanent purchase.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

BenQ MP522: 10 Refurbished Projectors In Stock

BenQ MP522
If you are looking for a high quality projector but you aren't prepared to drop a ton of cash on one then look no further than the Refurbished MP522 in the Tech Army E-Store. The Tech Army E-Store can save you hundreds of dollars by giving you the option of purchasing refurbished equipment instead of brand new equipment. is always expanding their rental inventory. When excess equipment arrives back in their rental inventory it is sent over to the people at Tech Army where it is refurbished, re-tuned and tested to make sure it's in top notch condition.

The Tech Army just recently received 10 BenQ MP522 projectors that are refurbished and ready to be put in your hands. The BenQ MP522 is designed to best work in smaller rooms. It has 1000:1 contrast ratio, 2000 ANSI lumens and a native XGA (1024x768) resolution. From 18ft away the MP522 can display a 300in image measured diagonally. Portability is good with the MP522 only weighing less than 5lbs. When put in Eco Mode the MP522 runs quieter than it does in normal mode however the brightness takes a significant drop in quality when in Eco Mode. The MP522 is primarily designed for business use however it does surprisingly well if used for watching movies or playing games on it at home. It can not handle HD movies but plays standard ones just fine. The BenQ MP522 runs at a price of $599 online if you buy it new from BenQ, but you can can order a refurbished unit today for only $445 with free shipping, a price that you can't beat.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Samsung P410

samsung p410Samsung has just released their latest projector the P410. It has many similarities to the very successful P400 that Samsung released last year, only the Samsung P410 took all of the best qualities from the P400 and added even more incredible features.

The P410 is considered "highly portable" with its dimensions measuring 2.5 x 5.8 x 5.7 (HWD) and weighing with all the power adapters and cables only 3.4 pounds. Its not quite small enough to qualify as a palmtop, but is most certainly still very portable. The P410 even comes with a soft traveling case to increase the projectors portability.

The projector features an LED light source, which means that you can turn the Samsung P410 off after a presentation, pack it up, and be on your way without having to wait for the lamp to cool down. The LED light source also has a 30,000-hour lifetime, lasting the life of the projector. This eliminates any additional costs that you normally would have to put out to replace the lamp.

There can be little difficulty in setting up the simple P410. All that you have to do is plug in the power connector and the appropriate cable or USB key, slip off the lens cover, project the image towards a wall or screen, adjust the image size, and focus the projection with the manual control found on the P410's side. On the back of the projector are featured a variety of connectors including a VGA connector for hook up to a computer, RCA phono plugs for composite video and stereo sound, and a USB port for any kind of USB memory key. The fact that you can use a USB memory key is a great feature. This means that you can take a variety of different files such as JPG, BMP, GIF, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG, AVI, MOV, WAV, and more, stick them on a memory key, stick it in the USB port on the projector, and immediately have a high quality audio or video presentation.

Audio and video quality are something that should definitely be taken into consideration. The P410 is surprisingly bright for its small size measuring in at 170-ASNI lumens, a 1,000:1 contrast. The projector was designed mostly for the purpose of projecting data, so the video quality is certainly not the best. If your looking to purchase a projector for any video needs, it would probably be best to steer clear of the P410. The audio quality on the other hand is much more impressive than the video. For such a small projector, it has quite a clear tone and has easy to adjust volume.

The last big factor with the Samsung P410 is that it is one of the very few projectors to receive the PCMag GreenTech Approved seal. Samsung used lead-free glass for the lens, lead-free solder throughout the body, and a mercury-free light source.

With all the impressive features, the Samsung P410 is certainly a projector to look further into. As long as you aren't needing a projector for frequent video projection, the Samsung P410 should meet all your business needs.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New SuperSlim Projectors Coming September 2009

Casio XJ-S68 SuperSlim ProjectorSoon a new breed of projectors will be bringing new meaning to the term "portable projector". Coming in September projector manufacturer Casio is updating its line of SuperSlim projectors with many new features including wide-screen. Yes you heard me right. Widescreen and SuperSlim all in one package.

The Casio XJ-S68 and XJ-S63 are two of the brightest projectors coming to the worlds thinnest projector line. These new SuperSlim projectors are 43mm at their widest point and 32mm at their slimmest, and best of all - they are respectably bright. With 3500 lumens these projectors are perfect for most presenters and would even be a contender for use with larger groups. They can also project from as little as 3 feet up to 30 feet away. They also weigh under 4 pounds.

