Epson have announced its first line of 2D and 3D Full HD 1080p home theatre projectors with the 3LCD PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010 and Home Cinema 5010/5010e and 3010/3010e. According to Epson, these new projectors have been manufactured keeping in mind both home cinema enthusiasts and custom installers.
Epson’s new projectors utilize full HD, active shutter 3D, with 1080p resolution and Bright 3D Drive Technology, which drives the panels at 480 Hz, essentially doubling the image refresh rate of 240Hz panels. These projectors offer brightness up to 2,400 lumens of colour and white light output. A few of the add-on features include wireless installation options and split screen mode for watching two pictures at once or watching TV and using the Internet at the same time.
Epson's new 3D Home Theatre projector
The Pro Cinema 6010 and Home Cinema 5010 and 5010e (wireless) have a contrast ratio of up to 200,000:1. They have a Fujinon OptiCinema lens with a 2.1 zoom ratio and FineFrame technology for smoother frame interpolation. The Home Cinema 3010 and 3010e (wireless) deliver up to 2,200 lumens of colour and white light output along with a contrast ratio of up to 40,000:1. In addition, both models feature two built-in 10W speakers and two pairs of 3D glasses.
Pricing and availability in India hasn’t been disclosed as of now, and since the projector market hasn’t really picked up, the pricing will have a crucial influence in the sales of the new projectors.