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There is a new kid on the block in the realm of HD projectors. Their name? Vivitek; if you have not heard of them you are not alone. Until I read about them putting out a 1080P capable projector for $999 I did not know who they were either.
But considering the other offerings from companies like Optoma are in the range of $2500-3000 US dollars this is does stand a chance of being a rather large hit.
Vivitek only released their first projector last year and they are already looking to butt heads with the big boys. The new low-cost projector will feature a Texas Instrument S450 Chip complete with Dark Chip II. For that $999 you also get two HDMI ports, composite ports, S-Video, Component, and RS-232 and a 12 Volt trigger. Contrast is going to be 5000:1.
In all not too shabby for the price, I think the big guys might have something to be concerned about.
Our Deal of the Day today is the On Sale - Acer 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor with DVI, 5ms Respone, 2500:1 Contrast and 300 cd/m2 Brightness for Only $119.99.
Offer: A nice buy for those looking for a 1680x1050 resolution monitor and don't need to spend the big bucks for the 22" (or the 21.5" that they pass off as 22's). It gives you everything you would need in a monitor, upgrading from a 19" or smaller including the DVI and a decent response time. Price will expire soon (no set expiration but won't last so get it soon if you want one. Shipping is coming out to $11 for those of you on the east coast and remember, there's no tax for anyone living outside of CA.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Asus Black 21.5" Widescreen 1080P LCD Monitors for $149.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: These 1080p native (1920 x 1080 resolution) 21.5" LCD monitors with 300 cd/m2 brightness, VGA, DVI, HDMI inputs, stereo speakers with SPDIF connector are just $149.99 each after small rebates (expiring 5/30/09). Shipping is FREE too.
VH222H with 20,000:1 dynamic contrast, 5ms response with $10 rebate. ASUS VH222H 21.5-INCH 1080P LCD MONITOR DEAL
VH226H with 12,000:1 dynamic contrast, 2ms response with $20 rebate. ASUS VH226H 21.5-INCH 1080P LCD MONITOR DEAL
Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - 19" Widescreen Acer X193Wb LCD Monitor for $99.99 with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: This 19" widescreen Acer monitor has 1440 x 900 native resolution, 2000:1 contrast, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 5ms response, VGA, and a 3 year warranty.
Something for the home entertainment buffs out there. Sanyo is showing off a super-short focused laser prototype projector that is capable of projecting a 100-inch 1080P picture from a mere 24-inches away. If you add on another 12 -inches you can gain an additional 5-inches of viewing area.
The new projector is so new it does not even have a name yet. Sanyo did let slip that this will have 7000 lumens. No price or release information was available at the time of writing.
Read more at Engadget.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Benq E2200HD 22" 1080p LCD Monitor for $158.09 plus Shipping!.
Offer: This 22" (21.5" viewable) widescreen 1920 x 1080 native LCD monitor has 10,000:1 dynamic contrast (1000:1 static), 300 cd/m2 brightness, 2ms response, RGB, DVI, HDMI inputs, and a 3 year warranty. To get it for $162.59, search for: 34539
Our Deal of the Day today is the I-Inc 25" Widescreen 1080p LCD Monitor with 2ms Response for $229.99 plus Shipping!.
Offer: This 25" widescreen LCD monitor has 1920 x 1080 resolution, 3000"1 contrast, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 2ms response, VGA, HDMI, stereo speakers, and more.
It would not be a normal day without ASUS launching a few new products and one of them today is the rather attractive looking LS221H widescreen LCD.
It is a 22-inch monitor capable of a resolution of 1680x1050 WSXGA+ which ASUS is claiming is the world's thinnest with the bezel measuring just 45mm thick. It's no OLED monitor which when they start hitting retail will have a bezel thickness of around 10mm but this is nevertheless quite impressive. It also features diamond cut corners and glass edges fused with a glossy black piano finish and the bottom front of the monitor also gets a layer of genuine leather.
The LS221H gets ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) 4000:1 technology and a low two-millisecond response time. You not only get DVI input but also HDMI 1.2.
As far as pricing goes, you will be able to pick up one of these monitors in Australia now for the RRP of $599 AUD inc GST - that works out to be around $518 USD at today's exchange rate.
You can find more details over at the press release, which is here.
COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 Did you ever think you would be able to put you projector in your pocket?
Foxconn is all set to make it happen with its new line of ultra small projectors. They won't compete against the three LCD 1080p projectors but for business men looking to do basic presentations while on the move, these things would be perfect.
There was a demo setup playing back the Cars DVD movie and while the quality wasn't super impressive in our now HD world, it should be just fine for Power Point presentations.
Just take a look for yourself - our Russian friend from Foxconn introduced us to the products and placed his packet of cigarettes next to it for some size comparison.
Rather impressive, wouldn't you agree?
DEAL OF THE DAY - TigerDirect - Optoma EP739 XGA Projector (Refurbished) with 2500 Lumens and 1024x768 Resolution for Only $599.99!
Deal of the Day details:
Offer: Refurbished to be new, you can get a name brand XGA projector for under $600! It features a 2000:1 contrast ratio, 2500 lumens brightness, DVI-HDCP input, and more with NO rebates to send in. Shipping is coming out to $23-$27 depending on how far you are from Florida and there's NO tax except in FL, IL, and NC.
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