Mitsubishi Digital Electronics has rolled out its Mac compatible XD350U ColorView DLP projector, which boasts 2500 ANSI lumens of brightness and a maximum SXGA resolution of 1280 x 1024 (XGA native resolution is 1024 x 768) in its six-pound frame.
The XD350U is compatible with VGA, RGB, S-Video, and composite video interfaces. The universal-learning remote control unit that ships with the US$6,495 projector can be programmed to operate two additional video sources, such as a DVD player or VCR, switching between displays. The XD350U ColorView is compatible with Mitsubishi Digital’s new ProjectorView networking system, which connects its projectors via an external serial-to-Ethernet translator. With ProjectorView, Mitsubishi projectors are connected to a local area network (LAN) through an assigned IP address, and controlled and monitored with a Web browser from a node in the LAN or through the Internet.
ProjectorView enables your Mitsubishi projector to be network-controllable by serving as an interpreter between a network and the projector’s communication port. It can be used by an administrator who needs management and control of one or more projectors that aren’t nearby. For example, it could be used by the AV department of a big company with multiple conference rooms in different floors of the building.
The projector also takes advantage of Mitsubishi’s ColorView, a color adjustment system for the company’s LCD projectors that can be controlled with ProjectorView. It expands the control of the color spectrum of a LCD projector from RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) to include YMC (Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan), similar to the color range of CRT displays. With ColorView, each of the six colors can be individually adjusted without affecting the hues of the other spectrum colors. Also, with the XD350U, sRGB compliance is also supported as a color preset on the XD350U ColorView DLP.