Christie Intros WU7K-J Projector for Simulation and Training Applications


Today, Christie introduced the newest member of its Christie Matrix Series with the Christie Matrix WU7K-J 3-chip DLP projector. Featuring 6,300 ANSI lumens and WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution, the Xenon-based projector offers standard features that include full scalability, built-in geometric warping and edge blending and image processing with 120Hz capability. The Christie Matrix J Series models […]

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Optoma Introduces Four High-Brightness Projectors


At InfoComm, Optoma introduced four new high-brightness DLP projectors. The four install projectors include the 7,000-lumen, dual-lamp flagship EH7700, as well as the 6,000-lumen X605, and two 5,000-lumen models, the EH505 and W505. Optoma’s WUXGA resolution, dual-lamp EH7700 is the company’s first 7,000-lumen model, and offers the ultimate flexibility and reliability. Both 350W P-VIP lamps […]

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Panasonic Debuts Brightest Single-Chip DLP WUXGA Projector Ever


Panasonic’s newest single-chip DLPs are all part of the PT-DZ870U Series. The line includes the 8,500-lumen PT-DZ870UK, spec’d to be the industry’s brightest WUXGA (1920×1200) 1-Chip DLP projector; the 8500-lumen, WXGA (1280×768) resolution PT-DW830U; and the 10,000-lumen, XGA (1024×768) resolution PT-DX100U. The entire PT-DZ870 Series uses a new 420-watt, dual-lamp system. All models are specified […]

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RGB Spectrum Intros New Codec for Recording and Streaming Graphics and HD Video


RGB Spectrum has expanded its line of DSx codecs with the introduction of its new DSx300M secure access model. The DSx 300M codec is specially designed for streaming and recording of graphics and HD video using H.264 compression. The codec records, streams and replays graphics and HD video at up to 1920×1200 and 1600×1200 resolutions. Additional features include on-screen display (OSD) with titling and time code, external time code synchronization, […]

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Projector Or Flat Panel?


It’s the age-old question your clients ask you: “Should I get a flat panel or a projector?” But as they say, your mileage may vary. The basic answer is obviously, “It depends,” and that’s when you actually have to put on your thinking cap. This isn’t a Tastes Great/Less Filling argument, but there are pros […]

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BenQ Launches 2000 Lumen 3D Projector


BenQ today introduced the company’s first full-HD 3D home cinema projector, the W7000. Powered by DLP Link, the W7000 delivers 1080p 3D images with specified 2000 ANSI lumen brightness and a 50,000:1 contrast ratio. Integrated with HDMI 1.4a using TI’s BrilliantColor DLP system, the W7000 features VIDI lighting technology that the company says increases brightness […]

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Pico Projectors Could be Largest Portion of Projector Market by 2013


Pacific Media Associates (PMA) has released its findings on the current use and future purchase intentions for pico projectors. These mobile gadgets are tiny battery-powered models that are either standalone accessories for mobile devices (e.g., laptops, cellphones, tablets, or digital cameras) or embedded in many of the same mobile devices. Major findings of the survey […]

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Vivitek’s WXGA-Resolution Qumi Q2 Takes Top Spot in New Era Category


Pacific Media Associates (PMA), a market information firm on front projectors, has added a very useful “Top Selling Projectors” area of its enhanced website. For more than a dozen years, PMA has collected monthly sell-through data from leading North American projector dealers, retailers, web resellers and distributors. The company’s Tracking Service family of monthly reports […]

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PMA End User Survey Highlights Battle Between LCD and Projectors in Meeting Room Market


Pacific Media Associates (PMA) have released its findings on the roles of front projectors and large flat panel displays in organizations. This is the third set of results from its sixth biennial (on the odd years) large-scale (1000 responses) and statistically-representative survey of United States users and intenders of front projectors, both individual consumers and […]

