Published On: June 11, 2010

Mitsubishi Electric Introduces 3D-Ready Wide-Screen and Short-Throw Portable Projectors

Published On: June 11, 2010

Mitsubishi Electric Introduces 3D-Ready Wide-Screen and Short-Throw Portable Projectors

Portable projectors are rapidly growing in popularity and for good reason for they allow you to take the big screen experience on the road whether it be for entertainment or business. Looking to cash in on the growing trend is Mitsubishi and their new lineup of 3D and portable projectors.

Mitsubishi Electric's Presentation Products Division has announced two new wide-screen format projectors targeting cost-conscious customers looking for classroom or meeting room projectors. Mitsubishi's EW230U-ST (Short Throw) and EX270U WXGA projectors are 3D-ready and produce high-quality, wide-XGA images at competitive prices.

"It's important that everyone's dollar goes a little farther these days," said Wayne Kozuki, product manager for Mitsubishi Digital Electronic America's Presentation Products Division. "With these two new projectors, the high-quality performance and superior technology that Mitsubishi is known for is a great value-add for our customers."

Mitsubishi two 3D-ready projectors, the EW230U-ST short-throw model and the EW270U, although part of Mitsubishi's entry level product line, each feature a six-segment color wheel (red, blue, green, white, yellow and cyan) to produce colors, and are built using Texas Instruments' DLP technology and BrilliantColor for color performance.

The Mitsubishi EW230U-ST and EW270U projectors are enhanced with an RJ-45 connector and integrated Crestron RoomView support for plug-and-play connectivity as well as HDMI for high-definition video sources. They also include closed-captioning from supported content sources, and display 3D content viewable with DLP-Link-compatible active shutter 3D glasses.

The EW270U and EW230U-ST are both WXGA (1280 800 resolution) and blast 2500 lumens and 2600 lumens, respectively. At 5.3 pounds and 6.2 pounds, respectively, both projectors are portable from room to room, with a direct power off function that lowers power-down time and allows presenters to make faster exits.

Each projector offers a 4000 hour lamp life (in low mode). As a short-throw projector, the EW230U-ST can project a 60-inch diagonal image from less than 26 inches away, so teachers and presenters do not create distracting on-screen shadows while addressing their students and audience.

The EW230U-ST and EW270U projectors also offer a filter-free engine with a top-loading lamp for installation and lamp replacement. Mitsubishi offers a one-year limited warranty on its lamps.

Each projector provides a monitor loop through and RS-232 interface for installation options, as well as variable audio out so users can adjust a presenter's volume through external speakers. They are also equipped with a reinforced anti-theft security bar.

All of Mitsubishi's new projectors offer an energy-efficient, long lamp life and digital user manuals; printed materials and packaging cartons are made with recycled paper. These projectors also consume less than one watt of power when in low stand-by mode.

Each projector comes with Mitsubishi's three-year limited warranty on parts and labor, and a one-year limited warranty on the lamp. Like all Mitsubishi data projectors, the new projectors are covered by the Express Replacement Assistance (ERA) Program, a nationwide service that offers next business-day replacement for down units that are under warranty.

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