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BenQ Announces TH681 HD and 3D Home Projector

Posted in BenQ,Projectors by Darrin Olson on March 22nd, 2014

BenQ TH681 HD Home ProjectorBenQ announced on Thursday their planned release of the TH681 Full HD Home Projector. The TH681 boasts a bright display of 3000 lumens for a 1080p resolution picture with a 10,000:1 high contrast ratio. It is also capable of showing 3D media, provided you have a device that will play 3D content and you bring your 3D glasses.

The projector uses Eco-Smart technology to help with power consumption and provides a lamp life of up to 6500 hours when utilizing the Eco-Smart mode. It also comes with all of the standard ports such as HDMI, RGB, Composite, S-Video, Mini-Jack, RCA and USB. It even includes a single 10W speaker if for some reason your not sporting surround sound with your projection.

The BenQ TH681 is planning its availability on March 26th, and pricing is expected to be around $1200 USD …

Favi RioHD-LED-2 Mini Projector

Posted in Projectors by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2011

If you are in the market for a small and portable projector to take with you while traveling, then Favi has unveiled a new projector that might be for you. The RioHD-LED-2 projector is small and portable and available to purchase now.

The projector is available on Amazon for $199. It features LED backlight that supports up to 1080p resolution and has LEDs that are five times as bright as standard LED projectors. It can throw an image up to 150-inches. Not bad for a compact travel-friendly projector.

BenQ MW512 Compact 3D DLP Video Projector for Japan

Posted in Projectors by Conner Flynn on March 6th, 2011

BenQ will be releasing the MW512 Compact 3D DLP video projector for the Japanese market. This one is designed for schools, offices or home theaters and the BenQ MW512 can project a 60-inch wide screen with 2D or 3D videos. Whichever you like.

It measures 265mm x 210mm x 100mm and weighs in at just 2.6Kg. It also features WXGA resolution (1280×800) with a 4000:1 contrast ratio and a 2800 ANSI lumens brightness. The BenQ MW512 Compact 3D DLP video projector will cost you 98,000 Yen in Japan (or $1,190).

Epson ES1000 Tabletop Projection Display

Posted in Projectors by Conner Flynn on February 16th, 2011

Epson has unveiled a new projection screen at MWC 2011 called the Epson ES1000. The tabletop projection display is designed to be light, small and travel friendly for those on the go.

The ES1000 can handle images of up to 50-inches diagonally, and they appear to be pretty clear and crisp, regardless of the projection size. Ease of setup is another bonus. The screen can be set up as quickly as thirty seconds, because it has a one piece design.

Runco outs crazy expensive projectors costing more than some homes

Posted in Home Theater,Projectors by Shane McGlaun on September 23rd, 2010

When it comes to home theaters you can have the average mans set up with a nice big screen TV and surround sound. Then you can have the high-end rich home theater gurus set up with sound like the theater and a projector that can blind astronauts on the ISS as it passes over your house.

Runco has unveiled a couple new projectors that are aimed squarely at the rich people wanting the best and having the loot to pay for it. The two new projectors are the Runco SC-50d and the SC-60d. They are the top of the line from Runco and are custom built. The projectors have dual lamps and support 3D content with active or passive systems.

Epson MovieMate 85HD and 62 All-in-one Home Projectors

Posted in Projectors by Conner Flynn on September 19th, 2010

If you’re looking for an affordable home theater system, you may want to check out the Epson MovieMate 85HD and MovieMate 62 all-in-one home projectors. These high-quality 3LCD projectors have a built-in DVD player and Dolby Digital audio with two built-in 10W speakers.

The Epson MovieMate 85HD produces a 720p resolution and uses a new E-TORL lamp for 2500 lumens, while the MovieMate 62 has a 540p resolution and 2000 lumens of brightness. The Epson MovieMate 85HD and MovieMate 62 all-in-one home projectors will be available this month for $899 and $649.

AAXA Technologies unveils M1 Limited Micro Projector

Posted in Projectors by Shane McGlaun on July 27th, 2010

There is a huge range of sizes and capabilities when it comes to projectors. You can get some huge projectors running into the tens of thousands of dollars range for use in the home. You can also get some cheap and tiny projectors for mobile users.

AAXA has unveiled a new projector that falls into that latter category called the M1 Limited Micro Projector. This projector is an updated version of the M1 that AAXA launched last year. The original version had 66 lumens of brightness.

