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Vivitek outs the Qumi Q7 HD LED pocket projector, set to arrive this summer for $1,000.

Let's see this summer if the added lumens & new features can justify its prize.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/08/vivitek-qumi-q7-pocket-projector/
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No way it really has "30,000:1 contrast ratio" and no way I'm paying 1k for a 720p projector in 2013.
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I have that feelings too. 1K for 720p pj is to much
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And in other 720p projector news Epson 750HD
http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/07/epson-3lcd-powerlite-home-cinema-750hd-to-its-line-of-h/

*3,000 lumens

*2D and 3D 720p capabilities

*Epson's RF 3D glasses 40 hours of viewing or up to three hours after a three-minute quick charge.

*$899 March


Edit: I have one word for CES 2013 projector news y a w n. On the plus side Cedia is only 260 days away! (September 25-28)
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Says it supports 2d to 3d conversion. Maybe it will do 3d over hdmi now?
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I wonder if they will implement an iris? I for one will buy the
new unit since it will have around 1000 led lumens and a
better lens. 3D over HDMI would be a bonus.
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Can't you just dim the LEDs and skip the iris?
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Can't you just dim the LEDs and skip the iris?

If I understand the tradeoffs in DLP design, an iris implementation may have the additional advantage of reducing the amount of off-state DMD light from entering the projection path.

"A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad. "
-Samuel Goldwyn

I wonder what he'd think about 3D IMAX?
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If they can pull a really good black level, and the primary and secondary colors are accurate...I'd buy it.
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I'm going to lie, this is impressive for the price. $1,000 for 800 lumens and led is really good. Just gets us closer to 1080p for under $1500.
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Fellow members on avs, checked this out!

Some added features that interests me about the Q7, it might have a zoom lens?





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Zoom would be a very welcome addition, no doubt about it.

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Look at the back panel on this Q7, it is more organize than the previous 2 models and no more power bricks. I wonder how the heat inside coz of power integration in a small casing, and how the fan noise it is.
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I'm still waiting on one of these. Or if your already up to the 1k price range why not also consider the BenQ Laser LW61ST.
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Vivitek Ships the Qumi HD LED Pocket Projector
The Vivitek Qumi: A Bright, Lightweight, LED-Based Projector with 3D Ready Capabilities

LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2013-Vivitek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of innovative visual presentation products, introduces the latest in its line of Qumi LED-based pocket projectors. The Q7, the company's new Qumi product, increases Vivitek's family of projection devices for a wide range of applications and expands its LED-based projector line.

Weighing in at 3.1pounds, the Qumi Q7 delivers up to 800 lumens of brightness with an LED light source that gives it up to 30,000 hours of operation time. And, not only is it 3D-ready via Texas Instruments' DLP® Link™, but the Q7 integrates 2D-to-3D content conversion technology for standard and Blu-Ray 3D playback. The Q7 features the unique touch sensitive button controls and sleek design that is familiar with the Qumi family of projectors. It is ready to be used with a variety of devices, including, but not limited to digital cameras, laptops, smart phones and tablets.

Qumi Q7 Key Features/Specifications:
• 720p/native WXGA (1280x800) resolution
• Up to 800 lumens of brightness and a 30,000:1 contrast ratio
• 3D-Ready (via DLP Link) and a DLP chipset from Texas Instruments; integrated 2D-to-3D content conversion technology
• 3.1 pounds; Dimensions: 6.3"(w) x 4.3"(h) x 1.3"(d)
• 30,000+ estimated LED hours of operation
• Connectivity options include: HDMI (x2), VGA-In, Composite Video, Audio-In RCA and USB; 4GB of on-board memory
• Built-in Microsoft Office® and Adobe™ PDF document reader
• 2W surround sound speaker
• Available Summer 2013; projected MSRP $999.00(USD)

"With the addition of the Qumi Q7, Vivitek continues its goal of bringing portable and energy-efficient projectors to the market. We want to bring a complete line of projector models to fit just about any need and application," said Tinh Ho, senior product manager at Vivitek. "Hours of operation, brightness and picture quality are key factors for consumers, and the Q7 incorporates LED and other technologies and features, such as 2D-to-3D conversion, into the Qumi line to ensure that this line of products is versatile enough to meet consumer demand."
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So will this be 1/4 of the specced brightness, like the previous Qumi's?!
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Is this Vivitek Q-7 with zoom and the added 100 Lumins worth the $ 1000 price over the LGPA75U with built in TV ?
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Just the glass lens, higher lumins over the LGPA75U is a deal winner for me with this Qumi 7.

