• Optoma's Pico projector gets a mini screen in Japan

    Japanese owners of Optoma’s DLP projector Pico for use with the iPhone/iPod Touch can soon buy a corresponding 8.5-inch screen [JP] from a company called Hometheater (the projector itself is able to produce 60-inch images). The A5-sized NS-01 will go on sale in Nippon on March 20 for $75. Read More

  • Hitachi to roll out three new and very pricey high-end projectors

    Hitachi in Nippon today announced a new series of high-end projectors [JP], which will be available over here on February 23 (the company hasn’t said yet if the rest of the world will get the devices as well). Read More

  • VPL-FW41: Sony presents new LCD/BrightEra data projector

    Sony Japan today announced theVPL-FW41 [JP], an LCD projector that uses BrightEra technology and is primarily aimed at businesses. The company’s proprietary BrightEra imaging technology is supposed to guarantee a higher aperture ratio, superior resolution and brighter image. Read More

  • Canons REALiS SX800 will make your wall shiny

    Are you into presentations and thin HDTVs still too thick for you? Canons new projector, the REALiS could help to cover your wall with a crisp, huge picture. 3000 lumens, 900:1 contrast ratio, native XSGA+ resolution (1400×1050). Not bad at all. Read More

  • Sanyo announces 6,500lm full HD projector

    Sanyo Japan today unveiled its newest projector, the PDG-DHT100JL. Boasting 6,500 lumens, the device is the brightest among all 2-lamp full HD 1-chip DLP projectors on the market. Read More

  • EH-TW4000: Epson adds high-end model to its Dreamio projector line-up

    Epson Japan today announced the EH-TW4000 [JP], a high-end projector in the company’s Dreamio series, which will hit stores in Nippon November 28. These are the main specs: Full HD resolution based on a new “D7/C2FINE” panel, a brightness of 1,600 lumens, a contrast ratio of 75,000 to 1 with “DEEPBLACK technology” for an improved black level and HDMI 1.3a support… Read More

  • Hitachi Japan rolls out two new projectors

    Hitachi Japan today unveiled two new projectors [JP] aimed at businesses, the CP-WX410J and the CP-X809J. Both devices go on sale in Nippon December 1. Hitachi hasn’t said yet if the projectors will be sold outside the country as well. The CP-WX410J features WXGA resolution (1,280×800), a 230W lamp, a brightness of 3,000 lumens and a 10W mono speaker. MSRP in Japan: $3,700. Read More

  • Epson intros entry-level 720p projector, Home Cinema 700

    At $800 the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 700 projector isn’t bad, but it’s not great either. It’s an entry-level projector so we’ll keep that in mind. The 700 can throw up a 270-inch image with a resolution of 720p and 2000:1 contrast ratio. The light output is 2000 lumens and life expectancy is estimated at 4000 hours in low light and 3000 hours in high light output mode. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Olens Personal Projector

    So this is more of a DIY idea than a CrunchDeals, but it could still go either way. Woot has this medium-size projector up for $179 and while it doesn’t HD, it sure likes mod-friendly and has an VGA port for easy computer hook-up. It measures in at 15″ L x 7″ W x  4″ T making it an almost perfect fit for the top of a computer case. With a little cutting… Read More

  • Toshiba intros the TDP-WX5400U large venue projector

    Large venues like outdoor theaters, churches, and the CrunchGear home office might wanna look at Toshiba’s TDP-WX5400U DLP projector. This bad boy sports dual lamps and even an interchangeable color wheel that shoots out a 1280 x 800 16:10 image. When the two lamps are powered-on, the projector is capable of 5,400 ANSI Lumens. If ambient light isn’t a problem, it can run off just… Read More

  • Mitsubishi intros commercial & educational flagship FL6900U projector

    Not all projectors are created equal and Mitsubishi’s latest projector is geared for the non-theater crowd with the high-brightness 1080p 3LCD FL6900U. This new projector can throw 4000 lumens for a bright picture in a room plagued with ambient light. It has the standard high-end fare of projector gear including RS-232 inputs, RJ-45, remote control horizontal and vertical lens shift… Read More

