This is the droid projector you are looking for

The technology has been around in a galaxy far, far away for 30 years. But now the ultimate in Star Wars home entertainment has arrived – the R2-D2 DVD Projector.

This is the droid projector you are looking for

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The DVD playing droid is one of the star attractions at CES 2008, with crowds massing around the two demonstration units that are found on the stands of distributor Nikko and projector manufacturer Texas Instruments.

The battery-operated projector produces a surprisingly good picture – at least as far as we can tell; it was showing the 1977 Star Wars film, of course, which is hardly the pinnacle of high-definition picture sharpness.

The unit comes with built-in 20 Watt speakers and you can make R2 trundle into position with the remote control.

However, the DVD-playing droid doesn’t come cheap – Nikko is selling the twittering one for $1,800 in the US. We guess that’s just market Forces.

Click here for our full coverage from CES 2008

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