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Optoma Unveils Industry’s First iPod Sound Dock With Built-In Projector

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Neo-i Gives Plug ‘n' Play Audio Video Compatibility to Portable Media Players & Other Source Components

Optoma, the world's best-selling brand of DLP projectors and leader in Pico projection technology, has introduced the Neo-i, the first all-in-one iPod® sound dock with built-in Pico projector, giving digital media device users plug ‘n' play compatibility in one transportable, tabletop device. Complete with built-in a 16-watt stereo speaker system and additional inputs to accommodate just about any source component, the Neo-i provides users with a simple, unique audio/video solution.

"The Neo-i offers a unique solution to a marketplace that is increasingly dependent on portable devices for both audio and video content," said Jon Grodem, Optoma's senior director of sales & marketing. "This gives them a simple, all-in-one solution for sharing that content." 

Four New Projectors from avielo

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Aimed at the high-end custom installation market for use in luxury lifestyle applications, the newest avielo series of high performance projectors are designed and hand-built in Fredrikstad, Norway by projectiondesign®. These avielo projectors feature the same advanced imaging technology that is used to make block-buster movies.
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According to the manufacturer, the SuperWide 235 is the world's first native 2.35:1 home-theater projector, providing video signal exactly as the director intended. The heart of the engine is Texas Instruments' newest high pixel-density DLP chip, which delivers true 2538 x 1080 resolution. No more black bars, no more need for anamorphic, secondary lenses softening image clarity. Movies can be viewed in native wide format, just as the director intended. Does 2538 x 1080 resolution without the addition of ancillary optics impress you? The projector uses increased native resolution to expand the width of the image without impacting the height.


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Based on the award-winning avielo optix Full HD projector, the avielo optix 3D adds a proprietary image processing engine to create 3D from stereoscopic sources including the latest Blu-ray Disc players and sources with single HDMI 1.4 outputs.

Is It Real? Is It Unreal?

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Stewart Filmscreen Corporation® is announcing its participation in the RealTime UnReal installation commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image. The exhibit, RealTime UnReal, designed by Thomas Soetens and Kora Van den Bulcke of Workspace Unlimited, utilizes Stewart Filmscreen's Silver 5D material to demonstrate the pinnacle of modern 3Di capabilities.


The installation addresses the fusion of physical and digital space, employing 2 stereoscopic projections on a double-sided projection screen and game engine software customized by the artists, capturing visitors in the physical space and displaying them in an imaginary world. The virtual world seems to occupy physical space like a sculpture in the museum, an alternate reality floating in midair. Walking around the virtual world alters its viewpoint, reveals impossible perspectives and simultaneous occurrences, and disrupts its architecture. Realtime Unreal challenges visitors to bridge the gap between what their eyes perceive and what their minds believe is unreal.

Media Décor Introduces Allure Moving Art Series with iColor Frames

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Media Décor, the manufacturer of elegant solutions to discreetly conceal flat screen TVs, has just debuted its new Allure Series with iColor frames.
As flat screen TVs grow larger and thinner, many consumers are choosing to mount them up and out of the way on a wall like a piece of fine art. However, the black, glass and metal rectangle still leaves a lot to be desired in terms of décor and aesthetics. Enter Media Décor's new Allure Moving Art Series-a simple solution to attractively conceal that flat panel on the wall. 
The Allure's clean, contemporary lines are complemented by a wide variety of high-gloss colors from Apple Green to Zebra Black (or White) and any color in-between. The right color can be selected with a free downloadable app from iTunes for the iPhone, Blackberry or Android Smartphones. Alternatively, clients have the option to send Media Décor a color chip, fabric swatch or color code number and they will match it. 

