At the CEDIA trade show in Indianapolis, Epson America announced its next generation of full HD 1080p 2D and 3D home theater projectors – the new EPSON® 3LCD PowerLite® Pro Cinema 6020UB, Home Cinema 5020UB/5020UBe and 3020/3020e. All of these models have 1080p resolution, feature 2D to 3D conversion, active-shutter 3D capabilities and come standard with two pair of RF 3D glasses.
The 2,400 lumen Pro Cinema 6020UB, Home Cinema 5020UB and 5020UBe (wireless) models are THX Certified. They also utilize Epson’s Super Resolution technology, THX® 2D and 3D Cinema
viewing modes, FineFrame™ technology for smoother frame interpolation and sharper video quality (2D Mode), cinema filter feature for larger color space and improved color fidelity and a Fujinon® OptiCinema™ lens (2.1 zoom ratio). The Pro Cinema 6020UB has two anamorphic lens modes, ISF calibration, color isolation, a ceiling mount, cable cover and an extra lamp.
The Home Cinema 3020 and 3020e (wireless) deliver up to 2,300 lumens of brightness and have a contrast ratio of up to 40,000:1. Both models feature two built-in 10W speakers.
The PowerLite Pro Cinema 6020UB and Home Cinema 5020UB and 5020UBe will be available November and October, respectively, at sub-$4,000 and sub-$3,000 price points. The Home Cinema 3020 and 3020e will be available for sub-$2,000 online and through dealers in October.
Projector market research by analyst firm Pacific Media Associates has shown that the home theater projector market has continued to “hold it’s own” despite economic ups and downs. Home theater projector enthusiasts are also becoming more savvy, and should appreciate the advanced features offered in these models.