New portable SONY LCD projector combines super bright images
with advanced feature set
The latest addition to SONY Broadcast & Professionals
LCD projector range is a model with super bright image reproduction,
designed for portable applications or alternatively in fixed
installations within meeting rooms and presentation facilities.
As well as the corporate sector, SONY foresees this new extension
to its range proving attractive to the hire market.
With an image brightness of 1400 ANSI lumen, the new VPL-PX20
represents one of the brightest portable projectors on the market
and can be operated in any ambient lighting conditions. Belying
its performance capabilities, this new addition to the SONY LCD
projector is small, lightweight (7.2kg) and easy to set up and
The projector features a host of advanced features that simplify
operation and minimise set-up time. The projector possesses 38
pre-set data settings so that the instant a computer or video
player is connected, it analyses the data stream and selects
the most appropriate setting to provide optimum picture quality
instantaneously. To ensure optimum image clarity, the SONY-developed
auto pixel alignment (APA) function provides, at the push of
a button, rapid dot phase adjustment on the computer signal.
At the same time, SONY has developed the machines acoustic
performance to a point where the projector is almost silent.
During a presentation, the Digital Zoom function enables the
operator to zoom into one region of the projector screen at 1,
2, 3 or 4 times the normal size using the remote commander.
USB computer connection
Personal Computers have become an essential compliment to an
LCD projector with the majority of presentations being stored
on a computer hard disk. Two innovations further integrate these
complimentary data processing requirements. A new USB port on
the projector provides plug and play connection to the new generation
of USB capable computers. This high performance port speeds data
flow between PC and projector, enabling data rich applications
to be displayed on the projector screen. The VPL-PX20 provides
a USB hub, so that other compatible devices, such as high performance
USB loud speakers can be connected to the system.
Another innovation in the VPL-PX20 is bespoke application
software, called Projector Station. A new proposition in projector/computer
integration, Projector Station simplifies presentation management,
utilising the computer to control the presentation and the projector
in a user-friendly environment.
DTV scan capabilities
As well as its outstanding picture brightness, the VPL-PX20 features
one of the markets most sophisticated scan converters.
Using bilinear interpolation techniques, the new scan converter
has a comprehensive video and data processing capability. With
native XGA resolution, the projectors scan converter can
support image resolutions up to SXGA with almost no visible quality
When operating as a video projector, the new model can process
any signal from VHS right up to six new high definition DTV standards.
SONY is one of the first manufacturers to offer a Digital RGB
input, and effectively, this feature future-proofs the projector.
VPL-PX20 - technical background
3 LCD panels, one lens, projection system
LCD panel 1.3-inch p-Si TFT LCD panel with micro lens array
2,359,296 pixels (786,432 pixels x 3)
1.3 times zoom lens
F1.7 to 2.0, f36.7 to 47.8mm
Lamp 200W UHP
Screen coverage 40 to 300 inch
Light output 1400 ANSI lumen
40 inch: 1490 to 1820 mm
60 inch: 2280 to 2780 mm
80 inch: 3060 to 37400mm
100 inch: 3850 to 4700mm
120 inch: 4630 to 5660mm
150inch: 5810 to 7100mm
200inch: 7770 to 9500mm
300inch: 11700 to 14300mm
Video: 750 TV lines (NTSC, PAL, SECAM, PAL-M, PAL-N)
RGB: 1024 X 768 dots
Signal RGB: fH 15,24-91 kHz
fV 43-85 Hz
15Khz component 50/60Hz system
DTV (480/60P, 575/50P, 1080/50I, 1080 & 1250/50I, 720/60p,
Composite video, Y/C video