Release of High-Brightness and Performance Projector by Sanyo
Sanyo today unveiled two new high-brightness and high-performance projectors. The LP-XM150 offers the highest brightness in its class at 6,000 lumens and the LP-XM100 at 5,000 lumens. Sanyo targeted these projectors to be used in large rooms or lecture halls. The newly incorporated optical engine uses an inorganic liquid crystal panel to ensure high reliability. The highest brightness has been achieved through use of newly developed optical engine plus a superior cooling technology. Furthermore the light efficiency has been increased by 20% in comparison to conventional model resulting in big screen projection. The new projectors come with Power Vertical/Horizontal Lens Shifting allowing projection adjustment without the projector position. Additionally, all these can easily be operated with a help of a remote control, for convenient operation of a projector when it is fixed in a high place. Among other features on the new projectors are “Corner Keystone Correction” for straightening the image when projecting from an angle and “Mechanical Shutter” which is convenient when the projection needs to be temporarily blocked out.
Additionally, to the standard specification lens, 5 new lens options, from a short-focus type to a long-focus type, are available resulting in an optimum lens selection according to the installation site, making these projectors usable in a variety of spaces, such as medium- to large-size conference rooms, classrooms, and lecture halls. The size of the projectors is 489.5mm (W) x 164.0mm (H) x 434.8mm (D) including lens. The projectors contrary to what Sharp claims are quite heavy, at 9.7 kg they can not be labeled as portable. The suggested retail price for LP-XM150 is 942,900 yen due to be released by November 20 and 837,900 yen for LP-XM100 due to be released by December 21.