Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dukane's New ImagePro 8788 Projector

Dukane ImagePro 8788 ProjectorDukane, one of the leading manufacturers in the projector industry, has just unveiled their newest product, the ImagePro 8788 Projector. The ImagePro 8788 is just another addition to the already great ImagePro line of projectors from Dukane.

The ImagePro has a ton of features that nearly any projector aficionado will be able to enjoy. Among the great list of features, the ImagePro 8788 has are a 2200 ANSI lumens, an XGA (1024x768)resolution and a 2000:1 contrast ratio.

Dukane has really designed this projector specifically for educational purposes. Because of this the ImagePro 8788 has included distinctive features that cater to whiteboards and blackboards.

The ImagePro 8788 also has some other major features including an extra long lasting lamp with up to 4000 hours of life as well as an instant on/off feature.

Dukane has also included added security features for added protection. This is particularly good for customers that value high security performance in all of their technological devices.

A retail price for the ImagePro 8788 Projector has not yet been officially released and neither has a an official release date but don't expect to be waiting too much longer.
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The NP64 Projector from NEC

np64 projector from necSo when you're looking at projectors, the rule of thumb usually seems to be that the lighter and more portable the projector is, the lower the level of brightness the projector can offer. Therefore, an ultra-portable lightweight projector like the NP64 from NEC Display Solutions of America is not supposed to be capable of projecting a large, bright image that is able to stand up to ambient light. This projector though is definitely the exception. This projector is amazing. It has more total lumens than many of the bigger, heavier projectors. If you want an ultraportable projector that can still produce an amazing quality image, the NP64 is definitely one to keep in mind.

The NP64 projector weighs a mere 3.7 pounds and is rated at 3,000 lumens. So how great is 3,000 lumens, you might ask? Well ,consider this, the Samsung P410 weighs only two pounds, but it also is only rated at 170 lumens; the Casio Green Slim XJ-A145U weighs 5 pounds and is rated at 2,500 lumens, but this is still less than the NP64.

The NP64 measures in at 2.8 x 9.7 x 7.3 inches (HWD). This allows the device to be portable enough to bring with you wherever you want. NEC helps make it even easier for you to travel with the NP64 by including a soft travel case.

The projector features a DLP engine with a native XGA (1024 x 768) resolution and a direct USB reader. This reader allows you to download whatever you need to project onto a USB key as a JPG file and simply plug the USB key into the projector. This allows you to leave your laptop behind.

Setup of the projector is very simple no matter what you may be using as your source for images. As mentioned above, the NP64 has a USB port, but it also features a back panel that offers a DB-15 that allows for a computer or component video source, an S-Video and composite video input, and a mini-plug stereo input. This gives you a variety of good options for connectivity to the projector.

When you get ready to set up the projector, all that you have to do is plug in the power cord, connect to the source of your choice, adjust the zoom, and point the projector in the direction of where you will be presenting. It is just that simple. It is not even necessary to focus the image because the projector has auto-focus.
The NP64 has pretty good video quality. Some detail is lost in the really dark areas, but it isn’t very noticeable unless you’re being extremely picky. Basically, the video quality is just fine. The thing that will be an issue is the audio quality. Typically, lightweight projectors don’t have the best sound quality. If you need sound for your presentation, then you will definitely have to get some sort of external sound system.

The NP64 is an amazing projector. It does everything that a projector should do and more, minus the sound quality issues. It is lightweight, portable, bright, and easy to use. If you’re looking for a projector, this is definitely one to keep in consideration. The NP64 projector by NEC is available now for $1,099 direct.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Home Theater Projector from JVC

home theater projectorBack in late September JVC announced their new home theater projectors that utilize their high-end D-ILA projection technology. There is the DLA-HD250 by JVC Consumer and DLA-HD250 Pro by JVC Professional. Both of these projectors offer a 25,000:1 native contrast ratio and feature 1,000 ANSI lumens of brightness.

The DLA-HD250/250 Pro features three different 0.7-inch 1920 x 1080 D-ILA devices. JVC says that the devices provide “a naturally flicker-free picture with true blacks and extraordinary luminance details.” They also claim that there are many different advantages to having D-ILA instead of the usual projector technology. First, it is important to understand that D-ILA simply means a variant of liquid crystal on silicon. It allows the pixels to be packed closer together. This eliminates the use of separate imaging chips for red, green, and blue. It also gets rid of the “screen door effect.” D-ILA also aligns the liquid crystal layers in a vertical pattern. The company claims that this allows for the projector to have such a high contrast ratio and also allows for an inorganic alignment layer that helps to extend the projector's life.

