ViewSonic launches lamp-free projectors at What HI FI? Show 2020

Look ma, no lamps!

Projectors for long have been expensive and could not really keep up with flat screen TVs and their dropping price tags… until now. At the ongoing What HI-FI? Show 2020, ViewSonic announced its all new range of projectors that bring all the features of a regular projector without the hassle of traditional lamps that currently power them.

Priced at ₹3,85,000, the ViewSonic X100-4K projector skips on the lamp and goes with 2nd generation LED technology that has been utilised keeping longevity in mind. Users can control the projector using voice control with support for both Amazon’s Alexa and Google Voice. It features a sleek design that’s also easy to install, so it will fit right in your living room or home theatre setup. ViewSonic claims 2900 LED lumens of brightness, Rec. 709 compatibility, and support for 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution that can be projected onto screen sizes up to 300 inches. There’s also built-in Harman Kardon speakers to sweeten the deal.

Also announced was the portable ViewSonic M2 with a wireless screen mirroring feature that lets users share content from a smartphone to the projector with ease. The M2 packs in 16GB of internal storage and features multiple connectivity options including HDMI 1.4, USB 2.0, USB-C, Audio Out and a MicroSD card reader. This one gets you 1200 LED lumens of brightness with a shorter throw ratio that makes it ideal for smaller spaces. Priced at 98,000, the M2 is 3D-ready and also comes with exclusive Cinema SuperColor+™ technology, Rec.709 and HDR content support for detailed image reproduction.

Also announced at the WHAT HI FI? Show 2020 was ViewSonic’s LS860WU, an advanced 5000 ANSI Lumens WUXGA short throw installation projector that promises a reliable light source life of 20,000 hours and is priced at 3,50,000.