The flagship EH-TW5500 and EH-TW4400 projectors harness advanced 3LCD imaging technology to deliver the very best in home cinema entertainment.

03 September, 2009 – Epson, the worldwide leader in the projector market , today announces the launch of two HD Ready 1080p (Full HD) home cinema projectors, the EH-TW5500 and the EH-TW4400.

Designed specifically for the home cinema enthusiast, these projectors combine unrivalled quality, style and performance with a fantastic array of features, including Epson’s superior 3LCD imaging technology. For those looking for the very best in home cinema projection, these machines are the perfect choice.

Paul Davey, Product Manager, Epson UK, commented: “Home cinema enthusiasts looking for the ultimate in HD projectors need look no further than our new EH-TW5500 and EH-TW4400 models. With fantastic contrast ratios, D7 3LCD panel technology and the most advanced image enhancing features around today, these new Full HD machines reflect our continuous quest for outstanding innovation in the home cinema market.”

The EH-TW5500, Epson’s flagship HD Ready 1080p (Full HD) projector for the home, reaches an outstanding contrast ratio of 200000:1 – one of the highest on the market – and incorporates D7 C2Fine panels, delivering images that are sharp, bright and crystal clear. In addition, ISF certification allows the projector to be calibrated by an Epson dealer to ensure it is expertly fine-tuned for optimum performance. With an HQV processor, the EH-TW5500 allows for 12 bit video processing, resulting in stunning picture quality and motion flow.

The alternative option, the Full HD EH-TW4400, also provides exceptional image quality. A contrast ratio of 130000:1, coupled with a stylish white design, means that this projector fits perfectly within any living room and reproduces fantastic images.

3LCD technology, harnessed by both the EH-TW5500 and EH-TW4400, ensures that images are bright and achieve accurate colour reproduction and finer grey scaling. The frame interpolation feature means that output is smooth and the addition of super resolution software contributes to a brilliantly clear picture. Whether the user is viewing a DVD or watching television from a set top box, this new software ensures that images from any input are viewed in breathtaking quality.

Epson has made sure that even the smallest details are not overlooked in these groundbreaking machines. The EH-TW5500’s matte black finish ensures that light from its projection does not reflect from the surface and convenient horizontal and vertical lens shift capabilities on both machines allow for easy and flexible installation. The inclusion of a cable cover ensures that all wires are neatly shielded away from view.

The EH-TW5500 and EH-TW4400 will be available from November 2009 from AV specialist and home cinema installer outlets and both come with a three year warranty on their lamps as standard.

The EH-TW5500 and EH-TW4400 will both be announced at IFA 2009.

Epson EH-TW5500 key features summary:
• HD Ready 1080p (Full HD) projector with true high definition 1920 x 1080p resolution
• Home cinema projector ideal for a premium home cinema experience
• Sophisticated and stylish black design
• Superior image quality with Epson’s 3LCD technology and C2 Fine inorganic D7 panel
• Amazing contrast ratio of 200000:1 with Epson DeepBlack technology for jet blacks
• Super resolution software ensures that images from any input are viewed in breathtaking quality
• High Colour Light Output (CLO) of 1600 lumens for viewing in any light conditions with perfect rendering thanks to the improved Cinema Filter
• HQV video processor to realise clear and sharp motion pictures
• 12bit video processing, frame interpolation and 4-4 pull-down for film-like images
• Flexible placement with horizontal/vertical lens shift and 2.1x optical zoom
• Anamorphic wide mode (to use with third part anamorphic lens)
• Connection to a range of input sources including 2 x HDMI version 1.3, YUV and RGB
• x.v. Colour mode for vivid colour reproduction
• ISF calibration menus for professional calibration
• Included cable cover for stylish and neat ceiling mount installation
• Quiet projection of 22dB
• 5 year warranty on lamp and projector including Saturday service
• RRP inc VAT £3,999 - Available November, 2009

Epson EH-TW4400 key features summary:
• HD Ready 1080p (Full HD) projector with full high definition resolution
• Amazing contrast ratio of 130000:1
• High Colour Light Output (CLO) of 1600 lumens for viewing in any light condition with perfect rendering thanks to the improved Cinema Filter
• Super resolution software ensures that images from any input are viewed in breathtaking quality
• Wide connectivity including 2 x HDMI version 1.3 input
• Easy and flexible to install: convenient horizontal and vertical lens shift, ceiling mount possibility, long throw lens and optical zoom x 2.1
• Full 10 bit video processing (Pixelworks scaler)
• x.v. Colour mode for vivid colour reproduction
• Quiet 22dB fan noise
• Included cable cover for stylish and neat ceiling mount installation
• 3 year warranty on lamp and projector
• RRP inc VAT £2,999 - Available November, 2009