|Epson Announces a New Line of 3D Home Cinema Projectors|
|Home Theater News LCD Front Projector News|
|Written by Michael Palmer|
|Thursday, 08 September 2011|
At CEDIA today, Epson announced a full line of new home theatre projectors, the 3LCD PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010, and Home Cinema 5010/5010e and 3010/3010e. Each of the new PowerLite projectors feature full 1080p HD resolution, active shutter 3D, and Epson's Bright 3D Drive technology, which drives the LCD panels at 480Hz and has been designed to counterattack the darkness associated with 3D imagery. Other nifty features found on every model are split screen capabilities (in 2D mode only) where users can watch two sources at once (such as TV and surfing the web), five 2D color modes, two 3D color modes, an exclusive 230W E-TORL (Epson Twin Optics Reflection Lamp) with 6,000 hours of lamp life, and a host of inputs (2 HDMI, component video, composite video, VGA, RCA audio, and USB).
The Pro Cinema 6010 and Home Cinema 5010 and 5010e ("E" models include wireless HD transmission capabilities over short distances) projectors feature 200,000:1 contrast ratios, 2,400 lumens, FineFrame Technology, 2D to 3D conversion and a Fujinon OptiCinema lens (2.1 zoom ratio). The 6010 also adds ISF calibration, color isolation, a ceiling mount, an extra lamp, and two anamorphic lens modes. The Home Cinema 3010 and 3010e feature 40,000:1 contrast ratios and are capable of outputting up to 2,200 lumens, and two built-in 10W speakers.
The Epson 3LCD PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010 should cost less than $4,000, the Home Cinema 5010e less than $3,500, and the Home Cinema 5010 less than $3,000 when they all debut in November of this year. The Home Cinema 3010e and 3010 will be available in October, and have MSRPs of $1,799.99 and $1,599.99, respectively. Two pairs of 3D glasses are included with the 6010 and 3010, but must be purchased separately for the 5010, 5010e, and 3010e. Wireless transmitters are included with both "E" models.