Planar Q-750i and Q-750d LED projectors are way expensive

Projectors are usually crammed with lamps that are more like the light bulbs in your average light than the LEDs that power some devices. The big upside to LEDs is that they take less power and often offer better contrast as well. Planar has announced a pair of new, very expensive, projectors that give up traditional lamps in favor of LED light sources.

The projectors are the Runco Q-750i and the Q-750d. Both projectors share many of the same features like LED-based lighting. The projectors claim to require 70% less power to operate compared to traditional projectors. The highest performance of the pair is the 750d.

It supports up to 1080p resolution and has an HDMI input and a RS-232 input along with composite, S-Video, HD video and more. The LED light source means that the projector doesn't have the brightness that other high-end projectors offer with 700 ANSI lumens. The contrast ratio is as high as infinity:1 according to Runco. The big downside here is the cost of the projector at $14,995 for the 750i and 750d retails for $17,995.