Other features these new Casio projectors include are 2x power zoom and focus lens; automatic and manual vertical keystone correction; RS-232 control; 1 watt mono speaker; and security features including a kensington lock and power on password. The XJ-S68 and XJ-S63 are built on the same chassis but the XJ-S68 has a USB port that can be used for wireless connectivity. As far as the widescreen model goes, Casio has added the XJ-s43W as its first widescreen superslim projector. This projector sports 2500 lumens, an 1800:1 contrast ratio, 2X zoom lens, 1280 X 800 video output, HDMI input, and direct power on/off.

This new line of SuperSlim Projectors is expected to ship in September 2009.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

BenQ MP620c 2000 Lumen DLP Projector

A quick internet search of tech website reviews proves that the BenQ MP620c 2000 Lumen DLP Projector is not only meeting but exceeding the expectations of all who test and purchase it. It's been described as everything from having "outstanding quality" to being "well worth the cost." The exterior is nice: square and regular, a blue color with an aluminum lens chamber that is protected by a removable cap and aluminum buttons. But don't let the simple exterior fool you, this projector has many great features.

The projector has lots of room for connections including a D-Sub in and a D-sub out, analog, S-video, a 3.5 mm audio jack, a centrally located DVI-I dual link in, and a USB mini(B) jack. Resolution is 1024 x 768 (XGA). Video goes up to 1080i. The projector also has a 2w speaker with great sound. Light source power is 285 Watts, contrast is 700:1 (static), while brightness is 2000:1 ANSI Lumen. Distance range is 3.28 -36.08 feet. The projector also has various picture modes, key lock to prevent accidental shut-down, on-screen alerts and timers, eco-mode technology, SRGB color profile, freeze frame, and auto input search. It is compatible with both Mac and PC. Its rebooting time is fast and its twin fans manage to cool down the projector without being too loud.

If you're looking for a high quality, low-budge projector, this is the one for you! Purchase a refurbished 2000 Lumen DLP Projector - BenQ MP620c for only $445.00 with free ground shipping.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Toshiba TDP-F10U

toshiba tdp-f10uThe Toshiba TDP-F10U is an interesting new little projector to consider if you are looking for the latest in palmtops. At 1.4 pounds, it is relatively lightweight compared to other leading palmtops and has many fascinating features to consider.

One of the most useful things about the TDP-F10U is its ability to show JPEG files from an SD memory card or a USB memory key. This means that you can take your presentation, covert it to a JPEG file, store it on a card or key, and then present it through the TDP-F10U without needing a computer. This makes the palmtop extra portable.

The light source of the TDP-F10U is a DLP chip combined with LEDs. The LEDs are rated at about 20,000 hours, which should last the life of the projector. This is an important fact to consider because most standard projector lamps cost $200 or more to replace. A lifetime light source could save a lot of money in that area of future repairs.

The set up of the TDP-F10U is very simple and easy to understand. At the back of the projector there is a RCA phono plug for composite video, a VGA connector for hooking up a computer, an SD card slot, and a USB port. To get the projector up and running all that you have to do is plug in the power cord, utilize one of the connector points, the card slot, or the USB port, and you are ready to go. To make your experience even more laid back and simplified, use the credit card size remote to control all the functions of the projector.

One criticism of the TDP-F10U is that it lacks good audio. For business presentations with no sound, this shouldn’t be an issue, but for anything that might require audio you will definitely need a separate sound system.

You can get the TDP-F10U for around $600. I think that it seems like a pretty decent value for the features that it includes. Yeah, the sound isn’t perfect, but with its lifetime light source and useful qualities, I think the TDP-F10U would be a satisfying buy.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Light Blue Optic's New Projector Development

Light Blue Optics announced that they will be demonstrating their latest technological development in miniature projection systems to their key customers and partners at Display Week in San Antonio, Texas. Utilizing their holographic laser projection technology, Light Blue Optics has created a small accessory projector that produces bright high quality video and WVGA-QVGA images. This amazing little projector can produce 10 lumens or more depending on the content being displayed. Because of the laser-based technology, you no longer have to worry about focusing the content shown for a clear presentation. Images stay focused at any distance from the projector. This projector also features an optical architecture that allows the system to be safe under all normal uses. It meets the most rigorous Class 1 laser safety qualifications and has opened up a variety of high-volume applications in consumer electronics.

