Archive for January, 2014

A Short-Throw Projector That Won’t Kill Your Wallet!

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Nothing says classy like furniture and appliances that can be both operational and out of the way. In today’s times, we are bombarded with new technology that is getting smaller, sleeker, and can do more. We want the technology, but we also demand that it be almost invisible in our own homes. We want it to look classy. We don’t it to be in the way. If we can find something like that, no matter what it is, 9 times out of 10 we will buy it. One of the biggest cases this is for are projectors. When purchasing one, it can normally put quite the hole in your wallet. This,¬† simply due to the cost of the machine and the possible set up and home renovation fees should you decide to run the wiring through the walls.

Well in case you missed CES, Philips has brought out a competitor for Sony’s UltraShort-Throw and Ultra-pricey new 4K projector

Sony’s model comes in at a whopping $30,000 for the cheap version! Philips plans to deliver the same quality at a much lower cost.

The new Philips Screeneo HDP1590 UltraShort-Throw projector plans to give Sony’s model a run for its money, simply due to it’s lower price ranger.

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In case you are not familiar with what an UltraShort-Throw projector can do, imagine this; Having everything you could want with your projector without having to tear down your walls. These projectors can literally be placed out of the way against any way big enough for the display, and then project the image directly onto the wall above it. This virtually eliminates any need for home renovations and wiring problems, which can be a HUGE money saver.

By adjusting the distance between the wall and the projector, you can get a range of image sizing anywhere from 50 to 100 inches. This particular projector is also the first of its kind to actually use LED instead of typical methods. This will actually get rid of the need to ever change the bulb. The projector displays in 720p standard, so it is HD but definitely not the highest end out there. It also comes standard with SD card slots, Wi-Fi, USB, Bluetooth, as well as HDMI naturally. Since it comes with these type of Wi-Fi capabilities, you will be able to search your favorite internet cat videos on here along with hooking it up to nearly any device that you could think of. The projector is running on Android OS and includes Miracast which means that you will be able to stream movies and videos directly from any of your multimedia devices.

This particular projector is dangerous to Sony for one main reason; It’s price. The new Philips Screeneo will set you back a mere $1,799. In comparison to Sony’s 4K UltraShort-Throw projector’s $30,000 to $40,000 price tag, the Philips Screeneo costs pennies. With that being said, the saying is true that you get what you pay for. While you are still getting the same UltraShort-Throw capabilities as the Sony 4K projector, The Philips Screeneo only boasts 720p. All in all, it could still easily give Sony and everyone else to look out for when it drops in April.

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Impressive New Portable Projector From Philips That Runs on Android

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Philips is breaking down barriers when it comes to portable Android devices. Generally, when you think of portable Andriods, you think of smartphones, tablets, convertible laptops, or even watches. But the new PicoPix PPX3610 is taking it to a new level. It is a projector that connects to Wi-Fi and runs on the Android Operating system.

A home screen with all of your Android apps shows up on the projected screen and you can access them just like you would on a smartphone or tablet with the touchpad located on top of the projector. The device includes apps for rendering documents from a USB stick or external hard drive like PowerPoint. You also have the entire Google Play store to choose from, just like any other Android device.

You can use Netflix with the projector, play Android games, open documents, surf the internet, anything you want and anything you could do on a tablet or phone except with a way cooler screen. This tiny little portable projector can project a screen of up to 120 inches! The brightness of the LED-powered DLP light engine is 100 lumens when plugged in and 60 lumens when it is running on battery power.

There are multiple ways to get videos on the device. You can watch videos that are on USB sticks, stream videos from Netflix or YouTube, and since the PPX3610 connects to Wi-Fi, you can connect other devices to it and transfer videos that way. On top of the USB slot, there is also a mini HDMI and mini SD card slot located on the back, so you should have no problem finding a way to view your media.

There is a 1 watt speaker build into the device, which isn’t that impressive at all, but you can hook it up to any sound system, speaker set, headphones, or anything that you would like via the connection located on the back.

The battery life could be viewed as a downfall, lasting only about two hours. But first of all, that is long enough to watch a full movie, and second, what would you expect from a projector that wasn’t plugged in? Either way, you should make sure that you bring the power adapter with you, ¬†just in case.

The New PPX3610 is set to release this month, and will retail for $549.