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New Epson PowerLite(R) Home Cinema 400 Projector Delivers Stunning High Definition Viewing in the Home for Remarkably Low Price

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America Inc. today unveiled a new high definition front projector that produces stunning image quality, is easy to use and install, and is aggressively priced to appeal to today's growing number of do-it-yourself home theater builders and high-end video gamers. Priced at $1,599 (estimated street price), the Epson PowerLite(R) Home Cinema 400 features HD native resolution (720p) in widescreen 16:9 format, uses the latest Epson Cinema Filter and Dynamic Eye Iris to achieve a contrast ratio up to 5000:1, and produces one of the highest brightness levels (up to 1,500 ANSI lumens) in its class. The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400 will be available mid-September in retail stores nationwide and through the Epson website, www.epson.com.

"This projector is really an incredible value when you consider the type of immersive, high definition experience it can bring to your home for such an attractive price," said Lowell Wolf, product manager, Home Entertainment Division, Epson America. "For years the thought of creating a cinematic experience in your own home -- let alone in high definition resolution -- was something only the world's most affluent consumers might consider. But with a product like this, we're enabling a much broader segment of consumers to maximize high definition technology in their homes and take viewing movies, television and playing video games to a whole new level of fun and excitement."

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 400 features the Epson 3LCD micro display projection technology for superior color quality and video performance and is loaded with a wide selection of unique image enhancement technologies and adjustment options to satisfy do-it-yourself home theater installers and any end user with especially high standards for image quality. Some of these additional technologies and features include:

* Seven color modes for optimum viewing in various lighting conditions
* Vertical and horizontal optical lens shift (100% / 50%) for greater installation flexibility
* Epson Cinema filters enhance digital images to make movies appear more like they are experienced in a movie theater
* Dynamic Eye Iris to automatically control the light intensity for higher contrast and richer blacks
* HDMI digital connectivity
* Customized gamma and six-axis color adjustments for accurate projector calibration
* Epson Super White technology for less noise and better picture quality

About Epson 3LCD -- "A Better Way to See"
Epson 3LCD technology uses three individual LCD chips to project images with smooth, rapid motion video that is free of artifacts. It works without a moving color wheel and offers accurate color registration, assuring detailed video and data images that are crisp and rainbow-free. Epson 3LCD produces the best possible viewing experience with more detail and accurate colors.

About Epson
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.

Note: Epson is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corp.