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BenQ MW621ST Projector Review

Friday, March 28th, 2014

One of the many short throw projectors from BenQ is the MW621ST. This device features 3000 ANSI lumens, a 13000:1 contrast ratio, and WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution. Today, the writers from Ecoustics released their review of this particular device. The writers were happy to see that the device comes with a long lamp life. This makes maintenance checks less frequent and ultimately reduces the cost of ownership. The short throw distance was also a praised quality. This allows the projector to display onto large screens in small rooms. The image quality wasn’t the best however. The writers noticed it suffered from the rainbow effect and small text was often blurred. In the end, the writers stated, “The BenQ MW621ST is less expensive than the Editors’ Choice ViewSonic PJD6683ws, but the MW621ST’s data-image quality is not as good. The Viewsonic PJD6683ws also has a slightly larger selection of ports, though it doesn’t have a port for connecting a USB thumb drive or Wi-Fi adapter. If you need a WXGA short-throw projector with a USB Type A port, you may want to go with the MW621ST—just be careful to use slightly larger text than usual in your presentations.”

[via Ecoustics]

Barco Will Provide 6P Laser Projector to Three of China’s Leading Exhibitors

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Barco is proud to announce today that three of China’s cinema chains will become the first in that nation to use Barco’s new laser projectors. The companies include Guangzhou JinYi Media Corporation, Sichuan Pacific Cinema and Henan Oscar. The largest screen the projectors will display on belong to JinYi who currently has the world’s largest theater screen measuring 35 meters (114 feet). The Barco 6P projector was unveiled at CinemaCon this week. It uses a laser-based system to display 60000 ANSI lumens, 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution, and 3D content at 60fps. “Barco combines great services with market-leading technology. Today, again, their laser projector is proof of its continuous efforts to raise the bar,” explains Mr. Wang Chunliang, General Manager at Sichuan Pacific Cinema.

[via Barco]

Epson Announces Two Projector Promotions

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Epson is the #1 selling projector brand worldwide. Today, the company announced two new partner benefits for their large venue projectors. The benefits are made through the company’s ImageWay partner program and are available between now and June 30th 2014. In that time frame, the company says that authorized indirect Epson Pro AV dealers can up a $500 bonus on the first sale of an Epson PowerLite Pro G Series or PowerLite Pro Z Series projector. Dealers can only get this bonus however if they haven’t sold any products since July 1st 2013. The second benefit is for indirect dealer partners who can earn a $200 rebate per unit if they sell units through the Tiered Rebate Promotion. “We understand the needs of our direct and indirect dealer partners, and we provide them with the most advanced large venue projectors and offer pre- and post-sale support via our field engineers and sales teams,” said Patty O’Brian, pro AV channel manager, Epson America. “We also understand that profitability is a key factor in choosing the right partner. We offer great partner benefits such as Deal Registration, Bid Support and SPIFF via our ImageWay partner program. We are now going the extra mile with these two special promotions to support our indirect dealer partners’ bottom-lines.”

[via Epson]

AAXA Technologies Releases P3X Projector

Friday, March 28th, 2014

AAXA Technologies is a global leader in pico projection technology. Today, the company was proud to unveil their latest pico projector, the P3X. This compact device includes 70 ANSI lumens, a WVGA (854 x 480) resolution and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The projector is powered by three LED lamps and is capable of projecting images measuring up to 80 inches, diagonally. The projector is designed for portability and includes an internal battery, MicroSD card slot, and dual USB ports. It weighs less than half a pound and is small enough to fit into most pockets. The P3X is available now through certified retailers and is priced at $219.

[via AAXA Technologies]

Barco Provides Digital Cinema Projectors to National Amusements

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Barco is proud to announce that National Amusements have selected them to convert more than 240 screens. The screens will be spread out across 26 theaters throughout Brazil and Argentina. National Amusements will also be implementing GDC Technology’s VPF program in order to provide higher flexibility and lower upfront costs. “Reliability of the equipment involved is one of the keys to a successful VPF program,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “With our technical leadership and quality products backed by our prompt service support, we are proud to be National Amusements’ choice for its conversion to digital in Brazil and Argentina.”

