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Sanyo Ships Dual-Lamp 1080p DLP Projectors

Chatsworth, Calif. — Sanyo is now shipping a FullHD 1080p single-chip DLP projector that uses a dual-lamp, dual-color-wheel system and produces 6,500 lumens of brightness.

Model PDG-DHT100L, which carries a $21,995 suggested retail, is billed as a professional-class 1080p DLP projector designed for increased light output and increased color reproduction. The unit also incorporates Sanyo’s Active Maintenance Filter for extended maintenance cycles.

The projector is said to be compatible with Sanyo’s Uncompressed HD Data Wireless Transmission System, which is available as an option.

The PDG-DHT100L uses two 330-watt HP bulbs and is suited for use in brighter environments, theaters, auditoriums and large lecture halls, Sanyo said. The contrast ratio is listed at 7,500:1.

The twin color wheel system comes with two user-changeable color wheels optimized for either high brightness or rich color reproduction.

The projector ships with the color wheel that is optimized for higher brightness. A second color wheel that is optimized for rich color reproduction is included in the package.

A built-in color matching function corrects variations in color reproduction when using more than one projector for edge-blending applications.

Sanyo’s 24/7 lamp interval function can be used to switch the lamp that is turned on to an alternate lamp after a certain period of time to reduce the initial lamp deterioration.

Other features include an edge-blending function that allows for boundary-less images with multi-image display possibilities, and the ability to project two images simultaneously, either using the built-in picture-in-picture mode or picture-by-picture mode.

The projector is compatible with Sanyo’s Uncompressed HD Data Wireless Transmission System, which can project high definition (1080i or 720p) images over long distances without wires. The optional upgrade is said to allow uncompressed data transmissions without sync delays between video and sound. The wireless system allows video transmissions from a distance as much as 100 feet away from the input source.

Video inputs include: HDMI; DVI-D (with HDCP); Mini D-sub 15; BNC x5 (RGBHV, video/Y-Pb/Cb-Pr/Cr); S-Video; D-Sub 15 monitor out; and serial port: D-sub 9 (in and out).