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Casio Releases Super Slim Projector Quartet

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Casio has announced today the release of four new projectors that will be available through the Casio website. The XJ-S32, XJ-S37, XJ-S42, and XJ-S47 projectors all feature a super slim design that weighs less than 4 lbs each. They also all have the latest DLP display technology as well as an 1800:1 contrast ratio and XGA (1024 x 768) resolution.

The XJ-S32 is the baby of the group, featuring 2300 ANSI lumens. This projector has an RGB, composite, and a few audio outputs. The good thing about being the baby of the group is that it is the cheapest, priced at $1099.

Next is the XJ-S37 projector and it features the same 2300 ANSI lumens as the S32. The major improvement is that this model has a USB port for “PC-Free” presentations. This feature is ideal for any traveling presenter that needs to watch the weight of the bags. The retail price for the S37 is just under $1200.

The XJ-S42 features a brighter 2700 ANSI lumen output. The downside is that this projector does not have the USB port that the S37 has. This projector is able to create displays as small as 15 inches, diagonally, or as large as 300 inches, diagonally, before the image starts to suffer. This model is a little pricier than the other two, retailing for $1299.

Lastly there is the XJ-S47 projector. This model has all the best features of the previous three models. It has 2700 ANSI lumens and the USB port for “PC-Free” presentations. In addition, the S47 has wireless IEEE802.11b connectivity for networking capabilities. The XJ-S47 is the most expensive of the group with a $1399 price tag.

[via Casio]

Epson Releases EMP-6110 Projector

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Epson has created a standard of groundbreaking technology, great performance, reliability and efficiency. Recently, Epson announced the release of their latest projector, the EMP-6110. This projector features 3500 ANSI lumens, a 600:1 contrast ratio, and a XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. The 6110 is designed to be easy to setup with its Direct Power On/Off feature, which turns the projector on automatically when the power cord is connected to a power source. This not only reduces setup time but also makes it easier to turn on/off when it is mounted on the ceiling. Epson has also given the 6110 an extra long 230 watt lamp that is able to run for up to 4000 hours in the low setting. The connections for 6110 include a composite, RGB, s-video, component, and audio connections. The EMP-6110 is currently available through the Epson website.

[via The Nation Technology]

Samsung Releases SP-D400 Projector

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Samsung has recently announced the release of their SP-D400 projector. This model is both classy and portable. With a black sleek look, this projector displays 4000 ANSI lumens, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, a XGA (1024 x 768) resolution, and it uses the new DarkChip4 DLP chipset provided by Texas Instruments. The high contrast ratio and even higher brightness level, the SP-D400 is able to display images in just about any room, including rooms with a lot of light. In addition, this model weighs less than 8 lbs so you can bring it with you. The D400 is HD compatible and has an HDMI input as well as a composite, s-video, component, and RGB connection. The SP-D400 is currently available through Samsung retailers, however the retail price has not been announced.

[via Cyber Theater]

ViewSonic Releases PJ513D Projector

Friday, October 31st, 2008

ViewSonic is proud to introduce the PJ513D projector. This model features 2200 ANSI lumens, SVGA (800 x 600) resolution, and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. One of the key features this projector has is the Dynamic Contrast, which allows it to automatically detect the image signal and then control the backlight brightness accordingly. The PJ513D also has several adjustment features such as a keystone correction and a wide variety of picture adjustment features. This model is able to connect with just about any video device with an RGB, composite, s-video, and a component connection. The PJ513D is also very quiet, producing only 28 dB in Eco Mode. The PJ513D is currently available through the ViewSonic website and is priced at just under $650.

[via It News Africa]

BenQ Announced November Release of MP727 Projector

Friday, October 31st, 2008

BenQ has recently announced their newest high-brightness DLP projector, the MP727. This projector features 4300 ANSI lumens, a 3500:1 contrast ratio, and XGA (1024 x 768) resolution with the ability to scale up to a UXGA (1600 x 1200) resolution. The MP727 comes with the BrilliantColor feature that increases the mid-tone colors by 50%. This feature also broadens the color gamut past the RGB spectrum for enhanced white, black, and mid-tone hues. The MP727 weighs only 7.5 lbs and is compact enough for easy travel. This model even comes with a 3W speaker system to provide audio for your presentation with out needing external speakers. Some of the connections included in the MP727 include an RGB, DVI, HDMI, s-video, RCA, and several audio connections. The MP727 will be available sometime in November and is expected to sell for about $1999.

