Epson Home Cinema 1080 Projector Review
- Product Name: PowerLite Home Cinema 1080
- Manufacturer: Epson
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- Review Date: May 01, 2007 03:23
- MSRP: $ 2999
Brightness: 1200 ANSI lumens (vivid mode)Control: RS-232C, IR remote
Contrast: Up to 12,000:1 (full on/off)
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 native HD resolution
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen native 16:9 aspect ratio (4:3 resized)
LCD Panel: 3 x 0.74" Epson C2Fine VAN (Vertical Alignment Nematic) 3LCD ("D6")
Optical System: Dichroic mirror separation and prism combine method
Iris: Auto Iris optical system with AbsoluteBlack
Video Inputs: HDMI-HDCP (1.3), component, composite, S-video, SCART and PC/RGB (HD15)
Projection Lens: F/2.0 – 3.17, manual focus & zoom
Lens Shift: Vertical and horizontal (96% vertical, 47% horizontal)
Keystone Correction: +/- 15 degrees (vertical)
Lamp: 170 W UHE (Ultra-High Efficiency) E-TORL (Epson Twin Optimized Reflection) lamp
Power Supply: 100-120 volts, 2.7A
Power Consumption: 245W (high); 200W (low); 4W (standby)
Operating Temperature: 32 – 104 degrees F (0 – 40 degrees C); 20-80% humidity (no condensation)
Fan: 33dB operation (in low mode)
Remote Control: Backlit w/batteries included
Standard Accessories: Power cord, Wireless remote control unit, batteries for remote control
Warranty: 2 years parts & labor + 90 days lamp; 2 year Epson Home Service Program; Epson PrivateLine Toll-Free Technical Phone Support (US & Canada only)Dimensions: 15.6” x 4.8” x 12.2” in (396 x 124 x 310 mm)
Weight: 12 lbs (5.4 kg)
- Um, 1080p for under $3k!
- No screen door effect
- Excellent contrast & color saturation
- Excellent performance "out of the box"
- Backlit remote
- Native 1080p/24/60 support
- HDMI 1.3
- Didn't pass blacker than black
- No automatic focus (manual only)
- <12 fL output in Cinema Night mode
- Odd/inaccurate resolution information in Info menu display
If you're counting on that $1,ooo you might be in trouble!
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