High-end Projector Announced by Sharp

With eye-popping brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, six lens options and redundant reliability through a dual-lamp lighting system, the XGA-resolution XG-PH50X delivers uncompromising picture quality in larger spaces such as a conference room or lecture hall. The projector provides reliable operation even during extended use and decreases the overall cost of ownership by efficiently managing lamp life through adjustable brightness settings ranging from 4000 to 1600 ANSI lumens.

“The XG-PH50X is a reliable projector that produces crisp pictures in challenging large-venue lighting environments, such as auditoriums, hotels or museums,” said Joe Gillio, associate director of display product planning, Sharp Information Systems Group. “Sharp’s intelligent dual-lamp design helps the device project a brilliant image in dimly- or fully-lit areas, so users can be confident that presentations will always be crystal clear.”

Sharp XG-PH50

The XG-PH50X offers redundant reliability for uninterrupted presentations through Sharp’s dual-lamp optical system. For applications where a reduced output can be used, such as in shaded rooms, users can run a single lamp, or operate the unit in its “eco” low brightness mode, effectively doubling the lamp life.

The projector has six lens options providing users with a multitude of placement choices, including up to 70 feet from the screen* or out-of-reach on a high ceiling. Five of the lenses are powered, so adjustments can be made remotely. The sixth lens is a wide-angle fixed focus. Power “H & V” optical lens shift allows the user to adjust the lens horizontally and vertically, minimizing keystone distortion.

The XG-PH50X’s built-in video-processing chip, the Sharp CV-IC (Computer Video Integrated Composer) System, ensures high image quality. The CV-IC circuitry smoothes jagged edges, minimizes image noise and creates a perfectly rectangular image with keystone corrections, resulting in impressively sharp presentations.

With the latest in DDR DLP Technology from Texas Instruments, including four-segment 3x speed color wheel and sealed optics, customers have superior image quality in the XG-PH50X. When combined with Sharp’s enhanced reliability, the XG-PH50X is an excellent choice for most any application, including boardrooms, lecture halls, staging/rental as well as NOC command and control.

The XG-PH50X has a built-in RJ-45 LAN connection and Web server that allows direct control from the desktop to the projector without special software. Sharp’s Display Manager Software connects one or more LAN-enabled projectors to a network for remote control, asset management and diagnostics. The software helps minimize downtime and expedites maintenance by self-diagnosing system errors, instantly alerting the control PC or e-mailing an error message to a predetermined list.

The XG-PH50X is now available, with standard 1.4x zoom lens, for a suggested list price of $6,995. The XG-PH50X-NL (projector without lens) is now available for $6,495 (suggested list). The optional lenses range in price from $995 to $3,795 (suggested list).

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