Why you want the pocket projectors that debuted at CES 2011

We have three words to describe the pocket projectors that debuted last week at CES 2011:

O. M. G.

Gone are the low-lumen, low-resolution pocket projectors of yesteryear. The next crop of picos displays in HD (and 3D!) and are bright enough to use in low ambient light.

They connect to your iPad, handle HDMI input and include built-in speakers. Pretty soon, they’ll even output in 1080p HD.

Without further ado….

Cool pocket projectors introduced at CES 2011

  1. Vivitek Qumi

    Why you want it: Vivitek’s first pico projector, the 300-lumen Qumi, could potentially set the standard for the next wave of portable projectors. With a native WXGA (1280×800) resolution and mini-HDMI input, the Qumi can output in HD. It’s also 3D-ready and includes a built-in 1W speaker.

    The 1.6-pound Qumi is versatile and portable enough for work and play. It easily connects with the latest digital cameras, laptops, smart phones and tablets. We saw this projector in action and were very impressed.

    In the video below, watch Rick Nguyen of Vivitek demonstrate the compatibility functions of the Qumi while he talks about the future of the pico chipset.

    The Qumi has a 2500:1 contrast ratio and measures 6.3″(w) x 1.2″(h) x 3.9″(d). It is expected to hit the streets in May for $499.

  2. LG HW300T

    Why you want it: LG Electronics’ HW300T LED projector is the first portable projector to incorporate the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) technology, allowing you to wirelessly transfer stored digital content from devices such as PCs and Blu-ray players.

    This little projector also has a built-in ATSC Tuner, which enables you to watch HD Broadcast signals without the need for a separate external content source. It also provides access to online content such as Accuweather, Twitter and Facebook.

    The 250-lumen HW300T has 1200 x 800 WXGA resolution, contrast ratio of 2,000:1 and a life expectancy of 30,000 hours. Pricing and availability were not released.

HD chip sets in picos? Built-in tuners? DLNA access? Are you guys as excited as we are?

ProjectorReviews.com reviews the LG CF3D

LG CF3D projector

Our friends at ProjectorReviews.com recently took the LG CF3D, the world’s first 1080p 3D projector for home theater, for a spin.

The reviewers were impressed with the LG CF3D‘s brightness, color quality and shadow detail.

If you want a 3D projector in a home like environment, the LG has the muscle to do the job – ProjectorReviews.com

Read the full review here »

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LG CF3D: the world’s first 1080p 3D projector for home theater!

We are extremely excited to announce that Projector People is the first United States reseller of the 2500-lumen LG CF3D, the world’s first 3D 1080p projector.

LG CF3D

You heard us right, 3D projection is now available for home theater!

LG has addressed many of the challenges we discussed in our 3D technology guide.

It is the first 1080p 3D projector with HDMI inputs (three total!), meaning it can process signals from 3D-ready Blu-rays and the PS3. The LG CF3D 3D projector can also handle multiple 3D formats, including frame sequential, side-by-side and checker board.

And this is big news, the LG CF3D ships with six polarized glasses. An entire family (and a few friends) can enjoy this projector’s jaw-dropping 12-ft three-dimensional image. No more worrying about sweet spots, the CF3D’s display is viewable from any angle.

How the LG CF3D works

Unlike other 3D projection systems, which use two projectors to deliver a different image to each eye, the LG CF3D houses two projection engines inside of it, reducing its size and footprint. At 2500 lumens, this is currently the world’s brightest single lens full HD 3D projector.

The LG CF3D uses a polarizing system to deliver the third dimension. Polarizing systems send the projector’s light through filters that force the light waves to oscillate in two different directions, one intended for the left eye, the other for the right. Filters on the glasses allow the lenses to passively pick up the light (read: image) meant for each eye. The brain combines the two images and tada! 3D.

Polarizing systems require a special screen. Check out the LG CF3D’s accessory page to find the screen that best suits your home theater setup.

LG CF3D Additional Features:

  • LG’s Advanced Trumotion 120Hz technology provides clear, smooth images
  • The CF3D projector resolves ghosting issues with improved and more rapid polarization, ensuring the image is fully converted into a single 3D image before it’s transmitted
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 7,000:1 contrast ratio
  • LCOS technology
  • HDMI upscaling for smoother tonal transitions and more subtle gradation between colors
  • Ships with 6 polarized glasses, additional glasses are available for purchase

And yes, it displays an amazing image in 2D too!

Read more about the LG CF3D here», or call a Projector Expert at 1-888-248-0647 to learn more.

Got questions about the third dimension? Check out our 3D technology guide.