Sharp Electronics Corp.
has introduced the Notevision PG-A10S-SL LCD projector to the U.S. market. The new projector features 1500 ANSI lumens brightness and native SVGA resolution.
The Notevision A10S-SL is being introduced as part of Sharp’s new Value Series, a line designed for classroom and government, and first time buyers in corporate environments and home settings where price and reliability are important. The second Value Series projector is the PG-A10X, which features XGA resolution instead.
The Value Series projectors feature a Low Power Mode that Sharp said extends lamp life from 3000 to 4500 hours, and lowers fan noise from 35dB to 31dB. They also sport theft-deterrent features like a keypad startup code, keypad lockout, and optional locking cable security system.
Both projectors weigh 6.4 lbs and measure 9 x 11.7 by 3.2 inches. They feature multiple inputs including RGB, composite RCA, S-Video and RS-232C, and are compatible with HDTV, DVD, VCR and video game system input. The inputs are color-coded as well, to simplify connections to a Mac, PC or workstation.
The projectors have recessed zoom and focus lenses and a built in 1-watt sound system. sRGB color management, gamma adjustment and multiple color temperature settings are available for users who want to adjust color output, contrast and gradation as well.
The Notevision A10S-SL has a list price of US$1,995 while the A10X model costs $3,395. Both projectors have three year parts and labor warranties and come with two years of Sharp’s “ER” service, which guarantees 24-hour turnaround on repairs.