Epson's new projectors could brighten up the meeting or classroom
- By John Breeden II
- Mar 11, 2013
Epson announced an upgrade to the PowerLite Pro series of installation projectors. The new models are designed to be able to display images in almost any lighting condition, and work best when mounted into specific areas, such as conference rooms or even entry halls.
The new PowerLite Pro G-series installation projectors offer seven diverse projector models with advanced features such as edge blending, 360-degree installation, six optional lenses and several connectivity options. The projectors are designed for medium to large custom installations in meeting rooms, higher education settings and can even be used for digital signage and information display.
The new PowerLite Pro G models offer lumen and resolution combinations to meet a range of installation needs. They range from PowerLite Pro G6150, which offers 6,500 lumens in a 4:3 ratio display for $3,599, to the PowerLite Pro G6900WU, which has a widescreen display at 6,000 lumens for $6,499.
Featuring a new design and improvements, including a new chassis and cooling system, the Pro G-series includes several advanced features from the Epson PowerLite Pro Z-series projectors, such as edge-blending, 360-degree installation for more flexible setup, and Point and Arc image correction. The projectors are also equipped with features to enrich the video viewing experience, including frame interpolation to deliver sharper and smoother pictures during fast motion videos, and the Faroudja DCDi chipset to enhance video quality with deinterlacing.
The PowerLite Pro G6750WU, Pro G6900WU and Pro G6800 include connectivity options for HDBaseT, a new technology that integrates full HD video and audio, Ethernet, and serial communication, into a single CAT 5/6 cable that can be extended up to 328 feet. The Pro G6900WU and Pro G6800 integrate connectivity for HD-SDI, which is the standard for transmitting uncompressed broadcast-grade HD video and signals over short distances.
The new color brightness specification — measuring red, green and blue — published by the Society of Information Display allows consumers to compare projector color brightness without conducting a side-by-side shootout. With today’s high-definition content, teachers and students want to enjoy content with higher quality in brighter environments. For a truly impressive image, projectors need to offer both high color brightness and high white brightness.
The PowerLite Pro G6550WU, Pro G6450WU, Pro G6050W, Pro G6150 will ship in April; the Pro G6750WU will ship in May; and the Pro G6900WU and Pro G6800 will ship in July. All Epson’s PowerLite Pro projectors come with a three-year limited warranty.
John Breeden II directs the GCN Lab. Follow him on Twitter: @GCNLabGuys.