updated 12:35 pm EDT, Wed September 5, 2007
Sanyo WXU10 and WXU30
Continuing a string of announcements headlining the start of the CEDIA home theater show, Sanyo today released two new portable additions to its LCD projector range. The WXU10 and WXU30 both output at a 1280x800 resolution good for both notebooks and 720p widescreen HD footage, but are light enough at 8 pounds or less to be carried from home to the office. The WXU30 is also one of the first mainstream projectors from Sanyo to make networking an everyday feature with an 802.11g wireless adapter that gives PCs the option of remotely controlling the projector or checking its status, even with WEP wireless encryption in place.
The higher-end projector is also the brightest of the two, putting out 3,700 lumens that can be used in most settings. It ships with DVI, VGA, S-video, and RCA jacks and the option of controlling the system through a wired USB connection. It simpler WXU10 sibling drops brightness to 2,000 lumens and sheds both the wireless and USB links but gains component video that makes HD more accessible to home users. Both of Sanyo's systems are due in October with prices of $1,495 for the WXU10 and $2,995 for the top-end WXU30.