Sanyo PLC-XL50, Ultra Short Throw Projector

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Sanyo's PLC-XL50 is an ultra short throw LCD projector we've been waiting to see in the flesh for some time. Why? It can create an 80-inch image from just three inches away. That's insane, and seeing the effect in person with six projectors running in tandem, some on the floor and some on the wall, really is something striking. And not worrying about a blinding light shining into your eyes is certainly convenient. Now Sanyo just needs to fit these XL50s into our pockets and we'll be all set.

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Illustration for article titled Sanyo PLC-XL50, Ultra Short Throw Projector
Illustration for article titled Sanyo PLC-XL50, Ultra Short Throw Projector
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Illustration for article titled Sanyo PLC-XL50, Ultra Short Throw Projector
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@cpadinii: "I think what they meant is that the projector itself is just 3 in. away from the wall, not the lens."

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Hahah... I thought they MIGHT mean that, but that would be awfully misleading, wouldn't it? It only makes sense to tout the distance from the image to the light source, not the distance from extraneous parts of the projector that stick out.

Most projectors have the lens at the FRONT, and when you say 50 inches at 10 feet, you mean 50 inches at 10 feet from the lens.

Instead, they attach a big 9foot11inch rectangle of plastic at the front end of the projector, then you can brag that your projector produces a 50 inch image at 1 inch from the wall, lol?