Lake Success, N.Y. -
introduced Tuesday a new ultra-short-throw multimedia DLP-based video projector with 3D capability.
Model LV-8235 (shipping now at a $1,799 suggested retail) is said
to be capable of projecting an 80-inch picture from a distance of only 1.04
feet and is both 3D and 2D capable.
Image resolution is listed at 1,280 by 800 pixels with a 16:10 wide aspect ratio that eliminates cropping or distortion when presenting HD video or graphics created on widescreen laptops.
Brightness is listed at 2,500 lumens; the contrast ratio said to be 2,000:1. The maximum effective display area is 110 inches.
The LV-8235 can be placed on a tabletop or mounted horizontally or vertically on a wall or ceiling.
Offering a wide variety of applications, Canon expects the unit to be especially useful for educational presentations, advertising/digital signage or museum/arcade rear-projection screens.
"The LV-8235 UST multimedia projector delivers exciting new capabilities to the diverse and dynamic presentation market," stated Yuichi Ishizuka, Canon imaging technologies and communications group executive VP and general manager. "The LV-8235 UST can project high-quality images from extremely short distances, giving users in sectors as varied as education, advertising or digital signage the freedom to install the product in tight locations that were previously difficult to project from."
For 3D presentations, the LV-8235 uses the frame-sequential display method to switch parallax images intended for the left eye and right eye at very high speeds, and requires the use of active-shutter type glasses.
The new ultra-short-focus mirror optical system directs images it generates through the projection lens and onto a built-in reflection mirror for loop-back through a projection window.
The configuration makes it possible to use a table or a floor as a projection screen.
The ultra-short-throw capability enables use in a variety of compact situations, including classrooms, museums and arcades.
As digital signage the projector can be used in storefront product promotions to project messages onto a sidewalk or the floor of a shopping mall.
Other features include:
- computer synchronization that turns on when a computer is connected to the projector and an input signal is detected;
- direct power-on that automatically turns on the projector when the power cord is plugged into an outlet for difficult to reach installations;
- HDMI digital input for most video source formats, including FullHD 1080p and 3D; also added are inputs for analog PC, digital PC, analog component and composite video, two analog audio inputs, and one analog audio output (for relaying audio through external speakers).
- built-in 10-watt speaker;
- RJ-45 network connection and RS-232C serial connection; and
- quiet operating noise level of 28dBA (in Eco mode).
The LV-8235 UST comes with a three-year limited warranty under the company's Projector Protection Program "Triple P" that provides free service and a loaner projector of equal or greater value in the event the unit has to be sent in for repair.