Shootout: Panasonic PT-AE4000U, LG CF181D and InFocus SP8602

This morning we had an impromptu shootout of our top offerings in each display category. We compared the Panasonic PT-AE4000U (LCD, 1600 lumens, 100,000:1 contrast ratio), LG CF181D (LCoS, 1800 lumens 35,000:1 contrast ratio) and the InFocus SP8602 (DLP, 1300 lumens 30,000:1 contrast ratio).

In the video below, the Panasonic is on top, the InFocus on the bottom left and the LG on the bottom right. Please note, this was a very impromptu shootout. We happened to have three awesome 1080p projectors in the same room and couldn’t resist the opportunity to compare LCoS, LCD and DLP displays. You’ll notice at times the screen is leaning against the wall, which causes a keystone effect and naturally softens the focus of the Panasonic projector.

Our initial impressions:

  • We were really amazed with the brightness and contrast of the LG CF181D. It was so bright, in fact, it may appear blown-out on the video.
  • We had to play with the LG‘s color settings to match the Panasonic and InFocus. The “warm” mode delivered the most life-like colors.
  • At 120 hz, the InFocus delivered amazing motion. However, our overly-sensitive eyes picked up a few rainbows during certain action scenes.

What do you see?

Call 1-888-248-0675 to talk to a Projector Expert about the shootout.

P.S. – From 1:43 on, the shootout was filmed with the new Cisco Flip Ultra HD camera. Want one? Call a Projector Expert.

NEC Offers Free 19-inch LCDs Plus Cash Rebates with Select Projectors


Get stacked!

It’s not often that manufacturers will let you stack promotional offers. But NEC Projectors has a very special double offer running for those enrolled in its Business Advantage Program.

If you’re a member with 200 employees or less, and you purchase an eligible projector, you’ll get a cash rebate and a free 19” widescreen desktop LCD.

The promotion is valid for the NEC NP310, NP410, NP410W, NP510, NP510WS, NP610S and the NP610. You must make your purchase through an authorized NEC Business Advantage reseller (like us!)

The promotion runs from April 1 to June 30, 2010. Products must be registered with the Business Advantage Program by July 31, 2010.

This offer is only good while supplies last. For complete details and other fine print, visit NEC’s Business Advantage Program page.

Educational institutions are not eligible for this promotion, but never fear! There are still promotions available to you! Visit NEC’s educational program.