Another fascinating feature of this new little projector is its ability to switch from the typical wall projection to a newly developed table down projection mode. In this mode, the projector is placed on the table and the display is projected down onto the table in front of it. The user is then able to view and present their material in a more accessible way without having to hold the projector steady in their hand the entire time. An additional configuration of the projector will allow the user to interact with multimedia content. With this astounding feature, any flat surface can instantly be turned into an interactive touch-sensitive display.

Light Blue Optics has most definitely made leap and bounds in the development of projectors. This amazing new projector incorporates the latest holographic laser technology with new display modes and touch-sensitive interaction. I can’t think of what could be more useful than this fantastic projector and can’t wait till it is finally released.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

BenQ Joybee GP1 Mini Projector

BenQ Joybee GP1 Mini ProjectorWe just got the new Joybee GP1 Mini Projector from BenQ today and mini is the perfect name for it. The device measures 5.4 by 4.7 by 2.1 inches The GP1 is designed to give you a good quality picture with out the hassle of lugging around a giant projector.

We fired the thing up and, after trying to get the language from Polish to English, took it for a little test run. We hooked the GP1 up to a 9-inch Dell Mini notebook and opened up a web browser to test out the projectors visual quality. The GP1 offers a full anamorphic DVD-ready 858x600 resolution, 100 lumens light, and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. For the best picture quality, you're going to want to use it on a white, flat, smooth surface. We used a white dry-erase board; not advisable considering the reflective surface of the board gave a glare from the projectors light. Aside from that little mishap on our part, the images we had up looked great. The web site we were viewing came in clear and focused and any problems we had were easily fixed.

The GP1 has many features on it that allow for picture tweaking. Our first problem was the image projected was crooked. The left side was wider than the right but this was easily fixed thanks to the GP1's dynamic keystone correction feature. This automatically adjusts the image to make the picture as close to a rectangular box as possible. Other picture features include high altitude and ceiling-mounted modes, wall color and picture temperature adjustments, numerous picture calibration, digital zoom, and multi-lingual menus. As I said, the GP1 works best on white surfaces, however, it can be adjusted to work on other surfaces like blackboards or even tinted windows with the different presets it has. The only time you lose major quality is when you display the picture on a surface that is highly textured.

Set up is simple. Once you take it out of the box, plug it in and turn it on you are ready. The only thing you have to do is adjust the focus with the silver focusing knob on the projector and you're good to go. The GP1 offers crystal clear images in a 14-inch to 80-inch (corner to corner) window as far as five feet away and near crystal clear images farther away from that. The viewing quality for 80-inch is very high in a pitch black or near black room and is about the same as viewing a 40-inch image in a room in the daytime with the shades drawn. We tested it in a pitch black room with a screen size of about 20in x 20in and it looked really good.

GP1 Mini ProjectorYou are able to do a lot with this little projector. Aside from hooking it up to a laptop, you can also hook up your iPod or iPhone to it and stream your music, movies and other things through the projector which is a very neat feature. The GP1 also has a video formatting software that will convert video, audio, and picture files in a format viewable on the GP1. For video, the GP1 can display MJPEG and PCM for audio. The projector works very well for its size and BenQ has put a lot of effort into giving you a good quality projector in a small, easy to use size. I can see this device being used a lot by salesmen who do a lot of traveling presentations where they need a good projector with easy transportation abilities. It is even a great device for home entertainment. Maybe not the best one to use for your main room, but definitley something that you could put in one of your kid's rooms. It is so easy to open up the box, plug in the projector and start watching movies which makes it great for you child's sleepovers. Overall, we were impressed by the GP1. It delivered well on the visual side of things and its portability makes ideal for taking it on the road.

Now obviously the GP1 doesn't perform as well as some of the other, bigger projectors on the market. But what it lacks in performance it makes up for in size and portability. At a price of $499, this is a good device to take on the road and is great for a small meeting setting..

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mitsubishi XD221U Projector

Mitsubishi XD221UProjectors are some of the most valuable pieces of equipment you can have for teaching or business. There are many different projectors on the markets these days and it can be hard to find one that suits your needs.

When you think of Mitsubishi, you more than likely think of cars and not projectors. However, Mitsubishi has ventured into a new field with the XD221U projector. With all the different features on it, the XD221U is an excellent teaching assistant for any classroom.