When the D-ILA featured with the DLA-HD250/250 Pro is combined with JVC’s amazing optical engine, the projector is able to provide its high contrast ratio without needing a dynamic iris to inflate contrast specifications. The projectors also feature a HQZ Reon-VX video processor from Silicon Optix. This ensures incredible image reproduction on the projectors with precision I/P conversion and scaling.
The other features included with the DLA-HD250/250 Pro are a 2x motorized zoom lens with an auto dust cover, customizable gamma control, and a quiet (19dB) operation. The projectors are designed for home theater purposes but can also be used in brighter environments. Bars and restaurants can easily use this projector and have no problems because of the 1,000 lumens of brightness utilized.

The DLA-HD250/250 Pro comes standard with a two year warranty. They are currently available for $2,995.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Smartphone-sized Projector from Acer

smartphone-sized projectorAcer has just announced the release of their newest projector, the C20 Pico-projector. This ultraportable projector is actually the size of a smartphone.

The projection device is encased in plastic. The back is a black matte finish, and the front is a glossy black. For the frame, you can choose between three different colors: candy pink, metallic blue, and silver. There are a variety of different connectivity ports with the C20. There is a USB port, HDMI port, and a SDCH card reader.

Acer has designed the C20 so that it can project images in a variety of different sizes ranging from five inches to 66 inches with a contrast ratio of 2000:1. There are internal speakers, and Acer has also promised WVGA resolution and a native 16:9 picture.

The C20 Pico-projector also features ColorSafe II DLP technology. This helps to prevent color decay with your projector, which is very important. Another great aspect about the C20 is its LED bulb that offers up to 20,000 hours of use.

As of now, the Acer C20 Pico-projector is only available in the U.K., but it should be coming to the U.S. soon enough. It is selling for 280 pounds in the U.K., which comes out to about $444 in the U.S. This is a great little ultraportable projector that should definitely be a hit.

If you found this story interesting then you should definitely check out the iGo Pocket Projector on the Projector Meetings blog.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sharp's First 3D Capable DLP Projector

Sharp XV-Z17000 3D DLP ProjectorOh look! Another story on something 3D! Who would have guessed!? Yes, that's right, yet another story on a 3D product. You better get used to it though because 3D isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

The newest 3D product talked about today is a new 3D capable DLP projector from home theater giant Sharp. Now everybody knows that Sharp has been on a huge 3D push in recent months, and the final piece of their 3D puzzle is their new 3D-capable DLP projector.

The device, known as the XV-Z17000 (can't they ever come up with a simple name?), is the very first 3D projector from Sharp that has been exclusively designed for the consumer market. Even though this is Sharp's first attempt at a 3D projector, the spec sheet makes the outlook seem pretty good.

The XV-Z17000 leverages DLP technology alongside a 250-watt lamp to deliver impressive color accuracy as well as enough power to pump out 1600 lumens in high brightness mode. The XV-Z17000 comes with a native contrast ratio of 30,000 to 1 which isn't the most outstanding ratio on the market, but it definitely isn't the worst.

One particularly nice feature of the XV-Z17000 is its ultra-quiet fan which produces a mere 23 decibels of noise output when the projector is running with Eco+Quiet mode enabled. What this means is that you will be hearing less noise from the built-in fan and much more clearer audio from your speakers.

A release date and official pricing for Sharp's XV-Z17000 has yet to be determined, but you can probably expect to see the device on store shelves at the beginning of next year. Couple this together with the list of Sharp's other 3D devices, and you will soon be living the movies as opposed to just watching them.
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tips to Caring for Your Projector

projector careProjectors can most certainly be an expensive purchase. Whether you are using the projector for business or personal home use, you want to extend your projector's life as much as you possibly can. There are several pretty simple steps that you can take to maximize the lifetime of your device.

1.Read the manual.
This is the most basic way to help protect your projector. Read the manual that comes with your projector. It will instruct you on how to properly operate the device and will tell you any special precautions you may need to take that are specific to the projector that you purchased.

2.Allow projector to cool.
If you want to extend the lamp life of your projector, you need to let your unit cool completely before turning it off or unplugging it. Excessive heat is a huge contributor to the shortening of a projector’s lamp life. Due to this fact, it is also important to remember not to utilize your projector in direct sunlight or near a heat source.

3.Change filter.
The specifics about changing your projector’s filter can be found in the user’s manual.

4.Do not operate without filter.
You cannot operate your projector when you do not have a filter. If you were to do this, dust can be drawn into the optics of the projector, which will then cause the dust particles to show up on your projected image.

5.Avoid smoke.

It’s not a good idea to use a projector in a smoky environment. The smoke can cause damage to the optics of your device, and smoke damage is not covered under most projector’s warranties.

6.Storage is key.
It is important to store your projector in a cool, dry space.

7.Clean the lens.
For best possible performance, it is necessary to clean the lens of your projector. This allows for optimal image quality. The easiest and safest way to the clean the lens of your device is to use a lens cloth.
These are just a few simple tips that can help to extend the life of your projector. Projectors can be a very big investment, so shouldn’t you do all you can to take care of your device?

If you like this story then you may also be interested in 6 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Projector on our Projector Meetings blog.

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