SOURCE: Sharp Electronics

Sharp Electronics

January 14, 2010 08:30 ET

Sharp® Enters the 3D Market With Six High Brightness DLP® BrilliantColor™ Professional Projectors

MAHWAH, NJ--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) -


-- 3D Ready Projector series uses DLP Link™ Technology for captivating presentations

-- Well-suited for classrooms, corporate meeting rooms, scientific and medical imaging, houses of worship, rental/staging, trade shows and other public events

-- Easy to use with extensive connectivity and anti-theft design

Sharp today announces its entry into the 3D presentation market with the introduction of six 3D Ready DLP BrilliantColor professional projectors that offer high-quality 3D projection from a single projector. Incorporating DLP Link technology, when used with compatible 3D field sequential content and active shutter 3D glasses (not included) that support the DLP Link System, this full suite of models captivates audiences with breathtaking 3D imagery.* These projectors offer 3D support with both 60 Hz and 120 Hz XGA (1024 x 768) and SVGA (800 x 600) sources. Ideal for classrooms and meeting rooms, the projectors utilize Texas Instruments' BrilliantColor multi-color processing to provide enhanced colors and enriched imaging that bring presentations to life.

The suite of new DLP BrilliantColor 3D-ready projectors includes:

--  PG-D45X3D -- 4500 ANSI Lumens, XGA Native Resolution
--  PG-D40W3D -- 4000 ANSI Lumens, WXGA Native Resolution
--  PG-D3510X -- 3500 ANSI Lumens, XGA Native Resolution
--  PG-D3010X -- 3000 ANSI Lumens, XGA Native Resolution
--  PG-D2710X -- 2700 ANSI Lumens, XGA Native Resolution
--  PG-D2500X -- 2500 ANSI Lumens, XGA Native Resolution
    

"These additions to Sharp's extensive projector suite enable interactive learning and enhanced 3D presentations for education, business and entertainment purposes," said Dan Wynne, senior director of marketing, Professional Display Division, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "Using 3D shutter glasses, these high brightness projectors offer compatibility with 3D content to better captivate students and audiences, and they can also be used for traditional 2D content in a variety of settings."

The new projectors feature DLP BrilliantColor technology for superior color accuracy, creating truer, more vibrant colors. These models also offer several features for energy savings, including low standby power consumption and expanded lamp life when operated in eco mode.

Convenience and Ease of Use

These 3D-ready DLP BrilliantColor projectors offer several features for ease-of-use and convenience in any professional setting. An on-screen setup guide and "help" function ensures easy setup and operation out of the box. A wireless remote includes a built-in spotlight function and an on-screen pointer to help guide attendees through presentations. These units also offer a lower cost of ownership and lower maintenance thanks to the sealed DLP chip with filter-free design. Furthermore, a unique slide lens cover protects the lens from dust and provides an instant lens shutter. As a safety feature, if the lens cover is closed for more than 30 minutes, the projector is automatically turned off. A shutter door on the lamp housing helps keep the glass confined in the event of lamp breakage and the user replaceable lamp assembly offers front access for easy replacement.

Extensive Connectivity

These new projectors offer extensive connectivity. The PG-D45X3D includes an HDCP compliant DVI-I terminal for use with both analog and digital RGB sources, the PG-D40W3D offers HDMI™ connectivity, and all six models provide analog RGB and component inputs, S-video, composite video, as well as RGB loop-through, an RS-232C port and a USB input for mouse control. The projectors also offer powerful sound, with 10 Watts stereo audio (5W + 5W) on the PG-D45X3D and PG-D40W3D and 7 Watts on the other models in the line-up. The projectors additionally have a built-in network connection with an RJ-45 LAN Connector** for remote control and access by a Web browser for diagnostics and automatic e-mail of product status. An enhanced anti-theft design includes a reinforced metal security bar and metal security plate and an optional ultra-heavy-duty security cable kit for use with ceiling bracket.

The projectors are backed by a three-year parts and labor limited warranty including three years of Sharp industry-leading 24-hour turnaround "ER" Express Repair support. The warranty on the user-replaceable projection lamp is 90 days.

Availability and Pricing

--  The PG-D45X3D will be available in February at a Manufacturer's
    Suggested List Price (MSLP) of $2,795
--  The PG-D40W3D will be available in April at a MSLP of $2,795
--  The PG-D3510X will be available in February at a MSLP of $2,095
--  The PG-D3010X will be available in February at a MSLP of $1,395
--  The PG-D2710X will be available in January at a MSLP of $1,145
--  The PG-D2500X will be available in January at a MSLP of $995
    

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 ProLCD@SharpUSA.com. For online product information, visit Sharp's Web site at www.SharpUSA.com/projectors and follow Sharp on Twitter @Sharp_USA.

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 and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit™ digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Notevision® multimedia projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer appliances, SuperSteam™ ovens, Plasmacluster® air purifiers and the OnEnergy™ solar system. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at www.sharpusa.com

* When not being used for 3D projection, these models offer full compatibility with traditional "2D" content.

** RJ-45 LAN not included on PG-D2500X

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