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Epson Introduces the MovieMate 55 for Their Combo Projector Lineup
Epson announced the addition of MovieMate 55 to their combo projector lineup. Our new projector features a DVD/CD player, two built-in 8 watt 5.1 Dolby Digital DTS® speakers, E-TORL lamp providing a brightness of 1,200 lumens, 3LCD Technology, provides an image size of 60″ from 1.85 meters away or 120″ from 8.7 meters.
This new combo will be available in October for 480€.
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 26, 2008 – Building upon its leadership position in the projector industry, Epson America Inc. today announced the Epson MovieMate™ 55, the latest model to join the industry’s top-selling line of combo projectors1. By combining a high-quality projector, a CD/DVD player and stereo speakers in one portable unit, Epson MovieMate 55 gives consumers an affordable, easy-to-use and convenient solution for home entertainment in the living room, on a vacation, and even outdoors.
Within moments, Epson MovieMate 55 allows consumers to view their favorite movies in larger-than-life sizes – up to eight times larger than on a 40-inch widescreen TV – by simply plugging the unit into an electrical outlet. Featuring a new brighter lamp and Dolby® Digital audio, MovieMate 55 delivers instant home cinema on-the-go. Consumers can enjoy watching DVDs and playing video games when connected to Nintendo® Wii™, Sony® PlayStation® 3 and Microsoft® Xbox 360® videogame consoles. They can also play music from MP3 players and videos from an Apple® iPod™ on the big screen. For even more versatility, MovieMate 55 plays photo slideshows from photo CDs and USB flash drives and can connect to a PC or Mac to show content from the computer. With 3-chip 3LCD technology and E-TORL® lamp, consumers will experience brighter, natural colors that pop off the screen.
“Epson is the world’s number one selling brand of projectors2 because Epson listens closely to its customers’ needs,” said Rajeev Mishra, director, Projector Marketing and Development, Epson America. “Epson MovieMate projectors can transform any space into a home theater environment. Anyone can enjoy the simple setup, transport and operation of these easy to use and portable projectors.”
More about the Epson MovieMate 55
Weighing only 8.3 pounds, the Epson MovieMate 55 features a sleek, compact design with a built-in handle and cushioned carrying case for portable convenience. Additional features and benefits include:
• Projecting a 16:9 widescreen 60-inch image from only six feet away or a 120-inch image from just 12 feet away
• Built-in progressive scan standard definition [480p] DVD/CD player
• Great sound quality using two built-in 8 watt 5.1 Dolby Digital DTS® speakers
• Compatible with Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PS3, and Apple iPod
• Integrates a new, brighter E-TORL lamp with up to 1,200 lumens to project light more efficiently, maximizing brightness and uniformity across the entire screen throughout the lamp’s life
– White light output: 1,200 lumens
– Color light output: 1,200 lumens
About 3LCD Technology
3LCD is the world’s leading projection technology, delivering unbelievably bright and natural color, amazing detail and road-tested reliability. Using an advanced, 3-chip optical engine, 3LCD offers full-time color for brilliant quality images without the possibility of color break-up. 3LCD is based on LCD technology, which is used by leading manufacturers worldwide for the ultimate viewing experience in flat panel TVs and projectors. To find out why more users choose 3LCD than all other projection technologies combined and to get the latest list of leading companies offering 3LCD technology in their products, visit the 3LCD website at http://www.3LCD.com.
Availability and Support
The Epson MovieMate 55 will be available in October through national resellers for an estimated street price of $699. The projector also comes with the service and support only Epson can offer, including a two-year limited warranty with toll-free access to PrivateLineSM, Epson’s priority technical support, and free overnight exchange with ExtraCareSM Home Service.
About Epson America Inc.
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography, and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.