Projectors can provide stellar video at impressive sizes -- that is, if you have the room to stretch out images. But one of the main conundrums is they require a completely different way of arranging your media peripherals. Instead of having everything in front of you, everything has to be behind you in order to connect to the projector. That can make a room look a bit awkward if you don't have the room to put things behind your couch.
Dell has just come out with their S300w projector which uses WiFi, a USB flash drive, and its own software to stream media from your PC to the projector. Not only that, but it can produce images as large as 60-inches from as little as two feet away -- 90 inches from three feet away -- so you don't have to overly rearrange your den.
As if that wasn't enough, the projector is 3-D ready -- all you need are 3D goggles, a 120Hz signal output graphic card, and a 3D movie to watch. Dell's $974 projector pumps out 2,200 lumens with a 2,400:1 contrast ratio. You can still connect a media player directly via HDMI, VGA, S-Video, composite or Ethernet cables.
The S300W does come with an 8 watt speaker built-in, but you'll probably want to actually plug in some type of home theater speaker set-up to balance out that gynormous video on the wall.
via Device Mag