The Wholesale Replacement of Projectors in Churches

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LED video technology will begin to surpass projection technology, spurring a wholesale replacement of projectors in the house of worship market when audiovisual (AV) manufacturers and integration firms realize the path of least resistance for churches is in modularity. The end of video projection for large venue churches is now in sight. Indeed, the wholesale […]

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The One Projector Shootout

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Let me start this blog by saying that there is never a better way to demonstrate the differences in multiple projectors to a client than to set up each projector in the venue at hand with the correlating screen and actually do a multiple projector shootout.  It’s the only way to see how the projectors […]

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Beyond the Digital Conversion: Shaping the Cinema of the Future

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The digital cinema conversion has progressed at high speed, and as of May 2013, is already more than 70 percent completed globally, with some countries fully digitized, and many others approaching full digitization. Exhibitors are turning their attention more and more towards reaping the full benefits that digital cinema has to offer. It’s an exciting […]

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March Projector Sales – Top 5 in Each Category

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PMA Research has posted its recent Projector Tracking Service results to the “Top Selling Projectors” area of its website. For more than 15 years now, PMA Research has collected monthly sell-through data from leading North American projector dealers, retailers, web resellers and distributors. Its Tracking Service family of monthly reports offers timely sell-through data and analysis on unit […]

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Epson Adds Two Projectors Aimed at ED Market

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Epson announced two new classroom projector solutions – the BrightLink 436Wi, a portable short-throw interactive projector, and the PowerLite 935W, a 3,700-lumen projector aimed at large classrooms: BrightLink 436Wi ($1,250): The BrightLink 436Wi is the first interactive, short-throw Epson projector that can be moved from room to room. Using a native WXGA (1280×800) resolution 3LCD […]

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Yes, Sharp Still Makes Projectors

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Sharp’s two newest projectors are the PG-LW3500 and PG-LW3000 WXGA, both using BrilliantColor Technology using TI’s DLP technology. Weighing 6 pounds, the PG-LW3500 and PG-LW3000 have a brightness spec up to 3,500 lumens and 3,000 lumens, respectively. The PG-LW3500 and PG-LW3000 are the first releases in a new series (the PG-LX3500 and PG-LX3000 XGA models […]

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Casio Adds Six to Hybrid LED Line

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Casio’s SLIM Series has been updated with six updated models: the XJ-A141, XJ-A146, XJ-A241, XJ-A246, XJ-A251 and XJ-A256. Weighing in at only five pounds, the new SLIM projectors are 1.7 inches high, making them the thinnest projectors in the industry. Leveraging its LASER & LED HYBRID light source production, Casio America added six updated models […]

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projectiondesign’s 8000-Lumen F32 Projectors Now Shipping

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projectiondesign announced at InfoComm that its updated F32 projector series is now shipping. With comprehensive changes to optics and color processing, the updated F32 now delivers up to 8000 lumens brightness on select models. The series is available in a wide range of application-specific configurations, and in WUXGA, 1080p, and SXGA+ resolutions. Using single chip […]

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Sanyo Intros Two Short-Throw 3D Projectors

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Last month, Sanyo announced the introduction of two new ultra short-focus projectors with built-in 3D capability. Both projectors feature Sanyo’s compact chassis of about half the size of most other brands’ short-focus projectors. The PDG-DWL2500 is WXGA resolution (1280×800; 16:10 aspect ratio) with 2,500 lumens of brightness. The PDG-DXL2000 is XGA resolution (1024×768; 4:3 aspect […]

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Canon Launches Six New Projectors

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In launching two WXGA (1280×800) and four XGA (1024×768) projectors, Canon claims they’ve got the greenest projectors on the market with the six models dubbed the LV-8310, LV-8215, LV-7385, LV-7380, LV-7285 and LV-7280 – all 3LCD, LCoS (reflective LCD) projectors.  Claiming to all have at least a 4000-hour mercury-free lamp, a 1-watt stand-by mode and […]

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Sanyo Launches Four New Wide-XGA Projectors

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Sanyo announced four new high performance Wide-XGA format projectors last week. The PLC-WM5500 (with standard zoom lens: LNS-S20), and PLC-WM5500L (with optional lens), spec’d at 5,500 ANSI lumens, and the PLC-WM 4500 (with standard zoom lens: LNS-S20), and PLC-WM4500L (with optional lens), spec’d at 4,500 ANSI lumens, both allow for simultaneous presentation of two images.  […]

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Mitsubishi Releases Two Projectors Aimed at ED

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Mitsubishi has announced two new projectors that target cost-conscious customers looking for classroom or meeting room projectors.  Blasting a spec of 2300 and 2500 lumens of brightness respectively, Mitsubishi’s EX200U and EX240U XGA projectors project XGA resolution (1024×768) images using a 6-segment color wheel in a DLP-based projector. Mitsubishi’s EX200U weighs 5.3 pounds and the […]

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Christie Launches LX505 and LX605 Projectors at ISE Show

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Christie has announced the launch of two new projectors, the Christie LX505 and Christie LX605.  Targeted at the ProAV market, both projectors offer the latest in LCD technology enhancements including what Christie calls 3D Keystone technology – a new four-corner geometry correction function for versatility in projector placement and easy display set-up.   In addition to […]

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Projectors at CES

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Last week I discussed Casio’s startling announcement that they were going to end production of projectors with mercury lamps and exclusively build projectors with a hybrid laser/LED/phosphor light source. By no means was that the only projector news from CES, other companies presented their new projection products as well. These included picoprojectors, mini-projectors, toy projectors, […]

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Sharp Launches Six 3D Projectors

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Last week, Sharp announced its entry into the 3D presentation market with the introduction of six (yes, six!) 3D-ready DLP BrilliantColor projectors offering 3D projection from a single projector. All six projectors incorporate DLP Link technology, which allows for 3D projection when using compatible 3D field sequential content and active shutter 3D glasses that support […]

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StJohn Group Brings Two French 3-chip LCoS Projectors to HomeAV Market

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StJohn Group, the U.S. importer for Cineversum, a French high definition projector company, announced this week that it will import two new projectors aimed at the HomeAV market.  Dubbed the Blackwing Two and the Blackwing Three, both are 16:9, 3-chip LCoS-based 1080p native resolution projectors that will sell for $9250 and $12,075, respectively.  Both use […]

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InFocus Adds Five New Projectors Aimed at Education and Boardroom Markets

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InFocus today debuted five new projectors in its IN2100 and IN3100 series projectors, including their first networked projector for under $1000. The IN2100 is available now starting at $599 and comes standard with a long life lamp that InFocus says should last most schools and businesses many years with typical usage. Two computer and assignable […]

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