Costar CT180 short throw projector

Product name CT180
Core parts   Core technology DLP
Projection system 0.55’DMD
Lens Throw Ratio:0.6
Lamp 240W
Lamp life 4,000 hours (standard mode), 6,000 hours(economy mode)
Resolution Standard resolution XGA (1024 x 768 pixels)
Compatible resolution VGA\SVGA\XGA\SXGA\SXGA+\WXGA\UXGA
Brightness 3200LM
Contrast 8000:1
Uniformity 80%
Color wheel 6-segment
Color 1.07 billion
Weight 2.6kg
Dimension 284.0 x 234.3 x 81.5 mm
Projection way Rear projection/front projection, desk/ceiling
Projection dimension 30’—300’
Aspect ratio 4:3/ 16:9
Keystone correction Vertical correction, minus and plus 40°
Scanning frequency Horizontal: 31 ~ 100 KHz; Vertical: 50 ~ 120 Hz
Video format NTSC, NTSC 4.43 PAL, PAL-N, PAL M SECAM、HDTV (480i/p, 576p, 720p, 1080i/p), compositive video
Interface   Input  2 x VGA interfaces(15-pin D-Sub), 1x Composite Video interface (RCA jack), 1x S-Video interface (Mini-DIN 4 pin), 2x Audio (3.5 mm stereo sound mini port);HDMI x 1
  Output 1x VGA (interface for computer signals synchronized output); 1x Audio(3.5 mm stereo sound mini port)
Controlling 1×USB Type A; 1×USB Type B; LAN (only applicable for CT18X series)    1xMini USB; 1x RS-232
Speaker Embedded 2W*1 speaker 
Noise 34dB under normal mode; 32dB under economy mode
Power AC 100-240 V, 50 - 60 Hz, 2.6A
Power consumption 315W( maximum )   standby power < 1W
Environment temperature Operation: Temperature: 0°C to 40°C    Humidity:  10%-80% Storage: temperature: -20°C to 60°C  Humidity:  30%-85%
Accessories Power cable, VGA line, remote controller and batteries, user’s manual, package list, Costar warranty card
Note: if the design and specification are changed, no extra notice will be given.

Product functions and advantages:

1. Brilliant color technology, vivid picture displaying

TI’s newest DDP4421 chipset is used, three technology advantages are provided:

Ø Picture quality is more detailed;

Ø More powerful compatibility of resolution;

Ø More powerful compatibility of 3D video. Brightness and color expression are improved and more fluent video effect is provided.

2. High speed color wheel, real color restoration

New generation six-segment color wheel is used along with Brilliant color technology and 1.07 billion color process, providing higher brightness and more vivid color; the angle of color wheel is updated, thus, not only the light efficiency and brightness are improved, also the color saturation is enhanced, presenting a more précised color. The rotation speed of color wheel is improved as 7,200 rounds per minute and rainbow effect is totally avoided, providing higher brightness and broader color gamut.

3. Blue 3D

Blue ray 3D directly reading, DLP Link 3D and IR 3D technologies are supported. With 3D glasses, users can enjoy 3D movies and most authentic 3D visual feeling is provided to education and business users.

4. Energy saving and environment friendly

Standby power consumption is less than 1W which can save more resources for users.

5. Abundant interfaces, convenient and easy to use

USB, RS-232, VIDEO,S-VIDEO,COMPUTER IN 1, COMPUTER IN 2, AUDIO IN, MONITOR OUT, AUDIO OUT, HDMI and LAN. All kinds of display and playing equipment can be connected easily which improves the working efficiency.

6. Fast on/off function

Image is projected after the equipment is on for three seconds. Automatic heat dispersion and protection is on when the machine is turned on again after an abnormal power off, the life of the machine is prolonged; no need to wait after the machine is turned off and the power cable can be removed immediately.

7. Power-off protection function

The optimized heat dissipation design of the lamp host enables the lamp heat can be cooled fast naturally when the power is off and there is no fan, damages from heat to the lamp is decreased. Once the power is on again after sudden power off, the project detects the lamp temperature and internal temperature of projector. If the temperature is too high, the fan is turned on automatically until the internal temperature is decreased to a suitable level, ensuring the safety of projectors and prolonging the lamp life.

8. Automatic off with no signals

If there is no signal input in a designated time period and with no operation, the projector is shut off automatically, intelligent and environment friendly and saving the energy. (When the parameter of energy saving mode is set to be “0”, the projector will not be automatically off).

9. Upper cover opening, fast lamp replacing

The upper opening system for the lamp replacing makes maintenance of projector more convenient, especially for the ceiling installation in classrooms, decreasing the overall cost of users and saving the education resources.

10. One-key switch for application mode

Humanized design, different mode is switched by pressing one key, fast and convenient.

11. Speaker

Embedded 2W speaker, no need to connect sound boxes.

12. Short-throw design

Short-throw function can effectively avoid the interference to the lecturer generated from projectors, avoiding the picture is blocked by shadow; limited space is used sufficiently and big picture is projected in a short distance.

13. USB display (CT180)

Contents in USB disk can be displayed by USB wireless adapter.

14. Double layer filter for dust protection

Double layer filter can filter the dust of different sized; bigger ones will be filtered by the outside filter and small ones will be filtered by the inside filter, the dust protection result is improved greatly. Such design not only improves the filtering result, but also ensures the ventilation of cooling air flow and the normal operation of projector.


Long life lamp

Brilliant color

High contrast

3D projection

Environment friendly and low power consumption

Abundant interfaces

Double layers dust protection

Short-throw design