LG's pocket sized LED projector, the HS200

Mostly it was new monitors like the W86 at LG’s press event yesterday, but one gadget that did distract me from all the flat screens was this cute looking pocket-sized LED projector. Dubbed the HS200, it’s an 800 x 600 pixel resolution DLP projector that can project an image up to 120inches across. It weighs just 800g and is expected to retail for £499 when it goes on sale later this month.

ViewSonic PJD535 & PJD5111: 50-inches of short throw DLP power


Projectors are sadly much more fun than they are cheap but ViewSonic is offering to ease the pain with the announcement of two affordable units. Meet the entry level PJD5111 and the short-throw PJD535. The two look more or less identical, so I’m only including the image of the latter. Trust me, it could be a spot the difference puzzle.

The PJD5111 weighs 2.3kg, offers an SVGA resolution of 800 x 600, a very reasonable brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 2,800:1. Essentially, it should be enough to give a good picture under reasonable light conditions.

There’s also plenty of image fixing modes and ports in the shape of dual RGB inputs, RGB output, composite S-Video and audio in/outputs too. It’s out from May, but, if you’d rather spend a little more you can opt for the ViewSonic PJD535.

It gives you ever so lightly less in the way of contrast (2400:1) but makes up for it with a better 1024 x 768 XGA resolution. It’s also so short throw that you can get 50″ pictures from it at just 0.9m.

Both machines guarantee at least 4,000 hours of bulb life and work on non-degradable DLP light processors. No prices as yet but, I’m thinking the £500 – £1,000 bracket.


InFocus debuts affordable X9 720p DLP projector


InFocus has announced its latest projector, the X9, offering high definition projection at a distinctly budget price.

Thanks to the fact that it’s a 720p projector, rather than offering 1080p high definition, it comes in at a lower price point. There’s no skimping on quality, though, as it uses Texas Instruments’ DLP technology with BrilliantColor, and offers a 2,500:1 contrast ratio, 1,800 lumens brightness, and HDMI with DeepColor support…

CES 2008: IZ3D gaming monitor pwns 3D plasmas

Tucked away in the Microsoft stand at CES, a company called IZ3D is showing off the world’s first 3D gaming monitor. There’s been a lot of 3D news floating around the show this year thanks to the Texas Instruments DLP announcement and the compatible Samsung plasma screens that will be debuting the technology later in the year. IZ3D’s screens are way better though and here’s why: