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Planar PD4010 projector

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 12th, September 2006

As a next step in its strategic plan to deliver innovative products to specialty display markets, Planar Systems, Inc., today introduced a line of high-performance projectors for the home theater market. The company's new line includes six best-in-class models, ranging from native high-definition 1080p through native 480p resolution, all built on Emmy award-winning DLP technology and boasting contrast ratios up to a staggering 8000:1. Planar's move into the specialty home theater projector market stems from the corporate strategy to increase long-term shareholder value by expanding revenue growth and profitability by penetrating multiple vertical specialty display market segments.

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Epson PowerLite 400 projector

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Wednesday 30th, August 2006

Epson America unveiled a new high definition front projector that produces stunning image quality, is easy to use and install, and is aggressively priced to appeal to today's growing number of do-it-yourself home theater builders and high-end video gamers. Priced at $1,599 (estimated street price), the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400 features HD native resolution (720p) in widescreen 16:9 format, uses the latest Epson Cinema Filter and Dynamic Eye Iris to achieve a contrast ratio up to 5000:1, and produces one of the highest brightness levels (up to 1,500 ANSI lumens) in its class. The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400 will be available mid-September in retail stores nationwide.

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It is not common to see a projector in someone’s home environment. However, some projector manufacturers believe that there is a big potential out there to let the projector market grown significantly. The Photokina 2010 Imaging and Trade show will showcase new projectors, from the ‘big ones’ to the micro projectors aimed on the business and gadget mobile users. The micro projectors become all-round in its performances. Compatible with most business software it is possible to project with the micro projectors anytime and everywhere. The low cost and better performing products are important for projector sales. High-end projectors will also be showcased on the Photokina 2010. 3D will makes its way into consumer projectors where (Full) High Definition becomes more of a standard. Looking for the latest on projector news and innovations? You will find it on the show floor at the Photokina 2010!