June 23, 2007 When too bright just ain't bright enough... Comprehensively eclipsing the previous champion (Christie's LX120), Sanyo's new PLC-XF47 is the new holder of the LCD projection brightness title. Pumping out 15,000 lumens (roughly 10 times the brightness of a 100w globe), and throwing its picture up to 15 metres, the system also comes with the optional ability to stream High Definition content wirelessly from a PC. Which is great, except that even with a US$30,000 price tag, it still only projects in 1024x768 resolution.
As the industry's brightest LCD project at 15,000 lumens, the PLC-XF47 is equipped with Four (4) 330-watt lamps. This projector is able to throw extra-large projections up to 600 inches, meeting the needs of large gatherings, conferences and special events. In the unlikely event that the lamp burns out, the projector is equipped with a failsafe feature to ensure the image is not interrupted.
In addition to wired networking capabilities, the PLC-XF47 is the first Sanyo projector to provide a complete HD-wireless System, which is capable of receiving uncompressed 720p and1080i data wirelessly, from distances approximately 100 feet away with less than one millisecond of latency. The system is robust enough to provide independent frame-by-frame transmissions. It fully supports video data rates of up to 1.5Gbps and operates in the 20MHz bandwidth (conforming to worldwide 5GHz regulations).
To accommodate projection in a variety of locations, the PLC-XF47 accepts up to twelve different lenses to adjust for room and screen size.
The unit's Hybrid Crosstalk Canceller eliminates ghosting of images and reduces signal interference on the LCD panels. Intelligent Sharpness Control automatically analyzes the signal components to select the best sharpness setting for clearer sharper pictures.
Another nifty feature is the PJ-NET ORGANIZER software the Sanyo is bundled with; it allows all projector functions to be monitored and controlled remotely. The camera function of the PJ-NET ORGANIZER captures still images from the direction the projector's facing and allows projectionists to confirm whether or not the image is actually being projected, while monitoring the situation from a remote location.
Other PLC-XF47 Specifications Resolution: 1024 x 768 Contrast Ratio: 2000:1 Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Throw-distance: 40 to 600-inches On-Board Audio: None Video Inputs: DVI-D w/HDCP, Mini D-sub 15 pin, BNC x 5 (RGBHV,Y-Pb/Cb-Pr/Cr, Composite Video), S-Video Control Ports: Serial Input and Output, USB Dimensions: 23 (W) x 10 (H) x 32 (D) inches (581x 252 x 812mm) Weight: 80.5 lbs. (36.5 kg)
The PLC-XF47 can be seen at Sanyo's booth at the Anaheim Convention Center during INFOCOMM starting June 19. It will be available in september and recommded retail is US$29,995.00.