Mitsubishi Electric new portable projector packs an auditory punch


With a combination of excellent sound reproduction and great picture quality, the new XD221U from Mitsubishi Electric makes for the perfect educational projector.

This lightweight XGA DLP™ projector has a built-in 10 watt speaker with two separate 3.5 mm audio inputs and an audio mixer, allowing the projector to simultaneously play audio from two sources, such as a DVD and a third-party wireless microphone. The XD221U’s innovative “Audio Mix” feature allows users to adjust the volume levels of each input independently. Using this feature, a speaker can address the audience without worrying about their voice being drowned out by the audio track of the presentation.

“At Mitsubishi Electric, we are constantly working to increase the user friendliness of our products” said Stuart Baker, National Manager of the Visual Information Systems division, Mitsubishi Electric. “The new Audio Mix feature not only adds to the functionality of this portable projector, but makes it a more effective tool for getting a speaker’s message across during a multimedia presentation.”

With an outstanding 2300 ANSI lumens brightness and 2000:1 contrast ratio, the XD221U also delivers in the visual department, providing clear vivid images even in well-lit rooms. The incorporation of BrilliantColor™ technology coupled with a five segment colour wheel ensures colour reproduction is also rendered accurately.

Total cost of ownership is low due to an extended lamp life of up to 4000 hours and a filter free design means that maintenance downtime is also reduced. A running noise of just 26 dB(A) in low mode helps create a distraction free environment during presentation. The XD221U also includes a built-in RJ-45 port for remote operation and management over a LAN, WAN or the Internet.

Other advantages of the XD221U are its simplified menu operation, top loading lamp design and instant shutdown feature.


Availability and Pricing

The XD221U projector is available from your nearest professional AV reseller. For further details please visit or email

XD221U $1699.00 inc GST

Specification Overview

Model XD221U

Display technology

0.55" 1-Chip DMD, 12deg.LVDS, DDP2230


1024 x 768 (total 786,432 pixels)

Brightness (Maximum)

2300 ANSI lumens

Contrast Ratio


Colour Wheel 5seg. Color Wheel (R/G/B/W/Y)

Picture Size

40" ~ 300"

Zoom/Focus Manual Focus & Zoom Lens (Zoom Ratio 1.2:1)
Projection Lens  f=19.9 ~23.9 mm, F=2.5-2.7,  (3.6-4.4m@100")
Off set axis 14.3:-1

Source lamp

180W / 3,000 hours (Normal mode)*
150W / 4,000 hours (Low mode)*

Computer compatibility

Resolution ; 640 x480 (Expand)  - 1024 x 768 (Real) - 1280 x 1024 (Compressed), Sync on green available

Video compatibility

NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL (including PAL-M, N) / SECAM / PAL-60, Component Video: 480i/p (525i/p), 576i/p (625i/p), 720p (750p 50/60Hz), 1080i (1125i 60Hz), 1080i (1125i 50Hz), (1080i(1250i, 50Hz) is not available)

PC input terminals

RGB:mini D-sub 15 pin x 2; Audio: Stereo mini jack x 2(3.5mm)

Video input terminals

Composite RCA x 1, S-Video x 1

Output terminals

RGB: mini D-sub 15 x 1; Audio: Stereo mini jack x 1 (3.5mm)

Communication terminals

RS-232C: 8pin x 1; LAN(RJ-45) ; x 1 (Projector control)

Scanning Rate [H] 15 - 80 kHz, [V] 50 - 85 Hz; [Dot clock] max.110 MHz
Audio Speaker 10W Mono
Power consumption 270W (less than 1W in Power Standby mode)
Power Supply AC100 ~ 240 V ±10%, 50/60 Hz

Fan noise

26dB(A) (Lamp low mode)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

320 x 104 x 240 mm (excluding all protrusions)


3.2 kg

Optional lamp


Included accessories

AC Power Cable, VGA Cable, Remote Control (with batteries), User Manual, Safety Manual, Soft Carry Bag

*Approximate figure based on 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 $249.5 million in the year ended March 31, 2007.

For more information, please contact:

Richard Harris 
Mitsubishi Electric Australia
T: 02 9684 7233