Hitachi is aiming beyond the home cinema projector sphere with its latest line of 3LCD projectors, which have been developed for use in large venues.
The full HD series is spearheaded by the CP-WUX645, which offers WUXGA resolution and is capable of displaying 1080p content at a brightness of 4,200 ANSI lumens. The model also comes equipped with a Perfect Fit function – which allows users to move the four corners of the image individually to create the ideal size and shape.
The top model also features horizontal and vertical lens shift, which lets the operators centre the projected images as needed and the 2x zoom lens gives another level of flexibility.
A key feature in the series is a Hybrid Filter, which can be easily removed to be cleaned, prolonging its lifespan and lowering the total cost of ownership. Picture by Picture functionality allows for projection from two separate, side-by-side sources, while the advanced connectivity – with HDMI input – allows for the transmission of uncompressed digital audio/video streams.
The range of features on the CP-WUX645 means systems integrators have unprecedented ease of installation. The new projectors can also be purchased through Hitachi's new Trade-In Programme, which allows customers to exchange Hitachi and competing brand projectors for potential cash back on purchases of new Hitachi projectors.