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Epson Announces an Ultra-Bright Projector for Under $1,000

Posted Jun 16, 2010
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Epson America has introduced the first in a new series of high-brightness, low-cost projectors. The Epson VS400 provides presenters with XGA resolution and 4,000 lumens color and white light output for ultra-bright presentations and vibrant color.

Featuring the latest 3LCD, 3-chip technology, the Epson VS400 delivers true-to-life color and detail for presentations, the announcement states. 3LCD technology provides an energy efficient light engine to create images, and in contrast to 1-chip DLP technology, 3LCD requires, on average, 25 percent less electricity per lumen of brightness.

The Epson VS400 also provides presenters with features such as Epson's E-TORL lamp technology which enables the lamp life to last up to 3,500 hours in economy mode. A built-in closed captioning decoder makes presentations accessible to hearing impaired viewers with no added cost. The VS400 also offers control features like  Direct Power On and Off which allows an installed projector to be powered with a wall switch and Instant On/Off which enables presenters to avoid delays when starting and finishing presentations by instantly powering on and off the projector with no cool-down time.  In addition, the A/V Mute Slide instantly turns off the sound and images to create a quick pause in the presentation, conserving lamp life and energy, and helping to save costs.

The Epson VS400 will be available in July 2010 for $999. The VS400 comes with a standard two-year limited warranty that includes two elite technical support services - two-year Epson PrivateLine phone support where projector owners can directly access an expedited support telephone line by using a phone card that is included with the product, and a two-year Road Service projector replacement program that includes projector exchange in two business days. For additional information, visit

Source: Epson America, Inc.,

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