Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dell's S300WI Interactive Projector

Dell S300WIThe new S300WI projector from Dell is an ultra-portable, short-throw DLP wireless projector that comes equipped with an interactive pen and 3D capabilities. Aside from the interactive pen and the 3D capabilities, the S300WI is virtually identical to the existing S300W model.

The projector is powered by the S450 DarkChip3 DLP chip from Texas Instruments and is promoted as an alternative to a fixed whiteboard. With the S300WI, any surface can potentially be turned into an interactive surface for classroom projects, demonstrations or business meetings.

The S300WI weighs slightly more than 3kg and measures 30.6cm wide by 9.9cm tall and 24.6cm deep making it very portable. It comes with a remote control with integrated laser pointer, VGA and USB video cables and a 6m-long mini-USB cable to be used with the interactive pen.

You can mount the projector on either a ceiling or a wall or you can just set it on a solid surface. It can run as either front or rear projection and video input is via two VGA ports, HDMI, composite or S-Video connections. It can support up to 1080p HD with a native resolution of 1,280 by 800.

A USB display driver is stored in the projector which makes for a quick and easy connection using the supplied cable. An app for viewing JPEG photos on a USB memory stick is included along with a bundled converter which transforms PowerPoint files into a suitable format.

You can use a wireless or wired (802.11 b/g) network connection to connect as many as 30 PCs, each using a small app downloaded directly from the browser-based management interface. There is also support for four-way split-screen conference calls when using a network connection.

The 3D-Ready feature allows multiple users to watch projected 3D content provided they each have a suitable graphics card, 3D content and DLP Link active 3D glasses. The interactive pen is a bit large and requires two AA batteries boasting a 50 hour lifespan.

There are two mouse buttons on the top of the pen and a third button that can be assigned various functions. Some reviews have stated that the pen feels difficult to grip and use as the buttons are in awkward locations.

Once you get everything up and running it all seems to work quite well. The fan is quiet and the on-screen menus are logically arranged. The 0.52 throw ratio gives off a minimum focus distance of 0.5m which delivers an impressive 96cm by 60cm display which rapidly increases to a maximum of 633cm by 396cm at 3.3m. This makes the S300Wi perfect for use in classrooms, meeting rooms or any other confined space.

If you are in the market for a high quality, ultra-portable short-throw wireless DLP projector that can also do interactive writing and 3D, then you should definitely look into the S300WI. It is available now for around $400.

Looking for an Affordable LCD Projector Rental then call 800-736-8772 today. Ask about the newest type of projector whose appeal is "all in the mirrors" and see if a DLP Projector Rental is right for you.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Watch The Big Games on a Big Screen

Football Games on the Big ScreenThe leaves will begin to change soon, the weather will start to cool down and huge, giant men will strap on helmets and start pounding each other into the dirt. That's right, it's football season. A time for big hits, big spirits and big parties. Now if you ask me, the only way to enjoy big spirits at big parties watching big hits is by doing so on a big screen. There is nothing quite like watching your favorite NFL heroes duking it out on a screen the size of your living room wall.

A projector is your one way ticket to life-sized football games in your own living room. Projectors are capable of offering you the best value in big screen viewing with the lowest cost per viewing inch of any current big screen TV. Besides having a big screen, going with a projector has some other pretty nice benefits.

Some of the benefits to a projector are: Projectors can produce huge images; they are not fixed in size so you can adjust your screen depending on the situation or mood; projectors are multipurpose and can work with computers, DVD players, gaming consoles and Blu-ray players; projectors allow for excellent portability usually weighing less than 10lbs; building a home theater for your projector can be a simple and fun DIY project; projectors are cheaper and easier to ship than a standard television and watching a movie, or anything for that matter, on a projector is as close to a movie theater that you can get.

Now I know that a plasma screen, rear projection screen or LCD TV can look really really good, but the biggest one you can typically find is 80 inches. Some projectors can produce images on a screen size of up to 300 inches! You can also save a ton of money on a projector. Your average cost of buying a projector is between $300 and $500.

However, if buying a projector just isn't in the cards for you, then you can always look into getting a high quality projector rental. has been in the projector rental industry for many years and is dedicated to bringing you any type of projector rental you need. Whether it be a high definition projector, LCD projector, DLP projector or even an ultra-portable projector, has them all.

Source: The Projector People

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Projector Integration Becoming Increasingly Popular

Projector Integration Becoming Increasingly Popular

Small is in. Pico projectors are hot right now and they are basically taking over the projector market, but it looks like projectors are about to get even smaller. According to research from the company In-Stat, many projector and other electronic device makers are pushing to integrate tiny projectors into a number of consumer electronic devices. That includes cell phones, portable computers, and mobile televisions.

The research shows that by the year 2014 2.3 billion devices will include a projector. 90% of those devices will be mobile devices like cell phones.

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2. Projectors for Business Travel

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