Epson Intros New Home Projectors

Posted by at 11:53 pm on September 15, 2010

Epson has announced its new line of home entertainment projector/DVD combo solutions -“ the MovieMate 85HD and MovieMate 62. MovieMate offers families and home theater enthusiasts a high-quality, high-brightness projector, CD/DVD player, microphone input, and stereo speakers in one portable unit for versatile, easy-to-use home entertainment in any room of the house and even outside for a backyard barbecue or outdoor movie night.

MovieMate 85HD and MovieMate 62 allow users to enjoy movies, video games, TV shows, sporting events and more, all up to 12 times larger than a 40-inch widescreen TV. Both solutions feature a high-quality 3LCD projector, built-in DVD player and Dolby Digital audio with two built-in 10W speakers for home cinema sound. As the new flagship, MovieMate 85HD offers 720p high-definition resolution for outstanding image quality and detail. With a brighter energy-efficient E-TORL lamp than previous models, MovieMate 85HD projects up to 2,500 color and white light output(1) or viewing not only in a dark, movie-like setting, but in a lighted room or even at dusk outdoors.

“The latest line-up of MovieMate models let consumers enjoy that exciting big-screen cinema experience easily and affordably without the hassle of packing the family up and going to the movie theater,” said Marge Ang, senior product manager, Epson America. “And, the new top-of-the-line MovieMate 85HD offers a powerful set of home cinema features, whether you’re in the living room for movie night, in the backyard for a neighborhood barbecue or at the park for a birthday celebration.”

Both MovieMate 85HD and MovieMate 62 include an integrated microphone jack to allow for voice amplification, which is great for narrating a slide show, karaoke and more. In addition, they offer easy plug ‘n play connectivity, including HDMI, allowing consumers to watch and share digital content from computers, camcorders, digital cameras, or MP3 players. Both units are compatible with Apple iPod, Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. With no additional cables needed for set-up, users can easily project a 16:9 widescreen 60-inch image from only six feet away or a 120-inch image from just 12 feet away.

MovieMate 62 features 540p resolution to offer home theater enthusiasts an outstanding portable home entertainment solution. And, with a bright, energy-efficient E-TORL lamp that delivers 2,000 lumens of color and white light output, content can be viewed in either dark or light settings. In addition, both MovieMate 62 and MovieMate 85HD feature a sleek, compact design with a built-in handle and cushioned carrying case for portable convenience.

Availability and Price

Epson MovieMate 85HD ($899) and MovieMate 62 ($649) will be available in late-September through national resellers.

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