Viewsonic Launches Cheap 3D Projector

Viewsonic has launched a business-oriented 3D Projector, the PJD5352, that can display 3D images and is possibly the cheapest way to watch three dimensional content on a big screen.

At £600, the device, which is based on Texas Instruments' DLP technology, has a screen ratio of 4:3 and can display a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels which can be interpolated to 1280x1024.

It has a refresh rate of 120Hz and a contrast ratio of 3000:1 which is poor compared to most plasma or LCD televisions around. There's also the fact that it doesn't come with any HDMI ports, relying instead of a D-Sub port.

This means that you might have to use a converter to get content streamed to it. Viewsonic has equipped the PJD5352 with a short-throw lens which means that you can display a 5-feet picture from as little as 3-feet away and with a weight of only 2.5Kg, can be carried around fairly easily.

The projector comes with an ecomode which reduces the noise level to only 26db, increases the bulb's life to 6,000 hours and lowers the total cost of ownership.

Expect it go on sale for £600 and be available within days. You will need active 3D glasses - at a cost of £100 each - to enjoy any 3D content though.