Sony recently revealed a companion accessory for the PlayStation 4 console at a media event. We got a chance to get our hands on their upcoming mobile projector, which ran a demo of the PlayStation 4 exclusive game, Until Dawn.
I agree about the resolution, doesnt make sense as decent 2000 lumen 1080p projectors can be had for $300-$400. So, unless this releases at $100 - $150... there are better options at full HD. Its a cool idea, but not well thought out by the suits at Sony. You want your system and games to look their best, cutting resolution isnt a way to do that. Though, if they had built the Playstation TV into it, it would make perfect sense... Then you could take it anywhere with you and stream your PS4 games at up to 120". Im hoping that is the case, hense the resolution.
But those don't fit in your pocket, this is targeting a different market segment.
This is more for my traveling PC for work.
"This is more for pron on the go." FTFY
I can assure you it won't be that cheap. It'll most likely be ~$350 because you're paying a premium for two things: 1.) Portability and 2.) Laser (instead of lamp/bulb) See here: http://www.wired.com/2015/0...
And from the Wired article, it has nothing to do with the PS4
Kinda odd how they usually make high quality TV's and mobiles and charge a ton.
It's a MICRO PROJECTOR, basically a 900p micro projector. How many 900p laser micro projectors the size of a cell phone do u know that cost $100? How many 1080p laser micro projectors that small that cost $300? U do realize it's NOT 720p right? It's much higher more like 900p. It can stream via wifi so theoretically u might be able to stream PS4 and it might have PS Now/tv capabilities built in.
I highly recommend getting a projector. My Optima projector is amazing. They're super cheap for what you get.
Totally agree, my benQ is amazing too
i really like my new benq ht1085st, got it for 999$CAD(761.48$USD) which is an awesome deal. on a 130" screen made with high contrast gray screen material, got it from VisionHD(on ebay if you are interested.)
@Peas How does this bad boy hold up during daylight(not direct sunlight of course but a brightly lit room during the day)?
@UltraNova, VERY good, but i must say that my projection surface help a lot
Which one do you have bro?
mw519, i know its 720p but when you get a 100inch screen for 500$ you dont mind at all
HD141X It's only $575 on Amazon. 1080p and better 3D than on any television. If you need more details, message me.
I have an LG LED for 2 years now I love it. Would never go back to a tv. Only down side is mines only 720p at 101 Inches. Wish I had a 1080p. only payed 450$ for it at the time.
yeah i love my optoma projector,gaming and films is awesome and i cant go back to the 47"
my room is too small for a projector :(
no it isnt! short throw is your answer!
I use a Optoma projector also, mainly use it to watch films in the Garden on summer nights or playing some GTA V. If the price is right for this (it already looks the part) this is a worthwhile projector.
yeah but this isnt a nice Viewsonic we're talking about. This is a tiny lamp that puts out hardly any light. I like the idea, I wish it was 1) for the vita and 2) brighter
o no 720p lol , good idea tho
Look at it again: 1920 X 720= not 720p VS 1280 X 720 =720p Don't worry I missed it too the first time.
Which will come in handy for movies with a very long aspect ratio. However, for games, it will still only max out at 1280x720p. Making this projector effectively 720p for gaming.
Has anyone seen somewhere that it is made for the ps4, i didnt see any Playstation logo and I dont get the point to do that if not to make it work with at least their phones too
stupid idea the market out there has better projectors at decent prices. no way you can undercut them and still provide a better product.
Better projectors at that size? This is very much a niche market item, though. But, depending on price, it could be something different and still well-priced.
lol did you see the price for it. nope theres not better projectors at that size idk what sony is thinking
You're comparing against home projectors, that's not the target market, this is http://mini-projector-revie...
Pretty neat actually, wonder how much it will cost.
What's the cheapest I can get a projector for PS3 or PS4
the projector in your link..its ONLY 240p native resolution ..but excepts 1080p sources scaled back down to 240p ....wow no thanks at all....it would be cool for like an snes or genesis though since 240p is there native res
lol Native resolution: 320x240p
Everyone seems to have missed one major detail about this projector...it is not lcd, or dlp. It's laser. THAT is awesome.
