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Epson continues to be the only major manufacturer of all-in-one home entertainment projectors. Epson will be showing for the first time at Cedia 2010 in Atlanta, the Epson MovieMate 62 and MovieMate 85HD, their 2 newest all-in-ones. Of particular significance is the 2500 lumen brightness of the MovieMate 85HD. All that brightness is ideal for your family room (even with some lights on) or evening outdoor parties. Both even have microphone inputs, handy for parties, presentations and karaoke.
Epson MovieMate Instant Home Cinemas Bring Affordable, Big-Screen Movie Theater Experiences to the Backyard and Beyond
Combo Projector, DVD/CD Player and Stereo Speaker Solutions Deliver High-Quality Home Entertainment Virtually Anywhere
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 15, 2010 – Epson America today 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[i] for 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[ii], 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 Support
Epson MovieMate 85HD ($899) and MovieMate 62 ($649) will be available in late-September through national resellers. The projector comes with Epson’s top-of-the-line service and support, including a two-year limited warranty with toll-free access to PrivateLine®, Epson’s priority technical support, and free two-business-day exchange with Extra CareSM Home Service.
About Epson America Inc.
Epson America, Inc. is a leading provider of an extensive range of printers, 3LCD projectors, scanners and point-of-service printers that are renowned for their high quality, functionality, innovation and energy efficiency. Epson America is a U.S. affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation, which employs more than 70,000 people in 106 countries around the world. Seiko Epson is committed to its ongoing contributions to the global environment and for the second year in a row has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria. To learn more about Epson America, please visit: www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).
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