The latest microportable from PLUS Vision Corp., the V-339 (reviewed this month), is not your average bare-bones featherweight projector. Indeed, the 2.8-pound projector, which is smaller in dimension than some sandwiches I've eaten, has at least one function not found in any other projector on the market, not even the big-boy meeting-room models famous for their over-the-top feature sets.
PLUS's Dual Color Mode technology, which debuted in the DLP-based V-339, provides two distinct color modes alternately for data- and image-based presentation content. Most new projectors come with multiple color modes, which are accessed from the menu system and include settings for cinema, gaming, presentation, photography and other material. These modes are usually firmware settings that adjust brightness, contrast, gamma and color saturation to better accommodate a specific type of image.
What PLUS has done with Dual Color Mode is completely different, as the technology incorporates two color wheels in the V-339's design to allow presenters to physically switch between two distinct palettes of color. Indeed, PLUS boasts that V-339 buyers are getting two projectors for the price of one, as this model provides the brightness of a business projector in its native "Dynamic" mode and the color saturation of a home-cinema model in its secondary "Vivid" mode.