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Is this the new HT projector from Infocus?


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WILSONVILLE, Ore., September 19, 2001 - InFocus(r) Corporation (Nasdaq: INFS) (OSE: IFC), the worldwide leader in digital projection, today introduced the InFocus LP(r)500, an affordable, upgradeable meeting room projector. Based on the same DLP(tm) technology platform as the recently announced LP(r)530, the LP500 is a lower-cost option, featuring native SVGA resolution and delivering 2000 lumens of brightness. Perfect for applications such as e-learning, Web and video conferencing, the LP500 offers IT buyers the unique opportunity to purchase a single high-performance projector to meet the needs of multiple users in super-bright conference rooms. In addition, the modular and upgradeable design provides long-term investment protection.


Thanks to its extreme versatility, the LP500 delivers excellent price/performance as a shared meeting-room resource. In addition to the LP500's standard computer, video and audio inputs, an optional module offers additional connectivity options for advanced multimedia functionality. As new technology advancements become available, IT buyers can purchase additional modules and upgrade the LP500 at a fraction of the cost of buying a new projector, improving ROI and protecting technology investments.


In addition to standard business presentations and distance communication, the LP500 can be used for a wide array of media applications, including viewing DVDs, HDTV, video games and digital photos. The LP500 offers outstanding video quality with video-processing technology from Faroudja. Faroudja (a division of Sage Inc.) technology enables smooth and natural images and provides the industry's clearest video. Additionally, in settings where the light conditions allow, the projector can be adjusted to project at 1600 lumens in conservation mode. The conservation mode setting extends the life of the lamp and reduces the audible fan sound by up to 2 decibels.


"The feature-packed LP500 satisfies the needs of customers looking for a versatile, lower-cost projector that is packed with features for conference rooms around the globe," says Benjamin Joy, InFocus business line manager, Conference Room Solutions. "At an estimated street price less than $3,500, the LP500 is one of the most affordable, high-performance conference-room solutions, with more lumens per dollar than any other projector on the market."
 

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No. This is an SVGA version of the LP530, just as the LP340 was for the LP350. It simply takes advantage of the fact that an SVGA machine is cheaper to build.


I have seen the 530 but not the 500 so I can't tell you how good it actually is. Many people thought that the 340, mentioned above, was highly cost-effective.

 

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Thanks, rlsmith! I'm amazed at the wealth of information this forum contains.


I guess I'll keep waiting with everyone else for the elusive new projector to make its appearance.


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I don't think that there are too many people waiting, most of us got tired and bought LT150's. Personnally, I considered that the cheapest I would get a XGA Infocus LP530 or new HT system for would be at least a $1000 more than the LT150. It was a no brainer for me. I don't need zoom and I don't need the extra brightness.


Now if they change to the new brighter 16:9 DMD chip with masking and improve the color wheel, it would be a different story. But I don't think that will happen this year.



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