BenQ just (re)announced four, semi-new digital projectors. Both the 9.9-pound SP820 and 6.6-pound MP770 portable projectors were announced for Europe during CeBIT back in March making only the PB8263/PB8253 pair of digital installation projectors truly new. Kicking off with the wide-screen SP820 which throws down 3500 ANSI Lumens, at least one DVI-I (HDCP) Connector, a WXGA (1280x768) 16:9 wide screen native resolution, 2000:1 contrast ratio, and support for two simultaneous sources for PIP or side-by-side image display. Next up is the "high-value" MP770 (pictured) which brings a 2000:1 contrast ratio, XGA native resolution, 3200 ANSI lumens, and optional 802.11a/b/g WiFi function for switching to multiple sources without the need to swap cables. Rounding things out then are the newly announced PB8263/PB8253 pair of digital installation projectors featuring an intense 4000/3500 ANSI Lumens respectively, 2000:1 contrast ratio, native XGA resolution, PC-RGB analog D-sub, DVI, Component, S-Video, Composite video and audio inputs, and even a "high-altitude" mode for continued operation at that Himalayan team-building retreat meant to weed-out the weakest of your peers. The MP770 is available this month for $3,699 list, as are both the PB8263/PB8253 for an MSRP starting at either $2,999/$2.599 or $3,899/$3,399 depending upon which paragraph in the photo-less press release you care to reference. Says the SP820 will ship in December for $4,699, but who knows what to believe now.

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