Hitachi announced at the end of last month a new native XGA 3LCD projector aimed specifically at the education market – the CP-X2010. The company says the projector offers a new 4,000-hour hybrid filter, which lowers the total cost of ownership.
The projector features a brightness of 2,200 lumens, 500:1 contrast ratio, and 16 Watts of built-in audio, while also maintaining a noise rating of 29 dBA in Whisper mode. It weighs 7.9 pounds and has a lamp life of 3,000 hours in Standard mode and 5,000 hours (Or 6,000, as it says on their website? This conflicts with their press release.) in Eco mode. It also has a “Transition Detector” which locks the projector and requires a password to be input when it is moved from a fixed position.
They say it’s available at an affordable price point, but don’t actually list that price point.
Without actually trying it out, the “Transition Detector” sounds like an interesting theft deterrent (or perhaps theft revenge … as the thief is unlikely to find out until they actually power it up, back at the hideout). –GB