Home cinema projector giant Epson will use the occasion of both the IFA and CEDIA tradeshows next month to introduce five home user projectors.

Epson said the new additions will offer a range of affordable options for enjoying an ultimate big-screen viewing experience with theater-like movies, sports and TV content.

All are based on Epson’s 3LCD microdisplay technology offering optimal levels of both color and white brightness output without rainbow pattern artifacts.

Pictured at top and highlighting the new projectors is the Home Cinema 2150 ($899 suggested retail ), which is followed by the Home Cinema 2100 ($849).

Epson is positioning the HC 2150 as the ideal option for bringing 1080p video viewing to big-game parties in the living room or having family movie nights outdoors.

For those looking for more affordable alternatives and viewing in smaller spaces, Epson is unveiling its Home Cinema 660 ($359), Home Cinema 760HD ($549) and Home Cinema 1060 ($649) models, each offering compact, coffee table designs, and the ability to present huge high-quality images. Each model also includes connected home integration, portability, and setup flexibility, Epson said.

Read more about Epson’s five new 3LCD home cinema projectors after the jump:

The $899 Home Cinema 2150 wireless projector offers widescreen 1920x1080p Full HD resolution with images measuring up to 11 feet. That is 4x larger than a 60-inch flat panel TV. The 3LCD projector will output up to 2,500 lumens of color/white brightness, to deliver vibrant images, Epson said.

The 3LCD projector will also output up to 2,500 lumens of color/white brightness to deliver vibrant images, Epson said.

Users will be able to stream movies, games and more — from connected wireless or wired HDMI devices. The projector includes two HDMI 1.4 ports, Miracast and MHL support.

Other features include a dynamic contrast performance of up to 60,000:1. For ease of setup and placement, the projector offers vertical lens shift, a 1.6x zoom and offers a built-in 10 watt speaker.

The HC2150 is powered by a 200 Watt UHE lamp with an expected life of up to 7,500 hours in ECO mode, or 4,000 hours of normal mode use.

The throw ratio is 1.22 (zoom: wide) – 1.47 (zoom: tele).

The Home Cinema 660 is a compact portable projector with 800×600 pixel resolution and 3,300 lumens of color and white brightness.

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Epson said the HC660 will cast an image of up to 300 inches, which equates to 25x the size of a 60-inch flat panel. It is positioned as an ideal big-screen display for on-demand TV, outdoor movies or multiplayer videogaming.

The Epson HC660 has three times higher color brightness and up to three times wider color gamut than competitive DLP projectors. It weighs just 5.3 pounds, has simple adjustments and includes a built-in speaker.

The Epson HC760HD adds widescreen 1280×800 pixel HD resolution, which is good for placement in a living room or backyard. The unit will cast images of up to 300-inches and can easily connect to Blu-ray players, wireless media adapters and video game consoles.

The HD760H has 3,300 lumens of color/white brightness, a built-in speaker and a contrast ratio of up to 15,000:1. The portable unit weighs 5.5 pounds.

It is powered by a 210 Watt UHE lamp rated up to 6,000 hours of lamp life expectancy in ECO mode and 10,000 hours in normal mode. The throw ratio range is 1.45 – 1.96.

The Epson HC 1060 projector steps up to widescreen 1920x1080p Full HD resolution, includes two HDMI inputs, and outputs up to 3,100 lumens of color/white brightness with a 15,000:1 contrast ratio.

The HC 1060 is powered by a 210 Watt UHE lamp, which is rated to 4,500 hours of lamp life in ECO mode or 7,500 lumens in Normal mode.

The throw ratio range is listed at 1.45 – 1.96, and the projector weight is 5.9 pounds.


By Greg Tarr


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