Epson was at pains today to point out that home projector technology has come a long way. Before even getting into the meat of the presentation, a few old-school projector myths were well and truly busted. The lamps that power these devices are no longer nearly as expensive as the projectors themselves, they use a lot less cables, and are far more versatile when it comes to placement.
And those busted myths pretty much sum up the EH-TW9300W.
Yes, the ‘w’ stands for wireless, and it works amazingly well, capable of casting 4K content from a console, PC, 4K Blu-ray player, or even smartphone. This means the only cable you need to worry about is power, and thanks to a motorised lens, even managing to operate from off-center positions, from a coffee table, or even a roof.
The EH-TW9300W is aimed at home theatre enthusiasts, and retails for $4999, but the slightly more approachable EH-TW8300 and EH-TW9300 are what Epson calls ‘family’ projectors. They retail for $4799 and $4449 respectively.
All three share a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, a 16-piece glass lens, and white and colour output of 2500 lumens. Lamp life is rated at up to seven years, and can switch between different aspect ratios, and store ten different lens positions, making these projectors easy to pick up and use in different locations around the home. All three are also HDR compatible for more vivid imaging, and are capable of upscaling 1080p content to 4K.
All three new models will be available next month.