We can thank the CEDIA expo for all the new home theater projectors and other gear that have been announced this week. NEC has unveiled a pair of new projectors for users on a budget that want home theater capability along with multimedia functionality. The projectors include the NP110 and the NP215.
Both projectors are low cost with the NP110 selling for $459 and the NP215 selling for $599 when they launch in October. Features include internal 70-watt speakers, closed captioning, and ECO mode technology. The ECO mode tech can extend the lamp life up to 5000 hours.
The NP110 has a native resolution of 800 x 600 and the NP215 has 1024 x 768 resolution. Contrast ratio is up to 2000:1 for the devices with up to 2500 lumens of brightness. Inputs include VGA, composite video, S-Video, and component video with an adapter. The NP215 also has an Ethernet jack for connecting to a network.