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  • Christie's latest 4K projector sports 60 fps output, six-figure price tag (eyes-on)

    Christie Digital Systems unveils first 60 Hz 4K projectors with sky

    When a 48 frames-per-second version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released, some viewers questioned whether high frame rates necessarily translate to a better viewing experience. Whether or not you embrace this trend, it’s clearly not going away. Case in point: today, Christie Digital Systems introduced two new 4K projectors capable of 60 fps — a “world’s first,” according to the manufacturer. Unveiled on the NAB show floor, the 35,000-lumen and 25,000-lumen models display extremely crisp and bright images — big-budget car commercials and surfing footage basically pop off the screen.

    The projectors are available for pre-order now, so it’ll likely be quite some time before they begin showing up in your neighborhood cineplex. Their price tags ($125,000 for the 25,000-lumen model and $161,000 for the 35,000-lumen D4K3560), not to mention their bulky 250+ pound bodies, make them destined for state-of-the-art cinemas rather than home theaters. If you do manage to squeeze one of these giants into your den, we’d be more than willing to drop in to catch a flick or two. Take a look at the 25,000-lumen D4K2560 in action in our eyes-on video after the break — it looks incredibly sharp and vibrant, despite the reduced brightness output.

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  • Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET

    Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 530PM ET

    It’s Monday, and you know what that means; another Engadget HD Podcast. We hope you will join us live when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording at 5:30PM. If you’ll be joining us, be sure to go ahead and get ready by reviewing the list of topics after the break, then you’ll be ready to participate in the live chat.

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  • Slickdeals' best in tech for April 8th: Drobo 5N and Canon EOS 60D DSLR

    Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we’ll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You’ll want to act fast, though, as many of these offerings won’t stick around long.

    Slickdeals' best in tech for April 8th: Drobo 5N NAS and Canon EOS 6D DSLR

    Mondays aren’t always sunshine and rainbows, but we’re hoping some online gadget shopping might put some pep in your step to start the week. On today’s list, a Drobo 5N 5-bay NAS storage unit and Canon EOS 60D body may immediately grab your gaze, but there’s a bunch more to peruse beyond the break. Head on down for all of the details and pricing links that are eager to accept those hard-earned funds.

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  • Best Buy shipping HTC One for T-Mobile starting April 19th, priced at $250

    Best Buy to sell HTC One for TMobile starting April 19th, priced at $250

    We knew good and well that HTC’s One would be arriving on T-Mobile USA at some point, and for those uninterested in tying themselves to Sprint or AT&T, here’s some news that matters: Best Buy has just confirmed to us that it’ll begin shipping T-Mobile’s flavor of the aforementioned phone on April 19th. The “Glacier Silver” kit will be on sale for as little at $249.99 on a two-year deal, whereas you’ll be forced to pay $699.99 for the blessing of having no strings attached. Granted, T-Mob’s Simple Choice suggests that no contracts will be involved, but if you take the bait on the subsidized price, you’ll either be hanging with the carrier long enough to pay it off, or you’ll be forking out the difference on the way to some other operator.

    Brad Molen contributed to this report.

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    Source: Best Buy

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