Irvine, Calif. -
announced Tuesday a promotion on some of its business/educational video projectors offering a free lamp backup lamp with the purchase of select models.
The company also announced that its home theater projector model HC7800D is now shipping to dealers.
The promotion, with Mitsubishi said was designed to "support schools and businesses faced with tight budgets,
will be offered on Mitsubishi models: EW270U, EW230U-ST, WD570U, WD620U, FD630U, and the new extreme short throw models XD360U-EST and WD380U-EST.
"With the end of the year upon us, companies are looking for even more ways to save for the upcoming year," said Wayne Kozuki, Mitsubishi product manager. "By providing a free lamp, we're hoping that more end users in school districts and companies can upgrade to a new Mitsubishi projector and get even more value from their investment."
When a new projector is purchased through December 31, 2011, end users can fill out and submit a downloadable form from
and submit it with appropriate barcodes and purchasing documentation.
A free replacement lamp will be shipped upon receipt, valued at up to $399.
"Mitsubishi is committed to supporting our dealers with promotions like these to stimulate purchasing and help consumers maximize their budgets at the same time," said James Chan, Mitsubishi marketing VP.
Meanwhile, the company's new 3D projector, model HC7800D ($2,999 suggested retail), is now available at retail offering a free pair of proprietary active-shutter 3D glasses.
The free glasses promotion, valued at $199, will continue until the end of 2011, the company said.
The new mid-range projector uses Texas Instruments'.065-inch DMD DLP chip to produce Full HD, 1080p resolution. Brightness is listed at 1,500 lumens and the contrast ratio is said to be 100,000:1.
It features a quiet 23dBa fan noise, and includes 2D-to-3D conversion technology to get the 3D effect from standard 2D material.
The projector uses a high-speed frame rate conversion technology, up to 5,000 hours of lamp life in low mode, and ships with a one-year limited warranty.