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Digital Imaging
Polaroid Corporation
565 Technology Square
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Dear Polaview Sales Partner:
Introducing three new SVGA multimedia projectors from the name your customers know and trust –
Polaroid.
• The Polaview 201 LCD Projector is the most economical of Polaroid’s three new conference-room projec-
tors. It offers all the sharpness, detail and convenience necessary for boardroom-quality presentations.
• The Polaview 211 LCD Projector offers the brilliance of 600 ANSI lumens. With true XGA compression and
additional operational features, this is the ideal projector for brightly lit rooms.
• And finally, there’s the Polaview 222 DLP Projector. Using new Digital Light Processing technology and
projecting higher XGA resolution through “intelligent” integration of all data bits, the Polaview 222 is a
multimedia projector for the executive boardroom and other demanding applications, including photographs and continuous-tone images.
All of these new multimedia projectors can precisely match the image seen on your SVGA computer
screen. This 1:1 performance makes them ideal for business, education and governmental use. This reference guide tells you more, and we’ve even added the website address of other computer projector manufacturers – just in case you want to investigate even further.
The Polaview 201, 211 and 222 expand Polaroid’s line of advanced and innovative multimedia
projectors even further. We know they will be instant successes.
Sincerely,
Worldwide LCD/DLP Panel and Projector Product Team
Polaroid Digital Imaging
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Table of contents
Product overviews
Polaview product line overviews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Synopsis of technical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Polaview 201 LCD Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Polaview 211 LCD Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Polaview 222 DLP Projector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Markets and Applications
Key markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Presentation settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Workgroup settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Sales support and administration
Internet support statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Customer support and US Warranty coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Competitor’s Web Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
PID descriptions and projector accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Miscellaneous
Product Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Positioning, Glossary of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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Polaview Multimedia Projectors
Product Overviews
Polaview 201 LCD Projector
The Polaview 201 LCD Projector is the most economical of Polaroid’s new SVGA conference-room projectors. It
offers all the sharpness, detail and convenience necessary for boardroom-quality presentations, at a highly
affordable price.
Weighing just over 20 pounds and measuring approximately 11.5 x 6.5 x 19 inches, the Polaview 201 delivers
SVGA images that are a precise 1:1 match with SVGA computer screens. So what you see on your monitor ends
up in your projected image.
The Polaview 201 features 800 x 600 SVGA resolution, 300 ANSI lumens and over 16 million colors. Although the
Polaview 201 does not incorporate some of the operational features of the Polaview 211 or 222, it is still highly
simple and convenient to operate. The Polaview 201 is the perfect choice for any organization that demands
SVGA resolution, but needs an entry-level price.
Polaview 211 LCD Projector
The Polaview LCD Projector is the ideal multimedia projection system for brightly lit rooms. Even in a “lights
up” environment, the Polaview 211 will deliver sharp, clear SVGA images in stunning detail – a 1:1 match with
SVGA monitors.
The Polaview 211 features 600 ANSI lumens – more than twice the illumination of most computer projectors. The
Polaview 211 also offers virtual XGA compression and an array of convenient operational features, including
automatic scaling (image is automatically “scaled” to fit on the screen) and automatic focus and zoom. So, the
Polaview 211 is not only versatile, it’s exceptionally simple to operate.
Weighing just 21 pounds, the Polaview 211 measures just 12 x 7 x 19 inches. Other features include illuminated
panel controls, remote on-screen menus, rear-facing stereo speakers, NTSC/PAL/SECAM video, 110-240 VAC
50/60 Hz power, and PC and Macintosh compatibility.
Polaview 222 DLP Projector
Introducing a Digital Light Processing (DLP) Projector that is ideal for the executive boardroom and delivers outstanding XGA image capability and video color.
The Polaview 222 DLP Projector delivers high-resolution images (800 x 600) through the use of new DLP technology – not LCD technology. DLP technology enables the Polaview 222 to deliver brighter, crisper, and truer color
images than comparable LCD projectors. This is especially true for presentations with video or images containing fine detail.
A true SVGA projector, the Polaview 222 offers “intelligent” XGA resolution. Unlike other projectors which provide XGA resolution by line dropping, the Polaview 222 projects higher XGA resolution through intelligent integration of all data bits, providing a clear, crisp image. Intelligent compression of the XGA image involves selective integration of the image data in order to preserve signal and discard background information. The resulting
image retains the maximum signal content for display in the SVGA mode.
The unit weighs just 23 pounds and measures 11 x 8 x 19 inches. Other features include illuminated panel controls, remote on-screen menus, rear-facing stereo speakers, NTSC/PAL/SECAM video, 110-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
power, and PC and Macintosh compatibility.
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Synopsis of Technical Specifications
Polaview 201
Polaview 211
Polaview 222
Display technology
3 p:Si LCD
3 p:Si LCD
Single DMD
Resolution
SVGA
SVGA
SVGA
Brightness
300 lumens
600 lumens
410 lumens
Number of colors
16.7 million
16.7 million
16.7 million
Contrast ratio
150:1
200:1
150:1
Zoom
Manual
Electronic
Electronic
Focus
Manual
Electronic
Electronic
17°
± 0/10°
17°
Type
250W metal halide
260W metal halide
270W metal halide
Lifetime
1000 hrs (50%)
3000 hrs (50%)
800 hrs (35%)
Power
Universal
Universal
Universal
Computer compatibility
PC/Mac
PC/Mac
PC/Mac
Video compatibility
NTSC/PAL/
SECAM/S-video
NTSC/PAL/
SECAM/S-video
NTSC/PAL/
SECAM/S-video
Compression
XGA
(eliminate every 5th line)
quality not as good as
the Polaview 222
Virtual XGA
Intelligent XGA
Scaling VGA
No
Yes
Yes
Multimedia
Yes
Yes
Yes
Weight
20.9 lbs. (9.5 kg.)
