That spec belongs to the Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema G6900WU ($7,499), which is one of seven new projectors that the company is showing this week. Rounding out the new Pro Cinema lineup is the PowerLite Pro Cinema G6550WU ($5,999) with 5,200 lumens and the PowerLite Pro Cinema 4855WU ($3,799) with 4,000 lumens.
Designed for larger home theaters, all three projectors have a full 1080p HD image (2D) and a center lens design with vertical and horizontal lens shift. The latter promises a flexible setup. Other features include Point and Arc image correction, a Faroudja DCDi chipset, and a split-screen feature. Additional lenses are also available for all three.
It’s important to note that the Pro Cinema G6900WU and G6550WU also pack in frame interpolation and HDBaseT connectivity for HD video, audio, network and control commands via a single CAT 5/6 cable, up to 328 feet.
Epson is also debuting the PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB and Pro Cinema 4030, as well as the Home Cinema 5030UB/5030Ube. All four of these products add in active shutter 3D and a slew of viewing modes. Those options include a Black-and-White Cinema mode, THX 2D and 3D Cinema viewing modes, and a picture-in-picture mode. Other highlights include 2,400 lumens of brightness, active shutter 3D, an advanced Fujinon OptiCinema lens (2.1 zoom ratio), 480Hz drive technology, and a built-in cinema filter.
The Pro Cinema 6030UB and Home Cinema 5030UB and 5030UBe (wireless) also have contrast ratios of up to 600,000:1, as well as Epson’s Super Resolution and FineFrame technology for 2D viewing. The Pro Cinema 6030UB adds in two anamorphic lens modes for 2.35:1 viewing, ISF calibration, color isolation, a ceiling mount, a cable cover and an extra lamp.
Epson plans to ship the PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB ($3499) and Pro Cinema 4030 ($2499) in late October. The Home Cinema 5030UB ($2599) and 5030UBe ($2899) should arrive shortly before that. All four of these models come packaged with two pairs of 3D glasses for out-of-the-box viewing.