Sanyo intros ultra-portable LCD front projector

November 12, 2008 by  
Filed under Home Entertainment, News

Sanyo on Wednesday announced a new addition to its line-up of ultra-portable projectors with the PLC-XW57. Meant for business and classroom use, the 3LCD projector weighs less than seven pounds, and sports 1024×768-pixel resolution. Its 2,000 lumens brightness rating comes courtesy of a 200W bulb and lets the PLC-XW57 throw up images in bright rooms.

For security, there is a password protection feature that locks out the controls, including the remote control. For connections, there is a pair of VGA terminals, with one switchable to an output, along with component, S-video and composite video inputs. Video resolutions up to 1080i are supported. A network jack and USB port are built into the projector. The 1W built-in speaker delivers sound via a signal incoming from a pair of RCA inputs and 3.5mm jack.

A 1/4x to 16x digital zoom and 1.2x optical zoom lets the PLC-XW57 create images as large as 100 inches from as little as 11 to 14 feet away. The can adjust from an offset orientation up to 20 degrees from the wall thanks to vertical keystone correction function. A Blackboard mode adjusts the output colors to make images appear color-correct even on non-white projection surfaces.

Other features built into the PLC-XW57 include Sanyo’s 3D Automatic Uniformity Correction Control (AUCC) that balances uneven color and brightness gradations, fan noise control that reduces the speed of the fan depending on the projector’s temperature, along with a Countdown or Immediate projection mode that will either wait for the lamp to heat up before throwing up an image or throw one up right away.

The PLC-XW57 is available now, priced at $895.