[via Barco]

Epson EX5230 Pro Projector Review

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

The Epson EX5230 Pro is one of the latest business projectors available. It includes 3500 ANSI lumens, a XGA (1024 x 768) resolution, and 10000:1 contrast ratio. Today, the writers from PC Magazine released their review of this particular device. The writers were very happy with the projector’s brightness levels. The 3500 lumens are more than enough to allow the projector to be used in brightly lit meeting rooms. The writers also like the compact size and light weight design. This will make traveling between rooms easier. The writers were very pleased with the projector and didn’t list any major problems. The only concern they had was that it doesn’t come with 3D capabilities. In the end, the writers stated, “Although the Epson EX5230 Pro XGA 3LCD Projector doesn’t bring enough to the table to unseat the Editors’ Choice Epson PowerLite 1835, it is more portable while packing the same brightness. It also costs considerably less, making it a good alternative for cash-strapped schools or businesses seeking a bright, portable projector for a business or classroom.”

[via PC Magazine]

The Acer P1383W Projector Review

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The Acer P1383W projector is one of the company’s latest business projectors. It comes with 3100 ANSI lumens, a 17000:1 contrast ratio, and WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution. Today, the writers from Ecoustics released their review of this device. The writers were happy with the projector’s long lamp life and its 3D capabilities. However, they weren’t happy with the overall image quality. They noticed that the projector suffers from the rainbow effect, which is a typical problem with DLP projectors with a single color wheel. In the end, the writers stated, “Overall, the Acer P1383W presents a solid, economical choice for businesses or schools looking for a data projector with good brightness and resolution.”

[via Ecoustics]

NEC Releases NC1100L Projector at CinemaCon 2014

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

NEC is a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions. Today, the company announced the release of their NC1100L projector. This device is designed for movie theaters and it is the first digital cinema projector from NEC to feature laser-based display technology. The projector is capable of displaying 2K HD (2048 x 1080) resolution and a 1750:1 contrast ratio. The projector is being demonstrated this week at CinemaCon 2014. “We’re excited that exhibitors will now be able to take advantage of the NC1100L’s many advantages, including reliability, no downtime, and almost 20,000 hours of lifetime(*), resulting in a lower total cost of ownership,” said Rich McPherson, Sr. Product Manager for Projectors at NEC Display Solutions. “This latest NEC breakthrough widens the opportunities for exhibitors with small screens and non-traditional venues to build lasting experiences with their audiences.”

[via Business Wire]

Cinemark Purchases Barco 6P Laser Projector at CinemaCon 2014

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Cinemark is one of the world’s largest theater chains and a pioneer in implementing the latest digital cinema technologies. Today, the company announced that they have purchased Barco’s new 6P laser-illuminated projector. The device hasn’t been released to the market yet, but it will be one of the first cinema projectors to feature laser technology. It will be able to display 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution, 60 fps, and 3D content. The projector will have 60000 ANSI lumens, which also makes it one of the brightest laser projectors. Barco used this week’s CinemaCon to unveil the 6P projector to the public and announce the sale with Cinemark. “Barco’s keen approach to innovation is why we have partnered with them in our quest to deliver the most exciting cinema moments to our patrons all over the world,” comments Damian Wardle, Senior Vice President of Global Theatres Technology & Presentation at Cinemark.

[via Barco]

Texas Instruments Announces 100000 Theater Screens Utilize DLP Technology

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Texas Instruments is happy to announce today that over 100000 movie theater screens now use the company’s DLP Cinema technology. That equates to 8 out of every 10 screens use the technology worldwide. DLP display technology is used by several of the top theater projector manufacturers like Barco, Christie, and NEC. All three companies will be showing their latest cinema projectors at CinemaCon 2014 this week. “The digital cinema revolution has raised the presentation standards of quality and consistency in cinemas around the world. More than ever before, audiences everywhere can see on screen exactly what movie makers imagined for them,” said John Fithian, president and chief executive officer, NATO. “On behalf of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and our members worldwide, we congratulate the TI DLP Cinema team and their customers, Barco, Christie, and NEC, for their contributions to the cinema industry.”

[via Texas Instruments]



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