Mitsubishi Electric latest portable projectors really go the distance.


Mitsubishi Electric Australia has announced its latest contributions to the professional display market with the release of the XD250U and XD280U projectors. These lightweight projectors are ideal for education and business use whether it be as a portable unit or in a fixed installation.

Both the XD250U and XD280U have a native XGA (1024 x 768 pixel) resolution, with high brightness levels of 2700 and 3000 ANSI lumens respectively, for clear and vivid images even in well lit rooms. The 2000:1 contrast ratio, combined with BrilliantColour™ technology and a six segment colour wheel ensures accurate image reproduction that jumps off the screen.

“Operating costs are a key factor for buyers when considering a new projector, and the main expense that comes with projector use is replacement lamps,” said Stuart Baker, Senior Manager of Visual Information Systems, Mitsubishi Electric Australia. “With their exceptionally long lamp life of up to 6000 hours, the XD250U and XD280U really help to keep a business or school’s A/V running costs down and the addition of low standby power increases these savings even further.” 

Both models include a HDMI port as well as Composite, S-Video and dual VGA inputs – providing plenty of options for video and data source connection. Using the built-in RJ-45 port along with Mitsubishi Electric ProjectorView Global+ software, network administrators can remotely control and monitor multiple projectors over a dedicated local area network (LAN). The new Visual PA software gives an administrator the ability to broadcast important messages through any projectors connected to the LAN simultaneously.

Built-in 10 watt speakers with two separate 3.5mm audio inputs and an audio mixer, allow the projector to simultaneously play audio from two sources such as a DVD and third-party wireless microphone. The innovative “Audio Mix” feature allows users to adjust the volume levels of each input independently so that a speaker can address the audience without being drowned out by the audio track.

Other features include a very quiet operating volume of just 28 dB(A) (in low mode), top access to the lamp bay for a simplified replacement process (e.g. a projector suspended from the ceiling does not need to be removed from its mounting bracket when exchanging the lamp), and a filter free design for reduced projector downtime due to maintenance.

Availability and Pricing
The XD250U and XD280U are available from all Mitsubishi Electric product dealers. For further details, please visit or email

XD250U RRP A$ 2090.00
XD280U RRP A$ 2490.00

Specification Overview

Model XD250U XD280U
Display Technology 0.55” 1-Chip DMD
Resolution 1024 x 768 (Total 786,432 pixels)
Brightness 2700 lumens 3000 lumens
Contrast 2000 : 1
Projection lens f=18.4 ~22.0 mm, F=2.5-2.8, (3.3-4.0m@100")
Picture Size 40 ~300 (Wide) inch
Source Lamp** 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, HDMI x 1,
Audio: stereo mini (f3.5) x 2
Video input terminals Composite RCA x 1, S-Video x 1 Audio: RCA (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) 28 dB(A)
Dimension(WxHxD) 325 x 118 x 251mm (excluding detachable cover)
Weight 3.3kg
Power supply AC 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption 330W (Less than 1W in standby**)
Optional lamp VLT-XD280LP


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

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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
T: 02 9956 5733