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May 10, 2013 2:59 PM, By Bennett Liles


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From home theater to fully professional commercial installation models, projectors have never been more adjustable and adaptable to fit the challenges of difficult angles, unconventional projection surfaces, and special venue requirements. Our survey shows the full range of style, size, and power among the latest projectors, and it includes those with features that allow installation in places that until recently might be considered too unfriendly for serious projector operation.

Acer H6510BD

Acer H6510BD

Acer has introduced the new H6510BD projector for displaying immersive 3D movies and games including Blu-ray 3D, DLP 3D, and Nvidia 3DTV Play. It provides 3,000-lumen brightness and full HD 1080p resolution with instant 2D to 3D conversion on the HDMI port without requiring extra software. SmartFormat technology provides complete multi-format support for instant projection, widescreen format support, and instant sync with wide-format displays without having to make resolution adjustments from the PC. Input connections include analog RGB/component video on D-sub, composite video, S-Video on mini DIN, component (three RCA), two HDMI, and PC audio (stereo mini).

Barco Galaxy 4K-23

Barco Galaxy 4K-23

The Galaxy 4K-23 from Barco brings 3D to the big screen with active 3D stereo and active Infitec 3D in 2K resolution, and a stacked setup option that enables passive Infitec 3D in full 4K resolution. Featuring a hermetically sealed optical assembly and 23,750-lumen images, the projector can be controlled on Ethernet, 8x GPIO, and RS-232. Unit diagnostics are available via PC touchpanel, Communicator control software, and SNMP agent. Motorized focus, zoom, and lens shift can be set and recalled. Also offered for Barco 4K projectors is the MCM-400 external warping, blending, and color-matching box, allowing multichannel configurations with multiple 4K projectors.

BenQ MX822ST

BenQ MX822ST

Designed by BenQ to provide a new classroom experience integrating iPad and Android tablets with BenQ’s new PointDraw Pen 3.0, the MX822ST interactive short-throw projector lights images with its 3,500-lumen brightness and XGA resolution. Keeping things simple, the projector also allows PC-less presentations through its plug-and-play USB input. The optional PointDraw pen enables teachers and presenters to write on any projection surface whenever enhanced interactivity is required. For audio, it also features onboard 20W speakers with audio passthrough and microphone input. If the projector is inadvertently turned off, the instant restart capability enables it to be turned right back on with no cool-down period needed.

Boxlight ProjectoWrite 6 WX31NST

Boxlight ProjectoWrite 6 WX31NST

The ProjectoWrite6 WX31NST from Boxlight integrates 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, PC-less operation with 1.5GB internal multimedia storage and interactive LightPen dual-user annotation software. With a native screen resolution of 1280x800 at 3,100 lumens, the projector uses three TFT LCD panels for imaging and features a 4X digital zoom with pan function, and inputs including RGB on D-sub, HDMI, composite, and S-Video. It accepts audio signals on two mini jacks, a pair of RCAs, one USB, and one mini USB. There is a variable audio output level through a 10W speaker and the unit can be controlled via Ethernet and RS-232.



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