Sanyo’s 4LCD Engine Makes Debut in New Large-Venue Projector
The PLC-XP200L from Sanyo will feature the 4LCD engine that includes a color control device.
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Sanyo’s PLC-XP200L 4LCD projector
June 18, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger

Sanyo has introduced its daily double, if you will, in the world of video projection. The company is showing off its latest optical engine, 4LCD, as well as its first projector to incorporate the technology, the PLC-XP200L, at this week’s InfoComm tradeshow in Las Vegas.

According to Sanyo, the 4LCD adds a color control device to the 3LCD engine that takes care of the traditional red, green and blue. With 4LCD, the projector automatically controls the amount of yellow light that hits the image, leading to improved brightness, better color accuracy and more clarity.

How bright will it get? Sanyo says the PLC-XP200L rates at 7,000 lumens. Whoa. It gives a contrast ratio of 2200:1, as well, which with the improved color helps to create a rich, clear image, especially good for large venues like auditoriums and houses of worship (yes, we know you worship your home theater too, but this one might be just commercial with an aspect ratio of 4:3).

The projector also features Sanyo’s proprietary Active Maintenance Filter (AMF), which is a single cartridge that has 10 lengths of filtering material and an airflow sensor to detect when dust gets in the way.

You can project images at any angle, too, with its motor-driven vertical and horizontal lens shift. There’s no 1080p, but it does project HD resolutions of 720p and 1080i.

And don’t fret too much about this being a large-venue projector—our guess is that the 4LCD engine will be showing up in home theater projectors soon. MSRP on this one is $9,995.

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Arlen Schweiger - Contributor, Electronic House Magazine
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com and Electronic House magazine.

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