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SHARP® SHOWCASES BROAD LINE-UP OF NEW LOW COST, HIGH BRIGHTNESS DLP® BRILLIANTCOLOR™ PROFESSIONAL PROJECTORS
Expands Wide-XGA Selection and Enters Short-Throw Market
LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2009 – Sharp today announced an expansion of its suite of professional projection offerings, providing customers with multiple options for crystal-clear presentations. At CES 2009, Sharp is demonstrating its continued commitment to the Wide XGA format, with two new WXGA model introductions (PG-D3750W and PG-F255W), a 4000 ASNI Lumen XGA model (PG-D4010X), and an entry into the short-throw market, with a new model designed for classroom and conference room applications (PG-F267X). These projector introductions, developed for corporate and education markets, all feature DLP® BrilliantColor™ technology, designed to provide enhanced colors, enriched images and exceptionally high reliability.
“Sharp’s goal is to provide our customers with the appropriate presentation tool that best meets their particular needs,” said Dan Wynne, senior director of marketing, Professional Display Division, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “These new affordable models provide features for our customers that rely on precise image reproduction for captivating presentations, including enhanced color and HD compatibility, as well as Wide XGA resolution. We’re also introducing our first short-throw projector for reliable presentations in smaller classrooms or boardrooms.”
PG-D4010X and PG-D3750W
The new DLP BrilliantColor PG-D4010X and PG-D3750W projectors are among the highest brightness single-lamp DLP projectors currently on the market. They feature high brightness of 4000 and 3700 ANSI Lumens respectively, and 2200:1 contrast ratio for a clear picture in virtually any lighting condition. For a true 16:10 widescreen presentation, the PG-D3750W offers Wide XGA (WXGA) resolution (1280 x 800) and the PG-D4010X provides XGA native resolution (1024x768), for clear and accurate images. Closed caption capability is also built-in. The BrilliantColor projectors feature the DLP sealed system, which prevents dust, dirt and smoke from entering core parts of the optics. A slide lens cover also protects against dust and prevents the lens from being scratched. The projectors need no filter and less maintenance, resulting in lower cost of ownership and longer use. A low power “eco” mode extends the projectors’ lamp life up to approximately 3000 hours and reduces fan noise (30dB) for quiet, economical operation. The projectors also offer theft prevention measures, including “key code activation” to prevent unauthorized operation and the availability of an ultra-heavy-duty security cable kit for use with Sharp® ceiling-mounting systems. These models offer HDTV/DTV compatibility for use with current and future video technologies as well as extensive connectivity. The PG-D4010X includes a DVI-I analog/digital source with HDCP compliance while the PG-D3750W includes an HDMI connection with CEC function for seamless control of HD video equipment connected via the HDMI terminal. Both models provide RGB and component inputs, S-video, composite video and stereo audio (15 watts per channel), as well as an RS-232C port, a USB input for mouse control and a RJ-45 LAN connection for remote control and access by a Web browser for diagnostics and automatic e-mail of product status.
The currently shipping PG-F255W projector is an entry-level widescreen DLP BrilliantColor model -- an ideal offering for corporate, educational and home/office applications. The projector can display full 720p from HD sources and pixel perfect 1280 x 800 (16:10 aspect ratio) WXGA resolution from the newest generation PCs. The 2500 ANSI Lumens projector employs ultra-quiet cooling fans to reduce distracting fan noise to an almost unnoticeable level. DLP projector owners also enjoy a lower cost of ownership and longer projector lifespan thanks to the filter-free DLP sealed system that prevents dust, dirt and smoke from entering core parts of the optics. For ease of use, the on-screen guide and “help” function ensures simple setup and operation and an advanced picture mode pre-sets the projector to recall preferred settings for multiple users automatically; a built-in closed caption decoder with black and white text enhances legibility. A wireless remote includes full wireless mouse control when a USB cable is connected between the projector and a PC or when used with the optional AN-MR2 Remote IR Receiver. The remote also includes a built-in spotlight function and an on-screen pointer to help during presentations. The 6.4 pound projector affords a wide array of inputs, including standard analog RGB/component and audio/video input terminals, as well as a DVI-I analog/digital source with HDCP compliance which provides secure, virtually noise-free digital connection; RGB loop-through output, RS-232C and USB for mouse control. The PG-F255W also has a built-in network connection with an RJ-45 LAN Connector for remote control and access by a Web browser for diagnostics and automatic e-mail of product status.
The PG-F267X DLP BrilliantColor projector represents Sharp’s first foray into the short-throw market, achieving a 100-inch diagonal image from a distance of just 4.3 feet to maximize a meeting space. With XGA native resolution and high brightness of 2500 ANSI Lumens, this projector produces a clear picture in almost any lighting condition. At just 6.5 pounds, the projector can be easily ceiling mounted or carried from classroom to classroom or boardroom to conference room. Ideal for the education market, the PG-F267X offers an RJ-45 LAN network connection with security monitoring that can send an email to the administrator’s PC in the event that the LAN connection breaks. The unit also includes a closed caption function and a graphical user interface (GUI) pointer for classroom use. The projector offers extensive connectivity, including standard analog RGB/component and audio/video input terminals, as well as a DVI-I analog/digital source with HDCP compliance which provides secure, virtually noise-free digital connection.
BrilliantColor Technology for Expanded Color Palette
All four projectors feature DLP BrilliantColor technology for superior color accuracy, creating truer, more vibrant colors. BrilliantColor can enable up to a fifty percent increase in mid tones and expands the color palette beyond red/green/blue to include yellow, white, magenta and cyan for more realistic and lifelike color reproduction.
The projectors are backed by a two-year parts and labor limited warranty including two years of Sharp industry-leading 24-hour turnaround “ER” Express Repair support. The warranty on the user-replaceable projection lamp is 90 days.
Availability and Pricing
The PG-D4010X will be available in February at a Manufacturer’s Suggested List Price of $2,498
The PG-D3750W will be available in March at a MSLP of $2,650
The PG-F255W is available now at a MSLP of $1,495
The PG-F267X will be available in March at a MSLP of $2,100
For more information, please write to Sharp Electronics Corporation, Professional Display Division, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07430-2135, call 866-4-VISUAL (866-484-7825) or e-mail ProLCD@SharpUSA.com. For online product information, visit Sharp’s Web site at SharpUSA.com/projectors.
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