Click to enlarge. SO close
The MovieMate 50 is the smallest of the Epson all-in-ones, yet, and weighs in at 8.3 pounds. Not the lightest out there, but Epson tends to build projectors like tanks. Don't drop it on your floor, the floor just might lose.
This MovieMate is 480p resolution like its predecessors, the MovieMate 25 and Moviemate 30s. Since they are all LCD technology, a visible pixel structure tends to be the biggest weakness of the older units. Epson however, has a new generation of LCD panels, which I got to see a few months ago, that are supposed to have a less noticeable pixel structure, and I'm hoping that those panels are in the MovieMate 50.
For sound, the MovieMate 50 supports Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS, and simulates surround sound out of its pair of 8 watt speakers. Like with the MovieMate 72, an optional, compact, subwoofer is available.
Epson sees the MovieMate 50, not just as convenient, but portable. They've added a handle to the 50, and provide a soft carry case with these Home Cinema projectors.
That's about it for now. This article will be updated after I've seen/heard the MovieMate 72 and MovieMate 50 in action in the next day or two. At the latest, these updates should publish a couple of days after I get back from CEDIA.