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Sanyo Announces Industry's Smallest and Lightest XGA LCD Projector

Newly developed optical components and reduced lamp size contribute to the breakthrough size of the PLC-XW60

Chatsworth, CA. -- March 26, 2008 -- SANYO, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of 3LCD and DLP projectors, announced details about a new ultraportable projector, the PLC-XW60, which is the industry's smallest and lightest XGA LCD projector. At a mere 3.6 lbs, it is small enough to carry in one hand, offering simple setup, and is packed full of features such as automatic keystone correction, automatic input signal detection, an adjustable color mode for projecting on different surface colors, and an easy-off function that allows users to pull the plug and store the projector without waiting for a cool-down cycle. The small and lightweight projector has been designed for widespread use by those on the go such as traveling businessmen, as well as in corporate offices and classrooms.

The SANYO PLC-XW60 introduces the industry's smallest compact body at only 10.4 (W) x 2.17 (H) X 7.40 (D) inches (not including protrusion parts). Contributing to the ultra-small dimensions, SANYO developed new, lighter, miniaturized optical components, reduced the lamp size by 39% by using an optimized reflector and reduced the lens weight by 44% by adopting a new aspherical plastic lens. The reduced size and weight opens up new opportunities for on-the-go projector use in business, entertainment and education markets.

The projector is capable of projecting an extremely large image from short distances. For instance, a 100-inch image is possible from only 9 to 11 feet away, enabling the PLC-XW60 to be used in very limited spaces. Additionally, the PLC-XW60 offers simple setup functions such as a built-in sensor that automatically searches for an available input signal and automatic keystone correction for use in a wide variety of locations and situations. The projector’s guidance display allows users, either novice or experts, to quickly setup and operate the PLC-XW60.

The new ultraportable SANYO PLC-XW60 projector (click image for larger view)

Even More Great Features
When a white projection screen or surface is not available, especially for impromptu presentations, the PLC-XW60 provides SANYO’s Color or BlackBoard Mode (red, blue, green and yellow) that enables clear images against almost any solid-colored surface including black boards. The easy on/off function turns on the power simply by plugging in the power cord. Moreover, the power cord can be removed without waiting for the projector to cool down -- allowing busy executives to meet and go.

Other Specifications

Brightness: 2000 lumens
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Audio: Built-in mono speaker with 1 watt of power
PC I/O: D-sub 15-pin Input x 2 (1 switchable in/monitor out)
Video Input: Component Input (D-sub 15-pin), Composite (RCA)
Audio: Stereo mini-jack input and output, Analog stereo input (RCAx2)
Service Port: Mini DIN 8-pin

The PLC-XW60 will be available in April 2008 for an MSRP of $795.00.

About SANYO
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a multi-billion-dollar global leader in providing solutions for the environment, energy and for lifestyle applications based on its Brand Vision 'Think GAIA'. SANYO Fisher Company (a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), based in Chatsworth, California, markets mobile phones, digital projectors, digital still cameras, digital media camcorders, home appliances, security video equipment, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics and HD televisions. For more information on SANYO's complete line of projectors please call 888-495-3452 or visit http://www.sanyoPROJECTORS.com.

Source: SANYO Fisher Company