Digital Projection Debuts E-Vision LASER 5K Projector

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Digital Projection International (DPI) is announcing a new “high-value projection display” featuring its laser light engine. The E-Vision LASER 5K (5K as in 5,000 lumens) features the same solid-state laser illumination technology as Digital Projection’s flagship projectors, and like those models, benefits from 20,000-hours of maintenance-free imaging with no lamp replacements. DPI claims the E-Vision LASER 5K is designed for applications requiring […]

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Vivitek Launches D4000 Series of Laser Projectors

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Vivitek introduced this week the D4000 Series, a series of compact laser projectors. With its condensed compact footprint and light 10kg weight, this laser projector is appropriately-sized for companies with medium sized corporate meeting rooms that want the performance of a powerful laser projector, but without the size and weight traditionally associated with them. With […]

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Optoma Debuts 4000 Lumen Education and Meeting Room Projectors

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Optoma today announced three new projectors designed for large classroom, corporate meeting room and training lab settings. The Optoma EH400+, W400+ and X400+ all feature a spec of 4,000 lumens and 22,000:1 contrast ratio and are integrated with Wall Color Adjustment Allowing you to adjust the projected image to accommodate different color walls — so you don’t have to use a screen. With a 1.3x […]

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Optoma’s New IntelliGO-S1 Android-Based Mobile Video Projector Is 720p

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Optoma has launched the IntelliGO-S1 — a projector that includes the Android OS with Aptoide Open Source App store features more than 700,000 apps, including Amazon, HBO GO, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and Spotify, all downloadable to the projector’s 8 GB memory. A built-in media player also enables easy playback via USB drive or Micro SD […]

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BenQ Announces New MH530FHD Home Entertainment Projector

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BenQ America today announced its latest 1080p home entertainment projector, the MH530FHD. Designed as an entertainment/family room projector, it’s spec’d at 3,300 ANSI lumens with a contrast ratio of 15000:1 and it’s only $549.The BenQ MH530FHD is native 1080p (1920×1080), does 3D and includes a decently short-throw lens that allows a 100” image from just 5.6′ from the screen. A dedicated Quick […]

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BenQ Adds New Flagship HT9050 Native 4K UHD LED-Based Projector

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BenQ America today introduced a new flagship home cinema projector: the HT9050. The native 3840×2160 4K UHD projector uses the Philips ColorSpark HLD LEDs and BenQ has integrated their CinematicColor technology to enable the projector to produce the DCI-P3 color space. Defined by the digital film industry, the DCI-P3 color gamut encompasses a significantly larger […]

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Eiki Introduces the EK-110U 3LCD Classroom Projector

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Eiki International debuted the EK-110U Classroom Series Projector — a 3LCD 1920×1200 resolution projector with 3,600 lumens and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Spec’d with a 10,000-hour lamp life in economy mode (4,000 in normal mode), the EK-110U offers corner keystone correction, has an HDMI and MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) inputs and includes a 1.45-1.74:1 manual zoom lens. Eiki’s new EK-110U […]

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Epson Home Cinema 4000 Projector is 3LCD 4K and HDR for $2199

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Epson today introduced the Home Cinema 4000 projector with HDR10 for $2,200 list. Using Epson’s 4K Enhancement Technology — which accepts 4K UHD content and uses a pixel-shining technique to actually display 4K from three (R,G and B) native 1920×1080 LCDs. It’s spec’d at a contrast ratio of up to 140,000:1. The Home Cinema 4000 includes two HDMI ports. Features: 4K Enhancement Technology – Accepts native 4K UHD content; also up-scales 1080p […]

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Optoma Disrupts 4K UHD Home Projector Market – How Will Other Manufacturers React? 

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By Darren Taylor Futuresource Consulting For the past few years, 4K projection has been the reserve of digital cinema, high-end Pro AV and premium home cinema applications, primarily due to high cost of the light engines. However, key component supplier Texas Instruments (producing around half of the world’s front projector light engines) demonstrated a lower-cost 4K UHD DLP […]

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Optoma Debuts UHZ65 Laser Phosphor 4K Projector for $4,999

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At InfoComm, Optoma introduced two new 4K UHD resolution (3840×2160) projectors to bring the ultimate in crisp, sharp images to the market. With the laser phosphor-based Optoma UHZ65, the $4,999. In addition, the company unveiled availability and pricing for its 4K500 lamp-based 4K UHD projector at $6,999. The UHZ65 is spec’d at 2,800 lumens, a 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio, compatibility with HDR10 and […]

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Casio’s XJ-UT351W, XJ-UT351WN and the New XJ-UT311WN Are TCO Certified

