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Sanyo unveils XW60 ultraportable projector

updated 12:55 pm EDT, Wed March 26, 2008

Sanyo XW60 projector

After earlier reports of its ultraportable PLC-XW60 launching in Japan, Sanyo announced it on Wednesday for the North American market. Sanyo claims that at 3.6 lbs and with 10.4- by 2.17- by 7.4-inch dimensions, the XW60 is the industry's lightest and smallest XGA (1,024x768) resolution LCD projector. Designed for traveling businesspeople and light-duty office use, the XW60 attains its size thanks to a lamp that is 39 percent smaller thanks to a smaller reflector while a plastic aspherical plastic lens is 44 percent lighter than a glass one.

Features on the XW60 include automatic keystone correction and input signal detection as well as an adjustable color mode that correctly displays the projected image on surfaces other than solid white. The projector is also made to work in small spaces with its ability to throw up a 100-inch image from as little as 9 to 11 feet.

Two 15-pin PC (VGA) inputs, a 15-pin D-sub component input and RCA inputs are the video input options, while two sets of RCA connections as well as a stereo mini-jack in and out act as the audio sources. Brightness is rated at 2,000 lumens, while the aspect ratio is locked at a standard 4:3.

The XW60 will be available in April, priced at nearly $800.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    $800!!! Wao! Here in Japan is priced at 207,900 which -at the current exchange rate would be $2,180.00

  1. aMackUzer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Claims are false...

    I've carried a NEC LT10 in my laptop bag (and used it for hundreds of hours ... projector keeps records!) since January of 2005. It's specs show that it's smaller and lighter than the Sanyo:

    Specifications for NEC LT10 ----- Light Valve: Single Chip DLPTM Technology by Texas Instruments Lamp: 120W User Replaceable P-VIP Lamp Number of Pixels: 1024 pixels(H) X 768 lines(V) Displayable Color: 16.7M colors Projection Lens: F/2.8~3.1 f=25.8~30.0mm with 1.16x Manual zoom Projection Screen Size (Diag.): 27.6-267.2 inches (0.70-6.79 meters) Diagonal Projection Distance: 3.94-32.81 feet (1.20-10.00 meters) Video Compatibility: NTSC/NTSC 4.43/PAL/PAL-M/PAL-N/SECAM & HDTV compatible Composite video & S-Video capability H. Frequency: 15kHz~100kHz horizontal scan V. Frequency: 43Hz~120Hz vertical refresh Power Supply: Universal AC input 100~240V Input Frequency 50-60Hz Power Consumption: 170W Input Current: 2A (100-240V AC) I/O Connectors: Power: AC power input socket Computer Input: One VGA for analog/component and HDTV signal Video Input: One Composite video RCA input, One S-Video input Weight: 2.1 lbs (0.95 kgs) Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.8 x 2.2 x 5.8 inches (198 x 57 x 148 mm)

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