Vivitek introduces its very first projectors, forgets to make 'em memorable

Darren Murph
D. Murph|08.20.08

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Vivitek introduces its very first projectors, forgets to make 'em memorable

Just what the world needs -- another pair of perfectly average projectors to choose from. Vivitek has boldly gone where so many others have gone before by introducing the D326MX (XGA) and D326WX (WXGA) projectors, both of which rely on Texas Instruments' DLP engine and boast rapid start-up / instant shutdown features, HDMI / component connectors, 2,600 ANSI lumens, a 2,500:1 contrast ratio, 5-segment color wheel and a 1-watt speaker for mind-blowing monaural sound. The units weigh in at just 3.2-pounds apiece, and both should be available now for $999 / $1,199 should you remember to look within the next 15 seconds. Full release after the break.


New Projectors Serve Mobile Professional and Home Theater Applications

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA, August 20, 2008 – Vivitek Corporation, a leader in the environmentally responsible manufacture of today's most innovative visual display and presentation products, today announced its first products for the projector market, the D326MX and the D326WX. As with all of Vivitek's projector products, both units use the latest DLP technology from Texas Instruments, enabling sharp displays with outstanding image quality. Carefully designed for Vivitek's market entry, the new projectors also use exclusive BrilliantColor for exceptional brightness and vibrant colors, and launch in an attractive, compact form.

"I believe we are coming to market with a very powerful and impressive projector duo for our first product offerings," said Sam Malik, vice president of sales and marketing for Vivitek. "Our Vivitek promise is that we will build the best, and most economical products for today's myriad of presentation applications, and that we will do it in an environmentally responsible manner whenever and wherever we can."

Respecting new airline bag restrictions for the mobile professional taking business "on-the-road" both projectors are designed with a small form-factor and weigh in at only 3.2 pounds for tucking easily into carry-on. The D326WX model also adds a versatile "at-home" feature with its native, wide XGA (1280 x 800 pixels) resolution for superior, wide screen presentations of movies and sporting events. In addition to the convenient mobility and theater viewing applications, the D326MX and D326WX projectors offer unique, time, cost, and energy saving rapid start-up and instant shutdown features that enable instant ON/OFF for all presentations without warm-up or cool-down periods. The units also include a built-in Kensington security lock to help prevent any unauthorized removal or theft.

From source to screen, both projectors ensure a pure connection with a choice of HDMI or component cable connectors. The 720p HDTV format brings 720 lines of vertical resolution transmitted at one time, as opposed to interlaced formats, so the HD projectors produce more clarity for fast motion events such as sports. For ease of use, whether mounted on a wall or placed on a table, picture adjustment is simple with onboard, vertical, Digital Keystone correction.

The D326MX and D326WX projectors shine with 2600 brilliant ANSI lumens and each has a rich 2500:1 contrast ratio. Additionally, the projector combines all the critical features of the new, advanced DLP chip, a 5-segment color wheel (R, G, B, W, Y) and a high efficiency light source lamp to produce incredible images with rich and vibrant colors.

Designed with Vivitek's consideration for cost-effective and environmentally sound features, the D326MX and D326WX DLP projectors are of a dust- and filter-free design minimizing maintenance and replacement needs and keeping the projector running at top energy efficient levels. Both projectors also have an Eco-Mode lamp setting enabling up to 4,000 hours of lower-energy performance with fewer replacements and reduced refuse.

Pricing, Availability, Warranty

Vivitek's D326MX and D325WX carry low MSRP's of $999 and $1,199 respectively, and are available now through authorized Vivitek dealers and distributors nationwide. The projectors both have three-year limited warranties on parts and labor, a 1-year lamp warranty, and the industry's first 5-year DLP chip warranty.
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