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Sharp® Introduces the New XG-PH80 Series 3D-Ready Systems Integration Projectors

Press Release  |  Jun 1, 2011

The improved large venue projectors offer better brightness, resolution, image quality and 3D-ready capability

MAHWAH, NJ, June 1, 2011 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today introduced the new XG-PH80 Series systems integration projectors which offer high brightness and image quality in addition to DLP® Link™ 3D-compatibility. This provides superior performance for large venue applications in corporate, university, government, house of worship and rental/staging settings.

“The new XG-PH80 Series projectors provide outstanding performance and image quality,” said Les Burger, senior product planning manager for professional projectors at Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “With the fast-growing amount of 3D content becoming available, these are clearly the right projectors at the right time for just about any organization’s presentation needs."

The XG-PH80 Series includes the XG-PH80W-N (5600 lumens, HD compatible WXGA native resolution) and XG-PH80X-N (6300 lumens, XGA native resolution) models which are among the first in this systems integration / large venue class to incorporate DLP Link technology for high quality 3D output from a single projector. When used with compatible 3D field sequential content, PC, and optional 3D active shutter glasses that support DLP Link, the projectors captivate audiences with magnificent 3D imagery. Both models offer 3D support for 60Hz and 120Hz XGA (1024 x 768) and SVGA (800 x 600) sources. The XG-PH80W-N also offers support for 60Hz and 120Hz WXGA (1280 x 720) sources. When not being used for 3D projection, both models offer full compatibility with traditional “2D” sources.

The new models feature an intelligent dual-lamp design which gives users the flexibility to choose single or dual-lamp projection, as well as standard brightness or “Eco+Quiet” mode projection. Additionally, the dual-lamp system provides extra reliability, in the event one lamp should fail, the playback performance can be maintained by using the other lamp without interruption.

Through a sealed DLP chip with a user-interchangeable color wheel, the user has the option to use either a 4-segment color wheel for the highest brightness or the optional BrilliantColor™ AN-PH80CW color wheel for video applications where color accuracy is paramount. The DLP chip in the XG-PH80W-N incorporates more than 1 million micromirrors, and the XG-PH80X-N’s DLP chip contains close to 800,000 micromirrors. These silicon chips with their finely structured mirrors deliver very stable performance and high quality images while offering an estimated lifetime of 20,000 hours. Additionally, through DynamicBlack™ technology, the black levels are dramatically presented, providing incredible detail in dark scenes with virtually no noise or loss of brightness and a contrast ratio of up to 2100:1.

The new XG-PH80 Series also offer five lens options which make these Sharp models flexible projection solutions with 1.3 to 8.3 throw ratios. A fixed wide angle lens with 0.8 throw ratio is also available for special short-throw applications. Additional features include web browser control, remote access for control and adjustment, PJLink® capability, diagnosis and email alert. The new models also offer flexible installation with extensive security features and a three-year parts and labor limited warranty with 24-hour turnaround express repair support. This maintenance package includes a 90-day warranty on the user-replaceable projection lamps.

The XG-PH80W-N will be available in June and the XG-PH80X-N will be available in July through Sharp authorized dealers and value-added resellers. Both models have a suggested list price of $6,550 without lens, and there will be five high quality lens options available for each. For more information, please write to Sharp Electronics Corporation, Professional Display Division, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07495-1163, call 866-4-VISUAL (866-484-7825) or e-mail For online product information, visit us online at

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Quattron™ LCD televisions and 3DTVs, SharpVision® projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens, Notevision® multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster® air purifiers. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at