Epson's new projectors are so bright, you don't need shades
The knock on front projection has always been that you need a darkened room to really enjoy them. Rooms without ambient light, like dedicated home theaters? Awesome for front projection. The family media room or living room, filled with ambient light? Not so much. A flat panel has traditionally been the answer in such spaces.
Now Epson is betting its new line of Ultra-Bright Pro Cinema projectors can bring front projection to the brightest of spaces, effectively becoming flat-panel killers. The Full HD 1080p projectors are made specifically for the custom installation market. The models, which feature up to 6,000 lumens of color brightness and 6,000 lumens of white brightness, are the Pro Cinema G6970WU, Pro Cinema G6570WU, Pro Cinema 4855WU, and wireless Pro Cinema 1985.
“Epson is optimizing the home theater experience beyond the dedicated home theater room and into expansive settings – like media rooms with large windows – where light control is not an option,” said Brian Savarese, product manager, Epson America. “We know people gather together for their entertainment, especially for their favorite sports. The Epson Ultra Bright Pro Cinema projectors deliver brilliant, immersive bigger screen sports with an image size that TVs simply can’t touch.”
Epson says the 3LCD, 3-chip projectors offer three times higher color brightness than "leading competitive projectors."
The Pro Cinema G6970WU, Pro Cinema G6570WU and Pro Cinema 4855WU projectors are equipped with a suite of advanced features for easy installation and flexible setup, including vertical and horizontal lens shift, centered lens design and Arc Correction. Faroudja DCDi Cinema technology is also included. The projectors can project content from two HD connections, side by side. The three models include a ceiling mount and extra lamp.
The Pro Cinema G6970WU and G6570WU offer a total of six lenses each – standard, rear, two middle and one long-throw. A quick-release lever provides quick lens exchange. HDBaseT connectivity, ideal for large home installations, integrates full HD video, audio, network and control commands into a single CAT 5/6 cable that may be extended up to 328 feet – significantly reducing installation costs by eliminating additional cables, signal repeaters and labor.