Epson Launches Two New Home Theatre Projectors
Buying movie tickets to catch a screening of a movie is a very dangerous affair. For one, movie-goers have to deal with the threat of queuing for hours, only to find out that all the tickets have been sold out at his turn.
Unfortunately, those who do manage to get tickets are not any better off either. Once inside the cinema hall, movie-goers might have to contend with other potential threats to their film experience, such as ‘floating heads’ and the occasional overenthusiastic movie-goer who sees it fit to loudly ‘direct’ the actors from his or her seat.
As such, some have opted to avoid such problems by building their own home theatre entertainment system. However, the main problem in doing so lies in the recreation of the authentic ‘cinema’ experience. Fortunately, Epson’s latest range of high-end home entertainment projectors, the R1000 and R4000, will ensure that enthusiasts can enjoy the closets thing to an actual cinema screening without having to break both an arm and a leg for a 300-inch plasma or LCD TV.
Paul also elaborated briefly about Epson’s proprietary 3LCD Reflective Panel technology, a feature which is found in both the R1000 and R4000 projectors. This technology makes use of light reflection to minimize light leakage, which in turn results in a much brighter display and greatly improved colour contrasts.
However, high colour contrast is only one part of the equation: in order to provide the best viewing experience for home theatre enthusiasts, it also has to deliver exceptional image quality and clarity. This is where the new IDT Hollywood Quality Video (HQV) Vida image processors found in both the R1000 and R4000 come in to fulfill that requirement.
“When you watch movies, they come in different aspect ratios. The R1000 and R4000 are designed with a resolution of sixteen-by-nine, with this the standard aspect ratio for full HD broadcasts like documentaries. But movies do not always make use of that aspect ratio,” he said, while pointing out that the Iron Man 2 clip used for demonstration purposes had an aspect ration of 2.40: 1.
“In such situations, when you have a fixed screen size, the R1000 and R4000 will automatically adjust the lens’ position to ensure that the image fills up the screen.”