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Epson Expands Pro Cinema Projector Line

Epson is expanding its selection of 1080p Pro Cinema projectors with four new models designed for use in rooms with higher levels of ambient light than dedicated home theater rooms.

The four new high-brightness models, priced from $2,499 to $6,999, are designed to compete with flat-panel TVs in open environments but offer much larger image sizes.

Two of the models, the $6,999 6,000-lumen G6970WU and $5,499 5,200-lumen G6570WU, integrate with home-control systems from Crestron, AMX, Extron XTP and Control4.

Both models also feature HDBaseT ports to receive HD video, audio, network and control commands over a single CAT-5/6 cable running up to 328 feet, eliminating multiple cables and HDMI signal repeaters.

The two models also feature six interchangeable quick-release lenses.

The two models and the $3,099 4,000-lumen Pro Cinema 4855WU are designed for custom installers, offering such features as vertical and horizontal lens shift, centered lens design, arc correction, and Faroudja DCDi Cinema video processing.

The three models will be available in October. The fourth new model is the $2,499 4,800-lumen Pro Cinema 1985, available in November.

The 1985 features Wi-Fi-based Miracast and Intel WiDi technology so users can stream video from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.