January 10th, 2011 admin
Comments by Projector Reviews staff:
The LG has broadband connectivity! Key points about the new HW300T (and HX350T) projectors from LG use a 30,000 hour LED lamp. They also offer 2000:1 contrast ratio, always a very respectable spec, even for full sized projectors. Add to that, built-in stereo sound, and you have a slightly hefty (only by pico and pocket projector standards) 1.7 lb projector. Getting to the important stuff, it’s got 250 lumens. Here’s the big feature benefit, though, is the LG HW300T’s broadband functionality allowing it to work without a computer. You can Facebook and Twitter and such. The connectivity could prove very impressive, and…useful!
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 – LG Electronics today unveiled the HW300T, the next generation of Portable LED projector, its first to incorporate the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) technology, an ATSC Tuner and provides access to online content, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8205).
“The HW300T’s outstanding connectivity enables users to link right up with a vast array of entertainment options,” said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Home Entertainment Company. “The projector’s exceptional brightness, eco-friendliness and compact design also enable users to enjoy the HW300T in the optimal environment.”
The HW300T is LG’s first portable projector compatible with all DLNA-certified devices, meaning consumers can easily and wirelessly transfer stored digital content from devices such as personal computers and watch it through their projector. It also includes a built-in ATSC tuner (also included with the HX350T), allowing consumers to watch Free HD Broadcast signals without the need for a separate external content source.
Augmenting the HW300T with more content options, it also includes a broadband function, which provides consumers access to a host of internet services, such as Accuweather, Twitter and Facebook – without the need for a computer. Read the rest of this entry »
December 15th, 2010 admin
Comment by Projector Reviews staff:
XPanD is perhaps doing more to make sense out of Active 3D glasses than anyone else in the industry. As one of the major players, and in competition with (but also offering) private branded glasses for the manufacturers. XPanD is the innovator. They’ve already address critical issues that the bundled active glasses coming with most 3D capable LCDTVs and plasmas have yet to address at this time.
For example, in our testing 3D projectors, most glasses lost sync with the content if you turned away for more than a second or two. That is turn to a friend, and when you look back, the glasses would have to sync up again. With XpanD glasses even 6 months ago, they could hold the sync for about 15 seconds or so, a drastic improvement over the competition.
Now XpanD is shipping universal glasses. This is critical for the success of 3D, and they are out there leading the rest. Buy the new glasses, and you can use them on most brands LCDTVs (and projectors). When I have a football party, even if I have 8 pair of active glasses (not cheap), I might have 20 people over – say half of them have 3D sets and glasses (not likely), the point normally, is that whatever brand of display I’m using, people who have glasses for other brands won’t be able to use them at my party.
That incompatibility just significantly raises the cost of owning a 3D home theater using active glasses for everyone with friends, for example. Anyone with a 3D display should be absolutely sure to make any extra pairs of glasses they buy, be universal ones. And right now, that means XpanD. Manufacturers, though aren’t dumb. I suspect in a year, most of their glasses will be at least somewhat “universal” as well. But, for now, this is THE game in town. -art
December 7, 2010 – For Immediate Release
XPAND Universal 3D Glasses Now Offered Through Retailer La Curacao
XPAND Universal 3D Glasses are designed to work with multiple brands of 3D-ready television displays and in XPAND 3D-enabled movie theaters.
LOS ANGELES, California – XPAND today announced that its Universal 3D Glasses are now being sold at retailer La Curacao and online at www.LaCuracao.com. La Curacao is a Los Angeles-based department store chain with stores throughout California and Arizona. The store caters to the Spanish-speaking market and offers consumer electronics, appliances, furniture and other products. Read the rest of this entry »
November 18th, 2010 admin
Epson PowerLite 4100
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Epson has added to their extensive business and educational projector line by offering 3 new 4000+ lumen projectors that offer easy installation for medium to large conference rooms, lecture halls and houses of worship. With estimated street prices between $2399 and $2999, these new models certainly offer more “bang for the buck”!
P R E S S R E L E A S E
Epson Introduces New Series of High-Brightness Projectors Engineered for Easy Installation
PowerLite 4000-Series Offers More Than 4,000 Lumens, Enhanced Image Quality and Easy Installation Features
ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ — (EDUCAUSE, Booth 1808) — Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide(1), today announced the PowerLite 4000-series installation projectors for medium to large meeting spaces in corporations, higher-education, K-12, and houses of worship. The PowerLite 4100, 4200W and 4300 are designed for less complex installations that still require high performance and image quality.