I'll wait and see how the reviews with this projector.

Anyone have any views on the other Qumi Qumi 5 models with the picture quality over the clone projectors and LG's PA70 and PA75U ? Do they have a sharper picture ?

Some have said with the LGPA75U that they can just plug up the PS3 with it and it will play without any converter box, so ? with this Vivitek Qumi 7 with DLP link with integrated 2D to 3D would the the PS3 work with this projector without a converter box ?
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I was able to find some pics of images projected from the Qumi Q7:





I'm also waiting on reviews and I hope that it will be much better than the LG PA75U.

The focus design looks good from the outside on the Q7, since it appears to be a one screw or one motion setup that doesn't involve multiple gears but I'm just guessing.

Wonder if LG will come up with something new by thanksgiving or November.

More info from http://www.delta.com.tw/press/press_detail.asp?sid=1&id=830

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I wonder if LG will be putting in a glass lens in some of these newer projectors ?
As far as I have read someone mentioned that they were at the electronics show and the person at the booth said that the Qumi 7 does have a glass lens.
It will help in focus by not distorting under heat as the plastic lens would.
Let's hope this Qumi 7 will run the PS3 and other 3D Blue Ray players like the LGPA75U does.
So far until the 1080P LED 3D affordable projectors come out this Vivitek Qumi 7 sounds like a winner.
We will have to wait and see how to reviews are until then.
Let's hope it has a even more clear picture than all the clone projectors and the LGPA70 75U series.
I have a feeling a glass lens will in fact help in a more clear and trouble free focus.
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Are the resolution specs accurate? Native 1280x800 would mean it is not using the horrible 0.45 WXGA Chip Set (Diamond Pixel 1140 × 912). This is good news despite not yet being 1080p. The increased contrast ratio would leave me to believe is is indeed finally using a different DLP chip. If this turns out to be a big fat lie, then we are looking at perhaps many more years of waiting just to get a "TRUE" 720p with decent lumen output..LED projectors should be full hd by now at a reasonable price, I just don't know why all these companies are holding back it seems. Any retail launch date announced? Looking forward to the reviews...
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From mosts sites that have talked about this projector even Vivitek's web site they say it's 1280 X 800.
Don't know exactly what chip set it has but last summer Pixelworks announced production shipments of Topaz SoC Family of chipsets going to first tier customers.
It could be the Pixelworks’ PWC858DLP chip ? maybe ?
It's 1280 x 800 but don't know if it's a new type or the dreaded diamond shaped pixels.
There is a article on Yahoo Business about it.
This projector's release is due out in a few days on the 15th, not sure if that means here in the US or world wide.
Rumors are said that this projector might have a glass lens and zoom.
It can convert 2D content to 3D.
800 Lumens.
MSRP is around $ 999
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I saw a broadcast of Geek News Central with director of operations James Hsu from Vivitek at CES and this is what I got from the interview.
They also have some good video views of the new Qumi7.
Yes it is true that the Qumi 7 has a zoom ring so it has a zoom lens.
He also said it has HDMI 1.4a with no need for external converter box.
He said it's mostly for the consumer home media market but can be used for business.
It has a built in web browser so we can guess it has a ethernet port.
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hi all,

Here is a small video of qumi q7 vs qumi q5 size comparison.

Well, qumi q7 is not so much a pocket form factor, looks like a A4 page or ipad 10 size.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE4q58sHak4
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One reason why the Vivtek Qumi 7 has a larger case is because the power supply is inside the case not like the Qumi 5 where you have a power brick outside.
Another reason why it's larger is maybe the cooling fans and heat sinks might be larger.
Just hope the lumens specs are what Vivteks has said .
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Do we know if this is another diamond shaped dmd model or a possible change to square?
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Wasn't it the 15th that this projector was supposed to be released ?
No news anywhere.
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The reviewer in video mentioned above says that officially Qumi Q7 is shipped starting July 3, [2013]
I am not sure if that info is reliable. No other links on launch date found.
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According to the website below it is being released in August and will have a 1.1:1 zoom lens:

The projector is equipped with a 1.1:1 zoom lens that will relieve the owner from having to physically zoom in or out on the projector screen to resize the image. Q7 is also capable of playing 3D-content when connected Blu-Ray player or a similar signal sources via HDMI-interface.

http://www.hifinews.ru/article/details/2013-06-18/22205.htm
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Hi,

Anyone knows the throw ratio of the Q7 ?

Does a 1.1:1 zoom means a 10% zoom in/out ?

thanks
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