Sharp introduced a high-end install projector specified at 5200 ANSI lumens and 1200:1 contrast ratio. The XG-PH70X has XGA native resolution and six lens options allowing up to 116 feet from the screen. Five of the lenses are powered, so adjustments can be made remotely, and the sixth lens is a wide-angle fixed focus. Power “H & V” optical lens shift allows the user to adjust the lens horizontally and vertically. The unit’s standard lens is a 1.2x powered zoom/focus for a screen size of 500 inches.
And here’s a twist, so to speak: the XG-PH70X can be rotated 180 degrees, so you have a lot of flexibility in terms of how you use it.
The projector uses what Sharp calls CV-IC II (Computer Video Integrated Composer) System for video processing to smooth jaggies. It also helps create a more perfect rectangular image with keystone corrections.
This is network-enabled.
The XG-PH70X (projector including standard lens) will be available in March through Sharp’s dealer channel for list price of $8,495. The XG-PH70XN (projector without lens) will be available in March for an MSLP of $7,995.