Sharp Electronics Corp. has a new projector due before the end of the month. The US$6,195 Notevision C50 projector (XG-C50X) can handle various Mac and electronic workstation data signals.
The device boasts 3000 ANSI Lumens brightness, native XGA resolution, a 11.2-pound attaché-case design, built-in theft-deterrent features (thanks to “key code activation”), and an optional Secure Mount system to prevent theft. The Notevision C50 includes what Sharp says in an industry-first “L” type optical system that offers higher brightness and improved imaging efficiency at lower cost. It also features an individual cooling system for each of the three LCD panels, which lowers fan noise.
The projector operates at a sound level of 36 dB (33 db in Power Save Mode) and offers separate S-video and composite inputs and two separate RGB inputs, including loop out capability. The model packs such features as Sharp’s CV-IC System II, a Sharp-developed image-processing chip for cleaning up jagged edges, minimizing image noise, and implementing keystone corrections. There’s also a built-in sRGB color management system.
Sharp’s autoSYNC feature automatically adjusts computer images without having to access the projector’s menu system, and Advanced ImageACE Resizing automatically adjusts different source resolutions to match the projector’s native resolution, enabling the projector to handle images up to UXGA resolutions. NTSC, PAL, SECAM and HDTV video signals are also handled through the projector’s video inputs.