The XD221U has no need for external speakers. It has 10W high-volume speakers which are enough to disperse the sound clearly to everybody in the room. With an optional wireless microphone and a unique "Audio Mix" feature, your voice is amplified loud and clear every time you use it. If you tender to a class with hearing impaired people, then the XD221U's closed caption feature is perfect for your needs. The built-in closed caption decoder takes words and turns them into subtitles which are displayed onto the screen with just the touch of a button.

The user interface menu is very simple to use. The tool bar has seven basic main menu options and one custom menu all of which are very simple to use, even if you are technically handy. The XD221U also has dual PC Input Terminals allowing you to hook up two different computers to the same projector at the same time. This projector also comes with BrilliantColorTM Technology presenting you with incredibly clear images that look just as good as real videos or images that you see on your computer instead of getting that hazy projection image. It has a DLP, 0.55" 1 chip DMD display type with 1024 x 768 XGA resolution and a 2000:1 contrast ratio.

Mitsubishi, like all other car companies, is starting to make their cars greener, so why shouldn't their other products be green as well? The XD221U is more green, engineered with specific eco-friendly features. The XD221U consumes less than 1 watt of power when it is in standby mode to conserve energy consumption. The box, instructions, and any other paper accessories involved with this projector are made entirely of recycled paper, decreasing the reliance on natural resources and trees. The XD221U also has a paint-free cabinet and uses lead-free solder making this one of the greenest projectors on the market.

The projectors lamp is located in the upper part of the chassis. With this type of top loading lamp system, replacing burnt out bulbs is simple, regardless if your projector is hanging from a ceiling, on your desk, or on a shelf. The XD221U also has a built-in RJ-45 port. If you have your projector connected to a dedicated LAN, then it is simple to view the status of your projector or multiple projectors you may have in the same building. Also accessible through this feature are things like power on/off and source inputs as well as many other functions.

The Mitsubishi XD221U is definitely a perfect projector for your classroom or office setting. It has many features that are key for use in an office or classroom, not too clunky, and its green standards are top notch. This projector will run you around $800 but can be found on some web sites for close to $700.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

AU KDDI iida Pico Projector for G9 Phones

iida Pico Projector for G9 phonesThe AU KDDI Company out of Japan is known for making some pretty crazy gizmos and their newest toy really fits the bill. AU KDDI just announced one of their new devices, a Pico Projector simply called iida. This little guy is pretty impressive for its size. The iida is capable of projecting 480x320 images in a 6 inch to 63 inch screen size. The projector also accepts 4-pole 3.5mm input and VGA input. It has an LED light source and uses DLP display technology which was provided by Texas Instruments.

iida Pico ProjectorThe iida's internal battery has a very impressive 2.5 hr life span and it comes with built-in 0.5w speaker. KDDI has announced that the iida is specifically designed to work with the new Sony Ericson G9 slider phone but don't worry, it isn't restricted to that phone. The iida also works with AU S001, VA001, H001, W63CA, W63H, W52CA, and W62H series phones.

The iida Pico Projector measures a nice 50x112x18.3mm and weighs about 128g. This little projector is very cool. Being able to hook a tiny portable projector up to your phone is just awesome. More information about the iida will be released later, as well as a release date and a price and we will deliver all that info to you as it arrives.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sanyo introduces 1080p DLP projector

Sanyo PDG-DHT100L 1080p DLP Projector

Sanyo's PDG-DHT100L, a professional class 1080p native resolution single chip DLP projector features a dual 330-watt lamp system that allows for increased light output and user changeable twin color wheel system that increases color reproduction and light output efficiency and SANYO's Active Maintenance Filter for extended maintenance cycles.

A wireless transmission system from Sanyo can be installed for HD wireless video.

The PDG-DHT100L is 6,500 lumens bright, and is compatible with a Full HD (1920 X 1080) signal.

The PDG-DHT100L will ship in March ’09 and sell for $21,995 (lens sold separately). The optical HD data Wireless Transmitter (POA-HDTM01) is $1,895.00, with the $895.00 HD data Wireless Receiver Board (POA-MD26HDWL).

