Casio has just announced four new “lamp-free” projectors. Instead of using a traditional (fragile, costly) bulb to generate the light, these projectors use a combination of laser, LED and fluorescent elements to replace the bulb. By doing so, Casio makes it more economical to operate projectors.
These new models were built to fulfill various tasks. For instance, the Casio Short Throw projector can display a 60″ image from less than 3 feet (1 meter) from the projection surface. Casio says that this makes it suitable for educational purpose, but I think that this could also be used in the living room where the TV used to be placed.
The Casio Pro AV has more connectivity options, including wired and wireless Ethernet, but it also has audio inputs and outputs to adapt itself to many situations. With a maximum brightness of 3500 lumens, those projectors should do well in small and medium rooms. Just a few years ago, it was common to find 800 lumens projectors. If you want to know more, head to casioprojector.com