Widescreen Data/Multimedia Projector
July 26, 2006
With increasing frequency, commercial data projectors are following the video trend toward widescreen formats. Ever since the early days of VGA resolution, computer monitors and projectors have largely conformed to the standard 4:3 aspect ratio. But within the last year at least 15 models have come to market with the native 15:9 aspect ratio WXGA format, which is 1280x768. Among them is the newly released Mitsubishi WD2000U . This is a bright, widescreen data/video projector for use in conference rooms and small auditoriums as well as college classrooms and lecture halls. It is a highly versatile presentation projector currently selling at street prices around $4000.
ANSI lumens: 3000
Contrast (full on/off): 2000:1
Light Engine: 1280x768, native 15:9, single-chip DLP with a 5-segment color wheel, 300W lamp
Video Compatibility: HDTV 1080i, 1035i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p. NTSC/PAL/SECAM.
Data Compatibility: Computer resolutions up to 1280x1024.
Connection Panel: one DVI-D (HDCP), one 15-pin VGA-in, one RGBHV-in using BNC connectors, two S-Video ports (Serial and BNC), two composite video (RCA and BNC), one VGA monitor out, one USB port, one 9-pin serial port, one RJ45 LAN connection, 5V DC out, 2x RCA stereo audio input, 2x 1/8" audio input, 1/8" audio output, wired remote in/out, Kensington lock.
Lens and Throw Distance: standard lens is 1.36:1 powered zoom/focus with lens shift. Throws a 100" diagonal image from 13.3' to 18.1'. Several optional lenses available for short or long throw applications.
Lamp Life: 2,000 hours (5,000 hours in eco mode)
Warranty: Three years "Express Replacement" coverage, 90 days/300 hours lamp warranty.