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

Contrast Ratio: Less than 1,000:1


Sanyo PLC-WL2500

Sanyo PLC-WL2500

Features
Native Resolution: WXGA (1,280 x 800)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,500 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 500:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.5
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 60" to 110"
Projection Distance: 25" to 47"
Display Technology: LCD (three-panel, 0.59" polysilicon, active-matrix TFT
Weight: 10.1 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 13.8" x 5.1" x 15"
Integrated Speakers: Single 10 watt speaker
AV Ports In: HDMI, one RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, 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), RS-232
Keystone Correction: ±20° vertical
Light Source: 230W
Max Lamp Life: 4,000 hours
Audible Noise: 29 dB (eco mode)
Security: Integrated lock port

 

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Panasonic PT-ST10U

Panasonic PT-ST10U

Features
Native Resolution: XGA (1,024 x 768)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,800 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 500:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.4 (estimated)
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 60" to 110" (screen size)
Projection Distance: 23" to 45"
Display Technology: LCD (three-panel, 0.63", active-matrix
Weight: 6.8 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 12.9" x 5.3" x 12.9"
Integrated Speakers: Single 1 watt speaker
AV Ports In: Two RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) ports, S-video, composite video, two stereo minijacks
AV Ports Out: Stereo minijack
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: LAN (RJ-45), RS-232
Keystone Correction: ±10° vertical
Light Source: 220W
Max Lamp Life: 5,000 hours
Audible Noise: 29 dB (eco mode)
Security: Security anchor, password, control panel lock

 

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Sanyo PDG-DXL100

Sanyo PDG-DXL100

Features
Native Resolution: XGA (1,024 x 768)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,700 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 750:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.61
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 40" to 300"
Projection Distance: 20" to 150"
Display Technology: DLP (single chip, 0.55")
Weight: 8.2 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 12.1" x 4.7" x 9.9"
Integrated Speakers: Single 8 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), RS-232
Keystone Correction: ±15° vertical
Light Source: 225W
Max Lamp Life: 3,000 hours
Audible Noise: 34/29 dB (normal/eco mode)
Security: Integrated lock port

 

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Dukane ImagePro 8111H

Dukane ImagePro 8111H

Features
Native Resolution: WXGA (1,280 x 800)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,000 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 400:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.5
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 60" to 100" (screen size)
Projection Distance: 25" to 60"
Display Technology: LCD (three-panel, 0.59" polysilicon, active-matrix TFT
Weight: 8.2 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 13.1" x 4.1" 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, two stereo minijacks, stereo RCA audio jacks
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo RCA audio ports out
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: LAN (RJ-45), RS-232
Keystone Correction: ±5° vertical
Light Source: 180W
Max Lamp Life: 4,000 hours
Audible Noise: 37/29 dB (ultra quiet/whisper mode)
Security: Integrated Kensington lock slot, security bar

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Hitachi CP-DW10N

Hitachi CP-DW10N

Features
Native Resolution: WXGA (1,280 x 800)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,000 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 400:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.5
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 50" to 86" (estimated)
Projection Distance: 25" to 43"
Display Technology: LCD (three-panel, 0.59" polysilicon, active-matrix TFT
Weight: 8.2 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 13.1" x 4.1" x 11.9"
Integrated Speakers: Single 10 watt speaker
AV Ports In: Two RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) ports, S-video, composite video, stereo RCA audio jacks, two stereo minijacks
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo RCA audio ports
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: LAN (RJ-45), 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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Epson PowerLite 410W

Epson PowerLite 410W Multimedia Projector

Features
Native Resolution: WXGA (1,280 x 800)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,000 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 500:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.48
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 50" to 116"
Projection Distance: 24" to 236" (estimated)
Display Technology: LCD (three-panel, polysilicon, active-matrix TFT
Weight: 7.9 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 12.9" x 3.7" x 10.2"
Integrated Speakers: Single 10 watt speaker
AV Ports In: Two RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) ports, S-video, composite video, stereo RCA audio jacks, two stereo minijacks
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo minijack
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: LAN (RJ-45), RS-232
Keystone Correction: ±15° vertical
Light Source: 170W
Max Lamp Life: 4,000 hours
Audible Noise: 35/28 dB (normal/eco mode)
Security: Integrated Kensington lock slot, security bar, password

 

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NEC NP-510WS

NEC NP-510WS

Features
Native Resolution: WXGA (1,280 x 800)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,100 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 600:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.74
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 57" to 104" (screen size)
Projection Distance: 35" to 68"
Display Technology: LCD (three-panel, 0.59")
Weight: 7.3 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 12.1" x 5.4" x 11.9"
Integrated Speakers: Single 7 watt speaker
AV Ports In: RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, DVI-I, 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), RS-232
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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Dukane ImagePro 8110H

Dukane ImagePro 8110H

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 45"
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 12"
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 minijacks
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo RCA audio ports out
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: RS-232
Keystone Correction: ±35° vertical
Light Source: 180W
Max Lamp Life: 4,000 hours
Audible Noise: 37/29 dB (ultra quiet/whisper mode)
Security: Integrated Kensington lock slot, security bar

http://www.dukane.com/av/products/Item_dvProjectors.asp?Model=8110H