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Sanyo Introduces a New LCD Projector Series With Short Throw and Dark Surface Projection Capabilities

LAS VEGAS, Infocomm Booth 1422 LVCC, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanyo's trio of new projectors -- the PLC-XU70, 73 and 76 -- all equipped with classroom friendly short throw projection lenses are perfect units for the busy business or academic presenter. These sleek, look-alike, three panel LCD projectors have a wide range of natural color saturation with true XGA (1024 by 768) pixel resolution and they come with an increasing range of light outputs. End users can choose the unit that best fits their situation -- the PLC-XU70 starts with 1500 ANSI lumens; the PLC-XU73 does the midrange with 2000 ANSI lumens; and the PLC-XU76 hits the top of the line with 2500 ANSI lumens. The light from these units can either fill a big screen or light up a dark black board using Sanyo's unique "Blackboard Mode" that automatically adjusts the image's white balance and gamma correction to project an intelligible image on just about any surface, including dark surfaces with low reflection.

Sanyo also knows that busy presenters -- people on the run with no time to spare -- sometimes need to plug in, project, present and then unplug the projector just as quickly as they started. Where other projectors make you wait for a lamp cool-down period, Sanyo's new PLC-XU70, 73 and 76 do not. When you're done, you can turn off, unplug and then run to the next meeting or classroom with one of these ready-to-go, bright projectors just as fast as you need to -- there is no need to wait -- all without worrying about affecting the unit's lamp life time.

Along with their high color saturation, high contrast ratio and great brightness, these three new projectors also come with one of Sanyo's powerful image processing ICs for smooth, digital 3-2 pull down, progressive scan processing of video signals. The image processing IC in these three projectors makes entertaining multimedia presentations a snap by accepting a wide range of computer input signal sources from VGA to UXGA, as well as video input sources from composite, S-Video and component (with optional cable) to 1080i HDTV. In addition, these new projectors have a switchable, D-sub 15 analog I-O terminal capable of receiving an additional input or driving an external monitor or another projector. The MSRP for the PLC-XU70 is $2,495.00, the PLC-XU73 is $2,995.00 and the PLC-XU76 is $3,495.00. The projectors are available in August, 2005.

About SANYO
Based in Chatsworth, CA, SANYO Fisher Company is a leading marketer of high-quality multimedia, consumer audio and video, communications, security video, office automation, air conditioning and home appliance products. (The Presentation Technologies Division, through its parent company in Japan, is one of the world's largest producers of LCD projectors and digital cameras.) The company is a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan), one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers.

For more information on SANYO's complete line of LCD projectors, please call 888.495.3452 or visit sanyo.com.

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