TORONTO—ViewSonic is giving its customers options if they are looking for a new project, with four new models set to be released over the coming months. The announced LS800HD, LS800WU, M1 and PX727-4K projectors offer a range of features to be used in education and other areas.
Both the LS800HD and LS800WU are laser projectors that feature a brightness of 5,000 and 5,500 ANSI lumens, respectively, a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and up to 30,000 hours of light source life. The projects deliver full HD and WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution, as well as ViewSonic’s SuperColor technology for advanced color reproduction. Additional features include a 1.65x optical zoom, V/H keystone correction, four-corner adjustment, a V/H lens shift function, 360-degree orientation, Portrait Mode Projection, one-wire HDBT input, as well as HDMI 1.4/HDCP 1.4, composite, USB 2.0, RJ45, VGA In/Out, RS232 and 3D VESA inputs.
The M1 is a portable LED projector with 250 ANSI lumens of brightness and a 120,000:1 contrast ratio. With the latest LED technology, the M1 projector is mercury and lamp free. It also supports full HD resolution and is 3D compatible with optional PGD-350 3D glasses. Other available features for the M1 include dual Harman Kardon speakers; multiple connectivity options like HDMI, USB 2.0, USB Type C, Audio Out and a MicroSD card reader; 360-degree set-up; and a safety auto-off feature.
ViewSonic also has the new PX727-4K projector, which provides 4K resolution (3840x2160), is HDR-compatible, delivers color reproduction through XPR technology and others Rec. 709 and Rec. 2020 compatibility with DCI-P3 coverage for a wide color gamut. It also features a SuperColor six-segment RGBRGB color wheel. The projector also provides 2,200 lumens of brightness and a contrast ration of 12,000:1, a built in 10W speaker, a 1.2x optical zoom and a SuperEco function to reduce power consumption. Connectivity options include HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2, HDMI 1.4/HDCP 1.4, VGA In/Out, USB 2.0, Audio In/Out, RS232 and a 12V trigger.
ViewSonic will release the LS800HD and LS800WU in January at retail prices of $3,799 and $3,999, respectively. The PX727-4K will be released in February for $1,899. The M1 will come out in March for $399.