Little known Vivitek has entered the school projector market with a product they are actually calling a crossover projector that can be used at school during the day and then taken home at night!
Vivitek, calling themselves the “environmentally responsible manufacture of today’s most innovative visual display and presentation products,” launched its new D735VX projector built for (their words) “home fun” and classroom settings. True to Vivitek’s commitment to DLP, the new D735VX uses the latest DLP technology from Texas Instruments and claims to “blast” at 3200 ANSI lumens with BrilliantColor technology and a 5-segment color wheel. One unique feature is the projector’s snap-off keypad that can be removed and secured in a safe location to discourage theft or unauthorized removal of the projector. This is a classroom feature as the thief in the home would just rip it out of the ceiling.
OK, we don’t think we need to add editorial comment on this next section as you can guess what sort of comments we would have written here (we will paste EXACTLY what was in the Vivitek press release here): “With a full 3W onboard speaker and zoom lens, the D735VX is designed for the larger boardroom, classroom, auditorium or home movies and games. The unique, detachable keypad also allows for natural, walk-around presentations. With an MSRP of only $1,299, the projector has a 2400:1 contrast ratio with native XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) resolution enabling high-end performance with Vivitek’s low-cost value pricing.”
Well, it does almost do 720p natively. See it all at http://www.vivitekcorp.com
I’m interested in what “environmentally responsible’ is defined as. The snap off keypad sounds kind of like detachable faceplates for car stereos?