21.6 lbs. (9.8 kg.)
23 lbs. (10.35 kg.)
List price
$6,795
$8,995
$9,495
Positioning
Best conference-room
projector for tight budgets
Best projector for
brightly-lit rooms
Best overall
image quality,
especially
photo-realistic
images and video.
Projection system:
Keystone correction
Lamp:
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Polaview 201 LCD Projector
The Polaview 201 LCD Projector is the most economical of Polaroid’s three new conference-room projectors.
It offers the sharpness, detail and convenience necessary for high-quality, SVGA presentations. Here’s a
quick list of its major features.
Features-at-a-Glance
• High brightness and resolution – offers 1,440K pixel, 300-lumen (ANSI) display which produces clear
images even when the ambient light level is high
• Rear-screen projection – a reverse scan function allows you to set the projector to reverse the image for rear
projection
• Infrared remote control – front and rear sensors that let you control the projector from almost anywhere in
the room
• Stereo audio output – external audio connectors transmit stereo output which follows the video source
• Wide projection distances (from 2.5 feet up to 54.2 feet)
• Manual shutter function blanks out the screen and mutes the sound
• On-screen menu display on the presentation screen makes setup and operation very simple
• Automatic power down – built-in lamp automatically turns itself off if there is no video input for 15 minutes
What’s Included
The Polaview 201 LCD Projector includes:
• Operator’s manual
• VGA Mac 16 in. adapter
• Remote control
• PC audio cable
• 2 AA batteries
• Video RCA cable
• Power cord (U.S.)
• RCA-BNC pin adapter
• VGA cable
• Audio RCA cable
• VGA Mac 13 in. adapter
• Warranty card
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Technical Specifications
LCD panels
Three 1.3 in. polysilicon LCD
Drive method
Active matrix 4:3 aspect ratio panels, TFT (Thin Film Transistor)
Number of pixels
1,440,000 stripe pixels (800 x 600 x 3)
Resolution
SVGA (800 x 600)
XGA compression by line dropping
Lens
1-1.44 zoom lens, f/2.8-3.1, 50-72mm manual focus
Projector lamp
250W metal halide
Lamp lifetime
1,000 hours (50%)
Contrast ratio
150:1
Brightness
400 ANSI lumens
Color
16,777,216 colors
Screen size
20-300 in. (measured diagonally)
Projection distance
2.5-54.2 ft.
Keystone correction
17°
Video input signal
NTSC composite video, (1) RCA jack
S-video input signal
(1) Mini-DIN 4-pin
RGB input signal
(1) D-SUB HD 15-Pin
H-Frequency: 24.83-56.48 KHz (TTL level)
V-Frequency: 56.25-85.1 Hz (TTL level)
RGB output signal
(1) D-Sub HD 15-Pin
Terminals
NTSC video input: (1) RCA jack
S-video input: (1) 4-pin mini DIN connector
Computer display input: (1) 15-pin mini D-sub
Computer display output: (1) 15-pin mini D-sub
Video audio input: (2) RCA jacks, left and right
Computer audio input: M3 stereo jack
Through audio output: M3 stereo jack
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Polaview 201 LCD Projector
Technical Specifications (cont’d)
Controls
External button switches:
Main power On/Off, Power On/Off, Volume+/Under cover button switches:
Mode, Input, Menu, Down, Left and Right arrows, Lamp timer reset
Remote control key switches:
Power On/Off, Volume +/-, Shutter, Mute, Mode, Input, Menu, Up,
Down, Left and Right arrows
Audio input
(1) stereo RCA jack
Audio output
(1) 1.5W M3 stereo jack
Speaker
3.1 in. round
Operating temperature
41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
Operating humidity
10% to 80%, non-condensing
Storage temperature
-13° to 140°F (-25° to 60°C)
Storage humidity
5% to 85%, non-condensing
Power supply
100-240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz automatic
Power consumption
390W
Dimensions
117⁄16 x 67⁄8 x 19 in. (290 x 175 x 483mm)
Weight
20.9 lbs. (9.5 kg)
Approvals
FCC, UL, C-UL, NOMI (pending)
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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
The Polaview 201 is an economical way of moving up to SVGA quality, but what
am I sacrificing?
The Polaview 201 offers an array of advanced features and benefits, making it an ideal way to achieve SVGA
quality at an entry-level price. You do, however, give up a few operational features such as automatic focus,
automatic zoom and automatic image scaling. If these features are not important to you, then the Polaview
201 may be your best choice.
Does it have remote control?
Yes. The Polaview 201 offers essentially the same remote control features as the more advanced Polaview 211
and Polaview 222, except mouse control.
How about brightness?
The Polaview 201 has plenty of brightness (300 lumens) for most situations. While not as bright as the
Polaview 222 (410 lumens) or Polaview 211 (600 lumens), it is ideal for most lights-down and lights-out
environments.
How is the Polaview 201’s XGA compatibility different from the Polaview 211 or
Polaview 222?
The Polaview 201 uses prevailing technology to achieve XGA compatibility. This means it basically eliminates
every fifth line when converting XGA to SVGA. For many applications, this is perfectly acceptable.
