Hitachi introduced the PJTX100 UltraVision 16:9 LCD front projector today, which utilizes a new high-definition three-panel LCD light engine. The new projector works well in darker home theater environments as well as living rooms with brighter ambient lighting. It’s designed for 30″ to 300″ screen sizes with a brightness of 1,200 ANSI lumens, 1200:1 contrast ratio and 720p resolution (1280×720). One of the nicest features of the PJTX100 is the Whisper Mode quiet operation to reduce noise output to an industry low of 25db…. something that is really needed with LCD and DLP projectors because of the loud fans. A wide range of input/output options including DVI-HDTV, component and auto-synching RGB computer input are included. The unit will be available in Q2 2004 and will retail for $3,999.99.