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Sanyo Unveils 2 New Projectors

The PLC-HP7000L has a brightness of 7,000 Lumens and can run for up to 10,000 hours without maintenance.

Sanyo has unveiled two LCD projectors, one of them a portable model with an automatic setup process, the other a full sized HD unit with high brightness.

For projecting HD content in venues with large amounts of ambient light, the full sized unit, dubbed the PLC-HP7000L, offers a brightness of 7,000 lumens and a native resolution 1080p (1,920 x 1,080).

The projector uses a short throw lens with a 1.6x optical zoom and a 380-watt lamp to display videos and images in a 100-inch area at distances between 8.3 feet and 13.2 feet.

An active maintenance filter that holds up to ten air filters and automatically swaps them when its sensor detects restricted air flow allows the projector to run for up to 10,000 hours without maintenance.

Additional features include powered zoom, powered focus, Ethernet connectivity, and corner Keystone correction.

AV inputs include HDMI, DVI/DVI-D/DVI-I, 5BNC, analog RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin), S-video, composite video, and two sets of stereo RCA jacks. The one AV output port is RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin). Peripheral and control ports include RJ-45 LAN, RS-232, USB type B, and a mini jack for wired remote control.

Using a 275-watt lamp and a short throw lens with a 1.6x optical zoom, the portable PLC-WU3800 projects images and video on areas ranging from 40 inches to 300 inches at distances between 3.25 feet and 39.7 feet.

The PLC-WU3800 offers a brightness of 3,800 lumens, a contrast ratio of 500:1, and a native resolution of 1,280 x 800 (WXGA).

To enable quick connections, the projector has an automatic set up function that searches for video inputs and corrects some video distortion by detecting the projectors incline and adjusting vertical Keystone correction in a range of +- 20 degrees.

Features include:

  • RS-232 control;
  • Ethernet connectivity;
  • A vertical Keystone correction of +-40 degrees;
  • A 275-watt lamp;
  • A 1-watt speaker; and
  • Support for input resolutions up to 1080p (1,920 x 1,080).

The projector weighs 8 pounds and has dimensions of 13.2 inches by 3.7 inches by 10.1 inches.

AV inputs include HDMI, analog RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin), S-video, composite video, two sets of stereo RCA jacks, and a stereo mini jack.  AV outputs include analog RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin) and a stereo mini jack. Control ports include RJ-45 LAN and RS-232.

The PLC-WU3800 will be available in July for $1,995.  The PLC-HP7000L is expected to ship for $19,995.00 in October.

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Dan Thompson is a freelance writer based in Brea, CA. He can be reached here.

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