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Epson Projector Pumps 1080p for the Holidays
The PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 UB promises sky-high HD at a (hopefully) nice price.
This projector combines Epson C2Fine and new UltraBlack technology for brillant image quality and the richest, deepest blacks. 
September 04, 2007 by Rachel Cericola

We love it when companies try to top themselves. Not only is Epson coming out with a new PowerLite projector, but it will hopefully be at a nicer price. Take that, giant multiplex!

The PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 UB boasts a native 1080p resolution, which means killer high-def images. The picture may leave you in awe, it’s the price tag that we’re hoping will bring a smile to that stunned face. Originally, the company had released a sub-$3K price, but has since retracted that offer and is working on finalizing the details.

The unit boasts a 50,000:1 contrast ratio and 1,600 ANSI lumens in a 3LCD chipset. It’s also got two HDMI inputs to hook up your favorite game console or other A/V device, which can be projected anywhere from 30 to 150 inches in size.

Don’t start firing up the PlayStation just yet; the PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 UB won’t be available until December. You can, however, start frothing for the optional add-ons, which will include a ceiling mount, a Panamorph Anamorphic lens kit, replacement lamps and a HQV video processor.

Editor’s Note: Epson has retracted its pricing information; they are working on finalizing it for release soon.



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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
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