Large Venue Projectors
Oct 12, 2009 12:00 PM, By Jay Ankeney
More options for high-brightness projectors.
Sanyo says its PDG-DET100L is the brightest DLP projector in its class, rated at 7500 lumens with a SXGA-compatible resolution of 1400x1050. The PDG-DET100L is outfitted with two 330W VIDI UHP lamps, contributing to its increased light output efficiency. To achieve high brightness and rich color reproduction, it is equipped with Sanyo's unique user-changeable, two-color-wheel system.
Sanyo is also part of the LCD camp, however. The company's PLC-WTC500L LCD projector, called a "RGB liquid crystal shutter projection" system, achieves a high brightness of 5000 lumens and a contrast ratio of 3000:1. Both models are equipped with Sanyo's exclusive Active Maintenance Filter (AMF) system, which detects air blocks or clogs, then scrolls the filter reel to the next clean filter.
The XG-P610X from Sharp features the Sharp Computer and Video Integrated Composer (CV-IC II) color-management system, which means the level of color shade, chroma, and tone can be individually set for each of the six primary and secondary colors (red, yellow, green, cyan, blue, magenta), permitting much more subtle and accurate color adjustments. The XG-P610X achieves its 6000 ANSI lumens with its advanced 3-chip DLP optical engine with an estimated lifetime of 20,000 hours and dual 280W lamps.
Sharp also offers the XG-P560W outputting 5200 ANSI lumens. Using the Film mode, both the XG-P560W and XG-P610X can accurately reproduce movie film recorded in 24Hz progressive format. (This mode also includes 2:2 pulldown for PAL signals including 50fps images.)
The VPL-FH300L projector is Sony's first fixed-installation business projector featuring 2Kx1K resolution (2048x1080) at 6000 lumens brightness from three 1.2in. Sony TFT LCD panels. The installation flexibility of Sony's VPL-FH300L is enhanced with five lens options and the ability to tilt the projector freely on the vertical axis. This new "larger venue" projector features a two-lamp system that uses two low-wattage lamps (275W) in an opposed layout, and thanks to its ultra-quiet performance, the VPL-FH300L can be used in the same room as the audience without being a distraction.
In addition, Sony's "advanced installation" model VPL-FX41 projector boasts 5200-lumen brightness, 3LCD technology, and XGA resolution for high image quality. The VPL-FX41 accepts a wide range of input signals including HDMI, component and composite video, S-Video (Y/C), and computer signals up to UXGA (fV: 60Hz). It incorporates 12-bit 3D Gamma correction circuitry, achieving uniform image color and brightness that extends right to the corners of the screen.
Last June, ViewSonic launched its brightest projector, the PJ1173, with a 5000-lumen output combined with a 1024x768 native resolution and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. The PJ1173 features manual zoom, horizontal and vertical keystone correction, and a full-function remote with mouse control and laser pointer that allows presenters to highlight key points without interruption. The projector also includes advanced features such as progressive scan and video noise reduction for smooth motion performance when viewing video, animation, or interactive web pages, and it offers multiple input capabilities including HDMI 1.3 to support up to a 1080p signal. ViewSonic has also included enhanced security features such as PIN lock protection and transition detector to prevent unauthorized usage, theft, and repositioning.
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