SANYO Launches New 4LCD Technology in Projector | MacTech.com

SANYO Launches New 4LCD Technology in Projector | MacTech.com

CHATSWORTH, CA and INFOCOMM, LAS VEGAS, NV. — June 17, 2008 — SANYO, one
of the world’s largest manufacturers of LCD and DLP projectors introduces
their latest optical engine, called 4LCD, which adds a Color Control Device
to conventional 3LCD (red/green/blue) systems. The first projector to
launch this innovative new 4LCD engine is the PLC-XP200L. The additional
Color Control Device in the 4LCD optical engine allows the PLC-XP200L to
automatically control the amount of yellow light in the image, producing
higher luminosity with improved color accuracy and clarity.

The demand for even brighter projectors continues to come from the field as
systems integrators are asked to install video displays in extremely large
venues such as convention halls, conference rooms, auditoriums and houses
of worship. However, as brightness levels increase on 3LCD projectors,
there is a reverse effect in color reproduction. Colors become noticeably
washed out, lacking vibrancy and realism.

SANYO’s innovative solution overcomes the limitations of 3LCD technology,
opening the way for new projectors capable of extremely high luminosity
without the trade off in color accuracy. The PLC-XP200L, the first
projector to benefit from this new technology, is rated at an amazing 7000
lumens. Coupled with the impressive high contrast ratio of 2200:1, the
PLC-XP200L is capable of generating clearer, richer and more beautiful
images than was ever possible with high brightness 3LCD projectors.

SANYO developed a new high-speed image compensating LSI for the 4LCD
engine. The combination of the 4LCD engine and the new LSI allows for up to
20% more color space than our conventional projectors. With the controlled
yellow light, SANYO’s Advanced Color Correction technology separates each
color histogram for unparalleled color processing and correction, resulting
in beautiful and naturally rich colors.

Additionally, the PLC-XP200L is equipped with a high-output, single lamp
that is designed for exceptional light efficiency. Aside from generating
sharper and brighter displays in large halls and meeting rooms, the 4LCD
design is well suited for digital signage and advertising in brightly lit
environments.

“This is just the first of many projectors we will release featuring our
new 4LCD Engine. The increased luminosity and contrast ratio coupled with
the dramatically improved color accuracy of this new design is going to
revolutionize the capabilities of LCD projector solutions,” says Mark Holt,
Vice President and General Manager for SANYO’s Presentation Technologies
Division.

Minimal maintenance and repair was essential for the XP200L, so it was
outfitted with SANYO’s exclusive Active Maintenance Filter (AMF). AMF is a
single filter cartridge that contains ten lengths of filtering material
plus an airflow sensor to detect when airflow is obstructed by dust. The
AMF system automatically advances a clean section of filter when needed.
When the last section of filter material becomes obstructed an on-screen
graphic appears telling the user to change the cartridge. Each filter
lasts approximately 10,000 hours with a cartridge lifecycle of about 2
years (calculation based on 14 hrs/day projector use). The filters are easy
to replace due to the side loading access on the projector. To further
increase reliability and performance, the PLC-XP200L uses SANYO’s unique
Durable Inorganic Optical System (DIOS).

The SANYO PJ-NET ORGANIZER is available, allowing the PLC-XP200L to be
connected to a wired network via Ethernet. Using the PJ-NET MASTER software
all projector functions such as power status, lamp status, input mode,
signal condition, lamp-use time, etc. can be monitored and controlled from
a remote location.

For quick and easy installation the XP200L is outfitted with a motor driven
vertical and horizontal lens shift. Up/Down/Left/Right lens shift ensures
image projection at any angle of up to 360-degrees, allowing ceiling or
floor image projection.

A special mechanical shutter is also placed behind the lens and activated
by the remote control, allowing the presenter to close the lens and
temporarily darken the screen.

There is an abundance of digital/analog video input terminals including a
DVI-D (digital and analog video), component video and D-Sub15. The input
signal compatibility includes UXGA, SXGA+, SXGA, WXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA, and
MAC. It is also compatible with HD resolutions including 1080i 50/60,
1035i, 720p as well as standard definition (480p, 480i, 575p, 575i).

Other Specifications:

Resolution: 1024 x 768
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Projection Lamp: NSHA 330W
PC I/O: D-sub 15-pin Input and output, DVI-D (HDCP) input
Video Input: RGBHV , Y,Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr ,Composite (BNC), Composite
(RCA)/S-Video(mini DIN4)/ Y,Pb/Cb,Pr/Cr(RCAx3)
Audio: Stereo mini-jack input x 2 and output x 1
Dimensions: 14.57 (W) x 7.36 (H) x 17.32(D) inches (370.0 x 187.0 x 439.9 mm)
Weight: 25.1 lbs (excluding lens)

The PLC-XP200L will be shipping in September 2008 with a MSRP of $9,995.00
and can be seen with SANYO’s other fine products in booth #C2848 at the Las
Vegas Convention Center during INFOCOMM starting June 18, 2008.

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a multi-billion-dollar global leader in
providing solutions for the environment, energy and for lifestyle
applications based on its Brand Vision ‘Think GAIA’. SANYO Fisher Company
(a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO
Electric Co., Ltd.), based in Chatsworth, California, markets mobile
phones, digital projectors, digital still cameras, digital media
camcorders, home appliances, security video equipment, audio systems,
portable and mobile electronics and HD televisions. For more information on
SANYO’s complete line of projectors please call 888-495-3452 or visit
(http://www.sanyoPROJECTORS.com)

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