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Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Announces 500 Series of Projectors With New Brilliantcolor

Press Release  |  Mar 25, 2008

Improved Overall Color Performance, One Year Warranty on Lamp

IRVINE, Calif., March 25, 2008 - Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division, known for its award-winning, high-quality presentation and display products, has announced its 500 family of projectors that boast Texas Instruments' new DDP 2230 DMD chip with DLP technology and the latest version of BrilliantColor.

This combination, along with Mitsubishi's implementation of its dynamic lamp power design, enhances and improves overall color performance while keeping the total cost of ownership low. Additionally Mitsubishi is offering a generous one-year limited warranty on its lamp, making the Mitsubishi 500 family of projectors even more economical.

Mitsubishi's 500 series includes XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) projectors with its XD500U at 2200 lumens; XD510U at 2600 lumens; XD520U at 3000 lumens; and an SVGA (800 x 600) model, SD510U at 2200 lumens. These new 500 family projectors are designed to perfectly match brightness requirements in boardrooms, offices, classrooms and other well-lit environments. Each projector in the family has a six-segment color wheel (R, G, B, W, Y, C) that provides dazzling overall color, while its Color Enhancer2™ with dynamic lamp power design is an intelligent system that automatically adjusts light output for the most vibrant color performance for any slide or video scene.

"Our new 500 DLP series of projectors offers probably the best projectors available at their price points," said Wayne Kozuki, product manager for Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division. "Apart from their completely new design, the family's improved color performance removes all obstacles that stop LCD projector users from moving to DLP technology."

These filter-free projectors have a center lens design and convenient top-loading lamp, which makes installation and lamp replacement simple and easy. Color wall support allows users to select a particular surface color including beige, blue, green, pink, blackboard or the new whiteboard setting that helps eliminate hotspots. Once the color is chosen, the projector automatically adjusts its output to create the best image possible for that background or base color surface, making set up in classrooms and conference rooms a breeze.

Each projector in the 500 family provides separate audio inputs for computer and video, dual computer inputs and a monitor loop through to maximize set up and installation options, as well as RS232 for remote projector management. A splash screen, password protection and reinforced anti-theft security bar help create peace of mind for security-conscious users.

"The new 500 series meets our customers' needs for outstanding performance at a low cost of ownership," said James Chan, director of product marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division. "We're committed to bringing the best projectors at the best value to our customers, not only at purchase time, but throughout the life of the projector."

Suggested Pricing, Availability, Warranty
Mitsubishi's XD500U, XD510U, and SD510U are targeted to ship this month with suggested retail pricing starting at $995. The XD520U is targeted to be released shortly thereafter. The projectors come with Mitsubishi's three-year (XGA models) or two-year (SVGA) limited warranty on parts and labor, and a one-year limited warranty on the lamp. Like all Mitsubishi data projectors, the new 500 family is covered by the Express Replacement Assistance (ERA) Program, a nationwide comprehensive service that offers next business-day replacement for down units that are under warranty.

About Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Presentation Products Division
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division markets an extensive line of professional presentation, front-projection home entertainment, and rear-projection video wall cube display systems and digital signage monitors designed with DLP or LCD technology. The company is known for its award-winning high-quality, accurate color reproduction technology. Products are sold through authorized distributors, resellers, retailers and system integrators throughout the United States and Mexico. Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America is located at 9351 Jeronimo Road, Irvine, Calif., 92618. For more information, please call 888-307-0312 or visit

BrilliantColor and DLP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Texas Instruments. Color Enhancer2™ is a trademark of Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America.