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Throw Ratio: 0.41 to 0.8


InFocus IN3916 Interactive Projector

InFocus IN3916 Interactive Projector

Features
Native Resolution: WXGA (1,280 x 800)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,700 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 3,200:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.52
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 57" to 125"
Projection Distance: 29.52" to 64.8"
Display Technology: DLP (single chip)
Weight: 9.9 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 12.6" x 4.9" x 9.9"
Integrated Speakers: 10 watt stereo
AV Ports In: HDMI, two RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) ports, USB mini-B (display), composite video, stereo RCA audio jacks, stereo minijack
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo minijack
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: LAN (RJ-45), USB, RS-232; optional: 802.11b/g WiFi
Keystone Correction: ±30° vertical
Light Source: 220W
Max Lamp Life: 4,000 hours
Audible Noise: 35/30 dB (normal/eco mode)
Security: Integrated Kensington lock slot
Additional Features: Interactive

 

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BenQ MS612ST

BenQ MS612ST

 
Features
Native Resolution: SVGA (800 x 600)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,500 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 5,000:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.9
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 27" to 300"
Projection Distance: 24" to 270"
Display Technology: DLP (single chip)
Weight: 5.5 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 12.2" x 4.1" x 9.6" without lens
Integrated Speakers: 10 watt stereo
AV Ports In: HDMI, one RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, USB mini-B (display), S-video, composite video, stereo minijack, stereo RCA audio jacks
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo minijack
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: USB, RS-232
Keystone Correction: ±40° vertical
Optical Zoom: 1.2x
Light Source: 190W
Max Lamp Life: 6,000 hours
Audible Noise: 29/26 dB (normal/eco mode)
Security: Password

 

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Sanyo PDG-DWL100

Sanyo PDG-DWL100

Features
Native Resolution: WXGA (1,280 x 800)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,600 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 1,750:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.51
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 46" to 338"
Projection Distance: 20" to 146"
Display Technology: DLP (single chip, 0.65")
Weight: 8.4 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: 4,000 hours
Audible Noise: 34/29 dB (normal/eco mode)
Security: Integrated lock port

 

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InFocus IN3914 Interactive Projector

InFocus IN3914 Interactive Projector

Features
Native Resolution: XGA (1,024 x 768)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,700 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 3,200:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.61
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 48" to 106"
Projection Distance: 29.52" to 64.8"
Display Technology: DLP (single chip)
Weight: 9.9 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 12.6" x 4.9" x 9.9"
Integrated Speakers: 10 watt stereo
AV Ports In: Two RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) ports, composite video, stereo RCA audio jacks, stereo minijack
AV Ports Out: RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) port, stereo minijack
Networking, Control & Peripheral Ports: USB, RS-232
Keystone Correction: ±30° vertical
Light Source: 220W
Max Lamp Life: 4,000 hours
Audible Noise: 35/30 dB (normal/eco mode)
Security: Integrated Kensington lock slot
Additional Features: Interactive

 

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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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LG BX286 Short Throw Projector

LG BX286 Short Throw Projector

Features
Native Resolution: XGA (1,024 x 768)
Brightness (Maximum): 2,800 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2,100:1
Max Throw Ratio: 0.626
Image Size Range (Diagonal): 31.4" to 786.1"
Projection Distance: 19.6" to 492" (estimated)
Display Technology: DLP (single chip, 0.55")
Weight: 6.83 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 12.1" x 3.9" x 8.8"
Integrated Speakers: Single 5 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
Light Source: 230W
Max Lamp Life: 4,000 hours
Audible Noise: 34/30 dB (normal/eco mode)
Security: Integrated Kensington lock slot

 

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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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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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