Walnut, Calif. -
introduced Monday the Pro8200 Full HD 1080p projector targeting home theater applications.
The Pro8200 (shipping now at a $999 suggested retail) joins the competitive sub-$1,000 1080p video projector market as the latest edition in the company's 8 Series DLP line.
It uses Texas Instruments' BrilliantColor technologies and delivers 2,000 lumens of brightness and a 4000:1 contrast ratio.
Other features include: a native 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, 7-segment color wheel, two HDMI 1.3 inputs with HDCP compliance, a component video input and RS232 control port.
Video processing is handled with a Pixelworks PW980 chip.
The unit's power consumption and lamp life can be adjusted with an integrated Eco-mode.
"It is of paramount importance that we offer our customers an assortment of quality display solutions with extensive flexibility to meet a range of projection needs," stated Roger Chien, ViewSonic projector product manager. "Our Pro8200 is no exception, in that it is ideal for both home entertainment viewing purposes such as HDTV, movies and gaming, as well as for commercial A/V installers requiring cost-effective HD solutions for corporate boardrooms, lecture halls, auditoriums and churches."
The unit includes a three-year limited parts and labor warranty.