November 10, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger
Looking to get into the front projection game this holiday season? The prices might not be dropping like flat-panel TV stones, but you can get high-def projection at good prices these days.
Epson, which introduced a sub-$2K 1080p projector recently, has taken its PowerLite Home Cinema line under $800 with the PowerLite Home Cinema 700 3LCD projector.
No, it’s not 1080p, but this 720p HD model still packs a projection punch—for $799.
Here’s some of the nitty-gritty:
- The aforementioned 3LCD for richer color, detail and no rainbow effect
- 2,000 lumens brightness
- Seven pre-set color modes
- Instant On, Instant Off for no waiting during start/shutdown
- Epson Universal Mount
- 1.2x optical zoom
- HDMI, component video, S-video, USB connections
Because even your projector is built with some aesthetics in mind today, Epson’s comes in a compact form factor and white color to better blend with traditional ceilings. The E-TORL lamp has a lifespan up to 4,000 hours too, so get used to seeing that Home Cinema 700 perched up there for a while.
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