Sanyo Launches Dual-Lamp LCD Projector


Sanyo has debuted the PLC-XTC50L, a high-light-output 3LCD projector with a new dual-lamp selection system for automated lamp management.

The PLC-XTC50L offers XGA resolution (1,024 x 768), a contrast ratio of 1,100:1, and a brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens. The new lens selection system allows users to alternate lamp use based on specific preferences, such as cycling between the two to maximize the life of each. Sanyo said the system offers a total lamp life of about 6,000 hours.

Other features include:

  • Optical axis adjustment technology for use with the two-lamp system;
  • A new optical engine for light stability;
  • An active maintenance filter that detects filter problems and automatically switches to the next filter in the cartridge;
  • ±40 degree vertical keystone correction; and
  • ±20 degree horizontal keystone correction.

Video inputs include DVI-D with HDCP, 15-pin RGB, BNC 5-pin type (YPbPr or RGB), composite (RCA) and S-video. Video outputs include 15-pin RGB and BNC. Audio I/O includes stereo RCA in, minijack in, and a single RCA out. The unit also includes a USB port.

The PLC-XTC50L is available this month for $7,495. Further information can be found here.

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