Sharp Electronics Corporation recently introduced the new XG-PH80 Series systems integration projectors which offer high brightness and DLP Link 3D-compatibility.
The XG-PH80 Series includes the XG-PH80WN and XG-PH80XN models which are among the first in this systems integration / large venue class to incorporate DLP Link technology for 3D output from a single projector. When used with compatible 3D field sequential content, PC, and optional 3D active shutter glasses that support DLP Link, the projectors provide HD 3D imagery. Both models offer 3D support for 60Hz and 120Hz XGA (1024 x 768) and SVGA (800 x 600) sources. The XG-PH80WN also offers support for 60Hz and 120Hz WXGA (1280 x 720) sources. When not being used for 3D projection, both models offer full compatibility with traditional "2D" sources.
The new models feature a dual-lamp design which gives users the flexibility to choose single or dual-lamp projection, as well as standard brightness or "Eco+Quiet" mode projection. Additionally, the dual-lamp system provides extra reliability, in the event one lamp should fail, the playback performance can be maintained by using the other lamp without interruption.
Through a sealed DLP chip with a user-interchangeable color wheel, the user has the option to use either a 4-segment color wheel for the highest brightness or the optional BrilliantColor AN-PH80CW color wheel for video applications where color accuracy is paramount. These silicon chips offer an estimated lifetime of 20,000 hours. Additionally, the DynamicBlack technology reportedly provides detail in dark scenes with virtually no noise or loss of brightness and a contrast ratio of up to 2100:1.
The new XG-PH80 Series also offer five lens options which make these Sharp models flexible projection solutions with 1.3 to 8.3 throw ratios. A fixed wide angle lens with 0.8 throw ratio is also available for special short-throw applications. Additional features include web browser control, remote access for control and adjustment, PJLink capability, diagnosis and email alert. The new models also offer flexible installation with extensive security features and a three-year parts and labor limited warranty with 24-hour turnaround express repair support. This maintenance package includes a 90-day warranty on the user-replaceable projection lamps.
The XG-PH80WN is currently available and the XG-PH80XN will be available in July through Sharp authorized dealers and value-added resellers. Both models have a suggested list price of $6,550 without lens, and there will be five high quality lens options available for each.