NEC launches NP905 projector with wireless networking and MPEG2 USB playback


NEC has announced its NP905 projector, aimed primarily at the business and educational sectors, which offers wireless networking and MP£G2 playback from USB devices.

The NP905 offers 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness, 500:1 contrast ratio, HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) technology for higher quality images, 1.2-times optical zoom, keystone correction, 3D Reform function which compensates for diagonal distortion, and wall colour correction which alters the colour balance dependent upon what surface is being projected on to…

Sony/NEC predicts sub-$100 Blu-ray drives for PCs by year end


In the ongoing push to make Blu-ray hardware more affordable, SonyNEC Optiarc (a joint collaboration between Sony and NEC) has predicted that Blu-ray drives for desktop PCs, capable of reading Blu-ray Discs and reading and writing DVDs and CDs, could go for under $100 (about £60) by the end of 2008.

It’s worth bearing in mind that this is most likely to be a wholesale price for PC manufacturers. Similar drives for notebook PCs could hit the $150 level, while Blu-ray burners will be priced in the region of $150-$200…