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Viewsonic PJ458D
Mobile & Multipurpose Projector

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2000:1 Contrast Ratio
2000 Lumens
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Millions of people know the name Viewsonic from the computer monitor they use at the office. But in addition to computer monitors, the company markets an array of data/video display products including more than a dozen models of digital projectors. Their projector product line currently ranges from the ultra-light, 2.2 pound PJ256D, to the auditorium scale, 4500 ANSI lumen PJ1172. Here we want to spotlight the new Viewsonic PJ458D, a 5-pound, XGA (1024x768) projector for the mobile presenter that delivers great data performance as well as surprisingly high quality video, and all for less than $1,000.

Specifications. 2000 ANSI lumens, 2000:1 contrast, native 4:3 format, 1024x768 resolution DLP chip with a 2x speed color wheel.

Compatibility. HDTV 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i. Full NTSC / PAL / SECAM.

Lens and Throw Distance. 1.20:1 manual zoom/focus lens. Throws a 100" diagonal image from 10.5 feet to 12.6 feet.

Lamp Life. 2,000 hours, 4,000 hours in eco-mode.

Connection Panel. One composite video, one S-Video, one 15-pin VGA input, one 1/8" audio input.

Installation Options. Table mount, rear shelf mount, ceiling mount.

Warranty. Three years.

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