  • The Carl Zeiss 2,500,000:1 Contrast Ratio powerdomeVELVET Planetarium Projector

    So you think that those 30,000:1 contrast ratio projectors announced at CEDIA ’08 were impressive; this Carl Zeiss planetarium projector puts ’em to shame. The powerdomeVELVET employs a 4k DLP projector system that can pull of 30bit color depth with 1,000,000:1 static or 2,500,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The out-of-this-world (thank you) contrast ratio comes from a breakthrough… Read More

  • Dell puts the 'P' in DLP with the ultra-portable M109S projector

    Dell’s latest DLP projector is tiny. Well, not that tiny, but it’s still small enough to fit into your wanna-be a corner office bigwig briefcase. The whole package measures in at 3.64″ x 4.12″ x 1.46″ and weighs less than a pound. You aren’t going to enjoy all of Blu-ray’s HD with the M109S, but it still shoots out a 858 x 600 SVGA picture with a… Read More

  • Toshiba showcases super-small projector

    It seems development of micro projectors picks up steam in Japan. Following Tokyo-based venture firm Nippon Signal (“We’ve built the world’s smallest projector”), Toshiba recently exhibited a projector the size of an iPod at one of the company’s own exhibitions in Japan. The device was already on display at IFA 2008, a consumer electronics trade show that took… Read More

  • The LP-Z3000 1080p Sanyo projector might not look like much, but she packs a punch

    Behind that unassuming Sanyo exterior lays an impressive assortment of projection technology. The 1080p LP-Z3000 achieves 5:5 pull-down at 120Hz for baby-butt smooth video playback, while the incredibly high 65,000:1 contrast ratio busts out the blacks. The 1,200 lumens takes care of the brightness and two HDMI inputs, two component, one S-Vid, along with one composite handles the inputs. Read More

  • Pradovit D-1200 projector coming from Leica

    Leica fans tend to be a dedicated, and rich, crowd and they can now add the Pradovit D-1200 projector to their stable of German glass. The widescreen native D-1200 unit thankfully sports an impressive ELMARIT-P f/2.8-3, 1/33-42 mm high-speed lens ‘cause the rest of the specs are so non Leica-ish. The 1,400 ANSI-rated lumens, 2,500:1 contrast ratio powered by a 220-watt FusionPlus VIDI… Read More

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    The Systm guys take on an oldie but goodie do-it-yourself project this week and complete a Lumenlab DIY Projector Kit. Workshop geeks have been making their own projectors for years, but with 1080p LCDs prices so damn low, you might want to recall those woodshop skills and build a one. While these kits do save you some scratch, the project isn’t exactly something you can build without a proper workshop&hellip… Read More

  • Epson 1080p PowerLite Home Cinema 6100

    Today Epson announced a new sub-$2000 projector. The 3LCD 1080p front projector provides full 1920 x 1080 progressive high definition resolution. Using Epson’s latest-generation D7 high definition resolution LCD technology, the Home Cinema 6100 provides an improved 18,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio delivering brighter and more accurate whites and darker blacks. The projector will be… Read More

  • NEC releases four networked projectors, aptly called the NP series

    The NP400, NP500, NP600 and NP500W are networked projectors that cost a little under $1500 and include wired networking for remote monitoring of the projector and includes a DVI-I connector. The NP400 is 2500 lumens ($899), the NP500 is 3000 lumens ($1099), and the NP600 is 3500 ($1499). The NP500W is 3000 lumens ($999). All use XGA native resolution – definitely not HD. These models… Read More

  • Toshiba projector small, light and closed caption-capable

    Today Toshiba announced the TLP-X100U projector. Slim and lightweight, it weighs in at 4 pounds while measuring less than 3 inches high. The affordable portable has a MSRP of $839. For that price you get a couple of cool features, most notably the ability to view closed captioning. Perfect for throwing movies on the wall at noisy bars or parties. It also incorporates Toshiba’s… Read More

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