While NVIDIA has dominated the news for the past 12 hours or so, it doesn’t mean it is the only company who has announced anything cool. Epson, known mostly for its printers, also has been making projectors for some time. Largely its lineup has been business-level, designed for presentations. Now the company want to jump from your office to your living room with the PowerLite Home Cinema 750HD.
The projector will handle both 2D and 3D and has 3000 lumens. It is designed for use from either an entertainment center or a ceiling mount, making it more versatile than many others on the market. It also includes component video, S-video, HDMI, and USB connectivity.
“Epson America, Inc. today expanded its award winning line of 3LCD home theater projectors with the highly versatile and affordable 3LCD PowerLite® Home Cinema 750HD – offering families and first-time home theater enthusiasts an affordable and versatile 2D and true 3D big screen entertainment solution. Offering full HD, active shutter 3D with 720p resolution, the Home Cinema 750HD makes it easier than ever to enjoy movies, video games, sporting events and more in high-quality 2D and eye-popping 3D at up to 120-inches or larger.”
The projector is slated to become available in late March and will retail for $899, which is undercutting much of the competition in the market right now.
On Sept 7th Epson released the BrightLink 455Wi-T a high performance projector and table mount. It is being produce for Copernicus Education Products and it turns any tabletop into an interactive learning area. The area can be up to 60 inches in diagonal. There is also a pen that goes with it which will allow students and others to collaborate on projects and lessons. Because the BrightLink 45Wi-T is flexible you can use it on any flat surface including walls, whiteboards, and tabletops of various sizes. It will also work with widescreen notebooks and visual content. It has a light that produces approximately 2,500 lumens color and white light output. It has a native WXGA resolution of 16:10 aspect ratio.
The Epson BrightLink 455Wi-T is currently available for an estimated street price of $2,199 through select dealers on a state-by-state basis. If you are a member of Bright-future the price is $1,699. Bright Future is a program created specifically for educators with special pricing and support including dedicated account managers, extended Epson limited warranty coverage for three years and a toll-free technical support number. Those who already have a BrightLink 455Wi can purchase the table mount for $189. Bright Futures members can get it for $129.00.
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a wide lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices. The BrightLink-455Wi-T is the latest in a long line of innovative products developed by Epson. If I was an educator or student the BrightLink-455-T is something I would want for my classroom.