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Display & Projection
Maxell original technology makes pictures look more real by enhancing sharpness, gloss and shade to make pictures as clear as pictures on a flat-panel device. You can also adjust the effects by three levels according to your surroundings so that the colors of projected images are the actual colors of the objects they represent.
HDCR2 (High Dynamic Contrast Range):
When average projectors are used in bright rooms, the darker colors of an image deteriorate and images become unclear. Using this function, blurred images caused by room lighting or outside light sources are corrected, and an effect similar to increasing contrast occurs. The recent enhancement to HDCR2 achieves not only auto tone enhancement but also auto color enhancement. This results in clear and vivid images even in bright rooms.
Copy configuration settings from one projector to others of the same model via USB memory. Cloning can save almost all PJ settings such as gamma and keystone via USB memory.
ImageCare is a lamp power control function that combines optimal picture performance with maximum energy savings by decreasing energy usage, improving contrast ratio and lengthening lamp life. The result is a lower total cost of ownership and decreased maintenance cost.
Image Optimizer automatically adjusts HDCR2 and Accentualizer to improve visibility as lamp brightness dims over time.
Automatically changes the brightness of the lamp if there is no change in the screen image. Using ImageCare technology, this feature gives optimal picture performance with maximum energy savings.
Perfect Fit 2:
Enables the user to adjust individual corners and sides independent of one another. Perfect Fit 2 provides vertical and horizontal digital correction of either barrel or pin cushion distortions. This feature helps correct geometric and complicated distortions. Perfect Fit 2 allows the projected image to fit correctly to the screen quickly and easily.
Projector Quick Connection App For Mobile Devices:
Our iOS application offers full projector control and also provides the capability to display photos, document files and web site contents. Available for iPad®, iPhone® and Android devices. Works over your LAN via your RJ-45 port or via an optional USBWL5G wireless adapter.
Input Source Naming:
Users can rename input sources in more descriptive terms instead of the factory default names.
Network Control, Maintenance and Security:
Embedded networking gives you the ability to manage and control multiple projectors over your LAN. Features include scheduling of events, centralized reporting, image transfer and e-mail alerts for reactive and routine maintenance.
By using a USB memory stick or other storage device, you can use the projector without a computer. Menus are easy to see with a thumbnail display. There is also a slideshow function. This feature also supports the following file types: JPG, PNG, BMP, and GIF.
PIN Lock / MyScreen / MyText:
PIN lock protection can limit projector users. MyScreen PIN lock keeps captured images on the startup screen. Users can set
any name logo to MyScreen, clearly identifying ownership. MyText provides the ability to write text on the startup screen such as model name, serial number or location.
PJMessenger function allows you to send and display text messages and audio alerts on your networked projectors. It is an easy and efficient way to send announcements out to multiple units.
Present Content via LAN:
Maxell’s suite of networking software allows you to easily send content directly from your PC to the projector via your LAN connection.
Serial Number and Media Access Control Label:
A label is affixed to side of projector to more easily access and read the model name, serial number and MAC address while mounted in ceiling use. This is a convenience for installers, end users and auditors for instant accessibility.
Wireless Presentation Compatible:
Connect the projector to a computer or your network using the optional USB wireless adapter (part number USBWL5G). The adapter supports IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
Model - Maxell MC-EX3551, Category - Business & Education Projectors, Projection System - LCD Projector, Display Type - 3LCD, 3 chip technology, Resolution - XGA (1024 x 768), Light Output (lumens) - 3700 Lumens, Light Source Life Hours (Normal) - 6000 Hours, Light Source Life Hours (Economy) - 12500 Hours, Contrast Ratio - 20,000:1, Color Depth - 16.7 million colors, Throw Ratio - 1.5 - 1.8 : 1, Min. Image/Screen Size (Inch) - 30 Inch, Max. Image/Screen Size (Inch) - 300 Inch, Native/Compatible Aspect Ratio - 4:3 and 16:9 / 16:10 / 14:9 / zoom compatible, Zoom Ratio - 1.2x Manual, Projection Lens - f = 19 - 23 mm, Keystone Correction - +-30 degrees (H & V), Speaker - 16Watt, HDMI - 2, VGA/D-Sub - 3, USB - USB 2.0 Type A, USB 2.0 Type B, Audio Port - Audio in, Audio out, LAN - Yes, Additional I/O Ports & Connectivity - Digital Input: HDMI x 2 (HDCP compliant), Computer Input 1: 15-pin mini D-sub x 1 (shared with analog component video input), Computer Input 2: 15-pin mini D-sub x 1 (shared with analog component video input and monitor out), Computer Monitor Output: 15-pin mini D-sub x 1 (shared with computer in 2 and analog component video input), Composite Video Input: RCA jack x 1, Component Video Input: 15-pin mini D-sub x 2 (shared with computer in 1, in 2/monitor out), Audio Input: 3.5mm stereo mini jack x 2, RCA jack (L/R) x 1, Audio Output: 3.5mm stereo mini jack x 1, Network (LAN) Wired: RJ-45 port (10 base-T / 100 base-TX), USB: Type A x 1 (PC-less presentation or wireless adapter), Type B x 1 (USB display or USB mouse control), Control Terminals: 9-pin D-sub x 1 (RS-232 control), 3D Ready - No, Video Compatibility - NTSC, NTSC4.43, PAL, PAL-M, -N, SECAM, Power Source - AC100-120V / AC220-240V, 50/60Hz, 320W / 310W, Power Consumption - 320W, Dimension - 137 x 104 x 35mm, Weight - 3.58Kg, Features - Input Source Naming, Network Control, Maintenance and Security, PC-Less Presentation, PIN Lock / MyScreen / MyText, PJMessenger, Present Content via LAN, Serial Number and Media Access Control Label, Wireless Presentation Compatible, Others - Colors: 16.7 million colors, Lamp Wattage: 230W, Computer: VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA/SXGA+/HD/UXGA (compressed), Mac 16 Inch, H-Sync: 15 kHz - 106 kHz, V-Sync: 50 Hz - 120 Hz, Component Video: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, Dimensions: 347.98 x 264.16 x 