Projectors

  • Review: 3M Shoot 'N Share Camcorder-Projector


    Short version: A fun device but rather critically flawed: wherever you can shoot video, you can’t show it, and vice versa. It’s a hell of a lot to pay for a pocket cam, too. Read More

  • The JVC DLA-HD250 Drops D-ILA Projectors To A Lower Pricepoint

    CEDIA, the tradeshow for AV nerds, is currently rocking in Atlanta and JVC took the stage to announce its newest D-ILA projector. Generally, anything that touts D-ILA carries a high price tag. But not this boy. Well, I guess it’s still high, but it’s a lot lower than previous models. You might be able to actually afford this JVC 1080p front projector. Read More

  • Sony Introduces Its First SXRD 3D Projector, The VPL-VW90ES

    The Sony VPL-VW90ES is a beast. With a $10,000 price tag and ES label, it should be. This is Sony’s first 3D front projector and utilizes SXRD tech along with a single Ultra High Performance 1,000 ANSI lumens lamp to deliver a 1080p24 picture. The projector’s new 240Hz frame rate mode handles the 3D images, though. The gracious folks at Sony even included two pairs of the… Read More

  • 3M Releases New Pico Projectors And Camcorder-Projector

    The successor to the 3M MPro150 and MPro120 pico projectors has been released by 3M, and it’s looking chunky. The MP180 improves on the brightness of is predecessors, upping the lumens to 30. That’s not enough for watching a movie in full daylight, but it does mean you don’t have to dim the lights quite so far. The trade-off appears to be in size. The MP180 appears to be… Read More

  • Mitsubishi Announces New Full HD DLP Projector LVP-HC4000

    Mitsubishi Japan today announced [JP] the LVP-HC4000, a new full HD DLP projector whose biggest selling point (according to the company) is the native contrast ratio of 3,300:1. Thanks to the so-called DarkChip3, Mitsubishi was able to boost the contrast ratio by 10% in comparison to the previous model. Read More

  • The Nikon Coolpix S1100pj Digital Camera Keeps The Embedded Pico Projector But Makes It Useful

    Nikon broke the stale mold generally used in digital cameras with the Coolpix S1000pj projector camera last year. Instead of having just a boring lens and LCD screen, this bad boy comes with a front-firing pico projector for sharing the camera’s pics and videos. But that’s where the fun stops with the first generation. The pico projector was limited to viewing on-camera material only. Read More

  • Review: Optoma PK201 and PK301 pico projectors


    Short version: Although they require a little more space to create an image, these DLP-based projectors are worth your consideration — especially the PK201, which had a remarkably clear and colorful image. Read More

  • Casio shows off the Green Slim Projectors, for gamers

    Gamers listen up. You know that 40-inch LCD you’re proud to show your friends when playing FIFA 11, the one that cost $1100. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a much bigger screen for that same price? Have you forgotten about projectors? Read More

  • Sanyo's new 2K projector boasts industry-high 10,000 lumens brightness

    If you thought the Sanyo 3D projector we’ve shown you a couple of days ago was impressive, think again: today the company announced [JP] the LP-HF1000L, a projector for “professional use” that not only boasts 2K (2,048×1,080) resolution but also produces 10,000 lumens brightness. According to Sanyo, no other projector in the industry can keep up with that number (via AC… Read More

  • NEC outs 3D-enabled projector

    And yet another 3D-related news item. This time, it’s NEC (or NEC Display Technologies, to be more exact), which today announced [JP] a new 3D-enabled DLP projector. The announcement comes not even one week after the company priced and spec’d their 3D-powered desktop PC. Read More

  • Sanyo debuts world's shortest-focus (and 3D-ready) projector

    We’re about to get yet another 3D-enabled piece of hardware, and this time, it’s a projector. Sanyo’s PDG-DWL2500J, announced today in Japan (press release in English), is not only “3D ready”, but it also boasts the world’s shortest projection distance (just 32cm to project images that are 80 inches in size) for projectors weighing less than 9kg. Read More

  • Japan's DoCoMo announces new mobile projector for cell phones

    It’s not that there’s a shortage of mobile projectors, but when DoCoMo (Japan’s biggest cell phone carrier) announces [JP] a model for its 55 million customers, it deserves a mention. DoCoMo specifically suggests using the F01 with Fujitsu’s uber-cool “Separate Keitai”, a cell phone that breaks into two parts (and that’s currently available on the… Read More

  • Optoma GameTime projectors now available

    While we’ve come to know Optoma mainly for their pico projectors, they do make larger versions as well. Case in point, their latest product line, the GameTime series. Targeted at computer and console gamers, the GameTime line use DLP tech from Texas Instruments support resolutions specific to the Xbox 360, Wii, and PS3. Read More

  • Review: 3M MPro150 pico-projector


    Short version: Half PMP, half pico-projector, and unfortunately, not quite fully baked. But the next one is going to be awesome. Read More

  • 3M improves their pico projector line with the new MPro150

    You remember the MPro120, right? 3M’s little pico projector. I reviewed it some time ago and found it perfectly delightful, but it was missing a few features, such as onboard storage, that its competitors had. The new version, apparently skipping a few digits, is the MPro150, and it fixes a lot of those little issues. It comes with a gig of onboard memory and has a MicroSD slot for you… Read More

  • Watch out, Game Gun, the big guys are nipping at your heels

    This is interesting. You remember the Game Gun and Wireless Game Gun, right? The Redneck Techie’s liquor-fueled foray into the world of total immersion gaming? Well, a company called Microvision appears to be taking him on, though they seem to think they’re the first. Read More

  • Review: 3M MPro 120 pico-projector


    The pico-projector market is a new one, and the products are still evolving. It really wasn’t very long ago that this product’s predecessor, the MPro 110, hit the market. It got pretty lame reviews (before which I prematurely called it awesome), but that isn’t really indicative of the worth of this kind of device. A projector you can keep in your pocket? Genius. Now they… Read More

  • Viewsonic outs portable mini (but not pico) projector

    We’re excited about pico projectors here at CG, but the first wave of them has been somewhat underwhelming. Optoma, 3M and Dell have the right idea, but image quality just isn’t up to par yet (the new 3M one might change that). On the other hand, mini-projectors are a perfectly good option if you’ve got a decent surface to project on. Peter liked the Joybee, and this new one… Read More

  • Help Key: Why 120Hz looks "weird"

    I’ve been testing an HD projector here at the house and, in its initial, out-of-the-box setting we found that the picture was ridiculously “sharp.” The picture, I suppose, looked like an old Dr. Who episode where the action on screen is smoother than the background, creating a jarring disparity when watching movies with lots of movement. It’s sometimes called the… Read More

  • Optoma pushes out $1K 1080p projector, the HD20

    I’m never sure whether a projector is a bargain or not, but one way to check is to compare it to similarly-priced TVs. For a grand you can probably get a low-end 42″ TV, or a nicer 32″ — and this projector offers a lot more than that. Of course, projectors aren’t for everyone, but I think we can all appreciate the specs, rub our chins, and say “Well, if I… Read More