Epson unveils the latest market leading 2D and 3D full HD 1080p home theatre projectors
Continuing its market dominating line of 2D and 3D 3LCD home theatre projectors, Epson Australia has released its next generation of full HD 1080p projectors – the new Epson EH-TW6100/W, EH-TW8100, and EH-TW9100/W.
With home cinema enthusiasts and custom installers in mind, these projectors deliver exhilarating 3D viewing on a big screen with up to 2,400 lumens1 of colour brightness and 2,400 lumens of white brightness, making it easier than ever to entertain in a variety of ambient lighting environments.
As the number-one brand for home entertainment projectors2, Epson delivers full HD, active shutter 3D, with 1080p resolution and ultra-bright images to create the optimal 3D viewing experience at home.
These projectors also feature 2D-to-3D conversion to transform any 2D movie to spectacular 3D, as well as a unique split screen mode enabling users to watch two different sources simultaneously in 2D3.
New to the 2012 models are two pairs of slimmer and lighter rechargeable RF 3D glasses that last up to 40 hours or up to three hours with a new three-minute quick charge, allowing more flexible seating arrangements without the need for line of site positioning.4
The TW6100W and TW9100W also feature a built-in WirelessHD receiver along with an external transmitter equipped with five HDMI inputs to connect your favourite devices and enjoy full HD 1080p wirelessly for added installation flexibility.
“Epson’s unique set of value-add features – including wireless capabilities in the projectors and the glasses, high colour brightness and an innovative split-screen mode – ensure that home theatre enthusiasts are not only getting best-in-market performance but also outstanding value for money with these new models,” said Bruce Bealby, Business Unit Manager, Visual Imaging, for Epson Australia.
“This outstanding range of powerful projectors offers features and benefits at varying price levels that will satisfy the needs of first time buyers on a budget as well as the most discerning and experienced home theatre viewers,” Bruce said.
More about the TW8100, TW9100 and TW9100W
Featuring a contrast ratio of up to 320,000:1 and up to 2,400 lumens of colour brightness and 2,400 lumens of white brightness, the Epson EH-TW8100, EH-TW9100 and EH-TW9100W (wireless) are all equipped with Epson’s Super Resolution technology, and FineFrame™ technology for smoother frame interpolation and sharper video quality (2D Mode), cinema filter feature for larger colour space and improved colour fidelity and a Fujinon® OptiCinema™ lens (2.1 zoom ratio), delivering superior performance and quality.
The TW9100 and TW9100W add two anamorphic lens modes, THX certification, ISF calibration and colour isolation, ensuring they deliver incredible black levels and true-to-life colour – just as the filmmaker intended. For added value, all of the new projectors come with two pairs of RF rechargeable 3D glasses.
More about the TW6100 and TW6100W
The TW6100 and TW6100W (wireless) deliver dramatically higher Colour Brightness (Colour Light Output) than leading competitors5 with up to 2,300 lumens of colour brightness and 2,300 lumens of white brightness along with a superb contrast ratio of up to 40,000:1 for outstanding black levels.
Both models have two built-in 10W speakers producing great home cinema sound. In addition, the TW6100 and TW6100W come with two pairs of RF rechargeable 3D glasses offering an affordable 3D big screen experience – perfect for the home cinema enthusiasts who don’t require professional-level colour tools or installation.
Added Features of Epson’s 2D and 3D Full HD 1080p projector range
• Epson 3LCD technology for high colour brightness and amazing colour and detail
• Split screen capabilities in 2D mode for watching two pictures at once, or watching TV and using the Internet at the same time
• Five colour modes in 2D and two colour modes in 3D to easily adapt to different viewing environments
• Epson’s exclusive 230W E-TORL® (Epson Twin Optics Reflection Lamp) offering high brightness and up to 6,000 hours of lamp life6
• HDMI (two), component video, composite video, VGA, RCA audio, and USB connections
• Optical out port to enjoy wireless audio (TW6100W and TW9100W only)
• Wireless transmitter included with the TW6100W and TW9100W for fast and simple installation without wires, using the WirelessHD standard to send uncompressed high-definition video over short distances for up to five devices with HDMI to the projector
• Additional wireless features on the TW6100W and TW9100W include HDMI out, preview for confirming input source and picture-in-picture capabilities
• Two pairs of RF 3D glasses included with each projector; compatible with third party 3D glasses
Colour Brightness Specification and Projector Performance
The new colour brightness specification (measuring output of red, green and blue) published by the Society of Information Display (SID) allows consumers to compare projector colour performance without conducting a side-by-side shootout.
With today’s high definition content, home theatre enthusiasts want to enjoy movies with higher quality in both darkened home theatres and brighter environments. For a truly impressive image, projectors need to offer both high colour brightness and high white brightness. High colour brightness also enables an even better image for larger screen sizes and on a larger variety of screen materials. Without sufficient colour brightness images may be muddy, soft and lose detail, even in a dark room. Whether you're watching movies, playing video games, or watching a family slideshow, Epson’s line of home entertainment projectors deliver consistent colour brightness and white brightness, ensuring life-like reproduction of any content.
Availability and Support
The new range of Epson home theatre projectors is available from participating retail stores. Recommended retail prices (RRP) are:
EH-TW9100W - $3,999 with 3 year warranty including lamp
EH-TW9100 - $3,899 with 3 year warranty including lamp
EH-TW8100 - $3,599 with 3 year projector warranty and 1 year or 750 hours lamp warranty
EH-TW6100W -$2,799 with 3 year projector warranty and 1 year or 750 hours lamp warranty
EH-TW6100 - $2,499 with 3 year projector warranty and 1 year or 750 hours lamp warranty
1 Colour brightness (colour light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Colour light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.
2 Based on PMA 2012 Q2_AllPJWW Census
3 Consult your user manual for input combinations.
4 Battery life decreases over time.
5 Compared to leading competitive 1-chip DLP 1080p projectors based on NPD data, July 2011 through June 2012. Colour Brightness (colour light output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Colour brightness will vary depending on usage conditions.
6 Lamp life will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions and usage. Lamp brightness decreases over time.
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