Long Beach, Calif. - Epson America
introduced Tuesday the PowerLite Home Cinema 710HD 3LCD home-theater projector
targeting families, video gamers and newbie home-theater owners.
The low-cost projector (shipping to stores nationally this month
at a $649 suggested retail) offers 720p HD video resolution and can accommodate
screen sizes 120 inches and larger.
Epson said the unit was designed for fast and simple setup and
operation. It can be placed on a tabletop, entertainment center or mounted to a
ceiling 3.5 to 35.5 feet from the wall or screen.
Epson has included an Easy-Slide image-correction system -- an intuitive
horizontal keystone-adjustment slide control bar that allows placing the
projector off-center from the screen and easily centering the image with the
touch of a finger.
Brightness is rated at 2,800 lumens from Epson's E-TORL lamp
technology, which Epson said provides optimum light uniformity, increased light
output and minimized light diffraction/leakage. Lamp life is rated to 5,000
hours of lamp life.
It also supports instant-on/instant-off technology.
"Whether it's a blockbuster movie, live sporting event or video
game, the Home Cinema 710HD offers a great home entertainment experience at an
affordable price," said Kristi Lanzit, Epson America product manager. "Delivering
high-quality 720p output, the Home Cinema 710HD delivers rich, vibrant images
for a true large-screen cinematic experience that you can't get in a TV for the
The Home Cinema 710HD is equipped with built-in speakers, HDMI
and USB connectivity and includes four preset color modes optimized for various
A special color mode is provided for gaming in well lit rooms.
Epson backs the product with its top-of-the-line service and
support, including a two-year limited warranty with toll-free access to Epson's
PrivateLine priority technical support, 90-day limited lamp warranty and free
two-business-day exchange with Extra Care Home Service.