Epson America this week announced its new line of 2D and 3D home theater projectors which include the 3LCD PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010, Home Cinema 5010/5010e and 3010/3010e.

Prices range from $1,600 for the entry level 3010 to $4,000 USD for the top of the line Cinema 6010.

The 6010, 5010, and 5010e projectors share some of the same features with contrast ratios of 200,000:1 and 2,400 lumens of color and white light output. They also use the Epson Super Resolution tech and FineFrame tech for smoother frame interpolation and better video quality in 2D mode. The projectors use the 2.1 zoom ratio OptiCinema lens and have 2D to 3D conversion capability.

The primary difference between the projectors is the 5010e adds wireless capability to the 5010 and the 6010 adds two anamorphic lens modes, two pairs of 3D glasses, ISF calibration, a ceiling mount, cable cover, and an extra lamp.

The 6010, 5010 and 5010e projectors are expected to sell for a $4,000, $3500 and $3,000 USD respectively beginning in November.

The Home Cinema 3010 and 3010e also have the same features with the 3010e adding wireless to the mix. Both have 2,200 lumens of color and white light output with contrast ratios up to 40,000:1. The projectors also have dual 10W speakers for sound with no external setup and will work in 3D and 2D modes.

The 3010 and 3010e are expected to sell for $1,599 and $1,799 USD respectively beginning in October.

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3010 and 3010e Features
  • 1080p resolution with bright 3D Drive Technology that brightens the image by doubling the image refresh rate from 240Hz to 480Hz
  • Bright 480Hz drive technology for improving light output to achieve extremely high brightness of up to 2,200 color and white light output for viewing with ambient light conditions
  • Superb contrast ratio of up to 40,000:1 for outstanding black levels
  • Split screen feature for watching two pictures at once, or watching TV and using the Internet at the same time
  • Great home cinema sound with two built-in 10W speakers
  • Epson 3LCD technology for amazing color and detail
  • Wireless option available for ultimate installation flexibility without wires, using the wirelessHD standard (included with Home Cinema 3010e)
  • Two pairs of 3D glasses included with Home Cinema 3010 only; 3rd party glasses compatible
  • HDMI (two), component video, composite video, VGA, RCA audio, and USB connections for flexibility
  • 230W E-TORL lamp delivers high brightness and up to 6,000 hours of lamp life
  • Dimensions -- 14.4" x 16.5" x 5.4" (W x D x H)
  • Weight -- 13.2 lbs.

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