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Polaview 211 LCD Projector
Polaview 211 LCD Projector
Product Description/Positioning
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The Polaview 211 LCD Projector offers the brilliance of 600 lumens. With XGA compression and additional operational features, this is the ideal projector for brightly-lit rooms. Here’s a quick list of its major features.
Features-at-a-Glance
• High-luminance, high-density and high-quality pictures – a newly developed optical system enables
the projector to produce a high luminance of 600 ANSI lumens while providing high-density and
high-picture quality at SVGA (800 x 600) resolution
• Three new 1.3 inch (diagonal) polysilicon LCD panels and a 260 watt metal halide lamp have been adopted
• 3,000 hour lamp lifetime
• Projects onto wide variety of screens ranging in diagonal size from 30 inches to 300 inches (76.2 cm to 762 cm)
• Projection method switching function allows for switching between front and rear projection and ceiling mount
• Lens position adjustment function (for light axis shifts) and an electronic zoom/focus lens allow
pictures to be projected from a variety of different positions
• Compact and lightweight body (21.6 lbs.), carrying handle and retractable lens function enable the projector
to be transported easily
• Wireless mouse function lets you use the remote control unit to control a PC in place of the PC’s mouse
• Projects excellent XGA images in an SVGA format using even/odd line virtual compression
• Automatic standby mode activates when no signal is input for a continuous period
• Blue background is projected when no signal is being input, so that the screen is not illuminated
• Muting functions for video and audio signals, and input signal display function can be toggled on and off
What’s Included
The Polaview 211 LCD Projector includes:
• Operator’s manual
• VGA Mac 16 in. adapter
• Remote control
• PC audio cable
• 2 AA batteries
• Video RCA cable
• Power cord (U.S.)
• RCA-BNC pin adapter
• VGA cable
• Audio RCA cable
• VGA Mac 13 in. adapter
• Warranty card
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Technical Specifications
Power supply
220-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
380W (during standby when fan is stopped: approx. 13W)
Maximum amps
2.0
LCD panel
Three 1.3 inch p:Si
Pixels
1,440,000
Lens
f/2.5-3.1, 48-72mm retractable lens mechanism
Resolution
SVGA
XGA virtual compression
Lamp
260W metal halide
Lamp lifetime
3000 hrs. (50%)
Scanning frequency
During S-VIDEO/VIDEO signal input:
H: 15.75/15.63 kHz, V: 50/60 Hz
During RGB signal input: Built-in data selection (point scan) method
H: 23-69 kHz, V: 50-85 Hz
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Projection size (diagonal)
30-300 in. (762-7620mm)
Throw distance
3 ft. 3 in.-53 ft. 2 in. (1.0-16.2m )
Optical axis shift
± 0/10°
Screen aspect ratio
4:3
Installation
Ceiling/floor/front/rear (menu selection method)
Speakers
(2 stereo) 19⁄16 in. x 11⁄8 in. (4cm x 2.85cm) ellipse
Maximum usable volume output
2W (1W + 1W) (10% THD)
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Polaview 211 LCD Projector
Technical Specifications (cont’d)
Connection terminals
RGB IN: D-SUB HD 15-pin (female)
AUDIO IN: M3 jack (stereo MINI)
S-VIDEO IN: Mini DIN 4-pin
NTSC/PAL/SECAM/NTSC, 4.43-compatible
VIDEO-IN: RCA pin jack (S-VIDEO priority)
NTSC/PAL/SECAM/NTSC, 4.43-compatible
AUDIO IN L-R: (2) RCA pin jack (L-R)
AUDIO OUT terminal: (1) M3 jack (stereo MINI)
(monitoring output and stereo compatible)
SERIAL input connector: D-SUB 9-pin (male), for computer-controlled
operation
MOUSE input connector: 13-pin round connector, for wireless mouse
function (PS/2, Macintosh and serial computer compatible)
Power cord length
8 ft. 2 in.(2.5 m)
Dimensions (WxHxL)
169⁄16 in. x 613⁄32 in. x 1113⁄32 in.
421mm x 163mm x 300mm (not including lens extension length)
Weight
21.6 lbs. (9.8 kg)
Operating environment
Temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 20-80% non-condensing
Approvals
FCC Class A, UL, C-UL, NOMI (pending)
Accessories
Remote control unit
2 AA batteries
Power cord: 250V, 10A
VGA cable: 6 ft. 7 in. (2.0 m)
D-SUB HD 15-pin (male) – D-SUB HD 15-pin (male)
PS/2 mouse cable: 6 ft. 7 in. (2.0 m )
13-pin round (male) – DIN 6-pin (male)
Optional accessories
Ceiling mount bracket
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Why would I want to buy a Polaview 211 instead of one of Polaroid’s other multimedia
projectors?
In a nutshell, illumination. Not only is the Polaview 211 an SVGA projector with an array of automatic features, it
offers tremendous brightness. In situations where other projectors might yield overly faint images, the Polaview
211’s 600 ANSI lumens can project an image of exceptional clarity and contrast. It also features a metal halide
lamp with a lifetime of 3,000 hours.
The Polaview 211 has a different way of providing XGA compatibility — how does it work?
The Polaview 211 provides XGA resolution by interpreting the image data and using an even/odd intelligent line
elimination technique. It uses image-analysis software to make better decisions as to what information is the
most important. It then maintains that data and drops others.
How is that different than the Polaview 222?
The Polaview 222 uses a unique ASIC chip to achieve superior XGA conversion. The Polaview 222 uses a
firmware embodiment of a bit-sampling and integration algorithm to retain signal and eliminate background
information. This makes the Polaview 222 excellent at rendering photographs, data sheets, and continuous-tone
images for medical diagnostic and other interpretive applications.
