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ViewSonic shows projector with iPod dock at infoCOMM 2007

The PJ258D DLP projector features 1024 x768 resolution with 2,000 lumens By John Virata

At infoCOMM 2007, ViewSonic showcased a new projector that converges the video capabilities of the Apple iPod with the projection capabilities of a DLP projector. Called the PJ258D, the DLP projector is unique in that it features a built in iPod dock on the top of the unit, enabling users to plug their video iPods into the projector and watch videos or pictures via the PJ258D's 1024x768 XGA resolution, 2,000 lumen projector. DMN spoke with ViewSonic's Dana Brzozkiewicz to get the details on the projector.

 


Other features to the PJ258D include:

  • 200w lamp rated at 2000 hours (3000 economy mode)
  • 1.94-2.27:1 throw ratio
  • 4:3, 16:9 aspect ratio

Input Signal:

  • RGB analog,
  • NTSC M,
  • NTSC 4.43,
  • PAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N60),
  • SECAM (B, D, G, K, K1, L),
  • 480i,
  • HDTV (720p, 1080i)

OnView controls for Display

  • mode
  • brightness
  • contrast
  • white intensity
  • color temp
  • saturation

Management (menu location, projection, keystone, source lock, high altitude, translucence, reset), frequency, phase, H. position, V. position, gamma, aspect ratio, V. shift 16:9, OSD language, color setting, lamp setting

Other Features

  • Whisper mode
  • iPod dock
  • optical zoom
  • wireless remote control
  • soft carrying case
  • progressive scan
  • direct off for unplug and go
  • daylight mode


The PJ258D also charges the iPods battery as you play videos on the projector. It supports other digital media through  S-Video and VGA, so you can play content on devices such as DVD players, video game machines, as well as standard PCs. The PJ258D is priced at $999, supports 720p and 1080i HD signals, and comes with a three year warranty. For more information, visit www.viewsonic.com.


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John Virata is senior editor of Digital Media Online. You can email him at jvirata@digitalmedianet.com
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