Price (RRP): $2,999
Epson is also in this game, and at a killer price. Don’t be sucked in by the lure of a cheap SVGA or XGA projector when, for under $3,000, you can get the EMP-TW600. This is a true home theatre projector, in widescreen format, with an excellent resolution of 1,280 by 720 pixels.
It is styled with flowing lines and a low enough weight (5.2 kilograms) to allow it to be used as comfortably in ad hoc installations as by a permanent ceiling attachment. The former is aided by a wide ranging lens shift adjustment, both horizontal and vertical, and a 1.5:1 zoom range.
It also uses a dynamic iris, responding up to sixty times per second to the incoming signal, to extend the contrast ratio up to 5,000:1, and has a high brightness of up to 1,600 ANSI lumens. Inputs include component video and HDMI.