Mitsubishi Electric has announced at ISE 2016 two WUXGA models in 62″ and 72″, and two 1080p versions in 60″ and 70″, each offering a minimum 100,000 hour lifespan — over 11 years of 24/7 operation — irrespective of the brightness mode employed. This represents a significant improvement over the 80,000 hours of earlier models when operating in Bright, Normal or Eco mode. 100,000 hours of continuous use was previously achievable only when operating in Advanced Eco mode. Mitsubishi’s air-cooled projection engine requires no additional maintenance over its lifetime, representing a substantial reduction in operating costs.
The new projection engines deliver a contrast ratio of 3800:1 — double that of earlier models — and achieve similar light outputs but with a significant reduction in power consumption, helping to reduce running costs still further.