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
NEC U-300X/U310W projector
Comments by Projector Reviews staff:
The new NEC U300X and U310W projectors feature ultra short-throw lenses and impressive 3000+ lumens at an expected selling price of under $1300. Teachers and presenters will appreciate that they can stand right in front of the projector and not cast shadows or be blinded. Their extensive feature sets target the education market or installations requiring a lot of features at a low cost. Their 10W speakers provide good volume for lecture halls and conference rooms. These models are single chip DLP, and for 3D purposes use DLP-link for syncing active 3-D glasses. NEC manufactures projectors for business and education markets, not for home theater.
NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS ADVANCES ITS MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR LINEUP WITH ULTRA SHORT THROW MODELS
DLP-based, 3D-Ready U300X and U310W Project to Screen from
Less Than 1 Foot Away
CHICAGO – November 16, 2010 – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today its new U Series with the 3000-lumen U300X and 3100-lumen U310W. The complete elimination of shadows and glare typically found with standard projection systems is accomplished by mounting these ultra short throw projectors to the wall above the screen, making them ideal for education environments using interactive or standard whiteboards.
The 3D-ready U300X and U310W are built with powerful DLP® and DLP Link technologies from Texas Instruments. For corporate customers that lack the space required for a standard projector, these projectors offer a compelling alternative. They offer XGA and WXGA resolutions, respectively, and brightness up to 3100 lumens. Their connectivity includes HDMI and dual computer inputs, as well as variable audio out to connect the projector to an external speaker and control the volume through the projector’s remote control.
“NEC is proud to debut this advanced technology to our customers in the education and corporate markets,” said Rich McPherson, Product Manager for projectors at NEC Display Solutions. “The ability to easily integrate these models into classrooms and simplify the presenting process is our ultimate goal.” Read the rest of this entry »
October 8th, 2010 admin
Comment by Projector Reviews staff:
Not to be outdone by the other manufacturers, Mitsubishi has introduced its new 3D HD home theater projector, the HC9000D, at CEDIA as well. Read on for more information!
P R E S S R E L E A S E
New Diamond 3D High-Definition Home Theater Projector from Mitsubishi Electric Debuts at CEDIA 2010
IRVINE, Calif., September 23, 2010 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division continues its leadership in bringing the 3D experience to home theaters by introducing its newest Diamond 3D 1080p full HD home theater projector at the CEDIA Home Theater Show in Atlanta, September 23-26, 2010 in Booth #2305.
“We’ve heard that this is ‘the year of 3D,’” said Wayne Kozuki, product manager, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division. “But Mitsubishi has been selling 3D-ready TVs since 2007, so it’s the home entertainment industry that is finally catching up to us.”
Mitsubishi’s new Diamond 3D projector is packed with features that create crisp, vivid, engaging 3D images that can display over 100-inch screens, creating a true theater experience. Powered by an SXRD™ cutting-edge reflective liquid-crystal optical engine, Mitsubishi adds its own algorithms and processing technologies to create Read the rest of this entry »
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: