Three Upgraded Christie Twist Options Provide Enhanced Image Quality for Multiple Projector Setups


Christie is launching three upgraded versions of its Christie Twist technology this week. The Christie Twist solution allows for full image warping and advanced edge blending in Christie 3-chip DLP projectors using software that controls and edge-blends multiple curved images seamlessly on any surface. Easier to use and with better, more precise pixel-to-pixel alignment than […]

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Christie Adds 45K Lumen Projector


Christie unveiled its new Roadie 4K45 — a 4K (4096×2160) resolution and 45,000 lumens at 60 Hz with optional 120 Hz capability. Rugged, reliable, and road tested, the 45,000 lumen Christie 4K45 offers a higher level of image brightness for rental staging and fixed applications including concerts, casinos, sports events, amusement parks, conventions, annual meetings […]

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Hitachi Adds CP-HD9320 and CP-HD9321 to DLP Projector Lineup


Hitachi America is introducing two new DLP projectors, the CP-HD9320 and CP-HD9321 — both with full HD 1080p (1920×1080) resolution and they’re designed for large auditoriums, conference rooms, museums, and concert or stage productions. Hitachi’s new projectors provide six interchangeable lenses and brightness outputs up to 8,200 ANSI lumens. Two built-in color wheels enable users […]

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BenQ Introduces Market’s First TI DLP Projector With sRGB Color Accuracy


BenQ America’s newest addition Colorific projector line is the HC1200, purpose-built to follow the sRGB (standard Red, Green, Blue) industry color-space standard. The sRGB color space is well-specified and designed to match typical home and office viewing conditions, rather than the darker environment typically used for commercial color matching (like most projectors). The sRGB standard […]

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WOW! InFocus Sets New Bar in Price with Sub-$1,000, 4,000-Lumen Projector Line


InFocus Corporation just broke the sub-$1,000 price point in ultra-bright IN3130a network projectors. Spec’d with up to 4,500 lumens, the IN3134a, IN3136a and IN3138HDa are all one-chip DLPs that are priced below $1,000 at $849, $949 and $999, respectively. The IN3136a is spec’d as a widescreen WXGA (1366×768) resolution with 4,500 lumens. The IN3134a is spec’d […]

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#TBT: The AV Industry Then & Now


As a technology company, we’re always looking ahead for the next breakthrough that makes our products thinner, faster, and stronger. We’re moving a mile a minute, hardly noticing how little improvements mean huge changes in the long run. This “Throwback Thursday,” we’re highlighting not only the advances in AV we’ve seen throughout our careers, but […]

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Weekly Wrap-Up Oct 24 | NSCA Announces BLC Speakers, 5 Dumb AV Products, the Disruptive Forces Series and More


Happy FriYAY! Here are the top stories you have have missed from this week. Corey Moss continues the Disruptive Forces series and features Zoom’s Eric Yuan, we tell you about 5 of the dumbest products on the AV market, InFocus introduces three low-cost 1080p projectors and more. NSCA Announces Speakers for 2015 BLC Disruptive Forces: […]

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Epson Updates PowerLite Home Theater Projectors with New Firmware


Epson today released a firmware update that expands the image quality capabilities of several of its award-winning home theater solutions. The update adds Epson’s Detail Enhancement feature to its powerful Super Resolution technology to deliver sharp, rich images and is now available for the Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB, Pro Cinema 4030, and Home Cinema […]

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InFocus Intros Three Low-Cost 1080p Projectors


InFocus has launched three new projectors aimed at the small conference room market with its new IN118HDa, short-throw IN118HDSTa and networkable IN2128HDa. The IN118HDa is specified with a brightness of 3,000 lumens while the IN118HDSTa is 2,700 lumens, and the IN2128HDa offers 3,500 lumens. Features for all three include: 1920×1080 native resolution HDMI, VGA, S-video and […]

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InfoComm: Big Video: Churches See the Light


By Dan Daley Special to InfoComm International It’s sometimes hard to reconcile the putative mission of a church with what has become the technically sophisticated entertainment experience inside many of them. But irony hasn’t stopped many houses of worship from pursuing ambitious AV technology strategies in an era when video dominates media of all types. […]