88.9mm, Specialty - Accentualizer, HDCR2 (High Dynamic Contrast Range), Cloning Function, ImageCare Technology, Image Optimizer, Saver Modes, Perfect Fit 2, Projector Quick Connection App For Mobile Devices, Package Contents - Remote control, power cord, computer cable, AA batteries x 2, lens cover x 1, adapter cover, security label, users manual, Accessories (Optional) - USBWL5G wireless adapter, Necessary Accessories (Not Included) - 1. Projector Screen: 115.676.01 Super View 70x70 Inch Tripod Projector Screen, 2. Ceiling Mount Kits: 130.761.69 K2 Ceiling Mount Kits White Color For Multimedia Projector (Height Adjustable 15 Inch Normally & 11 Inch Expandable), 3. HDMI Cable: 61.471.12 Havit HDMI Male to Male 5 Meter Cable, 4. Wireless Presenter: 71.760.01 Micropack WPM-06 Black Pocket Wireless Presenter, 5. Wireless Display Adapter: 44.761.04 K2 Miracast Measy A2W HDMI Portable Wireless Display Adapter, Warranty - 2 year, Country of Origin - Japan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Projectors have long been used as a presentation tool in business and commercial entertainment, as well as in some very high-end home theater systems. However, projectors are becoming more available and affordable for the average consumer. If you are looking for one, here are a few things you need to take into consideration when looking for a projector for your business or home setup.
The first thing you should take into consideration is the kind of content you want to show on the projector. Most business projectors are going to be used for a series of still images. If you're thinking about PowerPoint presentations and bar charts, then look in the business category. The home projector category is going to handle full motion video a lot better. If you want to play movies or games, make sure that your chosen projector can handle them.
Indoor vs. Outdoor
For the most part, if you want to use a projector outdoors, you need better quality all-round. You want the highest brightness, because you have less control over the ambient light, you want a high resolution and contrast ratio to boost your chances of a great picture, and you'll need a good screen or surface, and a decent sound system. One thing that might be more of a concern with an indoor projector is the noise it makes when operating, because that's going to be more noticeable in a small room, but beyond that a good outdoor projector will work well indoors too.
You should check out the reviews for your prospective projectors carefully and make sure that you get a reliable model. You'll often see a lamp life rating, estimating the maximum hours you'll get before needing to replace the bulb. Obviously the higher that is, the better your chances of it lasting a longer time. You should also check out the cost of replacement bulbs and other parts, and get an idea of how easy it will be to maintain and repair, should you need to.
If you're planning to install your projector in a fixed position, for something like a home theater, then you don't really have to worry about portability at all. If you plan on traveling around, using it for business presentations, then you'll want something that's as small as possible.
Zoom Range and Lens Shift
You should also consider the zoom range and lens shift capabilities carefully if you think you'll be using your projector in a variety of different environments, because these features will allow you to change the throw distance and alter the size and position of what you're projecting. Short throw projectors can be used in tight spaces and small rooms, whereas you'll need a long-throw lens if you want to use a projector in a theater or a very large space.
The aspect ratio is the shape of the video image you are projecting and it's really all about the source material. A standard TV has an aspect ratio of 4:3, while HDTV, widescreen DVD, and Blu-Ray content is 16:9 or closer to it. Most modern projectors are 16:9.
If you're using it for presentations then you can save money by going with a relatively low resolution, for example, SVGA is 800 x 600 pixels and will serve adequately. It really depends on the input material, so if you want to show HD movies and play games, you'll want a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels. If you're going to mix and match content, don't assume that a higher resolution projector will handle lower resolution content well, you really have to check. You can get 4K projectors, but you'll have to pay a premium, and there's a lack of 4K content right now.
The brightness you need depends on the environment where you'll be using the projector. The darker the environment is, the lower the brightness you can get away with, but, as a general rule, the brighter your projector is, the better. You'll find that brightness is measured in lumens. A rating of 1,000 lumens or less might be perfectly adequate for a business projector, to be used in small, darkened rooms. For a movie projector in an environment with some ambient light you might want a rating of 5,000 lumens or more.
This tells you the difference between the darkest and the brightest parts of the picture. The higher the contrast ratio, the better the picture will look. But lots of other factors, such as ambient light and screen quality will come into play here, so you can't rely on this spec alone.
The Right Technology
The vast majority of projectors on the market are going to be DLP (Digital Light Processing) or LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). DLP projectors have more moving parts and can suffer from the rainbow effect, because they use a spinning color wheel. LCD projectors are more reliable, but they tend to be a bit heavier. If you can afford to spend a bit more then another technology, called LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicone) will deliver the best quality images, but LCOS projectors tend to be comparatively heavy and expensive.
Projectors generally always have VGA ports, and you might find a range of other options, but if you're using it for games and movies then you'll want an HDMI port. A useful option for some people, especially in the business world, is a USB port that can handle a flash drive, because it's a handy way to carry a presentation.
Wi-Fi support can be very useful for streaming from all sorts of modern devices, so you don't have to plug in directly. For fixed projectors, an Ethernet port can be a really good idea, because it allows you to operate the projector online and it will be more reliable than Wi-Fi.