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Projection News at CES 2008

The CES 2008 show ends today in Las Vegas. Although there’s a plethora of residential and consumer products, there’s been news on the corporate AV front as well, but perhaps the biggest—and 1/10/2008 11:21 AM Eastern

Projection News at CES 2008

Jan 10, 2008 4:21 PM, By Jessaca Gutierrez




Sanyo PDG-DWT50L

Sanyo PDG-DWT50L

The CES 2008 show ends today in Las Vegas. Although there’s a plethora of residential and consumer products, there’s been news on the corporate AV front as well, but perhaps the biggest—and most long awaited—news is coming from the projector front. Key industry players came together to endorse a new international specification that will allow users to evaluate the color performance of digital projectors to ensure that they’re getting the most from their investment.

Mitsubishi, Sanyo, Optoma, and Casio all unveiled new projectors fit for the corporate AV space. Mitsubishi’s FL7000U ($14,995) ultra-bright 1080p HD projector is a first for the company, while Sanyo released the new DLP PDG-DWT50L ($6,995) projector that expands on its professional line. T he PDG-DWT50's dual-lamp system facilitates a super-bright 4500 lumens with a 2100:1 contrast ratio, featuring Texas Instruments Dynamic Black for superior black level. The projector has already started shipping. Sanyo will also be shipping its new PLC-XL50 ($3,295), which claims to have the world’s shortest throw at 3in.


Projection News at CES 2008

Jan 10, 2008 4:21 PM, By Jessaca Gutierrez




Optoma was a heavy hitter at the show, releasing several new projectors in many of its product lines. Optoma’s EP761 delivers 3200 lumens of brightness and a 2200:1 contrast ratio for a street price of $1,299. The company also introduced the EP1691 and the EP7155 projectors, which each at 3.2lbs, they’re a projector to have in the portable presentation kit for a list price of $999. Optoma also introduced a new 100in. professional installation rear projector called the HDBV5100P that is part of its BigVizion line. The projector features native 1080p (1920x1080) resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, but it won’t be available until later in the first quarter with a MRSP of $34,999. As part of its TX series, Optoma introduced the TX776, TX782, and TX783 digital projectors are designed for large and demanding environments, such as the professional installation industry. All three projectors feature native XGA resolution, super bright lumens levels, and a multitude of connections, including HDMI, DVI w/HDCP, VGA-In/Out, S-Video, Composite, and +12V Trigger. Prices are still yet to be determined, but will be available in March.

Casio also had its hand in the corporate projector jar with the release of its two new ultra-bright models in the Super Slim Projector series. The new XJ-S31 ($999) and XJ-S36 ($1,299) feature a brightness of 2000 ANSI lumens with a height of just 1.69in. (1.26in. at the thinnest point).

For more news from CES 2008, visit The Briefing Room 2008 CES Newslink.


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