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ViewSonic introduced several new entertainment solutions at CES. Of note in the projector arena is a pico projector, the PLED-W200. It offers WXGA resolution and 200 lumens with LED light technology and an expected price of $499. The Pro8200 HD home theater projector is the replacement for the Pro8100, which we reviewed here, http://www.projectorreviews.com/viewsonic/pro8100/index.php. It offers full 1080p resolution and 2000 lumens and an estimated price of $999. The Pro8200 is in house for review and check out or blog about it here: http://www.projectorreviews.com/blog/2011/01/05/viewsonic-pro8200-a-first-look-projector-review/
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ViewSonic Introduces Projection Innovations at CES
ViewSonic Launches Entertainment Solutions, Including a 3D HD Converter Box, Powerful Pico and a Sub $1,000 Full HD Home Theater ProjectorLAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – January 6, 2011) – ViewSonic Corp. (South Hall 30873), a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, is expanding its projection offerings today with several new entertainment solutions ranging from a 3D HD video converter box to one of the world’s most powerful pocket-sized projectors.
“ViewSonic offers unsurpassed front of screen experience,” said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager for ViewSonic Americas. “Today’s new projection solutions, fueled by last year’s success in the home theater space with the launch of our ViewSonic Pro8100 projector, are the latest evolution in home entertainment. From our powerful picos to our 3D HD video processor box and foldable, rechargeable 3D glasses, our projection products and accessories address consumers’ entertainment and media needs at home and on the go.”
ViewSonic VP3D1 3D Video Box for HD
A cost-effective home entertainment solution, ViewSonic’s VP3D1 3D video processor box enables the viewing of Blu-ray™ and other Full HD 1080p 2D and 3D content on any 3D Ready DLP® projector with an HDMI connection(1). From HD movies to games, consumers can enjoy Full HD content on their current compatible projector. The HDMI 1.4A output and dual HDMI input connectors ensure connectivity with Blu-ray 3D™ players, PlayStation® 3D games and others. With the VP3D1, a 1080p video signal is automatically converted for a seamless 3D projection experience. The VP3D1 will be available in early February for an ESP of $299.
ViewSonic PGD-250 DLP Link 3D Glasses
Perfect for home theater viewing, ViewSonic’s PGD-250 Active Stereographic 3D shutter glasses bring reality one step closer. Compatible with any DLP 3D Ready projector solution, these glasses bring 3D content to life in a lightweight, foldable frame design that is comfortable to wear — created with consumers’ comfort in mind. For added user convenience, the PGD-250 glasses also feature a rechargeable battery — simply plug the included USB cable into a compatible device. ViewSonic’s PGD-250 3D glasses will be available in mid-February for an ESP of $99.
ViewSonic PLED-W200 Pico Projector
The PLED-W200 pocket-sized projector is ideal for slipping in a laptop bag or purse for taking presentations and entertainment on the go. At 200 lumens, with a 2000:1 contrast ratio and display resolution of 1200×800 WXGA, the PLED-W200 packs the world’s highest lumen and resolution counts into a CD player-sized device. Weighing less than a pound and with long lasting LED light technology of up to 20,000 hours, this projector offers the ultimate combination of power and portability. Teamed with integrated 10w speakers and a SD / USB card reader, users can present and enjoy everything from image slideshows to presentations in a PC-less, cordless setup. The PLED-W200 is expected to be available in April for an ESP of $499.
ViewSonic Pro8200 HD Home Theater Projector
For additional Full HD 1080p entertainment, ViewSonic will also feature live demos of its newly available Pro8200 home theater projector with 2,000 lumens and a seven-segment color wheel for optimal definition and clarity. The product also has multiple input and connectivity options (including dual HDMI inputs, dual RGB inputs, composite video and dual audio). At a fiercely competitive ESP of $999, this projector brings technological innovation and affordability right to the hands of consumers, appeasing even the most discriminating home theater enthusiast.
For more information on this and other CES announcements, including hi-res images, please visit ViewSonic.com/ces2011/. For further information on ViewSonic and its products, visit ViewSonic.com or follow ViewSonic on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
(1) Current ViewSonic projector solutions compatible with the VP3D1 include the Pro8500, Pro8450w, PJD6531w and PJD6251.
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