Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America announced the release of two new 500-series projectors with the wide-format WD510U and WD500U-ST. Both have 1280×800 native resolution and 16:10 aspect ratios and are meant for use in education and business industries. The WD510U has a brightness rating of 2,600 lumens, with the WD500U-ST rated at 2,100 lumens. Both use Texas Instruments’ DDP 2230 DMD chip with DLP technology to reproduce colors. The pair can account for beige, blue, green, pink, blackboard and whiteboard projection surfaces to create color-correct images. The WD510U has a contrast ratio of 2,000:1. The WD500U-ST is a short-throw projector meant to work in close quarters, capable of throwing up 60-inch images only 28 inches from the screen. Its contrast ratio is rated at 2,500:1. Lamp life is rated at 4,000 hours of life for either new projector.
The Mitsubishi WD510U is available now, priced at $1,495. The WD500U-ST costs $1,695.