Sanyo’s latest mini projector would be the PLC-XW57, and this ultra-portable 3LCD projector will target the education and business presentations market with its very capable specifications. Sanyo engineers have really outdone themselves this time round where the PLC-XW57 is concerned, and it will tip the scales at just 6.4 lbs., taking up a minimal amount of space courtesy of its tiny footprint of 13″ x 3.15″ x 9.3″. Now how about that – it is a far cry from the pico projectors that we’ve seen in the past, but at least it isn’t that heavy to not being able to be carried around on your business travels.
As with all other projectors, most of us (or rather, all) would be extremely interested in the specifications to see if it offers enough bang for your hard earned buck. The Sanyo PLC-XW57 does not seem to disappoint (thankfully), as it comes with a 2,000 lumens brightness, courtesy of its 200-watt UHP lamp that offers outstanding brightness and well-balanced color reproduction. The inclusion of a 3D Automatic Uniformity Correction Control (AUCC) circuit also makes sure that uniformity is retained, balancing uneven color and brightness gradations for a more natural image.
Features include a PIN lock code function that allows only the authorized owner (or anyone else who knows the PIN code, of course) to use it, while the key lock function can be set from the operation menu to make sure that nobody else messes with the projector settings when you’re not around. Installation is a snap, and operation is equally easy. The Sanyo PLC-XW57 comes with 1/4x to 16x digital zoom, making it possible to throw an image of up to 100″ within 14 feet, and you also get a vertical keystone correction with a range of +/- 20-degrees. Just in case you need to use it in the classroom more often than not, the blackboard mode is pretty self-explanatory, using the blackboard as a screen while adjusting its colors accordingly. The projector is compatible with all incoming SD and HDTV (except 1080p) signals including 480i, 480p, 575i, 575p, 720p, 1035i, and 1080i. It will retail for $895 a pop – not too shabby, eh?