Superior colours and long-life performance with Mitsubishi Electric Leo Series Projectors


SYDNEY 29 May, 2008 – Thanks to a combination of innovative technologies, the new Leo projector series from Mitsubishi Electric sets a new benchmark in colour accuracy and reproduction.

The Leo series includes three new projectors, the XD500U, XD510U, and the XD520U. Each model features the latest 6-segment colour wheel design developed to enhance the colour spectrum by adding yellow and cyan segments to the standard red, green, blue and white segments.

The projectors automatically adjust themselves to optimise brightness and colour in the user’s actual environment by using colour algorithms.  Moreover, the brightness of the three projectors means that they can be used in ambient light. The XD500U has a brightness of 2200lm, the XD510U is 2600lm and the XD520U is 3000lm. The 2000:1 contrast ratio guarantees excellent black level reproduction.

By combining BrilliantColorTM and lamp power modulation technology, the Leo series act intelligently to boost colours that are prone to being darker or less saturated.  This improves the overall intensity and vibrancy of the entire displayed image.  For instance, where there is a need to project vivid images in an already bright screen image, the lamp is programmed to provide brighter colours.  In contrast, when the objective of the display is to deliver an image with emphasis on genuine colour reproduction, the algorithm will deliver just the right colours with the appropriate radiance.

“The Leo series projectors render images in new standards of colour richness, accuracy and quality.  Together with long-life performance, these projectors set new benchmarks for portable projectors in Australia,” said Thomas Seeto, Director, Mitsubishi Electric Australia. 

Other features of the projectors include a long-life lamp of up to 4,000 hours in the XD510U, a low noise operation level of 26dBA in the XD500U, filter free designs for less maintenance, time-saving instant shutdown for presentations on the move and newly designed casing with centred lens for easier installation and setup.

Availability and Pricing
The new Leo series of projectors are available from your nearest professional AV reseller. For further details please visit or email

XD500U $1599 inc. GST
XD510U $1899.00 inc. GST
XD520U $2199 inc. GST

Specification Overview






Display technology

0.55”1-Chip DMD


1024 x 768 (total 786,432 pixels)

1024 x 768 (total 786,432 pixels)

1024 x 768 (total 786,432 pixels)

Brightness (Max)






Picture Size


Source lamp**

150W (Shut Off Time 3000Hrs)
with Low Mode
200W (Shut Off Time 2000Hrs)
with Standard Mode

180W (Shut Off Time 4000Hrs)
with Low Mode
230W (Shut Off Time 2000Hrs)
with Standard Mode

230W (Shut Off Time 3000Hrs)
with Low Mode
280W (Shut Off Time 2000Hrs)
with Standard Mode


640 x 480 ~ 1280 x 1024
True: 1024 x 768,
Sync on green available



NTSC / NTSC4.43 / PAL (including PAL-M, N) / SECAM/PAL-60,Component Video : 480i/p (525i/p),
576i/p (625i/p),720p (750p), 1080i (1125i 60Hz), 1080i (1125i 50Hz)

Input terminals

RGB : mini D-sub15pin x 2, Video : RCA x 1 + S-video x 1
Audio : stereo mini jack ( 3.5mm) x 1, RCA jack (L/R) x 1

Output terminals

RGB : mini D-sub15pin x 1, Audio : stereo mini jack ( 3.5mm) x 1

Communication terminals

RS-232C (D-sub 9pin) x 1, USB terminal for Page Up/Down x 1

Audio speaker

2W mono

Fan noise

26dBA (Low Mode)

29dBA (Low Mode)

29dBA (Low Mode)


332 x 102 x 250 mm (excluding height adjustment)


2.9kg / 6.5lbs

Power supply

AC100-240V, 50/60Hz

Optional lamp




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**Approximate figure representing average operational life cycle.

About Mitsubishi Electric Australia

With more than 30 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products to both corporate clients and general consumers, Mitsubishi Electric Australia is a recognised leader in the marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy and transportation. The company has offices in the major states and recorded total revenue of $241.2 million in the year ended March 31, 2008

For more information, please contact:
Claire Malyon
Text 100 Public Relations
T: 02 9956 5733