Product Focus: Short-throw Projectors for Under $1,500

Contrast Ratio: 2,000:1 to 2,900:1


NEC NP-M300WS

NEC NP-M300WS

Features
Native Resolution: WXGA (1,280 x 800)
Brightness (Maximum): 3,000 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2,000:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.48
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 56" to 104" (screen size)
Projection Distance: 22" to 43"
Display Technology: LCD (three-panel, 0.59")
Weight: 8.8 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 15.7" x 5.5" x 12.2"
Integrated Speakers: Single 10 watt speaker
AV Ports In: HDMI, two RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) ports, S-video, composite video, stereo minijack
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo minijack
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: LAN (RJ-45), USB, RS-232, DDC/CI (via RGB port); optional: WiFi
Keystone Correction: ±20° vertical (auto and manual)
Optical Zoom: 1.2x
Light Source: 265W
Max Lamp Life: 3,500 hours
Audible Noise: 36/30 dB (normal/eco mode)
Security: Integrated Kensington lock slot

 

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ViewSonic PJD7383i

ViewSonic PJD7383i

Features
Native Resolution: XGA (1,024 x 768)
Brightness (Maximum): 3,000 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2,000:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.61
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 30" to 300"
Projection Distance: 14" to 145"
Display Technology: DLP (single chip, 0.55")
Weight: 7.7 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 11.4" x 5" x 10"
Integrated Speakers: Single 10 watt speaker
AV Ports In: Two RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) ports, USB mini-B (display), S-video, composite video, stereo RCA audio jacks, stereo minijack, microphone jack (minijack)
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo minijack
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: LAN (RJ-45), USB, RS-232
Keystone Correction: ±40° vertical
Light Source: 210W
Max Lamp Life: 6,000 hours
Audible Noise: 32/27 dBA (normal/eco mode)
Security: Panel key lock
Additional Features: Interactive

 

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Dell S500

Dell S500 Ultra Short Throw Projector

Features
Native Resolution: WXGA (1,280 x 800)
Brightness (Maximum): 3,200 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2,300:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.3
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 77" to 100"
Projection Distance: 19" to 26"
Display Technology: DLP (single chip)
Weight: 15.6 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 12.9" x 7.5" x 16.6"
Integrated Speakers: 5 watt stereo
AV Ports In: HDMI, two RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) ports, S-video, composite video, USB mini-B (display), stereo RCA audio jacks, stereo minijack, microphone port (minijack)
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo minijack
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: LAN (RJ-45), two USB (one type A, one type B), RS-232; optional: WiFi USB adapter
Keystone Correction: +40°/-35° vertical
Light Source: 280W
Max Lamp Life: 3,000 hours
Audible Noise: 31 dB (eco mode)

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Dell S300

Dell S300 Short Throw Projector

Features
Native Resolution: WXGA (1,280 x 800)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,200 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2,400:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.521
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 44.6" to 294"
Projection Distance: 19" to 132"
Display Technology: DLP (single chip, 0.65")
Weight: 6.7 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 12" x 3.9" x 9.7"
Integrated Speakers: Single 8 watt speaker
AV Ports In: HDMI, two RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) ports, S-video, composite video, stereo RCA audio jacks, stereo minijack, microphone port (minijack)
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo minijack
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: LAN (RJ-45), three USB (type A, type B, mini), RS-232
Keystone Correction: +40°/-35° vertical
Light Source: 190W
Max Lamp Life: 5,000 hours
Audible Noise: 33 dB

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Mitsubishi XD221U-ST(D)

Mitsubishi XD221U-ST(D)

Features
Native Resolution: XGA (1,024 x 768)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,000 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2,500:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.7
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 40" to 300"
Projection Distance: 22" to 167"
Display Technology: DLP (single chip, 0.55")
Weight: 7 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 12.6" x 4.1" x 9.3"
Integrated Speakers: Single 10 watt speaker
AV Ports In: Two RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) ports, S-video, composite video, two stereo minijacks
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo minijack
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: LAN (RJ-45), RS-232
Light Source: 180W
Max Lamp Life: 5,000 hours
Audible Noise: 29/26 dB (normal/eco mode)

 

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NEC NP-U310W

NEC NP-U310W

Features
Native Resolution: WXGA (1,280 x 800)
Brightness (Maximum): 3,100 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2,000:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.3
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 77" to 100" (screen size)
Projection Distance: 20" to 26"
Display Technology: DLP (single chip, 0.65")
Weight: 14.3 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 16.8" x 7.9" 16"
Integrated Speakers: Single 10 watt speaker
AV Ports In: HDMI, two RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) ports, S-video, composite video, stereo minijack
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo minijack
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: LAN (RJ-45), USB, RS-232
Keystone Correction: ±15° vertical (auto and manual)
Optical Zoom: 1.1x
Light Source: 280W
Max Lamp Life: 3,000 hours
Audible Noise: 36/32 dB (normal/eco mode)
Security: Integrated Kensington lock slot

 

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Hitachi CP-A220N

Hitachi CP-A220N

Features
Native Resolution: XGA (1,024 x 768)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,200 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2,000:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.3
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 53" to 86" (estimated)
Projection Distance: 15.9" to 26" (from mirror)
Display Technology: LCD (three-panel, 0.63" polysilicon, active-matrix TFT
Weight: 8.6 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 13.6" x 3.3" x 11.9"
Integrated Speakers: Single 10 watt speaker
AV Ports In: HDMI, two RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) ports, S-video, composite video, USB (display), stereo RCA audio jacks, stereo minijack. microphone jack (stereo minijack)
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo RCA audio ports
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: LAN (RJ-45), USB (one type B, one shared with display), RS-232
Light Source: 210W
Max Lamp Life: 5,000 hours
Audible Noise: 35/29 dB (normal/eco mode)
Security: Integrated Kensington lock slot

 

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Dell S300wi

Dell S300wi Short Throw Projector

Features
Native Resolution: WXGA (1,280 x 800)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,200 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2,400:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.521
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 44.6" to 294"
Projection Distance: 19" to 132"
Display Technology: DLP (single chip, 0.65")
Weight: 6.9 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 12" x 3.9" x 9.7"
Integrated Speakers: Single 8 watt speaker
AV Ports In: HDMI, two RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) ports, S-video, composite video, stereo RCA audio jacks, stereo minijack, microphone port (minijack)
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo minijack
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: Wireless (802.11b/g), LAN (RJ-45), three USB (type A, type B, mini), RS-232
Keystone Correction: +40°/-35° vertical
Light Source: 190W
Max Lamp Life: 5,000 hours
Audible Noise: 33 dB
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