The new models offer a wide range of lumen and resolution combinations – the PowerLite 4100 and 4200W offer 4,500 lumens of color and white light output(2) and the PowerLite 4300 offers 5,200 lumens of color and white light output. The PowerLite 4100 and 4300 feature XGA resolution while the PowerLite 4200W has WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution to accommodate widescreen content.
In addition, the PowerLite 4000-series offers the same convenient features as its predecessor, the PowerLite G5000, including 3LCD, 3-chip technology, closed captioning, and functional design elements: simple lamp and air filter replacement, centered lens design, an impressive range of horizontal and vertical lens shift, Quick Corner for easy image positioning, off-axis tilt function for installation flexibility, and a 1.8x zoom lens.
“Features such as lens shift, Quick-Corner and a versatile 1.8x centered lens make installations easier, especially retrofit installs or rooms with obstacles such as ceiling ducts to work around,” said Sean Gunduz, product manager, Projectors, Epson America. “Along with these easy installation features, the new PowerLite 4000-series provides high Read the rest of this entry »
October 19th, 2010 admin
Comments by Projector Reviews staff:
This release of this new device from InFocus is significant because it allows multiple (up to 32) users to wirelessly connect and display data, audio and video at speeds up to 150 Mbps and from distances up to 300 feet. Also, Smartphone and tablet users can display information on the big screen as easily as they can connect to a wireless hot spot! Read on for more information from InFocus.
PORTLAND, Ore., (October 13, 2010) —InFocus® Corp., a digital display technology leader and visual collaboration champion, today announced the release of the InFocus LiteShow III™ wireless adapter. LiteShow III works seamlessly with any brand of projector, flat panel or other display with a VGA input to quickly and easily share data, audio and video over a secure wireless connections at speeds up to 150 Mbps and with a range of 300 feet. For clean integration in professional AV installations, new models of InFocus projectors have an onboard power connection for LiteShow III that simplifies the installation. LiteShow III is compatible with the latest operating systems, including Windows 7, Mac, iPhones and Windows Mobile. Now meeting participants can use their smart phone to easily share information on the big screen. Read the rest of this entry »
October 5th, 2010 admin
Epson EX3200, EX5200, EX7200
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Check out the new EX-Series Epson projectors, the EX3200, EX5200, EX7200. Since they are from Epson, they are bound to be reliable and convenient for presenters, and at 5 lbs., easy to travel with to boot!
Epson Focuses on Small Business with New Light, Bright and
EX3200, EX5200, and EX7200 Projectors Deliver
Versatility, Portability and Affordability for Consumers
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 8, 2010 – Epson America, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced three multimedia projectors designed to provide businesses with exceptional image quality, convenience, reliability, and affordability. Available at leading retail outlets such as Best Buy, OfficeMax, Staples, Office Depot, and Amazon.com, the Epson EX3200, EX5200 and EX7200 offer advanced and easy-to-use features, including USB Plug ‘n Play instant setup for Windows and Mac that instantly displays images on both the projector and computer by simply connecting a USB cable.
“Small and medium sized businesses are looking for feature packed products that are easy to operate and affordable,” said Jason Meyer, product manager, Epson America. “Epson EX-series projectors provide a host of options, ranging from high-definition WXGA resolution and HDMI connectivity to PC-free presenting, at price points that meet a variety of needs and budgets of business customers.”
All three models offer 2600 lumens of color and white light ouptut2 for bright presentations and Epson’s latest, 3LCD, 3-chip technology for vibrant, true-to-life images. The EX3200 features SVGA resolution, the EX5200 offers sharper images with XGA resolution, and the EX7200 features widescreen WXGA resolution (16:10 aspect ratio), to fully utilize the capabilities of a widescreen notebook and HD content. In addition, the EX5200 and EX7200 offer advanced features including all digital HDMI connectivity for high-definition video and audio and PC-free presentations with direct connection of a USB memory device for viewing jpeg files without a computer.