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Casio America has announced that three more of its LampFree projectors, including its newest XJ-UT311WN Ultra Short Throw Projector, have been certified according to environmental and social sustainability criteria in TCO Certified. TCO Certified is an international third-party sustainability certification for IT products administered by TCO Development, a non-profit organization based in Sweden. TCO Certified products meet life cycle criteria for environment, […]

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Casio Intros New WXGA Short Throw Projector

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Casio America announced today that it has expanded its LampFree line of projectors with the introduction of the XJ-UT311WN Ultra Short Throw Projector. Designed for displaying images at close range, the XJ-UT311WN has a built-in 0.28:1 fixed lens and a mirror system that projects an 80” image from just 1.5 feet away (up to 110” diagonal). The XJ-UT311WN is 3,100 lumens of brightness and native […]

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Christie Adds to Its GS Series with 10K Lumen Models with BoldColor Technology

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The new Christie DHD1075-GS and Christie DWU1075-GS 10,000 ISO lumen laser phosphor projectors combine many of the potent features from the Christie HS Series, including more powerful grid-based warping and blending with Christie BoldColor Technology, all in a more compact form-factor. Whether used in fixed installations or event staging, the DHD1075-GS and DWU1075-GS are “rugged” and built for staging as well as […]

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Canon Debuts Short Throw REALiS LCOS Projectors With Optical Lens Shift

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Canon introduces two new LCOS Projector models to the REALiS lineup – the REALiS WUX500ST Pro AV LCOS Projector and the REALiS WUX500ST D Pro AV LCOS Projector. These new additions, which include a short throw ratio of 0.56:1 and optical vertical lens shift of 0-75 percent feature: These short throw projectors feature a 0.56:1 throw ratio which allow for 100-inch […]

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Optoma Intros Two Native 4K Projectors Under $2,500

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Optoma is announcing two industry firsts today. The Optoma UHD60 and UHD65 are native 4K projectors, with both models below $2,500. The Optoma UHD60 and UHD65 are both 3840×2160 UHD resolution, include High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility using HDR10, along with REC.2020 wide color gamut and DCI-P3 coverage. They feature vertical lens shift and a […]

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State of the, Um, Art

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If you move back in history, the human race progresses from crude tool to artform along a predictable path. For instance, once humans learned to break rocks, that path began. We progressed from using the rocks to break each other to turning the broken rocks into crude tools and then to using the crude tools […]

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BenQ to Showcase New Lineup of Laser Projectors, Interactive Flat Panels, Digital Signage Solutions and Google Jamboard at InfoComm 2017

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BenQ America today announced its product showcase for InfoComm 2017, being held June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. BenQ will demonstrate, for the first time, Google’s 4K team collaboration device — Jamboard — and BenQ’s newest Blue Core laser projectors, digital signage panels and interactive flat-panel (IFP) displays. But, as we all know, the only product […]

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VocoPro Launches Battery-Powered PA System With Integrated LED Projector

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VocoPro today announced its new K-CAST product, what they are claiming as the world’s first battery-powered PA system with an on-board LED projector. The K-Cast’s portable PA system has a 12-inch woofer and horn tweeter pumping out 120 watts of power. The back panel includes an integrated LED projector and a guitar input jack, as well as controls […]

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Barco Champions 4K Collaboration Showcase at Almo E4 2017 Tour

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Barco is teaming up with Almo Professional A/V to share its brand new UDX 4K large venue projector, the flagship ClickShare collaboration system and other revolutionary meeting room solutions at the “What Will Your Lightbulb Moment Be” E4 AV Tour now appearing across the nation. The E4 tour is sweeping the nation to provide fresh, valuable product, technical and […]

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Epson Launches 4,200-Lumen Home Cinema 1450 3LCD Projector 

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Epson today introduced the Home Cinema 1450, a 3LCD native 1080p (1920×1080) 4,200 lumen projector aimed at home theaters or home entertainment. The Home Cinema 1450 projector includes two HDMI ports, one MHL 3 port and component video as well as USB. The Home Cinema 1450 ($1,499 list) will be available April 17. The projector includes features line four different pre-set color modes, the ability to watch […]

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Barco Intros UDX Platform Projectors Aimed at Install and Rental Market, All Specified at Minimum 20K Lumens

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Barco is launching a new projector range that they literally claimed “will change the game for rental companies and AV integrators.” Hmmm, that’s s a lot of hype to live up to. The UDX series consists of five 3-chip DLP models — all laser-phosphor based projectors — that all are identically spec’d at a 2000:1 contrast […]