Runco 3D Named the Official Projector for the International 3D Society’s Creative Arts Award Show

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Planar's Runco D-73d 3Dimension Series projector, was put to work as the official projector for the International 3D Society's Annual 3D Creative Arts Awards Show, recently held at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.  The Society's Lumiere Awards honored the year's best 3D movies, television shows, videogames, and advertising as voted on by the Society's membership. The event was captured with 3D cameras and produced as a two-hour special, airing on the 3netTM network, which is a joint venture between Sony Corporation, Discovery Communications, and IMAX Corporation. As an award sponsor, Planar joins other 3D innovators, such as DreamWorks Animation (DWA), PIXAR, Sony Corporation of America, The Walt Disney Studios, Discovery Communications, and AutoDesk, in recognizing the achievements of the individuals innovating 3D in storytelling and media.

dnp's Zenith Rear Projection System for Today's Projectors

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dnp, the Danish supplier of optical front and rear projection screens for high-quality display 
solutions, has unveiled the latest in rear projection, the dnp Zenith Screen line, at the recently held Integrated Systems Europe Tradeshow (ISE) Amsterdam. dnp's new Zenith Screen has been designed to meet the challenges of today's brighter, more powerful projectors such as preventing hotspots while at the same time, improving contrast, brightness, 
uniformity and balancing viewing angles. Key to this is the screen's improved contrast and uniformity, achieved with a gain of 2.2, along with more tint and an anti-glare surface that minimizes reflected ambient light. In particular, the improved uniformity eliminates the distracting hotspots often observed with today's high-lumens projectors.

The dnp Zenith Screen line is designed for the 100"-plus market; especially
for TV studios, conference rooms, home entertainment and multiple screen installations, i.e. simulation or control rooms, where high-quality images are essential even in unfavorable lighting conditions.

dnp corporate headquarters is located in Karlslunde, Denmark. MCF Marketing represents dnp in the US, maintaining sales, showroom and service facilities in Irvine, California. dnp also operates a distribution center in San Diego, California.


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Optoma’s New PT100 Projector Aims at Big Image, Low Cost

Within the typical price range of $15,000 - $85,000, it's no wonder that video projectors have been reserved for large home theaters or conference rooms. If you've been reading Home Entertainment recently, however, you will have caught on to a new category: low cost, small format video projectors. Why is this? LED technology has progressed to provide sufficient brightness without the huge expense. Manufacturers have identified new applications which mobile, small format projectors can address.

Seymour AV and Screen Excellence Join Forces to Market High-end Acoustically Transparent Screens in North America

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US-based Seymour AV and UK-based Screen Excellence -- both active in providing acoustically transparent woven fabric projection screens -- have founded a joint venture that combines the best of each company's technology platforms, namely Seymour AV's patent-pending electric retractable screens and Screen Excellence's fixed-frame, in-ceiling and masking screens. Called Seymour-Screen Excellence (SSE), the brand will serve high-end custom installers and specialty AV retailers in the US and Canada.


"SSE will offer the most comprehensive range of woven acoustically transparent (AT) projection fabrics," says Managing Director Chris Seymour. "Pioneering surfaces like our Enlightor 4K (resolution beyond 4K and ISF certified), Center Stage XD (1.2 gain), and Enlightor Pro, Enlightor SB, meet the challenge of the most demanding videophile applications while keeping the very best acoustic transparency at any price level." SSE plans to manufacture all products in Iowa by 2011. 

Availability late Q3 2011


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New Sanyo Ultra-Portable Projector: High Brightness, Low Power Consumption

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Sanyo North America has just announced the introduction of an ultra compact and portable XGA projector with high brightness and very low power consumption. The PLC-XU4000 delivers 4000 lumens in a transportable, seven-pound chassis. The 1024x768 resolution XGA projector touts a contrast ratio of 2000:1, with power consumption reduced up to 69% in comparison to conventional models. The lamp control range has been greatly expanded, from about 30% to 70%. The new system operates by analyzing the video signal and automatically adjusting lamp brightness according to image requirements. The PLC-XU4000c offers a lamp life of over 5,000 hours and is designed for portability and multi-room application.
Sanyo's new color shift correction technology compensates for any deviations color accuracy at all brightness levels, which can occur when the lamp control reduces light output in response to image changes. 

  Runco Offers High-Bright Projector for Virtually Any Application

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Luxury video display and projector manufacturer Runco® has announced an addition to the company's LightStyleTM Series projectors, the LightStyle LS-HB. This high-bright projector is designed for applications outside of the dedicated home theater, where environmental factors such as lighting are not easily controlled, offering customers an affordable big screen video experience in virtually any room of the house.

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