February 10, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Sharp Corp. released two liquid-crystal display (LCD)
projectors that show video and personal computer images even in brightly lit rooms.
The projectors are the XV-X1000 standing model and the XV-N800 portable product.
The XV-1000 has a brightness of 650ANSI lumens. With its lens-shifting function, it can
correct image deformations on screens installed at steep angles, such as on the ceiling. It
has a 1.6x electric-powered zoom lens.
The LCD panel has a resolution of 1,024 x 768 pixels. It also has a function to switch to a
higher resolution of 1,280 x 1,024 for high-definition images by adding data. This can
prevent blackouts of a word or ruled lines that show on the screen. The panel also can
enlarge and display 800 x 600 data on a full screen.
It is equipped with 15-pin mini D-Sub and BNC terminals for connection to a PC. It conforms
to the Windows 95 plug-and-play function. It is 355mm wide x 585mm deep x 208mm high and
weighs 17kg. The attached remote-control device also serves as a wireless mouse to be used
as a laser pointer.
The XV-N800 is a small 261mm wide x 329mm deep x 137mm high. It has a projection brightness
of 700 ANSI lumens with a 1.6x zoom lens.
The LCD panel has 800 x 600 dots. Like the XV-N1000, it can be switched to a different
resolution for display on a full screen. The XV-N800 weighs 6.6kg. It also comes with a
remote-control wireless mouse.
The XV-X1000, priced at 1,280,000 yen (US$10,320), is scheduled for release Feb. 10. The
XV-N800 is 880,000 yen (US$7,100) and is due out on Feb. 25.
(Hi-Tech News Center)