ViewSonic announces its latest X-series projectors with third-gen LED tech, 1080p resolution and enhanced brightness
ViewSonic may be best known for its monitors; however, it also does projectors such as its most recent DLP 4K models. However, the X1 and X2 are now touted to improve on them with "third-gen" RGBG LEDs rated to save energy while lasting up to 30,000 hours, and also negate all chance of a lamp burning out.
On that note, ViewSonic asserts that the new DLP LEDs are more eco-friendly as there is no mercury content while being brighter, more vivid and, therefore, more worthwhile to have around the media room at home. On that note, they are also rated for "enhanced" 3,100 LED-lumen brightness levels, as well as 125% of the Rec. 709 color gamut.
The 2 1080p X-series units have the same chassis that supports ceiling mounts; however, one might also like to keep it near at hand as it has a physical clickwheel for focus on its lid, along with the rest of its controls.
The X1 and X2 also have 1 USB type-C port apiece; 6W Bluetooth-enabled speakers with Harman Kardon tuning, and 1.2 optical zoom to help with keystone correction. However, the X2 has refined throw-ratio and distance ranges of 0.69-0.83 and 0.92 meters (m) - 2.2m respectively, compared to 1.15-1.5 and 1.53-4.98m in the X1.
Therefore, the X2 can throw a 100-inch image from 1.53m away, whereas the X1 needs 2.55m of space to do the same. Accordingly, it is priced at US$1,068.99, while the ViewSonic X2 is now $1,175.99. They can be ordered from the OEM's own online store "soon".