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Epson launches New Powerlite 1700 Portable Projectors at CES 2017

Epson rolled out four new Powerlite 1700 lightweight portable projectors at CES today.  This are for the proverbial “road warrior.”  Three of the four models are direct replacements for the older models, but the line has been expanded by one.  While the older models started at 2600 lumens, these begin at an impressive 3000 lumens – both color and white lumens.  Epson briefed the press in December, but we were embargoed until today, to report…

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Business Mainstream, Home Entertainment, 4000+ Lumen Projectors – Best Sellers Nov. 2016 – Jan. 2017

PMA's research shows the best selling projectors in multiple categories

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Home Theater, Laser, Business Projectors – Best Sellers July 2016/Sept. 2016 by PMA

PMA's research shows the best selling projectors in multiple categories

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Home Theater and Business Projector Best Sellers per PMA – Feb/May 2016

PMA's research shows the best selling projectors in multiple categories

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Canon Announces New REALiS 4K501ST 4K LCOS Projector

Canon announces the REALiS 4K501ST, a very bright (5000 color, white lumens), true 4K projector with an MSRP of $58,990. It improves upon the light engine design of Canon’s existing 4K500ST projector, which it looks to replace.

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InfoComm 2016 – It’s The Year of the Laser Projectors

Laser Projectors! Everywhere! I’ve been attending InfoComm – the big display industry trade show – for more than two decades now! Every so often, a year comes along where there is a visible shift in some technology or another.

Canon-LX-MU800Z-laser-projector

Canon’s LX-MU800Z is a $7969 WUXGA laser projector claiming 8000 lumens. Multiple lenses are available.

Oh, sure, every year, someone shows off the new “world’s largest” LCD monitor, or the world’s most expensive OLED display. In other words, most years, products overall are just evolutionary.

Sure, we saw the start of 4K projectors a few years back, but while it generated buzz, the move has been slow.

InfoComm 2016 however, at least from my perspective, is one of those rare years where I think there has actually been a significant shift in one market segment, and that’s with large, and larger, venue projectors.  Click to visit our directory of all laser projector reviews.

I’m declaring 2016 the year of the laser projector.  

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Better Collaboration: Display Size based on Equivalent Visibility

The way we communicate in meetings today – more collaboration, less formal presentation, is resulting in the need for larger displays in conference rooms, classrooms, huddle spaces and other meeting spaces.

Before I even define Equivalent Visibility perhaps it makes sense to briefly discuss the topic of budgets and costs! There are tendencies to try to keep costs down in each conference room or other

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How Big is Big Enough? Displays for the Conference Room, Classroom

Now, before we get started, I’m a projector guy.  So naturally, talking about bigger displays gets me pumped up.  I write about and review business and education projectors (home theater ones too).  I should note that as a “projector guy,” on the home theater side I’m always picking on those “tiny LCD TVs” as I like to call them:  “Sure, a 37″ LCD TV is a perfect size for the powder room.”   Or you just got a 55″ – great in the kitchen…”  …

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Best Selling Business and Education Projectors – July, August 2015

PMA's research shows the best selling projectors in multiple categories

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Best Selling Business and Education Projectors – March, April 2015

PMA's research shows the best selling projectors in multiple categories

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More From Infocomm 2015 – Sony Projectors

Before I talk about the 4K projectors, I should mention that Sony also rolled out three smaller “compact” projectors, the VPL-EW348, VPL-EW345 and VPL-EX345 projectors using a new generation of 3LCD panels.  These roughly 9 pound projectors serve up 4200 lumens each.  Two are WXGA while the EX345 is XGA.  The EW348, the only one that won’t be available until January, is similar to the EW345, but also offers HDBaseT for delivering hi-def over…

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Projector Reviews Releases 2015-2016 Education Projector Report

ProjectorReviews.com has released its 7th annual Education Projector Report. Designed to help educators, buyers, IT/AV managers and teachers pick the best projectors for their needs; the report focuses on a range of projectors that meet the varying requirements of K-12 classrooms and higher education lecture…

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Infocomm 2015 – Ricoh Announces 10 New Projectors!

They can produce a 60” diagonal image from only 2 feet, (very suitable for wall mounting above the screen, or over a table top and projecting on to it) while putting up a powerful 3300 lumens on the screen. While Ricoh is definitely targeting the education market with these two models, they will work very well in business and also in special applications including some digital signage.   The two models are the RICOH PJ X4241N and RICOH PJ WX4241N…

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January and February 2015 Best Selling Business and Education Projectors

January and February’s PMA reports brought us the best-selling projectors in everything from pico projectors to 4,000-lumen and up install units.

A little background for new readers: each month, Pacific Media Associates releases a list of the top five projectors in varying categories. They’ve been doing this since the 1990s, and the releases continue to provide our industry with valuable information.

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September 2014 Best Selling Business and Education Projectors

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Welcome to Our Newest Blog: About Business and Education Projectors – Here’s what to expect

Projector industry trends, the tracking the hottest selling projectors, projector announcements, more

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