Make your next presentation up close and personal with Mitsubishi Electric's new short throw projector


Mitsubishi Electric's new data and video projector, the XD500U-ST, incorporates an ultra powerful short throw lens to produce an image of 152 cm at a distance of just 83 cm from the screen. At such a short distance, presenters now don't need to concern themselves with casting a shadow across the screen. The projector is perfect for classrooms or small presentation rooms.

The Mitsubishi Electric XD500U-ST has a 2500:1 contrast ratio and 2000 ANSI lumens. As an added benefit the projector has optional whiteboard and blackboard modes.

"Often in class rooms and small boardrooms presentations it can be awkward when you have to have the projector sitting at the opposite end of the room and the presenters shadow blocks out half the screen," said Thomas Seeto, Director, Mitsubishi Electric Australia. "Mitsubishi Electric wanted take some of the hassle out of presentations by producing a projector that could create good size quality images at short distances."

The Mitsubishi Electric XD500U-ST incorporates BrilliantColor™ technology for richer colours and better images so that you are not compromising on picture quality in the short throw projector. It has Mitsubishi Electric's 6-segment colour wheel and coded colour algorithms so that you don't get washed out images in bright classrooms. The projector also has audio and video inputs for computer and video sources.

The Mitsubishi Electric XD500U-ST includes splash screen and wall screen support and a centre lens design for easy symmetrical installation. The projector also has   time saving instant shutdown feature there is no need to wait around after a presentation.

Availability and Pricing
The XD500U-ST is available from your nearest professional AV reseller. For further details please visit or email

Specification Overview



Display technology

0.55"1-Chip DMD


1024 x 768 (total 786,432 pixels)

Brightness (Max.)

2000 lm



Picture Size

40”~ 300”

Source lamp**

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

Computer compatibility

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

Video compatibility

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

Dimensions (WxHxD)

332 x 102 x 250 mm / 13.1 x 4.0 x 9.8 inch (excluding height adjustment)


3.3 kg

Power supply

AC100-240V, 50/60Hz

Optional lamp


**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