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Advanced Sales Develops Projector Cabinet

Orlando, Fla. — Advanced Sales & Marketing introduced an all-in-one home-theater projector cabinet that combines an Optoma short-throw projector with a self-contained audio system.

The projector cabinet, which targets home-theater enthusiasts, is a floorstanding system with a small footprint, caster wheels for easy positioning, and a low profile, enabling placement as close as 28 inches from a projection screen or wall. The projector offers 1,280 by 800 native resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio (16:9 and 4:3 compatible); is 3D capable; and will project an image size from 70 inches to 300 inches.

The projector is based on a Texas Instruments single 0.65-inch DC3 digital micro-mirror device (DMD) DLP engine. Brightness is listed at 3,500 ANSI lumens, and the contrast ratio is 15,000:1, full on/full off.

The system, model AVP-1056-0 ($1,699 suggested retail), is being showcased at this week’s BrandSource division Home Entertainment Source (HES) and ProSource meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Jerry Mingus, principal of Advanced Sales & Marketing, based in Las Vegas, and developer of the projector cabinet system, said he is launching the product now through the rent-to-own channel (RTO), where he has a long history, before changing the distribution focus to retail next year.

Mingus formerly worked with Mitsubishi projectors, before that operation shut down last year.

“For the RTO industry, this new product has a very small footprint but has the ability to adjust from a small picture to a very large picture,” he told TWICE. “The Optoma projector has been tested inside the cabinet by the Optoma engineers for airflow and heat and is approved to be mounted inside the cabinet.”

Mingus said the cabinet has a custom mounting system for the projector that allows the feet to be raised or lowered for optimal screen positioning. It includes keystone correction and shelving for optional source components, such as a Blu-ray Disc player.

A wiring-management system includes HDMI switching along with a six-input power strip, both of which are built into a sub wall on the back of the cabinet to conceal all wires and cables.

Internally, the system also houses a 120-watt sound system along with a 6.5-inch subwoofer and a pair of front speakers.

The audio portion of the system is covered by a one-year warranty, and the Optoma projector carries three-year warranty coverage.

Mingus said the patent enclosure was specially designed and tested for the exact Optoma projector model used. He said just placing any projector in a cabinet runs the risk of causing it to overheat and shut down.