Sanyo launched its brightest projector to date in the form of the 3LCD (specified) 15,000 ANSI lumen PLC-HF15000L (2048×1080). Aimed at large venue presentation, staging and giant format digital signage, the PLC-HF15000L (lens sold separately) is scheduled to ship later this month and lists at $44,995.
Using Sanyo’s QuaDrive engine (adding a yellow color control device to the existing red, green and blue elements) and what Sanyo claims is a new long-life inorganic 2K LCD panel and a 380-watt lamp, the PLC-HF15000L is equipped with a “Hot Operation Lamp Exchange System” that allows individual lamps to be replaced without turning the projector off. Previous models required a projector shutdown and restart for all bulb replacements. The new hot-swappable system gives operators a smooth, simple way to replace a failed bulb and continue presentations without interruption. All the details are here.