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Barco Intros Present-C Line With 10 New Single-Chip DLP Projectors


Barco has introduced 10 new corporate AV projectors under the brand Present-C. Present-C projectors are all single-chip DLP projectors with brightness levels ranging from 3,000 up to 8,000 lumens. Resolutions include 1080p, WUXGA, Panorama and WQXGA, with all models spec’d at low noise dB levels. Here are all the announced models, with additional specs and […]

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BenQ Ships MH630 Multi-Purpose Projector


BenQ America today announced that it’s now shipping the latest addition to its Colorific line of projectors with the MH630. Aimed at boardrooms, classrooms or even home environments, the multi-purpose MH630 is a single-chip, 1080p DLP projector that uses a 6,500 hours of lamp and is spec’d to deliver 10,000:1 contrast ratio at 3,000 ANSI […]

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Barco Introduces 14K-Lumen Projector With Integrated with HDBaseT


Barco has launched a new kind of projector with the RLM-W14, a three-chip DLP projector offering Active Stereo 3D, WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution, and a brightness level of 14,500 center lumens. This is the first three-chip DLP Barco projector that’s equipped with HDBaseT technology to provide video over a single Cat5 cable. The RLM-W14 is designed […]

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Dukane Intros 13K Lumen Projector


Dukane’s new 9010 is spec’d at 13,000 lumens and would be the brightest 3-chip DLP projector the company has ever marketed. Aimed at auditoriums, large lecture halls and concert stages, the 9010 includes four digital inputs (including 3G SDI) and two HDMIs as well as DVI and is native WUXGA resolution (1920×1200). Integrated with edge […]

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Epson Adds 3LCD Reflective Laser Pro Cinema Projectors


Epson’s new line of Pro Cinema projectors with 3LCD reflective laser technology include the PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector and the Pro Cinema LS9600e Wireless 1080p Projector. Both are spec’d at 1,500 lumens of color brightness and 1,500 lumens of white brightness. Epson’s new 3LCD Reflective technology, along with the laser light source, […]

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Barco Launches Into Residential Market with CinemaScope Projector


Barco’s first residential product, dubbed the Orion, is truly a one-of-a-kind in that it’s the industry’s only 2.35:1 aspect ratio (CinemaScope) projector on the market. The Orion Cinemascope uses a new high-capacity DLP chip, developed by Barco engineers in partnership with Texas Instruments, which allows an image of 2,560×1,080 resolution to be displayed in the […]

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BenQ Aims at Small-to-Medium Space with New M5 Series Projectors


BenQ America today announced it is now shipping the newest generation of M5 Series projectors including the MX525, MS524 and MW526, all aimed at the small- to medium-sized (SMB) spaces. Each offer a 3,200 ANSI lumens spec, 10,000 hours of lamp life and Colorific image quality. By combining native SVGA (MS524), XGA (MX525), and WXGA […]

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Epson Intros New Epson Home Cinema 3000-Series Projectors


Epson today launched new additions to its Home Cinema projectors: the PowerLite Home Cinema 3600e, Home Cinema 3500, and Home Cinema 3000. Featuring up to 2,500 lumens of color brightness and 2,500 lumens of white brightness with up to 70,000:1 contrast ratio, Epson’s latest Home Cinema line offers native 1080p and 3D, and includes vertical […]

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Epson Unveils 3LCD Reflective Laser Pro Cinema Projectors


Epson today announced a line of new Pro Cinema projectors with 3LCD Reflective laser technology. It includes the PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector and the Pro Cinema LS9600e Wireless 1080p Projector – both with 1,500 lumens of color brightness and 1,500 lumens of white brightness. These groundbreaking projectors (these are the first home […]

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Christie to Launch Home Entertainment Division at CEDIA Thursday


Christie will be showcasing a variety of three-chip DLP, one-chip DLP, flat panel and audio solutions available for home entertainment at the CEDIA Expo, exhibiting at the show for the first time in the company’s 85-year history. Using DCI and alternative 4K content, the 1,200-square-foot booth features a premium home-entertainment theater where audiences will enjoy […]

