With the XD221U-ST and XD250U-ST projectors, a little bit of space goes a long way.


Mitsubishi Electric adds two short-throw models to its projector range.

The Mitsubishi Electric Australia Visual Information Systems Division have announced the release of two new short-throw projectors. Capable of projecting a 1.5m diagonal picture from as little as 83cm from the screen, the XD221U-ST and XD250U-ST projectors deliver stunning XGA resolution images with exceptional brightness and colour clarity.

Mitsubishi Electric XD250U-ST short-throw projectorThe XD221U-ST and XD250U-ST boast a range of features to deliver rich, vibrant colours for truly eye-catching presentations. BrilliantColor™ technology developed by Texas Instruments™ provides more accurate colour reproduction by boosting mid-tone colour levels. The five (XD221U-ST) and six (XD250U-ST) segment colour wheels, which add additional colour segments to the traditional red, green, blue and white, further broadens the range of colour these projectors can generate. Lastly, the Colour Enhancer feature gives the user a choice between six different colour modes to best suit the presentation.

“Because of the added freedom short throw projectors provide presenters with, they are becoming increasingly popular in the marketplace,” said Stuart Baker, Senior Manager of the Visual Information Systems division, Mitsubishi Electric.

“In a ceiling installation, the presenter can stand directly in front of the projector without worrying about their shadow being cast on the screen. When used as a portable unit the presenter can place our short-throw projectors right at the edge of a meeting room table and still deliver a large image size, whereas conventional projectors take up a lot more table space to deliver the same results.”

Long-life lamps (up to 5,000 hours for the XD221U-ST, a massive 6,000 hours for the XD250U-ST), filter-free design and low standby power usage means lower total cost of ownership, while network connectivity provides the added functionality of remote monitoring and control. The built-in 10 watt speaker means no external audio system is required, and with two separate 3.5mm audio inputs and an audio mixer, the projectors can simultaneously play audio from two sources, such as a DVD and a third-party wireless microphone, with independent control of both volume levels.

Availability and Pricing
The XD221U-ST and XD250U-ST are available from your nearest AV specialist. For further details, please visit http://www.mitsubishielectric.com.au/ or email mea_vis@meaust.meap.com.

XD221U-ST RRP AU$2,490.00
XD250U-ST RRP AU$2,990.00

XD221U-ST short-throw projector (high resolution image)

XD250U-ST short-throw projector (high resolution image)

Specification Overview

Model XD221U-ST XD250U-ST
Display Technology 0.55" 1-Chip DMD
Resolution 1024 x 768 (Total 786,432 pixels)
Brightness 2000 lumens 2600 lumens
Contrast 2000 : 1
Projection lens f=7.7 mm, F=2.8, (1.4m@100")
Picture Size 40 ~300 inch
Source Lamp* 160W (Shut Off Time 5000Hrs) with Low Mode
180W (Shut Off Time 3000Hrs) with Standard Mode
190W (Shut Off Time 6000Hrs) with Low Mode
230W (Shut Off Time 3000Hrs) 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 50/60Hz), 1080i(1125i 50/60Hz), (1080i(1250i 50Hz) is not available)
PC input terminals Mini D-sub 15pin x 2, Audio: stereo mini (f3.5) x 1 Mini D-sub 15pin x 2, HDMI x 1,
Audio: stereo mini (f3.5) x 2
Video input terminals Composite RCA x 1, S-Video x 1; Audio: stereo mini (f3.5) x 1 Composite RCA x 1, S-Video x 1; Audio: RCA jack (L/R) x 1
Output terminals Monitor Out: Mini D-sub 15pin x 1,
Audio: stereo mini (f3.5) x 1
Communication terminals LAN(RJ-45) x 1, RS-232C(D-Sub 9 pin) x 1
Audio speaker 10W mono
Fan noise (in Low Mode) 29 dB(A) 28 dB(A)
Dimension(WxHxD) 320 x 104 x 236mm (excluding protrusions) 325 x 118 x 251mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight 3.2 kg 3.4kg
Power supply AC 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption 270W (Less than 1W in standby**) 330W (Less than 1W in standby**)
Optional lamp VLT-XD221LP VLT-XD280LP


* Approximate figure representing average operational life cycle.
** Less than 3W in standby when using LAN connection

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 $254.4 million in the year ended March 31, 2009.

For more information, please contact:
Claire Malyon
Text 100 Public Relations
E: claire.malyon@text100.com.au
T: 02 9956 5733