Sony VPL-EX3 Projector

Here's Sony's latest entry-level projector, the VPL-EX3, a 1024x768 unit which the company says can brighten your day with 2000 ANSI lumens of shiny goodness. There's a couple of D-sub inputs in the back, along with composite and S-Video, but too bad there are no DVI inputs. Probably the best thing about this unit is its price—retailing at $1,220, it'll probably be a lot lower than that on the street soon after it's available later this month.

Even though this is not a full-fledged HDTV projector, this resolution still does a great job in the home theater. Take it from us—1024x768 looks a lot better than you might think, and the screen can be oh-so-big; this EX3 can project an image that's 300" diagonal.

Sony's "entry level" VPL-EX3 projector [Tech Digest]