Sanyo Announces 4 New Wide XGA Format Projectors Hit US Market

ANYO announces the introduction of four new high performance Wide XGA format projectors to the US market. Targeting a wide range of environments, including large conference rooms, lecture halls and digital signage applications, the PLC-WM5500 (with standard zoom lens:LNS-S20), and PLC-WM5500L (with optional lens) have a very high brightness of 5,500 ANSI lumens, and the PLC-WM 4500 (with standard zoom lens:LNS-S20), and PLC-WM4500L (with optional lens) have brightness of 4,500 ANSI lumens.

Sanyo Announces 4 New Wide XGA Format Projectors Hit US Market

Each projector features two new modes that enable the simultaneous presentation of two images. For example, video material can be displayed next to an accompanying slide show, or live video conferencing can be displayed alongside a video presentation.  All four projectors use Wide XGA panels in 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio, with 1280 x 800 resolution, allowing for the display of significantly more information than is possible with 4:3 XGA panels and 1024 x 768 resolution. The PLC-WM5500 [$5,645] and PLC-WM4500L [$4,095] have scheduled availability of July 2010, the PLC-WM4500 [$4,545] August 2010 and the PLC-WM5500L [$4,995] is expected in June 2010.

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“These wide format projectors set a new performance standard for brightness and resolution in their price class,” states Sam Malik, Vice President and General Manager of the Presentation Technologies Group in SANYO North America’s Consumer Solutions Division. “With their wide aspect ratio and new functions like our Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes, they provide users with not only a larger display palette, but the ability to simultaneously display in a more than one format. Further, their high brightness levels mean they can be used a wide variety of ambient lighting conditions and environments, including very large spaces.”

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Exceptional brightness of 5,500 ANSI lumens is achieved through a newly developed optical engine and new cooling technologies. With optical efficiency 40% greater than conventional projectors, SANYO’s New Optical Engine uses inorganic liquid crystal panels, which are combined with new heat dissipation and cooling technologies that minimize the effects of heat on the optical components – resulting in higher reliability and durability. Maintenance costs are kept low through SANYO’s Active Maintenance Filter (AMF) system, which extends the replacement interval of its filter cartridge to 10,000 hours. Rather than individual filters, each projector uses an AMF cartridge that contains a filter roll equivalent to 10 filters, advancing automatically as needed without requiring user attention.

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Each model provides an HDMI 1.3 input in addition to DVI-D, composite video, RGB D-sub 15, VIDEO/Y-Pb/Cb- Pr/Cr (both BNC and RCA) and S-video inputs. A Power Vertical/Horizontal Lens Shift control facilitates image alignment to the screen without moving the projector, and SANYO’s Lens Centering Design simplifies installation. The WM5500 and WM4500 models have remote controllable Power Zoom and Focus, and the WM5500 models also have a Corner Keystone Correction function to eliminate geometric distortion resulting from projector placement at an angle to the screen. A mechanical shutter assembly provides a convenient method of stopping light projection on the screen. When required, the projectors can display an image on floors or ceilings through a vertical 360-degree tilt angle projection capability.

SPECIFICATIONS

PLC-WM5500

(power-driven zoom lens) and PLC-WM5500L (optional lens)

Resolution: 1280 x 800 (Wide XGA)

Aspect Ratio: 16:10

Brightness: 5,500 ANSI lumens

Contrast Ratio: 800:1

Uniformity: 90%

Projection Lamp: 330W

Screen Size: 40″- 400″ projection distance varies based on lens

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Input Terminals: DVI-D, HDMI 1.3 Deep Color compatible, Video (x3): RGB D-sub 15-pin (x2), RGBHV/Y/VIDEO, Pb/Cb,Pr/Cr (BNC x3) and (RCA x3), S-video

Control: Wired remote mini jack, wired LAN RJ45, control port D-sub 9

Dimensions: 19.27 (W) x 6.46 (H) x 14.6 (D) inches

Weight: 21.3lbs (with standard lens), 19.6lbs (without lens)

PLC-WM4500

(power-driven zoom lens) and PLC-WM4500L (optional lens)

Resolution: 1280 x 800 (Wide XGA)

Aspect Ratio: 16:10

Brightness:4,500 ANSI lumens

Contrast Ratio: 800:1

Uniformity: 90%

Projection Lamp: 275W

Screen Size: 40″- 400″ projection distance varies based on lens

Input Terminals: DVI-D, HDMI 1.3 Deep Color compatible, Video (x3): RGB D-sub 15-pin (x2), RGBHV/Y/VIDEO, Pb/Cb,Pr/Cr (BNC x3) and (RCA x3), S-video

Control: Wired remote mini jack, wired LAN RJ45, control port D-sub 9

Dimensions: 19.27 (W) x 6.46 (H) x 14.6 (D) inches

Weight: TBD (with standard lens), TBD (without lens)

(http://us.sanyo.com)

Published on April 22, 2010