Epson HC 5010 projector: the reviews are in!

the Home Cinema 5010 wont the Hot Product Award

ProjectorCentral.com and ProjectorReviews.com recently reviewed the new Epson HC 5010 projector.

The HC 5010 nabbed ProjectorCentral’s coveted “Highly Rated” award.

“The picture is bright, with sparkling vibrant highlights that nonetheless do not crush highlight detail. In the dark, the projector’s contrast performance is truly impressive, and black level borders on imperceptible at times,” said Projector Central.

Epson HC 5010

Projector Reviews gave the Epson Home Cinema 5010 its Hot Product Award. “The combination of performance and price looks better than any of the more expensive LCoS and DLP 3D capable projectors.”

Check out both reviews by clicking the links above. Get your own Epson HC 5010 projector here »

Projector Central Reviews the Canon LV-7490 Projector

Projector Central recently reviewed the new Canon LV-7490, Canon’s first 4000-lumen, XGA, portable LCD projector.

Projector Central praised the Canon LV-7490’s size, price and realistic colors.

“Weighing in at just 7.2 lbs, and street priced under $1,000, it is one of the lightest and least expensive 4000 lumen projectors on the market….” – ProjectorCentral.com. “In High Contrast and Cinema modes, color is accurate, with good saturation that makes movies, photographs, and other graphics look realistic.”

Projector Central gave the Canon LV-7490 4.5 stars and the coveted Highly Rated award.

Read the full review here »

Canon LV-7490 Quick Specs:

  • XGA (1024 x 768)
  • 4000 lumens
  • 2000:1 contrast
  • 3 year(s) warranty
  • Only $915

Get your own here »

Projector Central reviews the Optoma HD33

Optoma HD33 3D Projector

The Optoma HD33 3D projector is causing quite a stir in the bargain-priced 1080p 3D market. Projector Central breaks down the features of this $1500 gem in their recent review.

“This is the first 1080p 3D projector to break the $3000 mark, let alone the $1500 mark, and that in itself is worth getting excited about. Add to that the HD33’s solid 2D performance, great color, radio-frequency glasses, and virtual absence of crosstalk and you’ve got a projector that is a solid value at twice the price.” – Projector Central

Available just in time for football season, we rate the Optoma HD33 as a first-string playmaker for a practice squad price!

Get your own Optoma HD33 here »

…and stay tuned to the Projector People blog for a chance to WIN one of these babies!

Back to School Technology Guide

Teacher Educator Back to School Technology Guide Projector

Whether you’re a college student, a travelling professor or a 10th grade science teacher, Projector People has everything you need to get you back to school with the latest technology.

Without further ado…

Best Projector for K-12 Educators – Casio XJ-M245

This feature-packed projector is ideal for K-12 teachers on a budget. Featuring LED projection (which means no costly lamp to replace!), the Casio XJ-M245’s 1.5x optical zoom allows students to easily see the content. Use MobiShare® to wow your students by projecting content right from your smart phone or tablet computer, then pull out the 3D glasses because the XJ-M245 is DLP 3D-ready… to blow your students away!

Only $1,199! Get the Casio XJ-M245 now »

Best Projector for College Students – Vivitek Qumi

Or as we like to call it: the Mighty Mouse of projectors. College students love the Qumi for its size (wayyy smaller and lighter than your Chemistry book) and ferocious features: it’s 3D-ready, high-definition and includes an LED lamp, so you’ll never have to buy an expensive bulb!

The Qumi can easily be connected to a variety of devices including, but not limited to smart phones, laptops, netbooks and tablets, digital and video cameras. Brighter than most comparable projectors, the Qumi is available in both black and white versions in case you want to color-coordinate with your new iPhone. Sweet!

Only $499! Get the Vivitek Qumi now »

Best Projector for Travelling Professors – Hitachi CPX9

Are you a road-warrior teacher, travelling from classroom to classroom, who needs a light, easy-to-use projector at an affordable price? Hey, we know those adjunct positions don’t come with lots of dollar signs attached, but we’re here to help!

Check out the Hitachi CPX9 – our pick for a “major bang for minor buck” projector. At 3200 lumens, the CPX9 is one of the brightest entry-level projectors and is equipped with an LCD lamp for crisp, clear color reproduction. It’s easy to connect to various inputs and includes a built-in speaker… just another thing you won’t have to carry with you!

The bargain price includes a case and remote to make taking the small CPX9 along in your laptop bag a breeze. And if life on the road is a little hard on your projector, don’t worry—the CPX9 is backed by a three-year warranty.

Only $699! Get the Hitachi CPX9 now »

Best Interactive Projector Mount for Educators – Chief Interactive Mount

We love this mount so much that we already wrote a blog post about it.

Here’s the skinny—if you want a lifetime of interactivity from low-price projectors, make the investment up-front for the Chief interactive mount and you’ll be happily interacting with your content for years to come. The mount works with any short-throw projector and turns any wall into an interactive surface.

Only $1,239! Get the Chief Interactive Mount now »

Best Interactive Projector for K-12 Classrooms – Epson 455WIRM BrightLink

This ultra-short throw powerhouse is perfect for K-12 educators who want complete interactivity without a bulky interactive board.

The BrightLink’s flexible design allows it to project interactive content on nearly any surface including a wall, whiteboard or chalkboard (by mounting with the included wall mount or on a cart) or a table with the optional Copernicus interactive table mount.

The flexibility extends to the projection size, too! Educators can easily adjust the interactive projection size from 59” to 96” to suit their space and needs.

The BrightLink is bundled with RM EasiTeach software, so creating interactive content is a snap. Already using a different kind of curriculum software at your school? No problem! The BrightLink 455WIRM is cross-compatible with existing curriculum software.

While we love all of the features that make the BrightLink easy to use, your budget will love the price! The Epson 455WIRM is priced significantly lower than comparable interactive whiteboards and is just as feature-rich.

Only $2,299! Get the Epson 455WIRM now »

So, what’s your favorite back to school technology?