Sanyo announces quartet of Wide XGA format projectors
Folks living in the US who want to pick up a spanking new projector will be pleased to know that they now have at least four more headache inducing choices to pick from courtesy of Sanyo, where they will be able to cater to a wide range of environments such as large conference rooms, lecture halls and digital signage applications. Among the four new Wide XGA high-brightness high performance projectors include the PLC-WM5500 (with standard zoom lens:LNS-S20), and PLC-WM5500L (with optional lens) have a very high brightness of 5,500 ANSI lumens, and the PLC-WM 4500 (with standard zoom lens:LNS-S20), and PLC-WM4500L (with optional lens) have brightness of 4,500 ANSI lumens. All of them will come with a couple of new modes that lets you present two images simultaneously – now how about that!
Among the other shared specifications and functions include the use of Wide XGA panels in 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio, and up to 1,280 x 800 resolution which paves the way for showing off more information that what is normally possible using a standard 4:3 XGA panel and 1,024 x 768 resolution. The $5,645 PLC-WM5500 and $4,095 PLC-WM4500L are tipped to arrive later this July, while folks who want to pick up the $4,545 PLC-WM4500 will have to wait for an additional month after that. If you really cannot wait and are impatient by nature, then the earliest among the four projectors to arrive on our shores would be the $4,995 PLC-WM5500L.
Interested to know more about the two new operating modes? Well, they basically enable these projectors to simultaneously display two video sources. Thanks to its Picture-by-Picture Mode, you can also display two images in fixed screen locations of equal size, while the Picture-in-Picture Mode displays will show off an inset image within the full-frame image. Of course, the size and position of the smaller image can be specified by the user, depending on the quality of one’s projection screen as well as eyesight. With this feature, you basically do away with the need to purchase two projectors, since you can always show off a slide show alongside a video presentation for added effect. Any takers?