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Wolf Cinema Debuts Three-Chip DLP at CEDIA


Wolf Cinema’s new SDC-40 is a three-chip DLP projector that will list for $40,000. Spec’d at 3,000 ANSI peak white lumens and with a 30,000:1 contrast ratio, it’s being billed mostly for its 3D capabilities. Multiple CMS calibration modes plus factory-adjusted gamut and gamma curves help achieve what the company calls pre-programmed  “right out-of-the-box” image […]

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InFocus Debuts 5,000- and 6,000-Lumen Projectors


InFocus Corporation released a new family of large-venue projectors dubbed the IN5310a series all aimed at large classrooms and houses of worship, at a value. The DLP-based IN5310a series, which consists of the 6000-lumen IN5312a and the 1080p IN5316HDa, provides a range of features, connectivity, lenses and has small form factor to suit most large […]

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BenQ Intros New Home Theater Colorific Projectors


BenQ America today introduced its next-generation Colorific home entertainment projectors: the HT1075 and HT1085ST. Both projectors include content streaming and mirroring capabilities for devices equipped with Mobile High-definition Link (MHL) to allow the transfer of small-screen content from any portable device. Featuring BenQ’s Colorific image quality, the HT1075 and HT1085ST are native 1920x1080p projectors that […]

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EPSON Intros New WideScreen ProAV Projector Line


Epson today introduced two new EX Pro series projectors with built-in wireless projection and integrated with the new Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) connector. The new EX7235 Pro (list for $649) and EX7230 Pro (list for $599) are meeting rooms projectors that both have 3,000 lumens of color light output and 3,000 lumens of white light […]

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BenQ Adds Two 6,000-Lumen Projectors to Lineup


BenQ America has just launched its brightest projectors yet with the SH963 and TH963. Both are specified at 6,000 lumens using a two-lamp system. Using native 1080p DLP chips, they’re both integrated with the Hollywood Quality Video (HQV) processing technology from Qualcomm, have optional long- and short-throw lenses and they are both categorized as large […]

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BenQ Ships New M6 Series WXGA Projector


BenQ is shipping the latest in its M6 series, the MW665 projector, which is aimed at houses of worship, classrooms and boardrooms. It offers 3,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, a 13,000:1 contrast ratio and is integrated with SmartEco energy-saving features to lower the projector’s total cost of ownership (TCO). Featuring BenQ’s Colorific technology and using […]

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BenQ Intros Two Interactive Short Throw PJs Aimed at ED Market


BenQ America launched two new short-throw projectors last week: the MX852UST and MW853UST. Both feature BenQ’s so-called Colorific image quality, offering native XGA (MX852UST) and WXGA (MW853UST) resolutions that claim a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and 3,000 and 3,200 lumens of brightness, respectively. The MX852UST and MW853UST are compatible with BenQ’s PointWrite technology — allowing up […]

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Panasonic Announces Plethora of AV Gear at InfoComm


Today at InfoComm 2014, Panasonic announced the launch of new projectors, displays and accessories. HD Video Acquisition and Production Solutions – Panasonic showcased several video production offerings here, including a new professional AVCCAM HD handheld camcorder, the company’s most advanced production switcher to date, and its first P2 HD handheld camcorder with AVC-ULTRA recording. The […]

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Hitachi Adds Two New Interactive Projectors


Hitachi America introduced two new interactive projector models, the Hitachi CP-TW3003 and CP-TW2503. Both are interactive models that feature an ultra-short throw design and are aimed at the K-12, higher education and corporate presentation markets. So-called “new generation interactive features” include multiple pen capability, auto-calibration, PC-less drawing, and multi-display interactive use. Additionally, a suite of […]

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Hitachi Intros Four New Ultra Short-Throw Projectors


Hitachi today introduced its CP-AX2503, CP-AX3503, CP-AW2503 and CP-AW3003 Ultra Short Throw projectors — four high-performance models that are ideally suited for delivering large images in limited spaces. The new 3LCD projectors offer improved image quality, flexible connectivity including powered focus, and wireless networking plus a host of useful convenience features. The CP-AX2503 and CP-AW2503 […]

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