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Canon Ultra-short Throw 3D Projector

Canon introduced the LV-8235 Ultra-Short Throw 3D Projector, capable of projecting a 2-meters  (80") picture from a distance of only 32 cm (1 ft). the LV-8235 can sit on a table or be mounted horizontally or vertically on a wall, ceiling or floor and is available now for 1799 $ in the USA.

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With a high brightness rating of 2500 lumens and a maximum display size of 110 inches, the LV-8235 UST delivers its crisp imagery in the WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution 16:10 aspect ratio, which eliminates cropping or distortion when presenting HD video or graphics created on widescreen laptops. This is Canon's first DLP projector using a 0.65" single DLP chip.

Utilizing a newly developed ultra-short focus mirror optical system, this new model directs the images it generates through the projection lens and onto a built-in reflection mirror for loop-back through a projection window. This configuration makes it possible to use a table or a floor as a projection screen. The ultra-short throw capability also allows users to install the projector in a wide range of compact positions, including -- through the use of approved brackets and attachments -- horizontal or vertical wall or ceiling mounts.

Examples of ultra-short throw applications include cost-effective 3D or 2D rear-projection in museums or arcades, or digital signage use in which store-front product promotions can be projected onto the sidewalk or the floor of a shopping mall to attract the attention of people walking by.

3D glasses would need to be purchased separately and are not sold through Canon U.S.A.

Specifications are here in French and here in English.

Source : ecoustics.