Projector wedding ring

Posted in Projectors by Conner Flynn on July 21st, 2010

How do you make your wedding ring stand out these days, among all of the rest? Put a projector in it. Groom-to-be Luke Jerram worked with jewelry designer Tamrakar on this bespoke projector ring design. It has a mini lens and transparent slide with a tiny image of himself and his bride that is ‘projected’ when you shine light through it.

The image can be changed to whatever you want in there, so you aren’t stuck with just one image. Sadly, this is just a one-off design, so if you want one you are on your own.

Casio Green Slim eco-friendly projector

Posted in Projectors by Conner Flynn on June 15th, 2010

Casio has released the Green Slim, an earth-friendly projector that eliminates the need for a short life mercury lamp. That’s why it’s green. This projector is also being touted as the world’s first high brightness eco-friendly projector.

The Green Slim uses Casio’s Hybrid Light Source, which combines Laser and LED technology for amazingly high brightness and it can last up to 20,000 hours. The eco-friendly projectors can also be rotated 90 degrees for portrait display if you need it.

Vivitek D795WT projector redefines short throw

Posted in Projectors by Shane McGlaun on June 10th, 2010

Usually when I see a short throw projector, you still need a good six feet or so to get a reasonably large image size on your screen or wall. That’s fine and good in some instances, but if you have a really small room you might want even shorter throw.

Vivitek has a new projector that makes those other short throw units look bad. The projector is called the D795WT and the little beastie can toss a 95-inch image on the screen from only 1.3-feet away. In addition to the short throw, the projector is also 3D ready.

Samsung’s SP-H03 pocket-sized Pico projector

Posted in Projectors by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2010

Samsung’s SP-H03 pico projector is tiny. About the size of a hockey puck. But that doesn’t stop it from outputting 854×480 resolution with 1GB of internal memory in the palm of your hand.

The SP-H03 weighs only half a pound. Aside from the WVGA resolution, it boasts 30 lumen brightness, microSD memory expansion up to 16GB, and 1W stereo for your media presentations. It’ll be available this month for $300. Not bad at all for those specs in a projector this small.

Sanyo unveils two ultra short throw 3D ready projectors

Posted in Projectors by Conner Flynn on June 7th, 2010

Sanyo has introduced two new short-throw, 3D-ready projectors. The PDG-DWL2500 and PDG-DXL2000. With a new mirror projection optical unit, they are capable of throwing up large images in about half the space of a typical projector.

In fact, the DWL2500 is the shortest-throw projector available on the market, as it can create an 80-inch image just 12.6 inches from the screen. The DWL2500 sports a native 1280×800 resolution for a 16:10 aspect ratio and a brightness of 2,500 lumens. While the DXL2000 has lower specs, at 1024×768, 4:3 and 2,000.

Uniden ULP1000 Laser Pico Projector

Posted in Projectors by Conner Flynn on May 24th, 2010

The Uniden ULP1000 laser pico projector is capable of displaying WVGA (848 x 480) resolution pictures and videos with a 5000:1 of contrast ratio. The Uniden ULP1000 laser pico projector also comes equipped with a unique charging station instead of the simple power adapter.

When the device is fully charged, it delivers up to two hours of operation time, which is pretty average for pico projectors right now. The ULP1000 also has a VGA port and a composite port.

Optoma PK301 pico projector up for pre-order

Posted in Projectors by Shane McGlaun on April 5th, 2010

I like the promise of pico projectors. You can get a much larger viewable image for movie watching, games, or presentations using one rather than a laptop screen. The reality is most of them are not bright enough to be useful in the real world.

Optoma has a new pico projector called the PK301 that is up for pre-order on Amazon. The device sells for $399.99 and you get free 2-day shipping if you pre-order.

JVC’s DLA-SH7NL, a $15,000 projector

Posted in Projectors by Conner Flynn on February 1st, 2010

Looking to spend $15,000 on a new projector? Then check out JVC’s DLA-SH7NL projector. For that price you do get an amazing resolution of 4,096 × 2,400 and it will show off more than four times the detail found in full HD resolution. Pretty sweet, if you have the spare scratch. Which you don’t. And neither do I. Maybe there’s a payment plan.

How about a native contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and a 330W lamp capable of producing 5,000 lumens? It uses D-ILA (Digital Direct Drive Image Light Amplifier) technology, allowing it to display two or even four displays in WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) and full HD resolution simultaneously.