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Polaview 222 DLP Projector
Polaview 222 DLP Projector
Product Description/Positioning
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Features-at-a-Glance
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And finally, there’s the Polaview 222 DLP Projector. By using new Digital Light Processing technology and incorporating Genesis-chip for XGA compression, the Polaview 222 is the multimedia projector for even the most
demanding applications. Here’s a quick list of its major features.
• Provides users with bright, superior computer/video images in 800 x 600 SVGA resolution
• Offers a superior “intelligent” XGA compression to meet your overall presentation needs
• Incorporates Digital Light Processing (DLP) – Narrower pixel gaps, no screening effect, greater fill area, brighter
on-screen resolution, higher image definition, absolute picture uniformity, higher contrast ratio and full color
from middle to edge
• With dimensions of 15.5 x 12.0 x 7.75 inches (38.75 x 30.0 x 19.38 centimeters) and a total weight of 23 pounds
(10.35 kilograms), it’s compact size and weight enable it to be moved easily from room to room or taken
on the road
• Wireless infrared built-in “turbo” remote control to ranges of 50 feet (150 meters) gives you control over image
settings from various locations around the conference room (remote mouse) includes laser pointer, and features
illuminated keys
• Last setup memory – projector remembers prior configurations
• Single reversible cable for projector connections to all Macs, PCs laptops and desktops for faster, easier hookups
to the computer
• Simultaneous connection with up to two computers and two video sources means total interactivity and instant
switching between sources for increased multimedia capability
• 410 ANSI lumens for bright clear projections in all non-direct lighting situations
• Broad compatibility with a variety of different computer and video sources makes the Polaview 222 a versatile
tool that easily adapts to the customized choices of each end-user.
What’s Included
The Polaview 222 DLP Projector includes:
• Operator’s manual
• 1/8 inch phono cable
• US power cord or EC and UK power cord
• VGA/Mac II reversible cable
• Macintosh monitor redrive adapter
• Remote control
• Macintosh Multiscan redrive adapter
• Computer IR receiver kit
• VGA/Mac adapter
• RCA composite video cable
• Phono to RCA adapter cable
Video Kit (included):
• Internal NTSC/PAL/SECAM video board
• S-Video cable
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Technical Specifications
Light engine
Digital display engine using digital micromirror device
Number of mirrors/pixels
480,000 active mirrors out of 508,000
Projector lamp
270W metal halide /800 lifetime hours (35%)
Contrast ratio
200:1 minimum
Brightness
410 lumen/400 ANSI minimum
Resolution
800 x 600
Intelligent XGA compression 1024 x 768
Colors
16.7 million/256 gray scale levels
Screen size
3-20 ft. (measured diagonally)/90-600 cm
Projection (throw) distance
3.5-35 ft. (lens to screen distance)/105-1050 cm
Projection
Front/rear/ceiling mount
Inputs
(2) Computer (Mac/PC); (2) Video (composite & s-video);
Left/Right Stereo for each of four inputs; RS232; 110/220V power
Outputs
RCA and computer stereo, (2) stereo speakers, monitor redrive
Compatibility
SVGA, Mac 16 in., Mac II, VGA Graphics, VGA Text, NEC PC9801, NTSC,
PAL, SECAM, S-Video
Indicators
Lamp restrike, backlit on-board controls
Packaging
DLP Projector, lens cap, remote control, 4 AA batteries,
IR computer receiver, VGA/Mac computer cable, Mac adapter,
stereo PC audio cable, Audio/Video RCA cable, operating
instructions, warranty/registration card
Keystone correction
17°
Controls
Built-in control panel
Interactive menu display for setup, image, and sound selections.
Multilingual operation for English, Spanish, German, and French.
Infrared turbo remote
Wireless illuminated control with 50 ft. range for full computer mouse control, direct source selection, brightness, contrast, volume, curtain, zoom,
focus, power on/off functions.
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Polaview 222 DLP Projector
Technical Specifications (cont’d)
Speakers
3 inch round x 2 inch / 5 watts stereo
Zoom
Power x 1.5
Focus
Power
Operating temperature
32° to 95°F (0° to 35°C)
Storage temperature
-13° to 140°F (-25° to 60°C)
Power supply
90-132 VAC, 180-265 VAC, 47-63 Hz automatic switching
Dimensions (W x H x D)
15.5 in. x 12.0 in. x 7.75 in.
38.75 cm x 30.0 cm x 19.38 cm
Audible noise
Less than 55 dBA @ 1 meter
Weight
23 lbs./10.35 kg.
Approvals
FCC, UL, CE, NOMI
Warranty
One year limited
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
How does Polaroid’s new DLP Projector compare to today’s other data projection
technologies?
• High apparent resolution Each pixel has efficient light distribution.
• No “Screen Door Effect” Small inter-pixel gaps and opaque masking between the picture elements virtually
eliminates the “screen door effect” – the noticeable pixels that result in an image that appears to be seen
through a screen door.
• High brightness As the resolution of the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) increases, the output brightness
also increases. Because the technology is reflective, not transmissive as in LCD projectors, brightness increases
as the surface area or pixel density increases. In other technologies, increases in resolution reduce the amount
of light that can transmitted.
Outstanding color saturation, color temperature, contrast ratio, and true 24-bit color
processing provide image depth, clarity, and richness approaching film quality.
