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Epson EB-X6 Projector Review

Friday, July 31st, 2009


The Epson EB-X6 is one of the company’s many data projectors. It features 2200 ANSI lumens, a 2000:1 contrast ratio, and XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. Recently, the writers from My Broadband got the opportunity to release their review of the projector. Unboxing the projector, the writers knew that this model was designed for portability. The model came with its own carrying case and the projector weighed a little more than 6 lbs, which is still incredibly light. The image displayed was noted to be good in quality provided excellent brightness and contrast. The only major complain about the projector was that there was a digital keystone adjustment instead of an optical adjustment. When using the digital keystone adjustment the picture would have jagged vertical lines and a trapezoidal shadow surrounding the image. The other major complain was that they thought the price tag was a little high. However even with these problems, the writers liked the X6 and stated, “The EB-X6 serves quite well as a medium for enjoying movies at home, despite its 4:3 native aspect ratio.”

[via My Broadband]

BeamBox Announces MiLi Pro Projector Charger

Friday, July 31st, 2009


Last month, BeamBox introduced their MiLi Pro pico projector that was designed mainly to work with iPhones and iPods. Today, the company has announced the release of a universal charging station for the MiLi Pro. The charger is about the size of the projector itself and comes with interchangeable US, UK, Australian, and European plug adapters. This feature allows any traveler to recharge the projector virtually anywhere in the world. To add to the versatility, the charger also comes with a flip-out car charger and comes with two USB connections to charge other products as well. This means that you could not only charge your projector, but your iPhone at the same time, making sure both are ready for your presentation. BeamBox is currently accepting pre-orders for the charger and they are priced at $37/£20.

[via Slash Gear]

Epson EB-825 Projector Released in India

Friday, July 31st, 2009


The Epson EB-825 is one of the company’s new projectors from their EB-8 Series that they announced back in February. This projector features a 2000:1 contrast ratio, 3000 ANSI lumens and a XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. Today, the company has announced that this projector is now available in India. This model is top of the line in the data projector industry. With a weight of 6.8 lbs, this projector can travel easily. The connection panel feature a diverse selection including, two RGB ports, composite, s-video, and USB for “PC-Free” presentations. The 825 also comes with wireless connectivity via an 802.11 connection for quick and easy connection and network capability. In addition the projector is equipped with an extra long lasting lamp that can run for up to 6000 hours before needing replaced. The EB-825 is available through the Epson website and retails for Rs.77800 ($1620).

[via Channel Times]

AAXA Technologies Announces P2 Pico Projector is Now Available for Pre-Ordering

Friday, July 31st, 2009


AAXA Technology impressed a lot of people when they released their P1 pico projector. Today, the company is announcing the second generation; the P2 is now available for pre-ordering. The P2 is a big step up from the original and features 33 ANSI lumens, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and SVGA (800 x 600) resolution. It uses LED lamps and can last up to 30000 hours. The projector can display images up to 80 inches, but even with an increased brightness, you will probably need a dark room to get that big. This device comes with a small but diverse selection of inputs including a VGA port, MicroSD card slot, composite, and even a mini USB port. The internal battery is removable, which means you could buy multiple batteries and have one charging while you use the other. AAXA is also offering an optional battery that can last up to 3 hours. The retail price for the P2 is just under $350.

[via Pico Projector Info]

Panasonic PT-AX200U Projector is Dead-Finger Tech Choice

Thursday, July 30th, 2009


Robin Harris is a writer for ZDNet who loves his gadgets. He believes that you could never have too many electronics. Recently he released what he has chosen to be his favorite toy, the Panasonic PT-AX200U projector. This model features 2000 ANSI lumens, a 6000:1 contrast ratio, and HD (1280 x 720) resolution. Harris chose this projector as his “dead-finger” choice because the display quality was just as amazing as his local movie theater. He also enjoys the sheer size of the screen, which makes his old 50” big screen seem puny in comparison. The AX200U is capable of displaying up to a 200inch display from less than 25 ft away. The only problems that Harris had with the projector are its size, weight, and cost of a replacement lamp. However even with the problems he was so happy reviewing the projector that he decided to buy his own.

