Carry a cinema in the palm of your hand with the BenQ Joybee GP1 Mini Projector ($500). Powered by a DLP display chip and BenQ's 3LED backlighting technology, the Joybee GP1 offers a projected image up to 80 inches in size, with 858x600 resolution and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. Other features include VGA, component, and composite video inputs, a built-in USB reader, a built-in 2 Watt speaker, RCA and mini-jack audio inputs, and an included carrying case and remote.
That new 3D-capable TV you bought is begging for some content to go with it, so why not pair it with one of the new Sony Blu-ray 3D Players ($200-$250). The new BDP-S570 and BDP-S470 will ship ready for Blu-ray 3D, which will come via a firmware update this summer. The S570 packs built-in Wi-Fi while the S470 requires a USB wireless adapter, both models offer Bravia Internet Video and BD-Live, compatibility with the BD Remote app for iPhone and iPod touch, DVD upscaling to 1080p, Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio decoding and a monolithic design that matches the latest Bravia TVs.
Sporting an Apple-like monolithic design and gobs of high technology, the Sony Bravia NX800 HDTV ($2,300-$3,500; March 2010) is one of the Japanese electronics giant's sexiest yet. Features include a full HD 1080p, edge LED-backlit LCD screen in either 46-, 52-, or 60-inch sizes, Motionflow 240Hz technology for smooth on-screen motion, integrated Wi-Fi, and ambient light sensor, Sony's Bravia Internet Video and Internet Widgets, the Bravia Engine 3 video processor, and both USB and DLNA support for photos, music, and video playback.
If you were looking for a TV that's from the future — or just future-proof — the Samsung 9000 Series LED TV ($2,500-$4,000) isn't a bad place to start. Available in 46-inch and 55-inch sizes, the 9000 Series sets offer a host of advanced features like a proprietary 3D processor and emitter, built-in Ethernet allowing for set-based apps like Netflix, Pandora, Twitter, and more, and a full touch-screen remote control with integrated Wi-Fi and IR that allows users to watch broadcast content and browse DLNA shares directly from the remote, sending the selected content to the main set with just a swipe.
Normally the terms "nature-inspired" and "world's thinnest" don't go together, but the Samsung BD-C7500 Blu-ray Player ($TBA) is a notable exception. At just 1.1 inches, it's the world's thinnest Blu-ray player, but also sports a nature-inspired wood design, a wall-mountable form factor, speedy disc load and boot times, and 1080p playback reproduces movie images at 24 fps without need for up-conversion.