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Sharp unveils three new HD-savvy mid-range projectors

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Jun 2007 19:56 User comments (3)

Sharp unveils three new HD-savvy mid-range projectors Yesterday, Sharp added three new models to its XR series of projectors. The new XR-30S, XR-30X, and XR-40X all have enhanced definiton but "real awareness of HD".
Each projector has DVI inputs with native HDCP support that allows the models to display encrypted video from certain Blu ray and HD DVD discs. The projectors can also play some content stored on PCs with Vista installed.

Each model also has component inputs as well as RCA and S-Video. Each model boasts a new image processing chip for better overall quality and better colors.

According to Sharp, the XR-30S is "built modestly with an 800x600 resolution, a 2,300-lumen brightness, and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio; the XR-30X steps up to a sharper 1024x768 resolution as well as a clearer 2,200 contrast ratio. The XR-40X tops the line with an extra-bright 2,600-lumen image."

All three models will hit retail shelves in July with MSRPs of $700, $800, and $900 USD respectively.

Source:
Electronista

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3 user comments

15.6.2007 21:59

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All three models will hit retail shelves in July with MSRPs of $700, $800, and $900 USD respectively.
That sounds reasonable.

26.6.2007 11:43

Why bother with caping the resolution at 800 x 600 anymore.

Native video sources are much higher now...as a standard, with laptops and even movies u buy now. HD, etc...divx downloads.

I would never buy an 800 x 600 resolution projector at this point.

One must remember that if u are going to use a projector alot, like for a TV screen...the bulbs are generally good for 1500-2000 hours and after that...they are generally hundreds of dollars to replace. Some are an easy $500.

326.7.2007 13:50

At least the prices are something that I'm willing to pay.

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