Before Plasma and LCD screens dominated the HDTV market, video projectors were perceived as the most likely to deliver a home theater environment. It made sense. A projector could deliver image sizes to 300 inches, nearly duplicating the effect of a movie theater.
The projector, however, had several drawbacks. You needed to set up a screen. Also, it was difficult to place in a living room setting. The projector needed to be set in the center of the room or in front of your sofa. Then, of course, you needed to connect your cable box and disc player to the unit. The projector wasn’t able to survive those disadvantages. Instead it gained more popularity in business and school settings. When making a presentation, you can connect your computer. This remains a staple for presentations.
Epson has been one of the pioneers and leader for this market. With technological improvements, greater business demand, and home customers hungry for large, room-filling screens, Epson introduced a series of Home Cinema projectors.
The Home Cinema 705HD is designed to make home entertainment simple and enjoyable, and comes with a variety of consumer-friendly features and performance benefits for enjoying the big screen at home. The projector boasts 2,500 lumens of color and white light output to accommodate movie viewing or game playing in different environments – even daytime. It also features four pre-set color modes optimized for video, as well as HDMI connectivity and a USB 2.0 connection for sharing photos and slideshows. Featuring Epson’s three-chip 3LCD technology and exclusive energy efficient E-TORL lamp, the Home Cinema 705HD delivers bright, movie theater-like images and video with amazing detail and no possibility of color break-up or “rainbow effect.”
Epson makes the 705HD easy to setup. Epson offers a Universal Mount and 1.2x optical zoom and Instant On, Instant Off technology allows for no waiting time to start or shutdown projector.
A variety of third-party home-theater cabinets and mounts have become available to better accommodate projectors.
If you’re seeking a way to deliver TV images larger than 100 inches (diagonally), the Epson Home Cinema 705HD is an economical and simple solution. It is slated to be available in October 2009.