Other Specifications
Native resolution: True HD 1920 x 1080 (UXGA dot resizing possible)
Contrast Ratio: 7,500:1
Brightness (typical): 6,500 ANSI lumens
Screen Size: Minimum 50", maximum 600"
Uniformity: 90%
Video inputs: HDMI, DVI-D (w/HDCP), Mini D-sub 15, BNC x5 (RGBHV, VIDEO/Y-Pb/Cb-Pr/Cr), S-video
Monitor out: D-Sub 15
Serial Port: D-sub 9 (in & out)
Communications: USB, RJ45
Expansion slot

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

10 Great Tips for Using a Projector

10 Great Tips for Using a Projector

1. Handle with Care. Try not to move the projector while it's on. Many projectors and their parts are sensitive to movement, especially the lamp. One wrong move can damage your equipment and even cause it to crash.

2. Turn your projector off before connecting cables. The signal cable carries a current and if your projector is on when the cable is connected, the difference in the current can damage your projector or burn out the lamp.

3. Leave the projector plugged in for at least three minutes. After you turn your projector off, it's still pretty hot and the fan will run to cool the lamp off. If you unplug it, the fan stops, and not allowing the lamp to cool can make its life shorter and even damage it.

4. Use economy mode when possible. Any projector with over 2,000 lumens usually has economy mode. This simply means you can lower the brightness to save power and lengthen the life of your lamp when your event does not require full brightness.

5. Keep your lens clean. After a while, dust build up can effect the quality of your projector. Use a microfiber cloth to keep your lens cleaned on a regular basis.

6. Use the projector is suitable conditions. This simply means don't use the projector in too hot or too cold temperatures, or in excessively dusty or moist areas.

7. Keep your filter clean. If your projector has a dust filter and it has been in use for a while, dust can build up and block the filter, which can ultimately effect cooling. Keeping your filter clean will keep everything running smoothly.

8. Store your projector properly. Keep your projector in a cool, dry place and make sure it is safe from dust build-up.

9. Wait for the projector to warm up. It can take 30-90 seconds for your projector to warm up and display an image so make sure you give it ample time before getting started with your presentation.

10. Get the right amount of lumens. If you are not sure about how many lumens you want, you'll have to decide how large the area where you are using the projector is to be sure. Most practical projectors are 1,000-2,000 lumens. If you're audience is less than 100 people, you probably don't want to go over 3,000 lumens, but for over 100, you'll probably want to look into 5,000 lumens. If you're planning an extra large event, such as a conference or convention, you may want 6,000 or more lumens.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Epson MovieMate 50 Projector

Epson MovieMate 50One of the main reasons people go to the movies is to watch something on a giant screen with loud volume that they can't get at their house, or couldn't get at their house until now. The Epson MovieMate 50 Projector will easily make the way you watch movies at home seem like you are actually at the theater. The MovieMate 50 isn't only the ultimate movie projector but is the ultimate movie projector, DVD, and music player.

The setup is incredibly simple. All you need to do to have incredible sound, action, drama, and thrill like that of the big screen is to plug the MovieMate 50 into an electrical outlet. Thats right, just plug in and enjoy! There are no extra cables or equipment to add a frustrating setup, just plug it in.

The MovieMate 50 projects movies up to 8 times larger than a 40" widescreen t.v.! The MovieMate 50's 3 chip 3 LCD technology allows for bright colors and vibrant images for a truly cinematic experience. However, movies aren't the only thing you can do with your Epson MovieMate 50, you can also play music with the MovieMate's progrssive scan DVD/CD palyer and the dual Dolby 5.1 Digital DTS 8 W stereo speakers and it is even compatible with your Apple iPod. Of course there is more than just cd's and dvd's. With the MovieMate you can also hook up your videogame system. The MovieMate is compatible with your Nintendo Wii, your Playstation 3 and your X-Box 360 for the ultimate gaming experience. The projector displays an 80 inch widescreen image from only 7.8 feet away and a 120 inch widescreen image from only 11.8 feet away which has a great 480 P resolution.

If you are the type of person who likes their movies, games, or music on big screens with great visuals and and amazing sound then the Epson MovieMate 50 home projector is the perfect appliance for any home theater system.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Infocus releases new IN5108 projector for large venues

Infocus IN5108 Projector

InFocus® Corporation today announced the availability of the IN5108, the latest member of its InFocus IN5100 family of projectors. Packed with powerful features and display options to suit large venue installations, the IN5108 provides the perfect projection solution for conference halls, school auditoriums and stage facilities. The IN5108 uses a 270 watt bulb that projects 4000 Lumens at SXGA+ resolution, which is 1400x1050, or can be set to Eco mode, which dims the bulb down to 220 watts.

