We've got good news and bad news. We'll go ahead and get the latter out of the way. Mitsubishi, like everyone else today, is introducing a few new projectors, two of which you'll likely care nothing about. Those are the education-focused XD500U-ST -- which packs a paltry XGA (1,024 x 768) resolution -- and the slightly less mind-numbing XD530U, which touts 3,000 lumens, an XGA resolution and wireless capabilities. Now, for the good stuff. The HC4900 (pictured) is being replaced by the 1080p HC5500, which is designed to operate at just 19dB in order to keep home theater enthusiasts smiling. Unfortunately, Mitsu hasn't seen fit to disclose pricing / availability details just yet (outside of the tempting $2,495 sticker on the HC5500), but hopefully all of that will come in due time. Full release after the jump.
PRESS RELEASE OVERVIEW
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division, known for its award-winning, high-quality presentation and display products, is announcing a number of new products today at InfoComm. Full press releases and photography are available at www.mitsubishi-presentations.com, Press Room.
Mitsubishi's new XD500U-ST projector is designed for educators and presenters with limited space. The new XGA-resolution (1024 x 768 pixels) short-throw projector can be placed close to a screen or white board and achieve a relatively large picture. For example, the projector can display a 60-inch diagonal image when only 33-inches away, so presenters do not create distracting shadows while addressing their audience.
Mitsubishi is also showing it wireless projector, the XD530U, an XGA projector perfect for on-the-go presenters such as salespeople and teachers. For rooms with high ambient light, the XD530U blasts 3000 lumens of brightness; a center-lens design provides easy symmetrical set-up, and its instant shut-down feature makes this new projector easy to use in all types of environments.
Mitsubishi also brings higher-grade features to its newest 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels) home theater projector, the HC5500, replacing Mitsubishi's wildly successful HC4900, upgrading features for the same manufacturer's suggested price of $2495. With a newly developed LCD panel cooling duct, the HC5500 is designed to be one of the quietest projectors in the world at 19 dBa, so you can focus on the movie instead of a distracting hum of the fan.