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The Bell Tolls


By Joel Rollins, CTS-R Well, for whom DOES the bell toll, then? Last month, I took issue with many of my colleagues over the prediction of the “death of the projector.” While I agreed with the overall point that there are great, and in many ways more useful, new technologies for display coming to market, […]

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Christie Digital Debuts the Ultimate 3D Projector


Christie’s new Mirage WU7K-M is something you gotta see. Featuring a full WUXGA resolution (1920×1200) display and dual lamps (making uniformity nearly perfect), the Christie Mirage WU7K-M is a 6,300 ANSI lumens powerhouse. With dual-link DVI support at 330MHz full bandwidth and up to 10,000:1 contrast, the projector is designed for stereoscopic 3D applications and […]

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Dukane Intros Short-Throw Projector


Following up last month’s launch of the world’s ugliest (but impressively spec’d) document camera, Dukane’s showing one of the world’s ugliest projectors in the new 8103H – a 3000 lumen, 1024×726, LCD-based short-throw lens projector.  Designed for classroom installs, the 8103 actually has nice specs (sans the 7-watt speaker), but in a cabinet that looks […]

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Premier Mounts Shows Short Throw Projector Mount with Embedded Speakers


The new UNI-STA+Audio is Premier’s new universal short throw projector mount with built-in speakers, cable routing and even an integrated 50-watt amplifier.  Shown at InfoComm 2010 for the first time, the UNI-STA+Audio extends from the wall 7”-27”, supports projectors weighing up to 50 pounds, accommodates a wall-mounted Mac-Mini or small PC and can mount to […]

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Sanyo Shows 120Hz 1080p Projector


SANYO announced the introduction of the PLV-Z4000, a 120 Hz FullHD 3LCD front projector with 1080p24 capability. With SANYO’s exclusive TopazReal HD system, the projector includes a 3D color management system that enables color accuracy. Through dual HDMI 1.3b inputs, it is Deep Color and x.v.Color capable and listed at 1,200 ANSI lumens with a […]

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projectiondesign Releases Unique Remote-Lamp Projector


Although this projector doesn’t have many HomeAV applications, we thought you might want to see it – it’s unique.  projectiondesign has launched a projector that actually remotely locates the lamp source away from the projector itself.  Designed for environments where you need a totally encapsulated projection design (vent-less projector for harsh environments – think bars […]

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Sanyo Launches Short-Throw Projector


SANYO launched a new ultra short-focus projector model, LP-WL2500, scheduled to ship in July.  The 230-watt, 2500 ANSI lumen LP-WL2500 projector is a WXGA (1280×768) resolution 3LCD projector that, from 33 inches, can project an 80-inch-wide image.  Of course, like almost every Sanyo projector, it’s networkable, has both VGA and HDMI inputs and uses a […]

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Sanyo’s New XW300 3K Lumen XGA Projector


Sanyo’s latest portable, the XW300, is actually a 5-pound, 3000 ANSI lumen, XGA (1024×760) resolution 3LCD projector that replaces the XW250.  Specified at a 500:1 contrast ratio, the 29dB projector includes network connectivity, RS232 control and compatibility for all analog signals (it does not have DVI or HDMI inputs). Sanyo says the 220-watt lamp lasts […]

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Epson Announces New 7K Lumen Projector


Today, Epson unveiled the PowerLite Pro Z8050WNL, their brightest projector ever. The PowerLite Pro Z8050WNL is a native WXGA resolution (1280×800) 3LCD projector spec’d at 7,000 lumens color light output. They’re aiming it at large venue applications in education, corporations and houses of worship.  Using an active auto-filter (like most large venue projectors do now), its filter lasts […]

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NEC Launches ED Projector


NEC Display announced this month a VGA resolution (1024×768) NP610 entry-level installation projector aimed at the ED market. With a brightness spec of 3500 lumens (not ANSI) and a 500:1 contrast ratio, the NP610 includes inputs for DVI-I, VGA, 3 audio inputs and variable audio out), integration into classrooms, they say, is a breeze. Why?  […]

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