Epson Unveils Expanded Line of Elite 2D and 3D Full HD 1080p Home Theater Projectors

  Epson Unveils Expanded Line of Elite 2D and 3D Full HD 1080p Home Theater
                                  Projectors

PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB, Pro Cinema 4030 and Home Cinema 5030UB/5030UBe
Deliver High Color Brightness and Superior 2D and 3D Performance

PR Newswire

DENVER, Sept. 25, 2013

DENVER, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --(CEDIA Expo 2013, Booth #2828) -- Epson
America, Inc. today unveiled its most diverse line-up of 2D/3D Full HD 1080p
home theater projectors to date including the Epson^® PowerLite® Pro Cinema
6030UB and Pro Cinema 4030, and Home Cinema 5030UB/5030UBe. Epson's latest
projectors provide custom installers and AV enthusiasts state-of the-art image
quality and 2D/3D performance with up to 2,400 lumens of color brightness and
2,400 lumens of white brightness^1 along with a suite of customization
features, making it easier than ever to find the right Epson projector for
almost any display environment.

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"Epson's newest home theater projectors push the boundaries of picture
quality, color and white light output, 2D and 3D performance, and installation
flexibility at this price point and beyond," said Jason Palmer, marketing
manager, Epson America. "Value-add features such as wirelessHDMI, THX
certification and innovative Picture-in-Picture mode present custom installers
with a wide range of options to meet the expectations of the most critical
home theater elitists or novice enthusiasts."

Epson expands its award-winning line-up of Full HD, active shutter 3D and
1080p native resolution projectors with improved contrast ratio of up to
600,000:1 to create a dazzling big screen experience. All four models are
equipped with an advanced Fujinon^® OptiCinema^™ lens (2.1 zoom ratio) for
superior performance and quality, 480Hz Drive Technology for bright 3D images,
and a built-in cinema filter for improved color fidelity. In addition, the
models feature a new Black-and-White Cinema mode optimized for viewing classic
films, THX^® 2D and 3D Cinema viewing modes, and a Picture-in-Picture mode^2
for watching two sources at once.

More about the Pro Cinema 6030UB and Home Cinema 5030UB/5030UBe

The Pro Cinema 6030UB and Home Cinema 5030UB and 5030UBe (wireless) feature
contrast ratios of up to 600,000:1 and 2,400 lumens of color brightness and
2,400 lumens of white brightness^1 for brilliant true-to-life color and deep
black levels. Both projectors feature Epson's Super Resolution technology and
FineFrame^™ technology for smoother frame interpolation and sharper video
quality (2D Mode).

For added installation flexibility the Home Cinema 5030UBe includes a built-in
WirelessHD receiver along with an external transmitter to provide five HDMI
inputs to stream Full HD 1080p media without the hassle of running cables. In
addition, the Pro Cinema 6030UB adds two anamorphic lens modes to enable
2.35:1 anamorphic viewing without an external processor^3, ISF calibration,
color isolation, a ceiling mount, cable cover and extra lamp for added
installation flexibility and customization. For added value, both models
include two pairs of 3D glasses.

More about the Pro Cinema 4030

The Pro Cinema 4030 delivers outstanding 3D and 2D image quality and
performance with full HD 1080p native resolution, 2,000 lumens of color
brightness and 2,000 lumens of white brightness^1, and a contrast ratio of up
to 120,000:1 for superb black levels. It also includes two pairs of 3D
glasses, an extra lamp, a ceiling mount and a cable cover for added
installation flexibility.

Added Features of Epson's 2D and 3D Full HD 1080p Line-up

  oEpson 3LCD technology for high color brightness and amazing color and
    detail
  oUp to 3x brighter colors^4, and reliable performance – 3LCD, 3-chip
    technology
  oFive color modes in 2D and three color modes in 3D to easily adapt to
    different viewing environments
  oAll new Black-and-White Cinema color mode ideal for black and white movies
  oEasy, flexible installation with manual lens shift of up to 96% vertical
    and up to 47% horizontal
  oEpson's exclusive 230W E-TORL^® offering high brightness and up to 5,000
    hours of lamp life^5
  oHDMI (two), component video, composite video, VGA, RCA audio, and USB
    connections
  oOptical out port to enjoy wireless audio (Home Cinema 5030UBe)
  oTwo pairs of RF 3D glasses included with each projector; compatible with
    third party glasses

Color Brightness Specification and Projector Performance

The new color brightness specification (measuring red, green and blue)
published by the Society of Information Display (SID) allows consumers to
compare projector color performance without conducting a side-by-side
shootout. With today's high definition content, home theater enthusiasts want
to enjoy movies with higher quality in both darkened home theaters and
brighter environments. For a truly impressive image, projectors need to offer
both high color brightness and high white brightness. High color brightness is
important for larger screen sizes and provides flexibility for a variety of
screen materials. Without sufficient color brightness, images may be muddy,
soft and lose detail, even in a dark room. Whether you're watching movies,
playing video games, or watching a family slideshow, Epson's line of home
entertainment projectors deliver consistent color brightness and white
brightness, ensuring life-like reproduction of any content.

Availability and Support

The PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB and Pro Cinema 4030 will be available in late
October for $3,499 and $2,499 respectively^6. The Home Cinema 5030UB and
5030UBe will be available for $2,599 and $2,899 respectively^6 online and
through dealers in mid October. Each model comes with Epson's industry leading
service and support, including toll-free access to Epson's PrivateLine^®
priority technical support, 90-day limited lamp warranty and free two-business
day exchange with Extra Care^SM Home Service. The Home Cinema 5030UB/5030UBe
includes a two-year limited warranty, while the Pro Cinema 6030UB and Pro
Cinema 4030 include a three-year limited warranty. For more information,
please see the detailed spec sheets.

The new line of Epson home theater projectors will be on display and demoed at
Epson's booth #2828 at CEDIA Expo 2013, Sept. 25 – 28.

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet
printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to
sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its
customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact,
energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise
and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more
than 68,000 employees in 96 companies around the world, and is proud of its
ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which
it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's
regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more
about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.

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Note: EPSON, E-TORL and PowerLite are registered trademarks, and EPSON Exceed
Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. PrivateLine
is a registered trademark, FineFrame is a trademark and Extra Care is a
service mark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are
trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson
disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

^1 Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light
output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured
in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with
ISO 21118.

^2 Consult your user manual for input combinations.

^3For use with external fixed or movable anamorphic lens options ^

^4 Compared to leading 1-chip DLP Home Entertainment Projectors. Epson 720p
projectors are 3x Brighter; Epson 1080p projectors are consistently 2x and up
to 3x Brighter. Based on NPD data, July 2011 through June 2012. Color
brightness (color light output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color
brightness will vary depending on usage conditions.

^5 Up to 5000 hours in Eco mode. Normal mode is up to 4000 hours. Lamp life
will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions and usage.
Lamp brightness decreases over time.

^6 Estimated street price

SOURCE Epson America, Inc.

Website: http://www.epson.com
Contact: Duane Brozek, Epson America Inc., 562.290.5683,
duane_brozek@ea.epson.com; Natalie Pridham, Walt & Company, 408.369.7200
x2976, npridham@walt.com
 
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