More about the EX-Series
The Epson EX3200, EX5200 and EX7200 are designed to provide businesses with convenience, reliability and advanced features at an affordable price. Additional details include:
- 3LCD Technology: Features the latest, 3LCD, 3-chip technology to deliver amazing, true-to-life color and detail for powerful presentations; the 3LCD light engine efficiently uses available lamp light to create stunning images; in contrast to 1-chip DLP technology, 3LCD requires, on average, 25 percent less electricity per lumen of brightness3
- Convenient Control: Direct Power On and Off allows for an installed projector to be powered on and off with a flip of a wall switch; Instant On/Off® enables presenters to avoid delays when starting and finishing presentations and be up and running in only five seconds; A/V Mute Slide instantly turns off the sound and images to create a quick pause in the presentation, conserving lamp life and energy, and helping to save costs
- Flexible Positioning: Automatic keystone correction and digital (EX3200) or optical (EX5200 and EX7200) zoom offers greater positioning flexibility and ability to project a clear image from both short and long throw distances
- Sleek, Lightweight and Travel Friendly: Weighing 5.1 pounds, all three models include a soft carrying case and remote control for ease of use when on the road
- Extended Lamp Life: Using Epson’s exclusive E-TORL lamp technology, the lamp life can last up to 5,000 hours4 in economy mode, helping to maximize presentation time
Availability and Support
The Epson EX3200, EX5200 and EX7200 will be available in September 2010 for $549*, $649* and $749* respectively. These models come with a one-year limited warranty that includes two elite technical support services – Epson PrivateLine® phone support where projector owners can directly access an expedited support telephone line by using a phone card that is included with the product, and a Road Service projector replacement program that includes projector exchange in two business days. For additional information, visit www.epson.com.
About Epson America, Inc.
Epson America, Inc. is a leading provider of an extensive range of printers, 3LCD projectors, scanners and point-of-service printers that are renowned for their high quality, functionality, innovation and energy efficiency. Epson America is a U.S. affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation, which employs more than 70,000 people in 106 countries around the world. Seiko Epson is committed to its ongoing contributions to the global environment and for the second year in a row has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria. To learn more about Epson America, please visit: www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).
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*Estimated street price
1 Based upon Q2 2010 worldwide front projection market share estimates from Pacific Media Associates.
2 Light output varies depending upon modes (color and white light output). White light output measured using ISO 21118 standard.
3 Data source: ProjectorCentral.com Jan. 2010. Average of 910 shipping models for which the manufacturers provided lumens and total power data, all resolutions and brightness levels. Energy efficiency was measured as wattage per lumen. It was measured for both 3LCD and 1-chip projectors in each of five brightness segments. 3LCD projectors averaged less required electricity per lumen in each of the five segments.
4 Lamp life will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions and usage. Lamp Brightness decreases over time.
Note: Epson, E-TORL and Instant Off are registered trademarks and Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. PowerLite and PrivateLine are registered trademarks of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.
September 20th, 2010 admin
Projector Reviews, in looking to improve information for our visitors and friends, have long considered publishing industry press releases. There are several reasons why we think you will benefit.
But first, let me explain why it’s a blog, and not just another directory on our site: As it turns out, a blog format looks to be the most convenient way to quickly put up pages, and delivering all this additional projector content to you, quickly. And there you have it.
RSS feeds should be working almost immediately. Yes, we’ll try to get the most of the social feeds running quickly too.
But for one thing. We’re going to make an effort to read the press releases, before posting them.
In fact, look for a 50 to 100 word preface that Lori will be including.
She will endeavor, to cut through some of the marketing, and deliver at least one interesting, and useful tidbit, that we consider important, or worth mentioning. Lori may not be a reviewer, but she’s lived with me and had to put up with all my projector gibberish for most of that time, as well as managing (and feeding) our projector database in its entirety. She has skills!
Over these first few days, we’ll start populating the site. We’ll have a few assorted projectors first, but then concentrate on the announcements from the CEDIA show starting Thursday, which will be home theater projectors, all-in-ones, probably some new Pico projectors. Some will be 3D projector announcements.
We hope to average about 10 projector announcements a week once we’re up to full speed. (Not that many releases – most announce a couple or few projectors. It’s our goal to ultimately publish all new projector announcements, from the top 20 projector manufacturers (plus others we consider important).
One more thing. If you found our blog by search, please, by all means, click and visit our core site: