Published On: June 7, 2010

Sanyo Introduces Two Short-Focus 3D Ready Projectors

Published On: June 7, 2010

Sanyo Introduces Two Short-Focus 3D Ready Projectors

Sometimes you don't need to project a huge image. Sometimes 80 inches will do you good. Thankfully, SANYO has figured out a way to project an 80-inch diagonal image without having to position the projector half way out into your room. They've put this technology into two, all-new short focus projectors and gave them both 3D capabilities for good measure.

- Ultra short-focus projectors are 3D ready
- 80-inch image projected from shortest throw distance available today of only 12.6 inches
- Compact design reduces chassis size to half of conventional projectors
- Can be installed with either vertical or horizontal orientation
- PDG-DWL2500 has a wide native resolution (1280x800; 16:10 aspect ratio)

SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of LCD and DLP projectors, announces the introduction of two new short-focus projectors with 3D capability. Both projectors feature a compact chassis. The PDG-DWL2500 is WXGA resolution (1280x800; 16:10 aspect ratio) with 2,500 lumens of brightness, and the PDG-DXL2000 is XGA resolution (1024x768; 4:3 aspect ratio), producing 2,000 lumens. Scheduled for release in July 2010, the PDG-DWL2500 has an MSRP of $1995, and the PDG-DXL2000 has an MSRP of $1795. Both products will be displayed at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, from June 9 to June 11, 2010.

Through a newly developed short-focus mirror projection optical unit, both projectors operate at a short distance from the display surface or screen. The PDG-DWL2500 creates an 80-inch image at a position 12.6 inches from the screen. The PDG-DXL2000 requires 15.1-inches for an 80-inch image. Both projectors offer a maximum image size of either 110 inches (DWL2500) or 90 inches (DXL2000).

Fully enabled for large screen display of 3D material, both projectors use the Frame Sequential Display Format to display 3D, which works in conjunction with Active Shutter 3D glasses to rapidly alternate display between the right and left eyes.

"These new ultra short-throw models open new venues to install projectors where it was not conceivable before," says Sam Malik, Vice President and General Manager of the Presentation Technologies Group in SANYO North America's Consumer Solutions Division. "With better optical engines allowing reduced size, coupled with our large widescreen image projection in 3D, we can provide unique solutions for even more current and future applications."

By using a new one-chip DLP optical engine and minimizing the size of the optical components as well as optimizing the physical layout, these projectors have been reduced in size to half the volume of previous generation SANYO models, making their installation footprint even smaller. They can be used in either a horizontal or vertical orientation, allowing placement under a table, on a table top behind a screen, or on a floor, ceiling or wall.

The 3D capability opens a new range of possibilities for applications in the education, digital signage and amusement markets. Venues where short-throw projection is the preferred or only option can now make presentations in 3D, including new possibilities such as 3D arcade gaming and rear projection museum exhibits.

The projectors include an onboard 10-watt audio amplifier and mono loudspeaker, with both stereo mini-jack and RCA stereo inputs for external audio sources. The projectors also include SANYO's Long-Life air filter and a Presentation Timer function that displays an optional elapsed time onscreen.

Both projectors conform to the EuP-Directive Lot 6 for reduced energy consumption and the EU RoHS Directive for avoidance of the use of hazardous substances in electronic components. The reduced chassis size also minimizes resource and energy consumption in packing material and transportation.

Specifications

DWL2500 / DXL2000

Aspect Ratio: 16:10 / 4:3
Resolution: 1280x800 / 1024x768
Brightness: 2,500 lumens / 2,000 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 2,000:1 / 2,000:1
Screen Size: 60 -110-inches / 55 - 90-inches
Input Terminals: HDMI 1.3a (with Deep Color support); D-sub 15 pin x2 (RGB or Component input with adaptor); S-video; Composite RCA
Control Ports: D-sub9 (RS232C); Wired LAN: RJ-45
Dimensions: 12.6 (W) x 6.7 (H) x 15.2 (D) inches
Weight: 14.3 pounds

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