The all-round projector for impressive presentations.

The S490U LCD projector from Mitsubishi Electric offers the highest degree of performance with the most versatile array of features available in a portable projector today. Using either a computer or video source, the S490U provides bright, colourful graphics, along with powerful text and data, guaranteeing the most compelling presentation in the industry.

  • sRGB
  • IRIS® (Intelligent Room Illumination Sensor)
  • Network Hub System
  • True SVGA resolution (800 x 600)
  • 2600 ANSI lumen maximum brightness
  • USB mouse port
  • Direct input source switching from remote control
  • Natural Colour Matrix
  • Cinema Mode Function (3 - 2 PullDown detection circuitry for smooth video playback)
  • One push hydraulic height adjustment
  • 15 to 92 kHz auto-scan range for any resolution up to S-XGA (1280 x 1024)
  • Live Picture-in-Picture from PC and video source
  • Workstation compatible (1280 x 1024 : two dimensional dot compression & sync on green)
  • Electronic zoom, focus and keystone correction
  • Built-in line doubler for superior video images
  • Expand mode; any area of the image may be selected and enlarged to full screen
  • Suitable for front, rear and ceiling mount installations
  • Full function wireless remote for PC, Mac and projector control
  • Lightweight, compact size for easy portability
  • RS232 Control of projector’s features remotely
  • Forced air cooled system (low fan noise)
  • Laser pointer built into remote control


Included with the projector:

AC power cable; RCA video cable; audio cable; RGB cable for PC; RS-232C cable; remote control; lens cap; warranty card; user’s manual; battery for remote control.


Accessories (purchased separately):

• Hard lockable aluminium carry case with wheels and pull-up handle (HCB-X500U)
• Soft carry bag for projector and notebook PC (CB-X500)
• Replacement lamp unit (VLT-X500LP)

Specification Overview

Model Number S490U
Display Technology 3 x 1.3-inch polysilicon panels; 800 x 600 each; 1,440,000 total pixels
Resolution 800 x 600; 540 TV lines
Brightness 2600 ANSI lumens (Maximum)
Colours 16,770,000 colours
Projection System Front desk top / front ceiling mount
Rear desk top / rear ceiling mount
Picture Size Aspect Ratio: 4:3; image Size: 102 to 762 cm diagonal
Width-of-Screen-to-Throw Factor 1.85 max WA – 2.53 max TP
Keystone Correction Electrically controlled (digital correction); Angle: -15 to 15 degrees
Picture-in-Picture Computer and video source may be displayed simultaneously. Window is movable & resizeable.
Digital Zooming Expanded zooming; selected area is zoomed and displayed full screen
Lamp 300 watt bulb
Computer Compatibility Windows-based PCs, Macintosh. computers, workstations up to 1280 x 1024
Video Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM, S-Video, NTSC 4.43, DVD (Component)
Input Terminals PC1 (RGB1): mini D-sub 15 pin x 1,
PC2 (RGB2): mini D-sub 15 pin x 1,
PC audio: stereo mini jack x 2 (ø3.5mm),
Video: RCA + S-Video x 2, Video Audio: stereo RCA x 2
Output Terminals PC x 1: RGB mini D-sub 15-pin (VGA); Audio 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
Communication Terminals RS-232C port: D-sub 9-pin
Scanning Rates H: 15.75 - 92 kHz; V: 50 - 85 Hz; Dot Clock: 160 MHz
Audio Speaker Two 3W speakers; 60.96 mm each
Remote control Wireless multi-function for PC or Mac control; full projector control; 2-in-1 type multi-function
Weight 6.9 kg
Dimensions 305 x 148 x 385 mm (W x H x D)
Power AC 100V-240V +/- 10%, 50/60 Hz
Warranty 2 years limited

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