SOURCE: Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp Electronics Corporation

February 17, 2009 08:30 ET

Sharp® Low Cost, High Brightness DLP® BrilliantColor™ Professional Projectors Now Shipping

XGA PG-D4010X Shipping This Month; Wide-XGA PG-D3750W Shipping in March

MAHWAH, NJ--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - Sharp today announced that it has begun shipping two DLP® BrilliantColor™ professional projectors that offer an unparalleled combination of brightness, image quality and versatility at a very affordable price. The XGA PG-D4010X, which is currently shipping, offers 4200 ANSI Lumens and the WXGA PG-D3750W, which will begin shipping next month, offers 3700 ANSI Lumens, both among the highest brightness single-lamp DLP® BrilliantColor™ projectors currently on the market. These projectors have been developed for permanent as well as more portable projection applications, and are suitable for use in almost any corporate, educational, government, house of worship or rental/staging setting. With DLP® BrilliantColor™ technology, the units are designed to provide enhanced colors, enriched images and exceptionally high reliability.

"Recognizing the increased need for precise image reproduction while remaining mindful of today's budget constraints, these new projector introductions offer among the highest brightness on the market with advanced image quality, and in a very affordable package," said Dan Wynne, senior director of marketing, Professional Display Division, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America.

Exceptional Image Quality

The new DLP® BrilliantColor™ PG-D4010X and PG-D3750W projectors feature high brightness of 4200 and 3700 ANSI Lumens respectively, and 2500:1 and 2200:1 contrast ratio respectively for a clear picture in virtually any lighting condition. For a true 16:10 widescreen presentation, the PG-D3750W offers Wide XGA (WXGA) resolution (1280 x 800) and the PG-D4010X provides XGA native resolution (1024x768), for clear and accurate images. Both projectors feature a six-segment color wheel and DLP® BrilliantColor™ technology for superior color accuracy, creating truer, more vibrant colors. BrilliantColor™ technology can enable up to a fifty percent increase in mid tones and expands the color palette beyond red/green/blue to include yellow, white, magenta and cyan for more realistic and lifelike color reproduction.

Ease of Use and Low Cost Design

The DLP® BrilliantColor™ projectors offer several features for ease of use in any professional setting. An on-screen setup guide and "help" function ensure easy setup and operation. A built-in closed caption decoder with black and white text enhances legibility and a wireless remote includes full wireless mouse control when a USB cable is connected between the projector and a PC or when used with the optional AN-MR2 Remote IR Receiver. The remote also includes a built-in spotlight function and an on-screen pointer to help during presentations.

The PG-D4010X and PG-D3750W employ ultra-quiet cooling fans to reduce distracting fan noise to an almost unnoticeable level. Professionals will appreciate the lower cost of ownership and longer projector lifespan thanks to the filter-free DLP® sealed system that prevents dust, dirt and smoke from entering core parts of the optics. A low power "eco" mode extends the projectors' lamp life up to approximately 3000 hours and reduces fan noise (30dB) for quiet, economical operation. Furthermore, a unique slide lens cover protects the lens from dust and provides an instant lens shutter. A shutter door on the lamp housing keeps the glass confined in the event of lamp breakage and the user replaceable lamp assembly offers front access for easy replacement.

The projectors also offer theft prevention measures, including "key code activation" to prevent unauthorized operation and the availability of an ultra-heavy-duty security cable kit for use with Sharp® ceiling-mounting systems.

Enhanced Connectivity and Compatibility

The PG-D4010X and PG-D3750W offer HDTV/DTV compatibility for use with current and future video technologies as well as extensive connectivity. The PG-D4010X includes a DVI-I analog/digital source with HDCP compliance while the PG-D3750W includes an HDMI™ connection with CEC function for seamless control of HD video equipment connected via the HDMI™ terminal. Both models provide RGB and component inputs, S-video, composite video and stereo audio (5 watts per channel), as well as an RS-232C port and a USB input for mouse control. The projectors also 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. Sharp's free downloadable Sharp Display Manager Software™ allows for multiple projector management over a network and monitoring for theft protection.

The projectors are backed by a two-year parts and labor limited warranty including two 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-D4010X is available this month at a Manufacturer's Suggested
       List Price of $2,495
    -- The PG-D3750W will be available in March at an MSLP of $2,650

For more information, please write to Sharp Electronics Corporation, Professional Display Division, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07495, 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.

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

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