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Sharp Electronics Slims the Notevision Projector

Press Release  |  Aug 10, 1999

New Digital Notevision7 Provides Next Generation In Portability - - Only 2.3 Inches Thin And Less Than 6 Pounds

LOS ANGELES, August 10, 1999 — Sharp Electronics Corporation displays the ultra-portable Notevision7 (XG-NV7XU) projector, one of the thinnest and lightest projectors on the market today with dimensions similar to those of a notebook computer. The Notevision7 -- just 2.3 inches thin and under 6 pounds -- offers a stunning 800 ANSI lumen brightness output.

Because the Notevision7 is one of the first projectors to offer a PANELLiNK standard digital input, signals remain digital from the source device to the projector, thus avoiding analog conversions that create increased image noise. The result is sharper, clearer image output. In the XGA-resolution Notevision7, Sharp has combined Digital Light Processing™ (DLP™) technology by Texas Instruments with unmatched compatibility and a unique set of presentation tools to create a lightweight presentation projector that can go anywhere.

"The Notevision7 offers revolutionary portability and a complete feature set designed with the mobile presenter in mind," says Jerry Ganguzza, senior marketing manager, Sharp LCD Products Division. "This projector can fit in the same bag with a Sharp Actius notebook computer and give users a complete presentation solution that weighs under 9 pounds."

The Notevision7, compatible with a wide range of video and data signals, is equipped with Sharp's PresenterPAK™ that gives mobile presenters a versatile projector with an easy and quick setup, simple image adjustment and enhanced presentation options.

Easy and Quick Setup

Offering easy operation for even the first-time user, Sharp's exclusive PresenterPAK features a friendly graphical user interface (GUI) menu screen that is icon-based, color coded and uses common terminology rather than technical jargon. Computer connectors are color-coded blue, making setup a snap for users who choose to use cables to connect to a PC. Users can completely bypass cables by using Sharp's IrCOM to transfer images directly to the projector from a laptop or a compatible IrTranP-equipped device.

Simple Image Adjustment

A number of image-adjustment features, both automatic and manual, allow a presenter to tune the image to ensure the best-looking presentations. Sharp's autoSYNC automatically adjusts computer images without having to access the projector's menu system, and Advanced ImageACE Resizing automatically adjusts different source resolutions (up to UXGA) to match the projector's native resolution. One-touch gamma correction can adjust the color shifts that arise from using different image sources during a presentation with the press of a button. Digital keystone correction removes an optical effect that may cause projected images to appear trapezoidal by squaring the edges of an image while maintaining brightness and image quality.

Enhanced Presentations

Because the PresenterPAK has built many presentation tools into the projector, a presenter has a variety of options to enhance presentations; it also allows presenters to customize the projector to display their company's logo during startup and allows users to manipulate images during presentations with enlargement and freeze capabilities.

The Notevision7 (XG-NV7XU) will be available in September through Sharp's authorized dealer network at a suggested list price of $8,995. The projector is backed by a two-year parts and limited labor warranty, including Sharp's "ER" Service, a 24-hour turnaround express repair program.

Sharp offers a full line of projectors, monitors and professional video equipment for purchase, lease or rental through its national network of authorized dealers.

For more information please contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Professional LCD Products Division, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, NJ 07430-2135, or dial 1-888-LCD-SHARP (1-888-523-7427); Fax: 201- 529-9636; or Faxback for product information: 201-512-2380. For on-line product information, visit Sharp's LCD Products Group Web page at Email: