Epson Announces $649 Home Cinema 740HD Projector

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Epson-Home-Cinema-740HD.jpgFollowing up on the announcement earlier this week of Epson's Home Cinema 2040 and 2045 1080p projectors, Epson has also introduced a $649 720p projector, the Home Cinema 740HD. Specs include a 15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 3,000 lumens of brightness, a built-in speaker, and 1.2x optical zoom. The 740HD will be available in September.

From Epson
Epson has expanded its award-winning lineup of 3LCD home entertainment projectors with the addition of the Epson Home Cinema 740HD. The versatile projector features widescreen, high-definition 720p resolution and flexible setup options, delivering a big-screen experience for any home. The Home Cinema 740HD offers up to 15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for rich details in dark scenes, as well as 3,000 lumens of color brightness and 3,000 lumens of white brightness for vibrant and brilliant image quality at an affordable price.

The Home Cinema 740HD comes equipped with built-in sound and an HDMI port for versatile connectivity to a cable or satellite box, Blu-ray player, gaming console or streaming device and can display content on surfaces up to 300 inches. Featuring a new intuitive home screen and Split Screen capabilities to project two different images of videos or stills side-by-side, the portable projector offers easy set-up and installation for flexible placement with horizontal image correction and easy-slide control technology.

Epson projectors offer up to 3x higher color brightness than leading competitive projectors, and feature 25 percent lower power consumption for lower energy costs. The Home Cinema 740HD utilizes 3LCD, 3-chip technology for brilliant images with vivid color. In addition, it features four built-in color modes for the best possible quality and color for users to enjoy their favorite TV show, movie or videogame from virtually anywhere - indoors or out.

Added Features of the Home Cinema 740HD 720p 3LCD Projector
The Home Cinema 740HD is housed in a white, compact design and offers several features to meet a range of home entertainment needs, including:

• 3LCD Quality and Reliability: 3LCD, 3-chip technology delivers incredible color, amazing detail and road-test reliability with no possibility of color break-up or "rainbow effect"
• Easy Setup and Installation: 1.2x optical zoom for positioning flexibility, automatic vertical keystone (+/- 30 degrees) correction and easy-slide horizontal correction
• Intuitive Home Screen: User-friendly home screen for easy access to frequently used functions, including keystone correction, volume control, Split Screen and more
• Versatile Connectivity: HDMI port to easily display content from a variety of media devices including a cable or satellite box, Blu-ray player, gaming console or streaming device

Availability and Support
The Home Cinema 740HD ($649) will be available in September through select retailers nationwide and the Epson online store. The projector comes with Epson's top-of-the-line service and support, including a two-year limited warranty with toll-free access to Epson's PrivateLine priority technical support, 90-day limited lamp warranty, and free two-business-day exchange with Extra Care Home Service.

Additional Resources
Epson Home Cinema 3500 LCD Projector Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Epson Expands Image Quality Capabilities with New Firmware Update at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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