[via Far East Gizmos]

BenQ Releases MP724 Projector in Europe

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

BenQ has recently announced the release of another multipurpose projector. The MP724 features 3500 ANSI lumens, XGA (1024 x 768) resolution, and a 2800:1 contrast ratio. This model weighs only 7.5 lbs, so you can take it virtually anywhere. It even has input connections for the home and office, including RGB, DVI, HDMI, s-video, composite, and audio inputs. In addition, the MP724 has a 3W speaker system which allows you to view movies in away from home with the need to pack external speakers. The MP724 is packed with features including a sleep timer, quick cooling, HDTV compatibility, several security functions, and many more. The MP724 is currently available in Europe and will be released worldwide next month. The retail price for the MP724 is 1000 € ($1290).

[via Akihabara News]

RealFiction Dreamoc creates Amazing 3D Holographic Advertisements

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

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RealFiction is a company dedicated to holographic projections. Their most recent development is a device they call the Dreamoc, which is designed for high end advertising. The device encases any product you want in a pyramid looking case. Inside, 3D holographic images are projected, giving the appearance they materialize out of thin air. The holograms can be programmed to interact with the product that is displayed in the case. In the video a new cell phone is placed inside the case, and the Dreamoc gives the illusion that the holograms are being created by the cell phone. The Dreamoc can also display holograms with out having a product inside. Unfortunately, this product is still in the development stages and there is no word when the product will be released.

[via Engadget]

Microsoft Surface SecondLight System in Action

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

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Last week you may have read about the new technologies that were being developed for the Microsoft Surface. One of them is called the SecondLight system. This system allows a second image to be displayed on the surface when a transparent object, like a piece of tracing paper, a clear scroll, or a plastic disk, is placed on the Surface. The system requires two projectors that are located under the Surface’s display. While the first projector shows the first, or primary, image, the second projector shines the second image through the screen by rapidly flashing it like a strobe light. The flashes are so fast that they can not by seen by the naked eye. The screen for the surface is designed to defuse only the primary images. In order to see the second image a second screen must be used to defuse the light and make the image visible. One of the best parts of the SecondLight system is that the second screen does not need to be touching the Surface in order to display the other image. In the video the presenters holds a piece of tracing paper several inches above the screen and you can see what the second image is with no trouble.

[via Gizmodo]

RXS: RedShift Releases RXS PPR4803 Projector

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

RXS:RedShift is a new brand new company dedicated to developing portable devices. One of their first products they released is a brand new pico projector, the RXS PPR4803. This model features LCoS display technology, 17 ANSI lumens, and a VGA (640 x 480) resolution. This projector is so light, weighing 0.4 lbs, that the flexible tripod that comes with it is heavier. The PPR4803 comes with an RGB and a composite connection for all your presentation needs. The internal battery is able to run for a little longer than an hour, which is a big plus. The LED light used for the PPR4803 was provided by 3M, who also released their MPro110 pocket projector. The RXS PPR4803 is currently available in the UK and retails for £299 ($491).

[via Sourcewire]

Maxon Releases Visimax Projector

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Maxon is a major provider wireless technology in Australia. Recently they have released their first projector ever, the Visimax. This projector is not only their first but it also a Pico projector. Weighing 0.2 lbs, this projector features a measly 15 lumens, VGA (640 x 480) resolution, and a 200:1 contrast ratio. The projector is powered by an LED light that is able to project images up to 60 inches diagonally. The major concern about the Visimax is that the internal battery only has a 30 minute charge, which is only good for presentations and short videos. The Visimax comes with a PC/Video connection that can be both an RCA and a RGB connection. Inside the box are PC and video cables for you to hook up, depending on what you connect it to. The box will also have a mini tripod for a steadier setup, and a carry pouch to keep all the components together. The Visimax is currently available through the Maxon website and retails for $594.

[via Gizmodo]

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