Acer P5260i WiFi projector for streaming HD video

Jun 12, 2008
Acer P5260i WiFi projector for streaming HD video

Acer are describing their new P5260i WiFi projector as for "professionals", but I don't see why people in suits should have all the fun.  The XGA 1024 x 768 resolution unit features WiFi b/g-based technology that allows straightforward streaming of 720p/1080i high-definition video wirelessly rather than by a dull old cable.  Yes, it's intended for meeting rooms and PowerPoint hell, but I'd much rather have one in my living room and hook up a super-portable UMPC.

Video formats including MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV9, AVI, DivX, XviD, ASF and VOB are compatible with the projector, but if you're a traditionalist there are D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI inputs too.  The P5260i uses DLP technology, boasts 2700 ANSI Lumens brightness and manages a respectable 2000:1 contrast ratio.

In fact the only downside is, thanks to the business leanings, the native aspect ratio is 4:3.  That doesn't mean it can't display a 16:9 picture, but it'll be somewhat chopped down.  The P5260i is available now. 

[via Pocket-lint]

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