Brightness: 1400 lumens, Contrast: 3000:1 Zoom Lens: 1.5:1, Resolution: WXGA (1280x720), Aspect Ratio, 16:9. Projector type: 3 LCD panels
A quick note: The first Epson Cinema 550 I received turned out to be a pre-production projector, complete with photocopied manual. I don't know how early on this projector was, but I immediately found a few problems. A quick call to Epson, and voila', 48 hours later a full prodution Epson Cinema 550 projector arrived. Many of the images below were shot on the pre-production model and it seems the production one is better is several areas, including improved color in the Theater Dark 1 and 2 modes.
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Background: Epson was one of the very first players in the LCD projector home theater marketplace, going back close to 5 years. Their early on Epson built TW100 was considered to be excellent for its day (it was also sold under the Yamaha brand). Since then Epson has had several more generations of home theater projectors, each exceeding the performance of the earlier models.