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Viewsonic MovieBook VPD550T HD pocket player

Posted in Viewsonic by Conner Flynn on January 21st, 2010

Viewsonic’s latest Moviebook has us drooling. It sports a 5 inch LCD display screen, 8 GB of memory, microSD expansion and HDMI output.

You know what that means. It means you’ll be enjoying 1080p videos. And it supports a wide range of file formats like DAT, MPG, MPEG, VOB, MP4, MOV, AVI, DVD Video, ASF, WMV, MKV, TS, and RM/RMVB as well as videos and MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, OGG, FLAC, APE, AC3, and DTS audio formats.

ViewSonic VOT550 PC mini with Blu-Ray

Posted in Viewsonic by Conner Flynn on November 18th, 2009

ViewSonic VOT550 PC mini with Blu-RayDon’t let the small size fool you, the VOT550 mini computer from ViewSonic is a powerful and sleek machine, powered by a 2.2Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor with 4GB of RAM, a 500GB HDD, built-in Blu-Ray drive, and Microsoft Windows 7.

Aside from being small, the ViewSonic VOT550 comes in a piano black casing that’s sure to go well with your other gear. It also provides six USB 2.0 ports and an S/PDIF port for your AV receiver. For added security there’s also a Kensington lock.

ViewSonic VPD400 Moviebook with 8GB memory, 4.3″ screen

Posted in Viewsonic by Conner Flynn on November 11th, 2009

ViewSonic VPD400 Moviebook with 8GB memory, 4.3" screenViewsonic has rolled out what they hope could be the next best thing to hit the market, the Moviebook VPD400. It supports a bunch of file formats including AVI, FLV, MKV, MPG, MOV, VOB, RMVB, H.264, WMA, MP3, WAV, FLAC and even DTS/AC3.

The device also delivers a quality music experience with 6 hours non-stop playback time, 8 GB of usable memory, a microSD card expansion slot and a 4.3 inch display. Users can also set optional subtitles to the movies they’re watching. The Viewsonic VPD400 Moviebook will cost you $130.

ViewSonic’s VMP70 media player does 1080p for $129.99

Posted in Viewsonic by Conner Flynn on November 5th, 2009

ViewSonic's VMP70 media player does 1080p for $129.99Viewsonic is getting into the media player game at a lower price point. The VMP70 is a “direct connect” media device that will play content from your choice of USB-compatible devices, up to 1080p to your display over HDMI or component cables, also featuring composite for lower-def stuff.

It packs an S/PDIF port for clean audio and supports a bunch of formats including the usual DivX, Xvid, H.264 along with some more uncommon ones like RM/RMVB, DTS, and OGG. This one is available for a MSRP of $129.99, but if you order now you’ll get special holiday pricing of $98.99.

Viewsonic unveils new mini pico projector PJD2121

Posted in Viewsonic by Shane McGlaun on August 27th, 2009

viewsonicpjd2121Traditionally projectors are larger devices that take up lots of room and need their own brief case for portability. Thankfully, many of the projectors coming onto the market today are compact devices that are much easier to carry and need less power.

Viewsonic has unveiled its latest mini projector called the PJD2121 short throw DLP projector. The projector has 400 lumens of brightness and a native resolution of 800 x 600. The contrast ratio is 1800:1 and the projector supports both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios.

Viewsonic VPC100 now shipping

Posted in Viewsonic by Shane McGlaun on June 25th, 2009

viewsonic-vpc100A while beck we mentioned that Viewsonic had announced its first all-in-one PC called the VPC100. All-in-one PCs are nice devices that offer all the parts that you need for a computer inside the LCD. The machines are like netbooks on the inside for the most part.

At the time, the PC was announced we didn’t have a ship date from Viewsonic to share. Viewsonic has now announced that the VPC100 is shipping for $599. In case you missed the first post about the product, the VPC100 runs an Intel Atom 1.64GHz CPU, Windows XP home and has an 18.5-inch LCD.

Viewsonic announces new line of digital frames

Posted in Viewsonic by Shane McGlaun on May 28th, 2009

viewsonicframe-sbWithout several digital photo frames around my house my wife would have me eternally printing all the digital photos she takes. Normally that wouldn’t be that big a deal, but she never seems to ask for the right size print or doesn’t like some aspect of the photo. That means printing one photo often turns into a long run of printing, fixing, and reprinting. At least I can skip the printing with the digital frames.

Viewsonic has announced a new line of digital photo frames that includes the 10.4-inch VFD1020, the 8-inch VFD820, and the 7-inch VFD720. The range is called the TrueView family and the entire line has a 4:3 aspect ratio for less image distortion.

Viewsonic set to enter 3G smartphone market

Posted in Viewsonic by Shane McGlaun on May 12th, 2009

viewsonic-sbWith the global economy in tatters, most technology companies are seeing profits fall and demand for their products at all time lows. One of the few categories still posting growth in the economy are smartphones. Consumers are looking to the smartphone to provide Internet access and voice calls to replace a normal phone and laptop.

