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Mitsubishi Launches Installation, Classroom Projectors

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Mitsubishi has introduced three new DLP-based projectors, including a new classroom model with enhanced audio capabilities and two high-light-output installation projectors.

The XD221U is Mitsubishi's new single-chip DLP model designed specifically for classrooms. It offers an XGA resolution (1,024 x 768), a brightness of 2,300 lumens, and a contrast ratio of 2,000:1 (on/off). It also offers enhanced presentation capabilities, including a closed captioning decoder, a 10-watt speaker, and audio mixing features. It includes three eighth-inch stereo minijacks for playing multiple audio sources simultaneously (such as pre-recorded audio and a mic), with the ability to adjust volume levels for each input.

Other specs include a 4,000-hour lamp life in economy mode; manual focus and zoom; two mini D-sub 15-pin RGB ports, S-video, and composite video; and BrilliantColor color enhancement. The XD221U measures 14.9" x 11.8" x 9.4" and weighs in at 7 pounds.

The new WD3300U and XD3200U are installation projectors designed for larger venues, such as auditoriums and lecture halls. The XD3200U offers a brightness of 4,500 lumens, an XGA resolution, and a contrast ratio of 2,500:1 (on/off). The WD3300U is a higher-resolution WXGA (1,200 x 800) widescreen model, offering a brightness of 4,000 lumens and a contrast ratio of 2,300:1 (on/off).

Both also include a motorized focus and zoom lens, a 10-watt mono speaker, and a 4,000-hour lamp life in economy mode. Inputs include DVD-D with HDCP, HDMI, BNC, RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin), S-video, and composite video. They also include RS-232C and USB.

The XD221U is available now through Mitsubishi education channel. The WD3300U and XD3200U are also available now. Further information can be found here.

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