Sony has launched what it describes as an "entry level" projector for the office or classroom in the shape of the VPL-EX3 projector, which is designed to be user-friendly and to offer flexible connectivity
The VPL-EX3 features XGA (1024×768 pixel) resolution and six preset picture modes, is compact size and easy to set-up, so should be suited for anyone on the move. There’s a high maximum brightness of 2000 ANSI lumens, offering clear displays even in brighter environments – so no need to draw the blinds.
The projector accepts a wide range of input sources, including computer signals up to SXGA+ (1400 x 1050 pixels) and high definition video. There’s also two computer (15-pin D-sub) connections, composite video and S-Video connections as well as audio and monitor outputs and an RS-232C connection.
The VPL-EX3 supports a maximum screen-size of up to 300 inches, with two aspect ratios, 4:3 for data projection and 16:9 for movies.
It should be available late May with a price of around £660 exluding VAT.