• Excellent image quality
Other flat panel displays have viewing angle characteristics that require a certain
perspective to achieve optimum results. With these, even at optimum angles, there is not consistent uniformity
across the image. DLP technology doesn’t have these viewing angle limitations.
• Superior image uniformity
The Digital Micromirror Device can be updated in microseconds versus the rate of
today’s “best” display devices.
• Faster refresh rates
Because the pixels are in fixed rows and columns, projected horizontal and vertical lines most often associated with text and high-resolution graphics are clear, crisp and very sharp. Largescreen CRT monitors and projectors can’t match up due to convergence errors and CRT drift that results in outof-focus or blurry appearance.
• Sharper text and graphics
What is the significance of SVGA (800 x 600) resolution?
The screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels used in Polaview 222 projectors certainly matches with most of the
laptop computer monitor settings. It gives the users bright and superior computer/video images. Unlike other
projectors, Polaview 222 users do not need to adjust their monitor settings to 640 x 480.
Will DLP technology replace LCD?
LCD projection products are and will continue to be viable, competitive products. LCD projectors are
Polaroid’s most popular products, and double-digit growth rates are expected to continue through the end of
the decade. The Polaview 222 is a feature-rich data/video projector with superior image quality. It is a key
component in Polaroid’s overall data/video projector line-up for the short term and beyond. The bottom line is
that business, education and government presenters aren’t as concerned with the technology that’s inside their
projectors as they are with a projection solution that meets their needs.
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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (cont’d)
Why Digital Light Processing?
The digital micromirror device (DMD) is a highly integrated semiconductor light switch and the core of DLP. The
DLP-based projection subsystem in the Polaview 222 projector couples the DMD microchip with digital signal processing, memory, software, optical components and an illumination source for projection display. Complete projection system prototypes using DMDs enable compact and lightweight projectors featuring the efficient use of available light sources. DLP, the only all-digital display, provides a distinctive approach to projection display systems.
How does the DMD work?
Computer-controlled signals cause the DMD’s square pixels to switch “on” or “off” at a frequency of more than 1000
times per second, offering lightning-fast digital control of reflected images. As a result, a DMD can reflect light
quickly and uniformly to create high-quality images that can be projected or displayed on a monitor. Using standard
processes and materials, the cost of producing display systems based on emerging DLP technology will be highly
competitive.
For reference, how do the three techniques of projection display actually work?
In current projectors based on liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), dichroic beam splitters supply red, green and blue
light to trios of LCD light valves, which pass or block the light as specified by the pixel data (left). In the display
based on a single DMD, a synchronized rotating color wheel in effect tints the light sent to the DMD chip (center).
Three consecutive 5.6-ms color fields make one 16.7-ms field, for 180 color fields per second. The cathode-ray-tube
(CRT) projector contains three CRTs (red, green and converge at a large mirror that reflects them onto a screen. Most
CRT displays are rear-projection systems. Current LCD displays are mainly front-projection systems, although rearprojection systems are emerging. The DMD display is suitable for either front or rear projection, with minor modifications to the optics.
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Key Markets and Applications
Key Markets
• Business
• Education
• Government
Polaview multimedia projectors are designed to increase the productivity of work groups and the effectiveness of
presenters. The SVGA capability of all four of these projectors allows for projected displays of multi-tasked
screens, video clips, or images containing fine detail. These projectors greatly increase the efficiency of information exchange.
More than 60% of projectors are sold to businesses. Polaview projectors expand the potential of the business market even further through its enhanced projection capabilities. The three largest business uses are:
• Presentations
• Product demonstrations, particularly for personal computing hardware and software products
• Training for both computer and non-computer products
Presentation Settings
Executive Briefings
A user can easily prepare and deliver a presentation for everything from a
financial conference to a board of directors meeting using the Polaview projectors, together with any of several widely available presentation software
packages. Since the preparation of a presentation to be delivered with a
Polaroid multimedia projector does not require the assistance of third-party
suppliers, long lead times are not required and information can be easily
updated. The presenter can prepare additional, easily accessible backup
material in anticipation of questions that may be asked by the audience.
Sales Presentations
A salesperson can easily carry it to customer sites. Using a Polaroid projector with any of several widely available presentation software packages, a
salesperson can tailor a presentation to each customer situation – a transportable notebook computer can even customize a presentation from the
road. Highly valued projection system features are portability, brightness,
image quality, the ability to access parts of the presentation non-sequentially, and the ability to customize presentations easily.
Training and Education
Polaroid projection products are used extensively for training and education
purposes. In a software training course, for instance, the instructor can project a screen for the entire class, allowing the group to study the material
simultaneously. Projection also enables the instructor to provide real-time
examples and instruction. Instructors typically value such features as portability, affordability, interactivity, and image brightness.
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Workgroup Settings
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Financial Analysis
Workgroups can prepare and analyze budgets, forecasts and other financial models using Polaview multimedia projectors along with popular
spreadsheet applications such as Microsoft Excel and Lotus 1-2-3. For
example, a budget can be analyzed to see the effects on profits should revenues increase or decrease, or should sales commissions change. The ability to work in real time can enhance the performance of workgroups by
fostering more interaction among group members and improving the efficiency of the entire process by eliminating delays associated with generating multiple iterations. Workgroups performing financial analysis typically value such features as portability, brightness, price performance, ease
of document retrieval, and hardware and software compatibility.
Product Design
Scientists, engineers and product designers can use a Polaview multimedia projector for group design review, project scheduling and management reporting. While evaluating the design or project schedule together,
the group can also make and see changes, and view their results immediately. In addition, technical simulations can be run in a group setting.
