Epson America has announced its first line of 2D and 3D Full HD 1080p home theater projectors with the new 3LCD PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010, and Home Cinema 5010/5010e and 3010/3010e.
The PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010 Projector.
With both home cinema enthusiasts and custom installers in mind, the series utilizes new Bright 3D Drive technology. Epson’s new line offers a range of value-add features and performance at varying price levels to accommodate a variety of home cinema projection needs, including an entry-level solution available for less than $1,600.
Epson utilizes full HD, active shutter 3D, with 1080p resolution and Bright 3D Drive Technology, which drives the panels at 480Hz, essentially doubling the image refresh rate of 240Hz panels, delivering ultra-bright images and reduced crosstalk for the ultimate in 3D viewing at home.
The projectors offer high brightness – up to 2,400 lumens of color and white light output – and enable viewing on larger screens and in a range of ambient light conditions. Combined with remarkable contrast and a number of value-add features, including wireless installation options and split screen mode for watching two pictures at once or watching TV and using the Internet at the same time, the Pro Cinema 6010, and Home Cinema 5010/5010e and 3010/3010e deliver top 3D and 2D performance and image quality in each of their respective categories.
“A large issue with 3D projection at home is the loss of brightness in image and picture quality,” said Jason Palmer, marketing manager, Epson America. “With the 480 Hz drive technology developed by Epson, we’ve been able to create a bright, crisp image for home users to truly enjoy the 3D experience. Coupled with exceptional 2D quality viewing, these new projectors are an outstanding choice for any home cinema.”
The Pro Cinema 6010 and Home Cinema 5010 and 5010e (wireless) feature a contrast ratio of up to 200,000:1 and up to 2,400 lumens of color and white light output. In addition, they feature Epson’s Super Resolution technology and FineFrame technology for smoother frame interpolation and sharper video quality (2D Mode), cinema filter feature for larger color space and improved color fidelity and a Fujinon OptiCinema lens (2.1 zoom ratio). They also include 2D to 3D conversion. The flagship Pro Cinema 6010 also adds two anamorphic lens modes, two pairs of 3D glasses, ISF calibration, color isolation, and a ceiling mount, cable cover and extra lamp for installation flexibility.
The Home Cinema 3010 and 3010e (wireless) deliver up to 2,200 lumens of color and white light output along with a superb contrast ratio of up to 40,000:1 for outstanding black levels. In addition, both models feature two built-in 10W speakers. The Home Cinema 3010 also includes two pairs of 3D glasses.