Sharp To Launch Large-Venue XG-PH70X Projector


2/12/2007—Sharp Electronics next month will begin shipping its new XG-PH70X, a DLP-based XGA installation projector designed for large venues like lecture halls and auditoriums.

The XG-PH70X features a contrast ratio of 1,200:1 and a dual-lamp mechanism producing a brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens in normal operation mode, 4,300 lumens in "eco" mode. The projector can also be operated using a single lamp to reduce cost of operation and extend lamp life.

The XGA projector (1,024 x 768 resolution) uses the Sharp CV-IC II (Computer Video Integrated Composer) System to enhance imagery by smoothing edges, cutting down image noise and creating a "perfectly" rectangular picture with keystone correction. It also uses Texas Instruments' DDR DLP technology, which includes a four-segment 3x color wheel and sealed optics.

For software, the new model includes a built-in Web server that allows direct control of the projector through an RJ-45 connection without additional software. It's also compatible with Sharp's Display Manager Software, which connects one or more LAN-enabled projectors to a network for remote control, asset management and diagnostics.

The unit offers a choice of six lenses, supporting throw distances up to 116 feet. Five of the optional lenses are powered, allowing for remote adjustment, including horizontal and vertical lens shift.

The XG-PH70X is expected to be available in March for $8,495 with lens, $7,995 without.

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