on Thursday introduced the new
digital projector. The X2 is the successor to InFocus’ popular X1 project, and like its predecessor is aimed at the “multi-use” market of businesses and homes looking for an affordable and flexible digital projector.
Built around Texas Instruments’ Digital Light Processor (DLP) technology, the InFocus X2 sports 1500 lumens brightness, 2000:1 contrast ratio and automatic deinterlacing capability. Inputs include S-Video, composite RCA, stereo audio and an InFocus M1-DA cable interface for connecting to a computer. The projector also supports LiteShow, InFocus’ 802.11b-based wireless solution.
With a native resolution support of 800 x 600 pixels (SVGA), the InFocus X2 can display content in 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios. It’s compatible with NTSC, PAL, SECAM, DVI and HDTV (1080i, 720p and 480p) video sources. The X2 will project an image size from 2.7 feet to 21.6 feet, according to InFocus.
InFocus expects to ship the X2 starting in May, 2004 for about US$1,000.