PT-LC50U from Panasonic

The 5.5 lb. PT-LC50U from Panasonic is a micro-portable, high-performance SVGA multimedia projector with 700 ANSI lumens of brightness. It also offers true SVGA resolution and advanced resizing technology. A one-touch AutoSetup button provides phase/clock tuning, and a standard tilt arm provides automatic keystone correction for specific angle display. Its detachable swivel stand allows a user to easily adjust the image vertically or to rotate it. The projector is HDTV compatible, automatically resizing 1080i and 720p images for 16:9 wide-aspect display. In addition, 480p, 480i and 625i component video signals and S-Video can be displayed in either 4:3 or 16:9 ratio. The unit's broad compatibility includes PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, SECAM, NTSC and M-NTSC. Additional features include a 5x digital zoom, card-sized remote control, RS-232C computer interface, advanced shutter, manual focus and zoom lens, RGB/component input, composite video and S-video inputs, selectable seven-language onscreen menu with graphical icons, and a universal AC power supply. It can project on screens ranging in size from 30" to 300". Panasonic, Los Angeles, CA, (800) 528-8601,

This article originally appeared in the 02/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.