The IN5108 supports Full NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60 video modes.

The IN5108 also provides HDMI 1.3 digital connectivity, BNC connections, RS232 control, VGA, s-video, composite, and component connections.

The IN5108 features interchangeable lenses to easily fit ultra short-throw rear projection or long-throw installation needs. Horizontal and vertical lens shift make the IN5108 an easy projector to integrate. Four "assignable” audio sources allow mix and match pairing of audio with data or video sources.

The Infocus is available this month starting at $5,499.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Travel with Audio Visual Needs Can be a Dream Come True...Seriously!

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Imagine, in a perfect business world, you get up, get dressed and head off to give a presentation in San Francisco. Fresh coffee is waiting for you in the kitchen and a taxi is waiting for you at the curb.

You breeze through the check points at the airport because you just have a carry on, and arrive at the conference center with minutes to spare and all you have to do is pick up the remote to the projector and start your presentation. Everything is working and running smoothly and when you are finished, simply zip up your carry on and jet off to Seattle and your next conference.
It’s not a dream, seriously! Audio visual rentals can provide you with audio visual services for your functions. Everything you need is sent to your destination, installed, set up and tested and torn down after you leave. No worries, no fuss over inputs, outputs, microphones, the right kind of software, dragging equipment through the airport or the time it takes for you to set up and tear down. Everything is taken care of by your travel tech so you can stay on the move and work more efficiently and even more importantly worry free.
Technology rental services can provide computers, LCD monitors, microphones, speakers, projectors and software. They also provide the full service from one destination to the next.

So go ahead! Have your assistant book your flight and find a travel tech to take care of the rest and make your working dreams come true.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Pico Projection in the Palm of Your Hand

Projector picture of Rent A Computer Website
Texas Instruments has been the big name for calculators ever since I can remember and have been into projectors for quite some time. Now Texas Instruments are making ground breaking technology with mini projectors. These projectors are about the size of a small flip phone and pack some seriously futuristic features. The Texas Instruments‘ DLP Pico Projector Development Kit includes a 7.5 lumen projector unit, combined with a Beagle Board (not included in the kit) embedded Linux developer platform.

Big things come in this little package as this tiny projector is capable of HVGA resolution (640×240 – near-Standard Definition quality movie) Two stacked on top of each other could effectively project 640×480 at true VGA, provided you have the right software and hardware to stitch the two images together. The DLP Pico Projector is perfect for field use and easy to set up and eventually you will be able to bring your presentations with you as easy as bringing your cell phone. The next step in this technology will allow the consumer to load a movie or presentation onto a SD card pop it into a Blackberry, or iPhone and the Pico Projector will be compatible.

The Beagle Board itself features an ARM-derived 600Mhz Texas Instruments OMAP 3530 processor, has an integrated graphics accelerator and digital signal processor, and runs on the Angstrom embedded Linux platform. The device also includes the MSP430 Low-Power micro controller, effectively making the Beagle Board a complete system on a chip which consumes only 2 watts of power and does not require a cooling fan.

The Beagle Board is powered entirely by the USB connection, interfaces with a PC using a DB9 serial connection, and interfaces to the Pico DLP via a miniature HDMI connector cable. The TI DLP Pico Projector Developer Kit is available from TI DLP authorized VARs at a suggested retail price of $349.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 6500UB

Epson 6500UBHere we have a projector that serves as a fantastic example of top-notch technology without the price tag to go with it. Equipped with the newest "Crystal Clear Fine" D7 3LCD chip the Espon Powerlite Home Cinema 6500UB pushes the envelope in home theater entertainment.

This projector is capable of displaying full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution and comes with a very impressive 75000:1 contrast ratio. It also comes with a 4000 hour rated lamp capable of outputting 1600 lumens of color and white light and comes with a built-in HQV processor. Another interesting aspect about this projector is that it has been fitted with a Cinema Filter and a state of the art Fujinon lens for improved color accuracy, sharp pictures, and an auto iris function for optimum speed and quality.

Whether you plan on watching movies, sports, or playing video games this 1080p projector is sure to deliver on performance and bring a truly unique cinematic experience to your home. One of the most appealing aspects about this projector is the $3000 price tag. For comparison purposes, just last year Epson released a 1080p PowerLite Home Cinema projector which featured only 1200 lumens and a 12000:1 contrast ratio and came with the exact same price tag as the 6500UB.