Viewsonic has announced that it plans to enter into the 3G smartphone market. The firm says that the first region to get the new smartphones will be China, but the company doesn’t say when we can expect to see the phones hit China.

Viewsonic unveils thin 35mm All-In-One PC

Posted in Viewsonic by Conner Flynn on April 22nd, 2009

Viewsonic unveils thin 35mm All-In-One PCViewSonic’s latest offering is a sweet looking super-thin all in one computer. One that is only 35mm thick. For comparison, that’s a little thinner than the iMac. Inside you’ll find an Atom 1.6Ghz CPU, a DVD RW drive, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard disk. The screen is a 19 incher.

It will ship with Windows XP Home and features WIFI and Ethernet of course. How about 4 USB 2.0 ports and a 4-in-1 card reader? Looks like a good one to help you save some space in your home.

ViewSonic VT2230 LCD TV announced

Posted in Viewsonic by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2009

ViewSonic VT2230 LCD TV announcedViewSonic just announced another LCD model for your consideration. The VT2230 LCD TV is a 22-incher, for those who need a smaller screen that offers a high quality image. It features a 16:9 aspect ratio with 1080p resolution, 5ms response time, 8,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 300cd/m2 brightness.

Decent specs for an LCD that will be tucked away in that small area in your home. This one comes with several integrated tuners including NTSC, ATSC and QAM. The connections include HDMI, VGA, composite and S-Video inputs. You can get the ViewSonic VT2230 LCD TV now for a reasonable $349.

Viewsonic introduces 24-inch HDTV for small spaces

Posted in Viewsonic by Shane McGlaun on December 15th, 2008

Viewsonic VT2430When it comes to a new HDTV, most of us want a big screen. We end up having to settle for the biggest screen that fits the room we want it in and the budget we have to spend. It can be hard to find a decent TV if what you need is a smaller screen.

Viewsonic has announces its first 24-inch full HDTV called the VT2430 that is perfect for smaller spaces like a bedroom, dorm, or office. The set offers 10,000:1 dynamic contrast and has integrated ATSC, NTSC, and QAM TV tuner along with multiple connectivity options. The set features HDMI 1.3 connectivity and a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080.

ViewSonic offers new widescreen PJ359w projector

Posted in Viewsonic by Shane McGlaun on November 12th, 2008

Viewsonic PJ359wWhen it comes to affordable, big picture widescreen movies and gaming the route to take is a projector. With a projector, you can get HD images as large as traditional HDTVs for a fraction of the cost. To get a 100-inch image on a plasma or LCD TV would run tens of thousands of dollars where a projector can easily do it for a few thousand dollars.

ViewSonic has introduced a new projector aimed at used looking for widescreen resolution and full 1080p image quality. The projector is called the PJ359w and offers 2000 lumens of brightness and a 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution.

Viewsonic introduces two digital photo frames for the holidays

Posted in Viewsonic by Shane McGlaun on November 10th, 2008

Viewsonic Digital Photo FrameAny parent or person who takes lots of digital pictures will like a digital photo frame this holiday season. A digital frame is a very easy way to get the photos a person takes from the computer to a photo frame for viewing — without having to print them out.

Viewsonic has introduced a pair of new digital photo frames called the DPG801BK and the DPG807BK that start at $129 and feature SwifTouch touch screen technology. The touch screen technology used by Viewsonic prevents clutter and smudges on the screen.

CES 2008

New Viewsonic LED display has high contrast ratio

Posted in CES 2008,Displays,Viewsonic by Nino Marchetti on January 10th, 2008

ViewSonic VLED221wmSo you say you want a computer display which currently exceeds the industry standard for dynamic contrast ratio? ViewSonic has just such a display, showing off at CES the new ViewSonic VLED221wm. This 22-inch display is pricing at around $800.

The ViewSonic VLED221wm has a staggering dynamic contrast ratio of 12000:1. This makes it, according to ViewSonic, “the ultimate monitor for life-like high-definition content.” This display also is capable of “high-quality color reproduction” via a technology which lets it display 118 percent of the color gamut based on the National Television System Committee (NTSC) guidelines. Sounds cool.

Other features in this LED desktop display include a native resolution of 1680 x 1050, 5ms response time, dual analog and digital inputs and integrated stereo speakers. It should be available in February.

ViewSonic VLED221wm

CES 2008

New 26-inch Viewsonic display does 1080p

Posted in CES 2008,Displays,Viewsonic by Nino Marchetti on January 7th, 2008

Viewsonic VX2640wViewsonic is unveiling at CES a number of new displays for various categories of usage. One of these is the Viewsonic VX2640w, priced at around $650.

The Viewsonic VX2640w is a 26-inch display which offers up, according to Viewsonic, 3ms video response time, 1080p resolution and color saturation close to 25 percent better than traditional displays. The display also offers a contrast ratio of 4000:1 and HDMI input.