If you want to watch a large projected image but don’t have a wide enough room to place the projector far enough back, you’re generally out of luck. Not so with ViewSonic’s new PJD5351 short-throw DLP projector – which the company says can produce 50-inch images from only 90cm.
“The projector allows for digital zoom and manual focus capabilities, making it easy to place on a table-top, mount on the ceiling or pair with a short-throw projector arm in a classroom or meeting room,” suggests ViewSonic’s official information.
At 2.5kg it’s also fairly portable, and its 1,024 x 768 XGA resolution is HD Ready.
Other specs for the PJD5351 include:
* 2,500 ANSI lumens
* 2,400:1 contrast ratio
* Short-throw ratio of 0.9:1
* Inputs: dual RGB, composite and S-Video
* RGB output to connect to an external monitor or daisychain with another projector.
According to ViewSonic, up to 4000 hours of lamp life, low-cost replacement lamps, filter-less design and a non-degrading DLP light engine gives the PJD5351 one of the lowest total cost of ownership ratios in the industry.
The ViewSonic PJD5351 projector will be available in June 2009 and will sell for around £600.