At quite the opposite end of the projector
spectrum to last week’s SIM2 C3X comes Sanyo’s PLC-U79 portable LCD projector.
The intended use of this device is more oriented towards conferences, teaching
and presentations rather than obscene home cinema decadence and has the added
bonus that it costs under a grand. It weighs in at just 2.4kgs with dimensions
of 295 x 70 x 208 mm and has a decently powerful 1500 ANSI brightness level
with XGA resolution. It is made a bit more functional by the two data and one
video input and it has a capacitor backup which helps cool off those
extortionately expensive lamps even if someone yanks the plug out. In that vein
there is also an economy setting to add life expectancy to the lamp and lower
power consumption. For the added benefit to teaching staff or those who suffer
from meddlesome co-workers, it even has a PIN lock secure the controls against
wandering hands. Sanyo’s PLC-U79 projector will be available from September for
£999 + VAT.