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Category: Front Projectors

HDTVs: Is that Model Available in Mauve?

March 30, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Runco continues to be the high-end home entertainment display company that defies gravity and demonstrates that there is still room for an exclusive home theater company. The company has announced a new program called "ColourPallette", which lets customers order the full line of Runco home theater projectors and flat panel displays in any of 13 different colors. According to Runco VP of Marketing Jennifer Davis, "It is easy to see...

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DLP Wins Award from Academy

March 2, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Two weeks ago, the Academy Board of Governors gave the 2009 Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque) to four of the people who helped develop the color accuracy for DLP Cinema projectors. The Texas Instruments technology has become an important part of digital cinema, with installations at more than 17,000 screens worldwide. IMAX digital projection systems using DLP technology is now installed at 155 locations worldwide. DLP uses micro-mirrors on...

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More Bad News for High-End Retailers

February 18, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Another one bites the dust. Last week, the Washington DC area electronics retailer, MyerEmco Audio Video, announced that it was going out of business. Lack of available credit was cited as a major factor in the company's demise. The president announced that the store would sell remaining inventory at half-price, with larger discounts available as they near the end of their stock. One of the keys to the company's failure...

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3D Front Projector for the Home

February 17, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

Acer has announced the S5200 DLP projector that is certified for 3D image projection. It supports a 120 Hz refresh rate, making it suitable for stereoscopic 3D content using active glasses. The projector is not capable of HD images, as it is only has XGA (1024 by 768 pixel) resolution, but it is reportedly priced around $1,000. It's still too soon for all but the early adopters to be buying...

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CES 2010: Do We Need 3DTV Content?

January 8, 2010 | Ibex Marketing

As I mentioned yesterday, we will need a sufficient quantity of 3D content in order for 3D channels and 3D television sales to succeed, but only a limited amount is available at this point. But maybe that's not the obstacle that it would appear to be. At the press conferences at CES on Wednesday, two companies -- Toshiba and Samsung -- both announced that they will be shipping LCD TVs...

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Comcast Gets NBC

December 3, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

Comcast announced this morning that its deal with General Electric to buy NBC is going through, pending regulatory approval. For $6.5 billion, Comcast will get a controlling 51% interest in the media empire that includes the NBC television network, Telemundo, a handful of other cable channels, and the Universal Studios movie business. Oh, and they also get the Universal Studios theme parks. (The actual details of the deal are complex,...

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1080p Projector Under $1,000

August 11, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

Home theater: a dedicated room found in trophy homes created by professional installers who charge from $50,000 on up to create a cinematic experience in your own home. That definition is starting to fall apart, as prices for all things high definition continue to tumble. The latest breakthrough is a 1080p projector for less than $1,000. Last week, Optoma announced the HD20, a new DLP projector. Rated at 1,700 lumens,...

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All-In-One: Movie Camera and Projector

August 4, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

Today, Nikon announced its new Coolpix S1000pj digital camera. It's pretty typical for a higher-end point-and-shoot camera: 12.1 megapixel resolution, 5x optical zoom, optical and electronic image stabilization, 2.7 LCD panel, and a host of image processing magic features built in. And like most digital cameras these days, it can also take digital video clips (at VGA resolution, 640 by 480 pixels, which is equivalent to standard definition). But the...

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InfoComm 2009: No Bulb in the Projector

June 18, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

Front projectors are a terrific value for HDTV content; 1080p projectors can cost $1,200 or less and 720p models can cost well under $1,000. As John Jatinen of Epson puts it, they are the thinnest screen possible. And if you want a large image, they are much less expensive than an equivalent flat panel. Front projectors can also be much less intrusive in a home decor than a large flat...

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Pico Projectors Getting Better

June 17, 2009 | Ibex Marketing

Pico projectors are the tiny devices that are small enough to be built into a cell phone or portable media player, but can still create an image large enough that a few people can watch it at the same time. Insight Media organized the Projector Summit here in Orlando, before InfoComm 2009, and a number of companies demonstrated their latest designs. In general, resolutions are getting higher and the devices...

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