[via ZDNet]

Sumitomo Electronics Develops “Pure” Green Laser Diode

Thursday, July 30th, 2009


Sumitomo Electrics is proud to announce that they are the first company to design what they consider a (pure) green laser diode. What makes the laser light “pure” is a new development in the diode that allows it to remain at the 531nm wavelength that is needed to produce the green color. Older versions of green and blue lasers uses a material called Gallium nitride (GAN). This material produces a phenomenon where the luminance efficiency shows a rapid decline with increasing wavelength. The increased wavelength throws the laser out of the color’s range, which is why the company doesn’t consider older lasers “pure.” The pure-green laser diodes will soon be mass produced and are expected to be integrated into pico projectors and other laser using electronics.

[via Gizmdo]

WowWee Cinemin Swivel Projector Now Available for Pre-Ordering

Thursday, July 30th, 2009


At the beginning of the year one of the most anticipated projectors was the WowWee Cinemin Swivel. This pico projector is the first model to feature a pivot point that allows the lens to be tilted to a 90 degree angle. The Swivel also features 10 ANSI lumens, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and a 480 x 320 resolution. Today the company has officially opened pre-ordering in the USA and in Europe. The swivel retails for $349 and if you pre-order before August 31st you receive free shipping. This projector uses an LED lamp system and comes with an internal battery for portability and reliability. The battery can last up to 150 minutes, which is good for a casual movie or for several presentations. The Swivel comes only with a universal AV jack and a USB port that it uses to upload content from a computer and to charge the battery, which means as long as you have your laptop you can leave the wall charger at home.

[via Engadget]

Anthem Releases LXT 300 and LXT 500 Projectors

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009


Anthem Electronics is a leading Manufacturer of high-end electronics for music, home theater, and distributed audio systems. Today, the company has announced the release of two new high-performance LCoS projectors. The LTX 300 and LTX 500 both feature full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and can project images up to 200 inches. The 300 model comes with 1000 ANSI lumens and a 30000:1 contrast ratio, while the 500 will display only 900 ANSI lumens, but produce a 50000:1 contrast ratio. Both projectors come with dual HDMI ports as well as a component, s-video, and RGB/component connection. The 500 also comes with a 12V trigger for motorized curtains or screens. Another bonus that comes with the 500 is that it is THX certified. Unfortunately the retail prices for these two projectors have not been released yet, but they are available now through the company’s certified retailers.

[via Engadget]

Runco Will Display “Benchmark” Projector Product at CEDIA 09

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009


The CEDIA 09 Expo is a little more than a month away and all the major manufacturers are trying to get into the show. Recently, it was announced that Runco will be sharing a space with Crestron, which is a major manufacturer of A/V equipment. Runco plans to reveal several new products this year including a new “Benchmark” front projection product. Unfortunately, Runco has not released any information yet as to what the benchmark projector will provide. More information will be released about that as it becomes available.

[via Engadget]

SI Screens Announces Reference Motorized Projection Screen Will Display at CEDIA 09

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009


A few days ago you may have read about SI screens announcing that they will be displaying their Black Diamond II Curved screen at CEDIA this year. Today, the company is proud to announce their new product that they will be releasing at the CEDIA Expo. The Reference Motorized projector screen is the world’s first flush and décor motorized low voltage projection screen. It is also the first motorized screen to be classified as a “Green” product. The projection screen also features a low transformative design, which means that the product will be shipped in only one box instead of two. Other flush mount screens typically have to be shipped in two parts and have a box that is put into a second box. The new design eliminates the internal box and ultimately reduces the shipping and handling costs. The screen can come in 16:9, 2.35:1 and 4:3 aspect ratios in sizes between 77 and 160 inches, depending on which format. SI also includes a selection of several different screen materials like Lunar HD Gray, Gamma White, and Solar HD White. Pricing for the Reference Motorized projection screen has not been released.

[via Home Toys]

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