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Casio Will Debut New Lamp-Free Projector Line at DSE

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Casio America believes that digital signage should include the projector as an option to a flat-panel. The new 4K resolution (3840×2160) XJ-L8300HN projector and its full portfolio of LampFree projectors will be exhibited at the company’s booth (#1834) during the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 28-30, 2017. “We are excited to return to DSE […]

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Hitachi Introduces Its First 3,500 Lumen LED Projector

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Hitachi America just launched the LP-WU3500, a 3,500-lumen, WUXGA (1920×1200) LED projector. The High Lumen Density (HLD) technology works by channeling blue LED light through a phosphor rod, where it is discharged as bright green light. Working in tandem with high brightness red and blue LED lights, it achieves maximum brightness and a 30,000:1 contrast ratio. LED […]

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Play March Madness With Us – You Could Win a BenQ HT2150ST Projector!

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We’ve partnered with BenQ again for March Madness — the famous men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournament. With a plan to give away at least two BenQ HT2150ST projectors, rAVe and BenQ have set up both men’s and women’s Tournament Challenge Brackets on ESPN’s website that will manage the tournament for us! All you have to do […]

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Philips to Focus ColorSpark Technology on Home Cinema Segment

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About a year and a half ago, Philips Lighting debuted a new LED-based light source for projectors called ColorSpark HLD LED (High Lumen Density LED). In 2016, this technology rolled out in mainstream projection products in the 3,000- to 4,000-lumen range. For 2017, Philips is focusing on enabling projection customers to create new 1,000- and […]

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Eiki Launches EK-100 Series of Classroom Projectors

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Eiki International just debuted the EK-100 Classroom Series projectors.  Common to all four models in the EK-100 Series is a 10,000-hour lamp life (in economy mode, 4,000 in normal mode), 10,000:1 contrast ratio, corner keystone correction and each have HDMI and MHL (Mobile High-Definition) inputs. They also include a 1.48-1.78:1 throw to width manual zoom […]

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Vivitek Debuts Two New Laser-Based Large Venue Projectors and a Dual-Lamp Meeting Room Projector

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Vivitek has announced two new large venue laser projectors, the DK8500Z and the DU8190Z, both using 20,000 laser light sources. The DK8500Z is 3840×2160 resolution and is 7,500 ANSI lumens and the DU8190Z is a WUXGA projector with 10,000 ANSI lumens brightness. Both projectors offer motorized lens shift and lens position memory function with eight optional lenses ranging from 0.38:1 to 5.31-8.26:1 throw […]

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Canon Adds New Flagship LCOS REALiS WUX6500 Projector With Interchangeable Lens

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Canon just launched what they are calling their flagship interchangeable lens LCOS projector, the REALiS WUX6500 ProAV LCOS. In addition, Canon also launched two new DLP projectors, the LV-HD420 Full HD DLP projector and LV-X420 DLP projector as well as a new optional lens, the wide zoom lens LX-IL08WZ. These are all aimed at higher […]

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NEC Releases 8 New Projectors in New ME Series

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NEC Display Solutions just announced  eight new XGA (1024×768) and WXGA (1280×800) resolution projectors aimed at both classrooms and meeting rooms. The light (about 6 pounds), portable ME Series projectors include 3,000-, 3,300-, 3,600- and 4,000-lumen options and all of them include a 1.7x zoom lens. All of them have VGA, two HDMI and one USB port as […]

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NEC Intros PA803UL and PA653UL LCD Laser-Based Installation Projectors at ISE

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  NEC Display Solutions Europe today announced two laser-based additions to its PA Series of LCD projectors, taking low-maintenance operation to a new level. The new additions, the PA803UL and PA653UL models leverage a filter-free design, eliminating one of the biggest operational overheads normally found in installed projectors. Both projectors are WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution, have 360 degree positioning support in any direction and also feature motorized zoom and focus, […]

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My Epson Interview at ISE

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Epson came to ISE this year (a year after launching themselves into the staging market) with a new series of 7500-12,000 Lumen 4K capable projectors as well as a new series of business projectors. Today I caught up with Epson’s Richard Miller and Neil Colquhoun and asked them about how their first year in the Staging […]

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Epson Launches New Pro L-Series Laser Projectors at ISE

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Epson has announced the latest Pro L-Series large venue laser projectors. The Pro L-Series come in five new models ranging from 12,000 to 15,000 lumens of color brightness and white brightness plus WUXGA and SXGA+ resolution. Leveraging 3LCD technology, the Pro L-Series integrate a laser-light source with an inorganic phosphor wheel in combination with inorganic […]

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