Anthem has released the LTX 300 and the LTX 500 LCOS projectors. They are both able to reach 1080p resolution, feature electronic lens shift, and include a coupon for half off the first bulb replacement required for maintenance. They both include HDMI 1.3, S-video, composite and component video inputs, and RS-232 capabilities.
Epson recently announced the availability of the EH-TW5000 1080p HD home theater projector. The model has a 75,000:1 contrast ratio and comes with 1600 ANSI lumens. It features a 2:1 optical zoom as well as the standard horizontal / vertical lens shift.
The new LP-WXU700 HD Projector from Sanyo is being called the industry’s first front projector to be able to stream high definition video over 802.11n WiFi. It can stream WXGA video through the Network Projector Function on Vista, and is embedded with Windows software for compatibility.
The new startup SmallHD will be shipping the DP1, a 720p resolution field monitor, later this month. It features a 500:1 contrast ratio, full RGB color control, brightness at 300 nits, a viewing angle of 178 degrees and multiple mounting / connectivity options.
Epson America will be shipping three new Ensemble HD Home Cinema Systems that will showcase Atlantic Technologies’ audio. These front projectors feature Epson’s 3LCD HD projection capabilities paired with Atlantic’s front, left and right speakers in the cradle mount. Epson has added a do-it-yourself appeal to the new Ensemble pieces, allowing videophiles to forgo the professional installer and install it themselves in about four hours.