Epson UK has confirmed it is to release three new home cinema projectors, all capable of supporting Ultra HD 4K resolutions and High Dynamic Range (HDR) video, with the EH-TW7300, EH-TW9300 and EH-TW9300W due before the end of July 2016.
Much like the JVC e-Shift range, the new Epson’s aren’t actually Ultra HD panels and are HDR compatible, rather than having the brightness available to display it in all its glory but they are still feature packed and very competitively priced.
The range-topping TW9300 and TW9300W are more or less identically specified, in terms of performance, only the W denotes the inclusion of a wireless (WiHD) transmitter to send signals to the projector when it’s more convenient than running a cable. Both have a claimed maximum contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 and a peak output of 2,500 lumens.
As to be expected, the TW7300 is less bright, at 2,300 lumens, and its contrast ratio is quoted at 160,000:1 but all in the line feature motorised lens shift and zoom and 10 position lens memory. Epson also states that the new line-up all feature their 3LCD technology and can hit the DCI colour space, which is of particular relevance to Ultra HD sources.
Both the EH-TW9300 and TW9300W are blessed with isf calibration controls while all have the same Dynamic, Natural, Cinema, Digital Cinema and Bright Cinema picture modes and support for active 3D technology.
According to the Epson UK website, the new projectors are set for release within a fortnight so, at latest, they will be available by the 21st July 2016 with pricing as follows:
It will certainly be interesting to put these ones to the test and you can see more details at: https://www.epson.co.uk/products/projectors
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