Canon Unveils ‘LV-8320’ Portable LCD Projector

The unit features WXGA-resolution (1280 x 800) and is designed for value-conscious users in the education market.
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Canon U.S.A. Inc., which produces digital imaging equipment among its many products, introduces the LV-8320 to its line of affordable high-performance portable multimedia liquid crystal display (LCD) projectors.

Providing advanced user-friendly features and lightweight mobility, the projector features WXGA-resolution (1280 x 800) and is designed for value-conscious users in the education market, Canon says. New features include a 1.6x manual zoom lens for easy projector placement, extended lamp and filter life and an high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) digital input for projection of 1080p video from Blu-ray players and other HD sources, the company says.

The LV-8320 portable multimedia LCD projector offers a wide array of computer, video, and audio connections for compatibility with a variety of media-display devices. They include an industry-standard HDMI input that enables clear display of HD 1080p video signals from satellite boxes, digital cable boxes, Blu-ray players and other high-quality video and audio sources, the company say. Featuring a built-in 10-watt speaker, the projector can also relay audio to external speakers via a stereo audio mini-jack output. An RJ-45 Network Connection and RS-232C Serial Connection provide for full LAN control and remote PC control.

With WXGA-resolution (1280 x 800), the projector is compatible with native 16:10 displays of the latest widescreen laptop and desktop computers. That enables users to project a wide range of visual content, including crisp, well-defined diagrams and spreadsheets without image compression or other picture-distorting measures. Outputting 3000 lumens at a contrast ratio of 2000:1, the projector ensures bright, well-defined images even in lighted areas and display of bright, accurate colors and crisp blacks with depth and dimension.

The LV-8320 projector’s “intelligent lamp dimming system” not only extends the life of the lamp, but it also provides power-saving “green” operation, according to the company, Canon says. Further extending the life of internal projector components is the advanced air filter, which is made of a new three-layer, highly efficient, hybrid material. In addition to cleaning the air drawn in by the projector’s internal lamp-cooling fan and preventing dirt build-up on internal projector components, the filter can withstand an economical 5500 hours of usage in ECO (quiet) mode, the company says.

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