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Sony Debuts High-Light-Output LCD Projectors

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Sony this week unveiled two high-light-output 3LCD projectors designed for medium to large venues, including classrooms and auditoriums.

Unveiled Tuesday, both of the new installation projectors offer a resolution of 1,024 x 768 (XGA) and use Sony’s Bright Era technology. The higher-end VPL-FX500L uses a dual-lamp design (with an estimated combined lamp life of 8,000 hours when lamps are used alternately) and sports a brightness rating of 7,000 lumens. It also offers lens shifting capabilities that allow for up to ±96 degree vertical and ±64 degree horizontal shift, depending on the lens used, without the need for keystone correction. It does not ship with a lens but is backward-compatible with some existing Sony lenses.

The VPL-FX30 is designed for medium venues and classrooms and provides a brightness of 4,200 lumens. It includes a 1.6x optical zoom lens standard.

Sony has not yet revealed pricing or further details for the new projectors. The 4,200-lumen VPL-FX30 is expected to ship in June. The 7,000-lumen VPL-FX500L is expected to ship in July. Further information will be available here.

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