What appears to be most significant about these new Vivitek projector models is that they claim to be able to convert 2D movies to 3D automatically, without a separate conversion box! We wonder if they really work that easily. We will want to review one of these units as soon as possible to test them.
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Vivitek Launches 3D Conversion Technology with D5 Series
The D512-3D, D536-3D and D538-3D Feature Technology that Converts 2D Content into 3D Images Without an External Box LAS VEGAS, Jan 06, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Vivitek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of innovative visual presentation products, introduces 2D to 3D conversion technology with three new digital projectors, the D512-3D, D536-3D and the D538-3D. The new projectors take existing 2D content and convert images into 3D pictures, without the use of an external conversion box.
The first projectors to utilize this built-in conversion technology, the newest of Vivitek’s D5 series can take standard DVD and BluRay player content (via HDMI) and switch it from 2D to 3D (via DLP(R) Link(TM) from Texas Instruments).
The three projectors can also display 3D content from 720p/1080i at 50/60Hz and 1080p at 24Hz from 3D BluRay players or other 3D sources, such as cable or satellite boxes.
The D512-3D, D536-3D and D538-3D feature DLP and BrilliantColor(TM) technologies for bright, digital images. Add in high-efficiency lamps that last up to 4,000 hours (in economy mode), and the three projectors are an amazing lightweight, presentation solution.
“This latest technology represents a breakthrough for both the consumer and Vivitek,” said Christopher Yang, senior product manager at Vivitek. “We’ve packed a lot of features and technologies into the D512-3D, D536-3D and D538-3D projectors, all within a compact design. Now, with the 2D to 3D built-in conversion, consumers are able to enjoy 3D content without needing to purchase or set up an external box. These projectors offer great image quality, a variety of connections for multiple video sources, and they are 3D-ready to ensure next generation content can be enjoyed now.” D512-3D, D536-3D and the D538-3D Key Features/Specifications: Resolutions: D512-3D native SVGA (800×600) | D536-3D native XGA (1024×768) | D538-3D native WXGA (1280×800) 2600 lumens (D512-3D) | 3200 lumens (D536-3D and D538-3D) 3000:1 contrast ratio Connectivity options include: HDMI, VGA, S-Video, Composite, RS-232, Mini-Jack audio-in, RCA audio-in Keypad lock feature to avoid accidental change to the settings Rapid on/off feature Enhanced color and display adjustments 4.2 pounds Available in May 2011; Estimated MSRPs to be between $899.00 and $1,299.00(US)
About Vivitek Corporation
Vivitek manufactures an extensive line of visual display and presentation products. The company’s line of digital projection and display products incorporates the latest innovations and technologies to deliver superior products for it partners, customers and channels. Vivitek products are sold through authorized dealers, distributors, retailers and system integrators. For more information, visit www.vivitekcorp.com.
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