Do you love your home theater setup? Do you sit at work all day, counting down the minutes until you can go home and watch a movie? Are you thinking about your home theater right now? So is Epson. They want to be a part of it, and as a result, they've announced a new home theater projector - the PowerLite Home Cinema 6500 UB.
Epson's C2Fine technology is not new to the front projector community, they have had the 0.7-inch D7 inorganic HTPS panels available on full HD resolution over a year ago, in fact, most of the 1080P LCD projectors in the market are powered with a trio of the Inorganic panel. Today, they have announced two new models with lower resolution panels in standard 4:3 and widescreen 16:10 aspect ratio that using the same technology.
New members of the D7 c2fine family are the 0.74-inch HTPS panels "L3C07X-85G40" with 1280 × 800 resolution and the "L3Q08X-85G20" 0.8-inch HTPS panels with 1024 × 768 resolution.
The Inorganic D7 panels are well-known for its high temperature endurance with boosted aperture ratios to improve contrast and luminance outputs. Both units are said to be capable of “Jet-black show” (no spec on the contrast ratio), and ultra high luminance beam up to 4000 lumen (widescreen), 5000 lumen (standard) of brightness. Mass production has already begun, and here’s a thought; the next 720P projector with twice the Panasonic ax200 capability is not beyond reach.
Epson Japan have updated their ST1XX series of super-compact desktop PCs with a shot of high-definition and an improved processor. No mere nettop, the Endeavor ST120 has a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 CPU, a Japan-only MonsterTV HDUS digital TV tuner and a Blu-ray burner, all in something measuring just 75 x 185 x 195mm.
Epson Japan have announced a new projector in their high-spec Dreamio range. The EH-TW4000 supports full 1080p high-definition, and uses Epson's new D7/C2FINE LCD panel for hardly-visible pixel grids. DeepBlack technology assures the TW4000 best-in-class contrast levels of 75,000:1.
Epson Japan have announced their entrant to the netbook market, in the shape of the Endeavor Na01 Mini. Inside the relatively sober casing lies the usual Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard-drive and WiFi b/g. It has a 10.2-inch WSVGA display.
Epson released a new HD projector today that's a bit late to the game but does successfully fall below the $800 mark, though just barely. The PowerLite Home Cinema 700 sports numerous features and works hard to keep it high-end for a fairly reasonable price tag.
This projector is 720p and features a 3LCD lamp that can output at 2,000 lumens. It is equipped with a 1.2x zoom lens and can project up to 28.6-feet away with an image size of up to 270 inches. Interestingly enough, this model is being sold as a computer projector and uses a VGA adapter to receive PC input. HDMI, RCA and S-video jacks are also included, as are a USB port and an SD card slot.
A sub 4-inch viewing screen is about the perfect size for mobile devices, the 3.5-inch Iphone rides just right in my pocket and has plenty of real estate for casual gaming and browsing though emails. If I were to wish for an improvement, the viewing angle could have done better; something like the Epson 3.5-inch aTFT LCD with company’s Photo Fine Vistarich Neo wide viewing angle Technology that can deliver up to 80 degrees viewing angles.
The Epson 3.5-inch display has a HVGA resolution (320x480) and 164ppi like the Iphone, but unlike conventional mobiles LCD screens, the display is capable of 1000:1 high contrast and measures up to 460 of luminance in brightness when viewed directly with minimum color shift. The contrast drops to 650:1 as viewing angles tilt at ± 30 Degrees and up to 100:1 at ± 80 Degrees.
Epson Imaging Devices will exhibit this new LCD at the Epson Group booth at FPD International 2008, Pacifico Yokohama, Japan. Shipping of the new a-TFT LCD samples will start in February 2009.
Novice user of camera on a phone are less likely to know the relation between shutter speed and blur images. In general, the faster the shutter speed the more accurately you can freeze actions to avoid blur image. Unfortunately most camera phone doesn’t allow basic operation like aperture, shutter, and ISO control - images shot at low light condition are potentially blur. Epson Toyocom Corp has developed a new anti-shake technology based on the relation without the high cost of optical or sensor-based image stabilizer.
It's not just entry-level all-in-one systems; Epson have also announced a "proper" projector at IFA 2008, the EH-TW3000 with full 1080p high-definition resolution, a 20,000:1 contrast ratio and 2000 lumens brightness. The EH-TW3000 uses the company's latest D7 3LCD panels with a 10-bit Pixel Works video processor chip to improve smoothness and clarity during fast-moving scenes.
Epson have announced a new all-in-one projector, the EH-DM2, that couples a 1200 lumen projector with a DivX-capable DVD player and integrated 8W stereo speakers. Intended to be highly portable, the EH-DM2 does not appear to be high-definition - Epson only say it supports an "HD compatible" resolution - rather it's targeted at the entry-level crowd who want a way to enjoy their movies and home media on a bigger screen.