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Epson unveiled Tuesday a pair of bright 3LCD Full HD 1080p Home Cinema projectors designed for use in either light-controlled home theaters or more general-use rooms with average amounts of ambient light.

The Epson Home Cinema 1040 and Home Cinema 1440 models are positioned as versatile projectors featuring built-in sound, easy setup, dual HDMI ports and MHL support to work with a range of streaming media devices and other sources.

Jason Palmer, Epson America marketing manager, said the brightness level of the step-up Home Cinema 1440 models enables the company to position it as a “flat-panel killer.”

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“Why settle for a 65-inch or 70-inch TV when you can have something four times bigger with bright, lifelike, sharp details, a portable design, and simple setup for a truly captivating experience even in large, well-lit environments,” stated Palmer.

The Home Cinema 1040 and 1440 incorporate 3LCD, 3-chip microdisplay technology designed for richer and brighter colors than single-chip DLP projectors. Both projectors also offer horizontal image correction with Easy-Slide control technology.

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Both models can be placed in a variety of locations including: ceiling installations; table-top placement, or shelving placements. The HC1040 offers 3,000 lumens of color and white brightness and boasts of up to a 15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

The Home Cinema 1440 steps up to 4,400 lumens of white and color brightness and includes Farouja DCDi Cinema video processing that enhances image quality without introducing artifacts. A 1.6x optical zoom with split screen enables the HC 1440 to project two different videos or still images side-by-side.

Epson said the Home Cinema 1040 ($799 suggested retail) and Home Cinema 1440 ($1,699 suggested retail) will be available in September through select e-tailers and retailers, and will come with Epson’s two-year limited warranty, toll-free access to Epson’s PrivateLine technical support, a 90-day limited lamp warranty, and free two-business-day exchange with Extra Care Home Service.

By Greg Tarr


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