Epson finally showed its long-awaited, Full HD 3D projectors at IFA last week. Epson says that its luminance enhancement technology creates 3D content that is noticeably brighter than other Full HD 3D home cinema projectors. Also, by doubling the refresh rate from 240hz to 480hz, the blackout period between left and right eye images is said to be dramatically reduced. Of the five projectors announced, the EH-TW9000 and EH-TW9000W are top-of-the-range models that offer 2,400 lumens and high contrast ratios of up to 200,000:1. The EH-TW5900, EH-TW6000 and EH-TW6000W are among the most affordable 3D 1080p home cinema projectors on the market2 and feature equally high White and Colour Light Outputs of up to 2,200 lumens and contrast ratios of up to 40,000:1.
Additionally, EH-TW9000W and EH-TW6000W are the first Wireless enabled Full HD 3D projectors in the market2 that allows users to set-up their projector without unsightly cables lying around the home.
“We have previously stated that Epson would hold back on developing 3D home cinema projectors until we were confident that there was a strong commitment from content providers for 3D material. With the projection that 27% of households will be 3D capable by 2015 and over 40 3D video game titles expected to be released this year, now is the time for Epson to release its 3D projectors and give viewers the ability to watch 3D content on the big screen,” says Madlyne Colson, product manager at Epson Europe.
“Our new projectors support a wide range of current 3D sources, ensuring there is a large catalogue of films and programmes available for viewers to watch, while remaining the best for home cinema projectors with superior image clarity and accurate colour reproduction. We are extremely excited about these new products and the experiences they will give Epson consumers,” added Colson.
The EH-TW5900, EH-TW6000, EH-TW6000W are available from October 2011 and the EH-TW9000 and EH-TW9000W are available from November 2011.