Under Four Pound Projector – Unmatched Style
Panasonic breaks the under
$1,000 price level for a mobile projector with its new 3.5-pound
PT-LM1U SVGA LCD projector. The
stylish, super-slim PT-LM1U offers an unmatched combination of weight,
brightness and price in an under four-pound projector.
The feature-packed, ultra-portable PT-LM1U delivers a brilliant 1200
lumens of brightness and a bevy of time-saving and anti-theft functions
- all at a suggested list price of $1,199 and an estimated street
price of $999*.
“The PT-LM1U has the ease-of-use, time-saving and theft deterrence features
customers desire, plus it’s ultra light, bright and economically priced,” said
Steve Abend, Director, Panasonic Broadcast’s Presentations Systems Group. “With
its low cost of ownership, the PT-LM1U delivers superb value for cost-conscious
professionals, from the mobile road warrior to small-to-mid size businesses,
from corporate training and sales and marketing managers to the first-time user.”
Thanks to its high-performance optical system and high-efficiency 130 UHM lamp,
the PT-LM1U produces high contrast (400:1 ratio) images at a crisp, sharp 800
x 600 native SVGA native resolution (while providing advanced resizing technology
to support UXGA). Utilizing artificial intelligence (in high lamp power mode),
the projector instantaneously adjusts lamp brightness to optimize on-screen imaging.
For darker scenes, it automatically lowers the brightness to produce deeper blacks
and make light areas “pop out,” improving overall image quality and
heightening enjoyment of DVD and other video programming.
For super quick set-up, the PT-LM1U has a multitude of intuitive plug-and-play
functions including one-touch auto set-up with vertical and horizontal Digital
Keystone Correction. Its Speed Start function means that an image appears
only five seconds after pressing the power button. When the presentation
is completed, a Direct Power Off function disconnects the power cable, allowing
the presenter to immediately move the projector while the cooling fan keeps
operating until the lamp is cooled. Its Auto Power Off feature permits the
user to specify a time (from 15 to 60 minutes in five-minute increments)
after which the projector automatically enters standby mode if unused.
The PT-LM1U is outfitted with a host of anti-theft functions including a security
lock, user password protection, control panel lock-out (which can only be canceled
by the unit’s remote control), and text superimposing whereby a user
can program a text line - such as the company’s name, URL or warning
of choice - at the bottom of the projected image.
Tailor-made for users of notebook PCs and DVD devices, its HDTV compatibility
ensures that the PT-LM1U can automatically resize 1080i and 720p images for
16:9 wide-aspect display; 480p, 480i and 576i component video signals and S-Video
can also be displayed in either 4:3 or 16:9. The unit provides wide compatibility
ranging from NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL-60 and SECAM. The projector
is also sRGB compatible to ensure uniform, accurate color reproduction with
other sRGB-compatible imaging devices.
The PT-LM1U also includes an Index Window, which allows any image in a presentation
(RGB or video input) to be frozen, stored in memory and displayed on the left
side of the screen, while display of subsequent images continues on the right.
The unit has selectable color temperature (standard/high/low) and picture mode
(standard/dynamic/natural) that matches picture quality to the source and room
Among its invaluable features are:
- two lamp power settings (high and low);
- whisper-quiet operation (only 30dB in low lamp mode);
shutter function for
image and sound muting;
- projection on screens ranging in size
from 33” to 300”;
- a power 3X digital zoom; built-in
- eight-language on-screen menu with graphical
S-video and video inputs for connecting two DVD/video sources at
the same time;
- fan control for high elevations (above 4,600 feet);
- freeze function;
- a card-type remote control.
of its space-saving compact body are
10-3/32” W x 2-11/32” H x 8-7/32” D.
Options include the ET-PKM1 ceiling mount bracket for permanent installation
and the ET-RM200 full-function wireless mouse remote control with laser pointer.
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