Laser is still new in the market but it already technically superior to LCD,DLP so really for the extra price it actually not bad. I've been looking for a laser display product since it was still in development many years ago. Gotta have to wait for the price and see how affordable the price will be.
Is there a demonstration vid for this thing, I'd like to see it in action.
http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ss... A link to a Sony laser projector. Laser seems to have hi image quality. I might be interested in this but I have to see a demo first.
Very cool, would be fun to bring this thing camping. https://twitter.com/ware_ty... treat yo self'
I freaking want one... sometimes I just don't have a TV to use and this would be a great option if you have a flat wall to project to at least. Just hope it isn't too much.
I actually see a lot of potential for this. It would work well with a concept I have.
The "concept" of linking a PS4 to a portable projector? You and me are on the same page...trailblazers /s.
Not just that. There's more to it than that.
Wait, is this a projection? That is awesome.
Should bundle it with a new PS4 and call it the work bunduru
seems pretty sweet to me.
If it was wireless.. That'd be cool. Other than that if this costs more than $100 I'm not even going to consider it.
It's battery operated and fully portable (about 7" x 3" x 3/4" by my estimation). I think wireless will be a safe bet, maybe remote play through vita??
Ok, I cant wait to read the Sony spin that suggests that 1920x720 is a good substitute for native 1080p. What a bizarre resolution! I doubt this will be pushed as a PS4 accessory and be aimed more at mobile users who want to stream movies and presentations.
The resolution only seems bizarre until you consider its logical "raison d'être". Let's study the clues for one moment; 1) It displays a native 1920x720 resolution. 2) The battery life is approximately 2 hrs. Conclusion: It's an add-on specifically designed for playing a full run-through of "The Order 1886"... obviously /jk
Probably the best they could do at this time to fit it in such a small device that runs on batteries and can be played for the length of your standard movie on the battery power.
Seems like Sony think they can only sell hardware ow if they market it for the PS4. 3 years ago this would have been marketed with a Xperia phone or a Tablet.
I think we have a winner here. Good point.
Looks awesome! I got a free HD projector from a previous job that I don't current use. So I don't need it though.
Is this a joke or a typo because this thing can only output 32 lumens!? Is this a key chain projector? The recommended lumens for a 80" imagine with some ambient light is 1300 lumens, and this thing can only output 32! LMAO!
I noticed this too. I think if you lit a candle in the same room as a 32 lumen projector, you wouldn't be able to see the picture any more. :p My old projector from 2006 was 2,000 lumens and even then I would always switch off all the lights in the room when using it.
Its a Pico projector! Its not a living room projector..they are designed for a type of usage projectors for mobile devices' look up the words "pico projectors". Than compare to those other Pico projectors. You will see why these are not the same type of projectors that you would use for in a living room.
Lumens is a rating of the amount of light being produced by the light source. Lamp based light sources are extremely inefficient, which is why these projectors have to produce massive Lumens ratings to function. Lasers focus all of their energy on a specific point, thus being far more efficient in projecting light than a lamp. Since the light is extremely focused, and not bouncing all over the room, far less light is required to project a comparably bright image.
Hmmm, odd wide screen resolution, low lumen, only 2 hours of battery life. Something tells me this is more meant for watching movies in the evenings.
Well didn't expect that at all, pretty neat
Pretty cool if you don't have a space for a massive TV, just aim the thing at your ceiling and you're sorted :D
This device looks fine for when taking your PS to a mates house who doesn't have a spare TV to set up. It may not be the highest spec projector on the market but that's not a problem as long as that's reflected in the price.
So is it like a PS TV vita thing? So you don't plug it in to anything? It just works wirelessly? If that's the case then they might be right with the sub 1080p as the stream quality might be low anyway?
You can clearly see it supports HDMI. The only reason its not native 1080p is to keep the price down. I still find it odd that Sony may push another PS4 accessory that downgrades the visuals! The fact that the PS4 can hit 1080p more consistently than the X1 is a point of difference, so they should be exploiting that fact! This is like saying sub 1080p for playing PS4 games is ok!?!
Because it is. You don't know the difference till you're told the difference.
Another portable Sony device no one going to support.
If the price is right this is going to be an amazing accessory.
Dont know why they neven bothered putting a battery in it that lasts 2hours. shouldve ditched it and put something else in it or cut the cost.