Sharp announced the PG-LW3500/PG-LW3000 (WXGA) and PG-LX3500/PG-LX3000 (XGA), ultra-lightweight portable projectors that are 3D-Ready and feature DLP BrilliantColor technology for business professionals and educators. The PG-LX3000 and PG-LX3500 projectors are XGA native resolution (4:3 aspect ratio) and weigh only 5.5 lbs. The Wide XGA, PG-LW3000 and PG-LW3500 (WXGA native resolution/16:10 aspect ratio) offer compatibility with standard XGA and 720p HDTV as well as “pixel perfect” 1280×800 resolution from the newest generation of WXGA PC’s. They are also extremely light and portable. Weighing less than 6 lbs. they are among the lightest in their class and ideal for schools or any large organization where projectors are frequently transported from room to room. An optional ceiling mount (model number AN-XRCM30) is also available.
Both the PG-LW and PG-LX models are 3D-Ready, incorporating DLP Link technology for use with compatible 3D content and active glasses. DLP Link enables seamless 3D data synchronization without requiring special data or position emitters, offering highly realistic and compelling 3D images without costly, time-consuming set-up.
The BrilliantColor technology in the PG-LX3000/PG-LW3000 models improves picture brilliance, particularly for intermediate colors. Imagery is further enhanced by Sharp’s six-segment, double speed color wheel, which offers unique color-matching technology, enabling images to be reproduced with dazzling, life-like clarity. Rich color and sharpness are further supported through a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and brightness that ranges from 3,000 lumens (PG-LX3000 and PG-LW3000) to 3,500 lumens (PG-LX3500 and PG-LW3500).
Both models accommodate a wide array of inputs to support today’s growing range of high-quality multimedia formats. These include HDMI, for a simple digital-to-digital connection, two terminals for computer RGB/components, and composite video and stereo audio. RJ-45 LAN and RS-232C serial control/communications ports are also provided.
Ease of use is delivered through features such as on-screen display quick menus for instant setting of resolution, keystone and Eco-mode and the use of intuitive, on-screen imagery to simplify the task of adjusting focus, zoom and height. For times when no projection screen is available, the PG-L3000 Series takes ease of use even further by letting users specify blackboard, whiteboard or colored wall as the projection background.
Advanced features include Web Browser Control for remote access and management, auto diagnosis and e-mail alerts, and support for Sharp Display Manager software. Sharp Display Manager lets users control multiple projectors simultaneously from a remote location, generates periodic error diagnosis and reporting and notifies a remote computer of potential theft when projector cables are disconnected.
Additionally, lamp replacement is a snap even when the projector is mounted on the ceiling. With the lamp access being on top of the projector, you can replace the lamp without ever removing it from the mount.
Price and Availability (Q1 2013)