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Epson’s PowerLite Home Cinema 1080

Long Beach, CA–Epson America’s new 3LCD front projector–the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1080–delivers amazing video performance and visual impact at a price point of $2,999.

Designed to maximize the viewing experiences of virtually any high-definition content, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 can produce display sizes up to 120 inches, which is more than eight times the display area of a 40-inch big screen television. The primary objective for this projector is to produce an unforgettable high-definition viewing experience with movie theater impact in virtually anyone’s home.

Epson projectors achieve true 1080p resolution by actually using 1,920 x 1,080 pixels on each of the projector’s three LCD chips, resulting in full-time color and full-time resolution that give viewers higher levels of rich, vibrant image quality. This technology further maximizes the visual benefits associated with today’s most advanced multimedia entertainment devices such as HD cable and satellite tuners, HD-DVD players, Xbox 360 and 1080p-based technologies that include Blu-ray and the Sony PlayStation 3.

“Without question, this projector is poised to make a profound impact on the home theater market and it won’t take long for movie lovers everywhere to recognize that this projector represents the next must-have display,” said Aaron Marinari, senior product manager, Epson America. “The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 is an amazing breakthrough projector that pushes the limits of technology by delivering cutting-edge blacks, rich colors, depth, detail, and all in true 1080p native resolution.”

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 features new, and in some cases exclusive, video technologies that are designed to deliver an unparalleled home theater experience. These include:

Sharper image detail made possible via the projector’s true 1080p resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels)

Industry-leading connectivity – Epson is currently the only projector manufacturer to offer HDMI 1.3 connectivity with Deep Color support on 1080p native resolution projectors

Brighter, more accurate colors are achieved through the use of 3-chip, 3LCD technology

Wider range of black tones and up to 12,000:1 contrast ratio contribute to increased visual depth via Epson’s C2Fine technology

Superior optics – Epson’s exclusive AccuCinema lens system takes advantage of 14 lenses, including two aspherical lenses, to maintain superior picture integrity across the entire image from corner to corner

More installation options – the projector’s lens shift capability (96-degree vertical, and 47-degree horizontal) is currently the best on the market, which makes it more adaptable to a wide range of room sizes and install situations that may require unusual setup angles

Stylish pearlescent finish and compact size allow the projector to visually blend in better with rooms that have white ceilings

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 will be available in April 2007 through authorized Epson projector dealers and select retail outlets.