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Sony unveils two LCD projectors
Sony has expanded its video projection system line for commercial applications with two new LCD models for larger venues — the new VPL-FW300L (7000 lumens) and the VPL-FH300L (6000 lumens) projector models.
The new models are designed for smaller auditoriums, large classrooms, meeting rooms and event centers. These projectors use 3LCD technology and fill an important niche between current business projectors and the 4K large-venue systems.
The VPL-FW300L projector has a WXGA+ resolution of 1366 x 800, while the VPL-FH300L unit delivers a resolution of 2048 x 1080. Both models are housed in the same chassis and share the same type of lenses, lamps and filters as well as the same connections and network functions.
The projectors feature Sony’s BrightEra imaging technology, which is based upon an inorganic substrate and alignment layer to produce a stronger bonding of molecules. This makes the panel more resistant to damage from UV energy while allowing for an increased aperture ratio. As a result, the brightness, resolution and panel reliability are all increased.
The projectors’ innovative round design also includes large-diameter fans and high-flow cooling ductwork that lets the projector run cool while fan noise is decreased. These characteristics allow these models to be effectively placed in the room with the audience without distracting from the event.
The VPL-FW300L and the VPL-FH300L projectors are expected to be available this month.
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