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Optoma Presents ML750ST Short Throw Projector

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Optoma announces the ML750ST-- a portable short throw WXGA (1280x800) one-chip DLP projector with an LED light source the company says is ideal for both home and commercial use.

Optoma ML750STThe ML750ST is similar to Optoma's previous ML750, only with the addition of short throw capabilities. As such, the projector beams 100-inch images from a distance of just 170cm. It is 3D-compatible, and features an MHL port for the projection of content from compatible mobile devices together with a regular HDMI port.

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Sony Intros VPL-HW45ES Projector

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The Sony compact home cinema projector lineup gets a refresh with the VPL-HW45ES-- a successor to the HW40ES featuring Reality Creation technology and SXRD panel  to ensure clearer and more detailed pictures.

Sony projectorDesigned for first time customers, the VPL-HW45ES beams 1080p images with 1800 ANSI lumens brightness in both 3D and 2D. Sony also promises the lamp lasts for up to 6000 hours, while a quiet fan and a front-facing exhaust port allow for extra installation flexibility.

Further features include a built-in RF 3D transmitter and a USB update function ensuring up-to-date firmware.

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Optoma Presents Flagship WU1500 Projector

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Optoma launches the WU1500-- a flagship installation projector featuring twin lamps and a lineup of 6 lens options designed for 24/7 use in larger venues, with brightness reaching 12000 lumens.

Optoma WU1500One can either use the two lamps simultaneously for maximum brightness or go for a "lamp relay" function to switch between lamps, effectively doubling the interval between lamp replacement is required. In case of lamp failure the projector continues to operate on the remaining lamp.

The 6 optional lenses feature LD (low dispersion) glass to enhance brightness and reduce colour flare and chromatic aberrations, even over long throw distances. All lamp options offer motorised zoom and focus, including the shortest lamp, one Optoma says is suitable for rear projection.

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Draper's Larger Optically Seamless TecVision Surfaces

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TecVision

Draper shows new, larger sizes for its award-winning TecVision Engineered Surface Technology line.

Optically Seamless TecVision screens are now available up to 23 feet (7m) high.

Instead of using traditional seams, or taking the very expensive approach of having a seamless substrate, Draper took a different approach.

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Spro Plus Combines Tablet With Projector

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ZTE is no stranger to Android-powered projectors, but its latest takes an even bigger form factor-- featuring an 8.4-inch AMOLED touchscreen, the Spro Plus is essentially a tablet grafted on top of a projector.

Spro PlusAnnounced at MWC 2016, the Spro Plus combines a 500 lumen projector with a Snapdragon 801 CPU, 3GB RAM, 128GB storage (expandable via SDXC card) and 12100mAh battery. Connectivity comes through wifi, Bluetooth and optional LTE. As such, one can easily describe it as a chunky mid-range tablet able to beam 80-inch images on walls or screens.

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Coretronic Demos 4K UHD, Ultra Short Throw Projectors

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ISE 2016 houses the European launch of what Coretronics describes as the industry's first consumer-grade single-chip DLP HLD LED projector, together with a home cinema lineup.

CoretrnicsThe DLP HLD LED projector can be seen at the show in prototype form. Show visitors can also check out a Coretronic HD laser cinema solution featuring lamp-less laser light source and ultra short throw features promising clear images, high contrest, high brightness and a "rich audio visual experience."

The projector features a compact design and is easy to integrate with smart home networks, allowing use as a controller and display screen.

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Optoma Shows Off 4K HLD Projector at ISE

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Optoma is set to show off its latest and greatest at ISE 2016-- including a first 4K HLD (High Lumen Density) projector claiming industry-leading colour accuracy and detail.

Optoma ISEHLD technology promises to boost the brightness and colour performance of a standard LED projector by 300%. The projector also features Philips and Texas Instruments technologies, and builds on the 1080p HLD projector shown off by Optoma back in June 2015.

"HLD technology will enable a new generation of far brighter LED DLP projectors with industry leading colour performance and accuracy," the company says. "Optoma is proud to be leading the way and introducing it to the home cinema market in 2016.”

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