Prior to the advent of electronic projection products, these groups were
limited to reviewing static drawings or printed materials, offering suggestions or modifications, then waiting for a revised version to be generated
and circulated. Product design groups typically value such features as
portability, high resolution, color and brightness.
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Statement of Internet services and support
Polaroid Customer Support Services is now offering Internet support for all Polaroid Digital Imaging Products on
the Home Page of Polaroid’s Web Site. Following is a brief description of each section on the Web Page concerning Polaroid Digital Imaging (PDI) products.
Products
• General product information is contained here. There will be links to the following locations:
• An FTP site containing current “free” software drivers and/or patches
• FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions. These are the top 10 (or so) most frequently asked questions and associated
answers received from the US phone support organization.
• Service Page
• Home Page
Service
E-mail service is being offered to all customers with products listed in this section. A customer may send an
E-mail message with any pre-sales or post-sales question. As soon as the message is received, an automatic
response lets the customer know that their message has been received and that they will be contacted via E-mail
with an answer within one business day. Non-US customers are directed to the listing of international service centers. All efforts will be made to answer questions of international customers. The 800 number for PDI service is
listed here, as well as the phone numbers and addresses of all service centers worldwide.
The following types of questions will NOT be answered:
• sales/pricing/literature
• product repair
• products not sold in the US
For these questions, an E-mail message will be sent to that customer, referring him/her to the closest
Polaroid service center. Efforts are underway to broaden the international support offered on the web site.
Fresh stuff
This section contains any new information about Polaroid, its products, and its web site. Any new PDI product
information including new drivers and software will be located here.
Let’s get digital
This section is dedicated to the digital product line. Currently it contains information concerning the PDC-2000
Digital Camera. This site will change periodically but will always highlight one of the digital products.
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Customer Support Services
U.S. Service & Support Information
Telephone Assistance
For technical assistance, customers in the United States can call Polaroid’s
toll-free Technical Assistance Hotline at 1-800-432-5355. The hours of
operation are Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM EST. Our highly
trained specialists can answer questions, from general to specific technical
issues.
When calling with a technical question, ask for an Electronic
Imaging or Digital Imaging Specialist. Please identify the Polaroid product/model, computer and video card you are using before describing the
issue. Also, (if possible) have the equipment in front of you when you call.
Technical Assistance:
Polaroid Corporation
565 Technology Square – 3B
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 800-432-5355 / Fax: 781-386-9688
Software Support
For application software support, please contact the software
manufacturer.
Manufacturer
Polaroid provides a one year warranty for its Polaview LCD products.
Standard Warranty
Limited One Year Warranty
Polaroid Corporation warranties the Polaview products against defects
for a period of one year from the date of purchase. To verify the warranty
period, the sales slip or other proof of the purchase date is required.
Should this product, or any component or accessory included
with it, become defective at any time during the warranty period,
Polaroid Corporation will, at its discretion, either repair or replace this
item, without charge, provided the product is returned to the designated
servicing location (prepaid and insured).
This Limited Warranty does not apply to product damage resulting from accident, incorrect installation, unauthorized modification, misuse or abuse.
This warranty excludes all incidental and consequential damages
and does not affect your statutory rights.
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Out-of-Box Failures
It is the reseller’s responsibility to contact their local Polaroid Distribution
Center regarding “out-of-box failures.” Distribution will issue an RA
(return authorization) number and the reseller may then return the product to Polaroid for a replacement unit.
If you believe you have an “out-of-box failure” but are not sure,
you may call Polaroid toll-free from within the U.S.A. at 1-800-432-5355,
or fax the information about your problem to 1-781-386-9688, Monday
through Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time. We offer a variety of
Customer Support Services; call us for details and applicable fees. You
may also write to Electronic Imaging Technical Support, Polaroid
Corporation, 565 technology Square – 3B, Cambridge, MA 02139. In
Canada, call toll-free at 1-800-268-6970. Outside North America, contact
the Polaroid office nearest you.
Internet
Product information and FAQs are available on Polaroid’s web site at:
http://www.Polaroid.com
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Polaroid Digital Imaging Competitor’s Web Sites
Here are the web site addresses of other computer projector manufacturers.
Adobe
http://www.adobe.com/
AGFA
http://www.agfa.com/
Apple Computer, Inc.
http://www.apple.com/
Canon Inc.
http://www.canon.com/
Casio
http://www.casio.com/
Dycam
http://www.dycam.com/
Eastman Kodak
http://www.kodak.com/
Epson
http://www.epson.com/
Fargo
http://www.fargo.com/
Fuji Electronics
http://www.fuji-electronics.com/
Hewlett Packard
http://www.hp.com/
InFocus
http://www.infocus.com/
Lasergraphics
http://www.lasergraphics.com/
Lexmark
http://www.lexmark.com/
Linotype-Hell AG
http://www.lhag.com/
Logitech
http://www.logitech.com/
Management Graphics, Inc
http://www.mgi.com/
Microtek
http://www.microtek.com/
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Minolta Co., Ltd
http://www.minolta.com/
Mirus Industries Corporation
http://www.mirus.com/
nView Corporation
http://www.nview.com/
Nikon Corporation
http://www.klt.co.jp/nikon/
Olympus
http://www.olympus.com/
Presentations Technologies
http://www.pti-intl.com/
Proxima Corporation
http://www.prxm.com/
Ricoh Corporation
http://www.ricoh.com/
Samsung
http://www.samsung.com/
Scitex Corporation Ltd.
