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.

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