Friday, July 15, 2011

New 2D-to-3D Projectors from Vivitek

Vivitek 2D-to-3D projectorTaiwan-based Vivitek has just debuted a series of DLP projectors featuring direct translation from 2D to 3D with absolutely no need to transform files. 3D is becoming a bigger and bigger market in the projector industry so naturally everybody is trying to get in on the fad. However, Vivitek may be the first company to to create a projector that seamlessly transfers images from 2D to 3D.

These new projectors can be directly connected to a DVD or Blu-ray player or to your PC or laptop and come equipped with energy-saving lamps that have a 4,000-hour lamp life according to Vivitek. Pricing has been listed at $690 for a 2,600-lumen SVGA entry-level model projector, which is only around 10% to 15% higher than the price of a conventional model with the same specifications.

Vivitek developed these projectors via technical cooperation with the company's partner Delta Electronics, who just so happens to be one of the main shareholders of Vivitek. Vivitek is hoping to sell between 3,000 and 5,000 2D-to-3D projectors in the Taiwan market alone as well as a total of 30,000 to 50,000 units in overseas markets.

Original projected global sales of Vivitek were set at 300,000 own-brand DLP projectors of all types in 2011, and they actually sold 240,000 to 250,000 units in the first half of 2011. Vivitek also expects its global market share to rank either 10th or 11th among projector vendors in 2011 as well as to sell 400,000 projectors globally in order to be among the top 10 vendors in 2012.

Source: DigiTimes - Vivtek unveils 2D-to-3D projectors

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