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.
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