Samsung P410M pocket projector hands-on

28 08 2009

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As we heard before, its 170 lumens is a bit brighter than the 151 lumens P400M predecessor, but otherwise theP410M is pretty much the same not-quite-pocket projector. The USB input is a nice touch, but the rep we spoke with didn’t know what codecs were supported at this point. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get a chance to see it in action, as the device suffered through some accident on the way to the event, but we did find out that it’s due out for public consumption next week for around $699. Pics for your perusal are just below.

Via Engadet


Sanyo releases LP-XU106, the brightest projector under 4 kilograms

28 08 2009

Sanyo ProjectorSanyo’s just announced a new projector, the LP-XU106. The projector weighs in at 3.4 kilograms, making it what the company calls the brightest projector in its weight class. And it is pretty bright — at 4,500 lumens and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1. It also boasts Sanyo’s “Easy Setup Function” to help out the projecting novices. The LP-XU106 will be available on November 20th, but there’s no word on pricing as of yet. We’ll keep you posted on that one.

Via Engadget

ViewSonic debuts WPG-350 for WiFi video streaming, PJD2121 for portable SVGA projecting

28 08 2009

viewsonic-pjd2121-and-bridge-rm-eng-600Don’t let your instinctual attraction to glossy items fool you. While the PJD2121 pico projector on the right is certainly the shiniest, it’s ViewSonic’s WPG-350 wireless gateway that we’re digging the most. Assuming you’ve pre-installed the appropriate software onto the pertinent Windows / OS X machine, connect the bridge to a VGA display of some sort, and stream all the 1024 x 768 presentation content you want over 802.11b/g/n WiFi. Sure, it’s not HD, but at $199, it’s not the worst value, either, and it’s still half-lustrous on the top. Looking back at the projector, the little DLP shiner boasts 800 x 600 output, 400 lumens, and a 1,800:1 contrast ratio. A $499 price tag definitely undercuts the Samsung offering we saw yesterday, but it’s still way pricey for SVGA.

via Engadet