http://www.scitex.com/
Sega
http://www.sega.com/
Sharp
http://www.sharp.co.jp/
Sony Corporation
http://www.sony.com/
Tektronix
http://www.tektronix.com/
Telex Communications
http://www.telex.com/
Toshiba
http://www.toshiba/
Xerox
http://www.xerox.com/
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Polaview Multimedia Projector Family
PID #
Product description
623823
Polaview 201 (domestic)
Polaview 201 (international)
623824
623828
623829
623735
623820
623819
Polaview 211 (domestic)
Polaview 211 (international)
Polaview 222 (domestic)
Polaview 222 (international, data only)
Polaview 222 (video module board, international only)
Polaview 201 Accessories
623882
Air filter
623885
Replacement lamp
Polaview 211 Accessories
623883
Serial cable
623884
Macintosh mouse cable
623886
Replacement lamp
623881
Ceiling mount
Polaview 222 Accessories
623374
Replacement lamp assembly
623375
Soft carry case with wheels
623376
ATA-300-style carry case with wheels
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Polaview Projector Product Positioning
Polaview 10
Super portable, low-cost VGA projector
VGA 640 x 480
Adequate for most lighting conditions
Laptop size under 10 lbs.
$5,995
Polaview 110
Best VGA projector for well-lighted environments and
business graphics applications
VGA 640 x 480
SVGA 800 x 600 compressed
Rich, saturated colors
High brightness
24 lbs. (10.8 kg.)
$8,295
Polaview 201
Best conference-room projector for tight budgets
SVGA 800 x 600
1024 x 768
XGA true compression
Rich, saturated colors
High brightness
22.5 lbs. (10.13 kg.)
$6,795
Polaview 211
Best projector for brightly-lit rooms
SVGA 800 x 600, virtual XGA compression
Rich, saturated colors
High luminence
21.6 lbs. (9.8 kg.)
$8,995
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Best SVGA projector
Best projector for video and full color/photographic images
SVGA 800 x 600
Full screen VGA (640 x 480)
Excellent uniformity
No LCD “screen door” effect; minimum pixelization
Best video and full color imagery
23 lbs. (10.35 kg.)
$10,900
Polaview 222
Best projector for overall image quality, especially
photo-realistic images and video
SVGA 800 x 600, intelligent XGA compression
Superior computer/video images
Bright, clear projections
23 lbs. (10.35 kg.)
$9,495
Polaview 305
Portable high-resolution projector
(Compared to competitive CRT and LCD projectors)
Optional Adobe Acrobat Player System for presentation
without connecting a PC
XGA 1024 x 768
VGA (640 x 480) to EWS (1280 x 1024) compatibility
High detail/resolution
31 lbs. (13.95 kg.)
$16,995
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Glossary of Terms
Amorphous A type of LCD without defined form or shape; uncrystallized. Yields a sharper image.
Analog Signal A continuous signal that takes time to make a transition from one level to another. Standard
audio and video signals are analog. This signal has an infinite number of levels between its highest and lowest value. (Not represented by bits, such as with digital.)
Aspect Ratio Horizontal dimension of a picture expressed relative to the vertical dimensions. The aspect
ratio of all broadcast composite video systems is 4 units wide by 3 units high.
Bandwidth A frequency range, or “band” of frequencies, within which a device operates.
Brightness Ratio The difference between the brightest and darkest object in a picture. Too much of a difference can cause unacceptable contrast.
CGA (Color Graphics Adapter) 1983 IBM introduced their first product to display both color and graphics.
Pixel x Line resolution of 640 x 200. The horizontal scan frequency of 15.75 kHz and vertical frequency of 60
Hz. The output is a 9 pin “D” type connector.
Chrominance Signal This is the signal that represents color in a video picture. Chroma is the characteristics
of color information independent of luminance intensity. Hue and saturation are qualities of chroma.
Chrominance is abbreviated as “C”.
Color - 24 bit Refers to the total number of colors possible per pixel. 24 bit = 16.7 million colors. 8 bits of
information per color (RGB) per pixel. The total possible color combination is greater than 16.7 million.
Color Mapping The translation of many video display monitor colors into fewer LCD projection colors. The
more colors an LCD product has, the better the color mapping.
Color Palette The total number of colors available for use by a device.
Composite Video A mixed signal comprised of the luminance black and white, chrominance (color), blanking pulses, sync pulses and color burst.
Contrast Degree of difference between the lightest and darkest parts of a picture. Low contrast is shown
mainly as shades of gray, while high contrast is shown as blacks and whites with very little gray.
Convergence The alignment of the Red, Green, and Blue video on a projected display.
DOT Clock (also Pixel Clock) The highest data rate that a graphics device can produce.
EGA (Enhanced Graphics Adapter) First introduced in 1984 by IBM. Resolution is 640 x 350 with 16 colors
at 60 Hz. EGA is obsolete.
Frequency Range Refers to the low-to-high limits of a device, such as a computer, projector or monitor. Also
“bandwidth”.
Front Projection Projecting onto the screen or wall for viewing from the same side (also see Rear Projection).
Full Motion Video TV-quality, or better, moving video images displayed in a window or full screen on your
PC (30 Frames Per Second or greater)
Ghosting A term used to describe the appearance of a dual image or losing the cursor that is being projected
onto the screen. This is most prevalent in passive matrix panels/projectors.
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Gray Scale A term used to describe an image containing a number of gray shades as well as black and white.
Hertz (Hz) A measure of frequency in cycles per second.
High Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels per image.
Horizontal Rate (Frequency) The number of complete horizontal lines, including trace and retrace, scanned
per second. Typically shown as a measure of kHz.
Hue (Tint Control) Red, yellow, blue, etc., are hues of color, or types of color. Hue is the parameter of color
that allows us to distinguish between colors.
Interlaced The process of scanning whereby the alternated lines of both scanned fields fall evenly between
each other.
Keystone Effect A distorted picture where one edge is not the same dimension as the opposite edge.
Typically results when the image is projected at an angle. In stone buildings, the tapered stone at the top of
an arch was the “key” that prevented the arch from falling.
Kilohertz (kHz) Thousands of Hertz, or a frequency rate in units of thousands of cycles per second. For
example: CGA’s horizontal scan rate is 15,750 hertz (Hz), or 15.75 kHz.
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Display technology that relies on polarizing filters and liquid-crystal cells
rather than phosphors illuminated by electron beams to produce an on-screen image. To control the intensity
of the red, green, and blue dots that comprise pixels, an LCD’s control circuitry applies varying charges to the
liquid-crystal cells through which polarized light passes on its way to the screen. The amount of light that
makes it through to the screen depends on the amount of charge applied to the corresponding cell before
passes through a second polarizing filter and a red, green, or blue color mask. It was first developed in 1968
by RCA laboratories.
Lumen A unit of measure for the amount of light emitted by a light source.
Luminance This is the signal that represents brightness in a video picture. Luminance is any value between
black and white. Luminance is abbreviated as “Y”.
Lux The amount of light per square meter, incident on a surface.
MHz An abbreviation for megahertz. This is a unit of measurement and refers to a million cycles per second.
Bandwidth is measured in megahertz.
Non-Interlaced A method by which all the video scan lines are presented on the screen in one sweep instead
of two (also see Interlaced).
NTSC (National Television Systems Committee) The television standard for North America, Japan, and
certain countries in South America. NTSC is 525 lines of resolution with a refresh rate of 60 Hz. NTSC refers
to a type of video or television signal.
PAL (Phase Alternate Line) The television standard for Western Europe, Asia, Australia, certain countries in
Africa and South America. PAL is 625 lines of resolution with a refresh rate of 50 Hz. PAL refers to a type of
video or television signal.
Passive Matrix An LCD technology that uses pixels which are made up of RGB (Red, Green, Blue). Passive
pixels are at rest until activated by pulses of signals. Passive matrix has a slower response time causing moving objects to streak or ghost unlike active matrix.
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Pixel A definable location on a display screen that consists of multiple or single triad of dots (red, green, and
blue). A computer picture is typically composed of a rectangular array of pixels (i.e. 300 x 450). The resolution
of a picture is expressed by the number of pixels in the display. For example, a picture with 560 x 720 pixels is
much sharper than a picture with 275 x 400 pixels.
Plug & Play (PnP) A term used to indicate that a device can be installed with no setup (program installation, software settings, etc.). Many devices require software, setting changes, or boot after installation. This is
not true of a plug and play device.
Projector A presentation device that has its own light source built-in, sometimes called an all-in-one projector. Plug the computer into the unit and project the computer’s image onto a screen or wall.
Rear Projection Projecting an image through a translucent screen material for viewing from the opposite
side (also see Front Projection)
RGB Red, Green, Blue
Saturation The intensity of the color is called saturation. Example: A lightly saturated red looks pink. Fully
saturated red is like the red of a crayon. Not be confused with brightness, saturation is the amount of pigment in a color, and not the intensity. Low saturation is like adding white to the color.
SCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface) Pronounced “scuzzy”. SCSI is the second-most popular interface
standard for hard disks. Most scanners and CD-ROM drives are SCSI. You can hook up to seven SCSI devices
to one SCSI interface.
SECAM (Sequential Coleur A Memoire) Pronounced “Sea-Cam”. Sequential color with memory. The television standard for France, Eastern Europe, Russia, the former Soviet Republics and some countries in Africa.
SECAM is 625 lines of resolution with a refresh rate of 50 Hz. SECAM refers to a type of video or television
signal.
SVGA (Super Video Graphics Array) Also referred to an extension of the VGA video standard. SVGA video
adapters support resolutions of 800 x 600 pixels and higher with up to 16.7 million colors (known as true
color).
TFT (Thin Film Transistor) A technology used to make active matrix LCD panels where each pixel has its
own transistor switch. This technology allows for sharper looking colors than ColorStripe or TSTN. TFT is
used in Amorphous TFT and Polysilicon TFT.
Vertical Rate (Frequency) The number of times the screen is refreshed per second. Typically shown as a
measure of hertz (Hz).
VGA (Video Graphics Array) Also referred to as Video Graphics Adapter. Introduced by IBM in 1987. VGA
is an analog signal with TTL level separate horizontal and vertical sync. The video outputs to a 15 inch HD
connector, has a horizontal scan frequency of 31.5 kHz, and vertical frequency of 60 to 70 Hz non-interlaced.
The signal has a Pixel by Line resolution of 640 x 480 with a color palette of 16 from 256,000.
XGA (Extended Graphics Array) IBM’s graphics standard that includes VGA and extended resolutions up
to 1024 x 768 pixels, interlaced, 35 kHz. An XGA video card has a 15-pin HD connector.
XGA-2 (Extended Graphics Array, 2nd Generation) Capable of scanning from 31 to 68 kHz and resolutions
up to 1600 x 1200 pixels. An XGA2 video card has a 15-pin HD connector.
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