Sharp Readies 3D Installation Projectors
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corp., introduced the new XG-PH80 Series systems integration projectors, which the company says offer high brightness and image quality and DLP Link 3D compatibility.
Sharp XG-PH80 Series
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corp., introduced the new XG-PH80 Series systems integration projectors, which the company says offer high brightness and image quality and DLP Link 3D compatibility. Sharps says the projectors are designed for large-venue applications in corporate, university, government, house of worship, and rental and staging settings.
"With the fast-growing amount of 3D content becoming available, these are clearly the right projectors at the right time for just about any organization's presentation needs," said Les Burger, senior product planning manager for professional projectors at Sharp, in a statement.
The XG-PH80 Series includes the XG-PH80W-N (5,600 lumens, HD-compatible WXGA native resolution) and XG-PH80X-N (6,300 lumens, XGA native resolution). When used with compatible 3D field sequential content, PC, and optional 3D active shutter glasses that support DLP Link, the projectors offer 3D support for 60Hz and 120Hz XGA (1024 x 768) and SVGA (800 x 600) sources. The XG-PH80W-N also offers support for 60Hz and 120Hz WXGA (1280 x 720) sources.
When not being used for 3D projection, both models offer full compatibility with traditional 2D sources.
The new models have an intelligent dual-lamp design, which gives users the flexibility to choose single or dual-lamp projection, according to the company, as well as standard-brightness or Eco+Quiet mode projection. Additionally, the dual-lamp system provides extra reliability, in the event one lamp should fail, the playback performance can be maintained by using the other lamp without interruption.
Through a sealed DLP chip and an interchangeable color wheel, the user has the option to use either a four-segment color wheel for the highest brightness or the optional BrilliantColor AN-PH80CW color wheel for video applications where color accuracy is more important. The DLP chip in the XG-PH80W-N incorporates more than 1 million micro mirrors, and the XG-PH80X-N's DLP chip contains close to 800,000 micro mirrors, company officials said. Additionally, through DynamicBlack technology, the black levels are enhanced to provide detail in dark scenes with virtually no noise or loss of brightness and a contrast ratio of up to 2,100:1, according to Sharp.
The new XG-PH80 Series has five lens options with 1.3:1 to 8.3:1 throw ratios. A fixed wide angle lens with a 0.8:1 throw ratio is also available for special short-throw applications.
The XG-PH80W-N will be available in June and the XG-PH80X-N will be available in July through Sharp authorized dealers and value-added resellers. Both models have a suggested list price of $6,550 without a lens.