Five grand may seem like a lot to spend on a projector, but the PowerLite Pro Cinema 1080 is Epson's first front projector to hit the 1080p mark (the previous Cinema 810 was only capable of 720p). The new projector has a higher 12,000:1 contrast ratio and a brightness of 1,200 ANSI lumens. It uses three individual LCD chips (one for red, blue, and green) to project smoother artifact-free images, which Epson claims makes for a better picture. Input-wise it has component...

composite, S-Video, and of course HDMI. It's still pricey at $5,000 (you could score a decent-sized 1080p flat-panel for that price), but for you projector fans out there, the 1080 is slated for an early 2007 release.


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Epson Power Lite Pro 1080 [Press Release]