updated 05:05 pm EDT, Mon June 7, 2010
Sanyo shows two ultra short-throw 3D projectors
Sanyo has introduced two new short-throw, 3D-ready projectors on Monday, the PDG-DWL2500 and PDG-DXL2000. Thanks to a newly designed mirror projection optical unit, they can throw up large images in about half the space of a traditional projector. The DWL2500 is the shortest-throw projector on the market, with the ability to create an 80-inch image when just 12.6 inches away from the screen.
The DWL2500 has a native 1280x800 resolution for a 16:10 aspect ratio and a brightness of 2,500 lumens. The DXL2000 has slightly lower respective specs, at 1024x768, 4:3 and 2,000. Both share the ability to display 3D material using the Frame Sequential Display Format that requires active shutter 3D glasses. A contrast ratio of 2,000:1 is common as well.
Other common features include a 10W amp and speaker, HDMI 1.3a input, two VGA inputs, an S-Video input and a composite RCA input.
The DWL2500 will cost $1,995 and the DXL2000 $1,795 when they are released in July.