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 (1920×1200) 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 (3840×2160), 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.