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

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


ViewSonic PJD6381

ViewSonic PJD6381

Features
Native Resolution: XGA (1,024 x 768)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,500 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2,400:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.68
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 30" to 300"
Projection Distance: 15.7" to 181"
Display Technology: DLP (single chip, 0.55")
Weight: 5.9 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 11" x 4.5" x 8.6"
Integrated Speakers: 5 watt stereo speakers
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: RS-232
Keystone Correction: ±40° vertical
Light Source: 230W
Max Lamp Life: 6,000 hours
Audible Noise: 30/29 dB (normal/eco mode)
Security: Integrated lock slot

 

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Sharp PGD2870W

Sharp PGD2870W

Features
Native Resolution: WXGA (1,280 x 800)
Brightness (Maximum): 3,000 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2,000:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.72
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 60" to 150"
Projection Distance: 37" to 91"
Display Technology: DLP (single chip, 0.65")
Weight: 6.4 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 11.8" x 3.1" x 9.3"
Integrated Speakers: Single 7 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
AV Ports Out: Shared RGB out with RGB input terminal (menu-selectable), stereo minijack
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: LAN (RJ-45), USB, RS-232
Light Source: 250W
Max Lamp Life: 5,000 hours
Audible Noise: 38/30 dB (normal/eco mode)
Security: Integrated Kensington lock slot, security bar, LAN monitoring

 

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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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NEC NP-M300XS

NEC NP-M300XS

Features
Native Resolution: XGA (1,024 x 768)
Brightness (Maximum): 3,000 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2,000:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.48
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 60" to 110" (screen size)
Projection Distance: 23" to 43"
Display Technology: LCD (three-panel, 0.63")
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: 230W
Max Lamp Life: 5,000 hours
Audible Noise: 35/29 dB (normal/eco mode)
Security: Integrated Kensington lock slot

 

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Hitachi CP-D10

Hitachi CP-D10

Features
Native Resolution: XGA (1,024 x 768)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,000 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 400:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.6
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 60" to 100" (screen size)
Projection Distance: 27" to 46"
Display Technology: LCD (three-panel, 0.55" polysilicon, active-matrix TFT
Weight: 7.7 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 13.1" x 4.1" x 11.9"
Integrated Speakers: Single 1 watt speaker
AV Ports In: Two RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) ports, S-video, composite video, stereo RCA audio jacks, two stereo minijack
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo RCA audio ports
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: RS-232
Keystone Correction: ±5° vertical
Light Source: 180W
Max Lamp Life: 4,000 hours
Audible Noise: 37/29 dB (normal/eco mode)

 

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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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Hitachi CP-AW250N

Hitachi CP-AW250N

Features
Native Resolution: WXGA (1,280 x 800)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,500 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2,000:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.3
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 60" to 100" (screen size)
Projection Distance: 16.8" to 27.5"
Display Technology: LCD (three-panel, 0.59" polysilicon, active-matrix TFT
Weight: 8.6 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 13.6" x 3.4" 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, stereo RCA audio jacks, two stereo minijacks, 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), two USB ports, 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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