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article imageEpson Charges into Home Entertainment Market with New HDTV Livingstation

By Mike Drach     Jan 31, 2004 in Technology
TORONTO (djc) — Epson Canada is continuing to carve out a unique niche in the home entertainment market with two new HDTV LCD projection televisions that also allow you to store and print photographs.
The Epson Livingstation LS47P1 and Livingstation LS57P1 both feature 1280 x 720 native resolution, a 16:9 aspect ratio and Epson’s proprietary Photo On Demand capability, which allows you to view, store and even print digital photographs with a universal remote.
The television itself contains slots for common memory cards, including SD memory, Memory Stick, Compact Flash and SmartMedia. A built-in dye sublimation photo printer produces borderless 4 x 6-inch prints, and an included CD-R/RW drive lets you archive your images.
Available in 47- and 57-inch models, the Livingstation HDTVs offer stunning image quality and a relatively thin profile, measuring 14.9 inches deep and 16.3 inches deep, respectively.
With the Livingstation line, Epson aims to make digital photography a more social, inclusive experience, with the TV as a central entertainment hub. Both units support various devices including DVI-based set-top boxes, progressive scan DVD players, HDTV tuners, camcorders, video games and personal computers.
Other perks include picture-on-picture, a channel zapping option allowing you to see seven small windows simultaneously, and the ability to freeze video or live TV and instantly print out the image.
Both Livingstation units are currently shipping in Canada. The estimated retail prices for the 47- and 57-inch models are $4,799 and $5,499 respectively.
Also from Epson for the home entertainment market are two new front projectors: The PowerLite Cinema 200 and 500 models.
The Cinema 200, available in March and retailing at $5,499, offers 3-LCD 0.7-inch panels (16:9 aspect ratio at 720p native resolution) which can produce an 800:1 contrast ratio and brightness of up to 1,300 ANSI lumens. The higher-end Cinema 500, at $6,999, has a contrast ratio rated at 1200:1 and brightness of up to 1,000 lumens.
Both are equipped with Epson’s “ColourReality” colour management technology, but the 500 also includes Faroudja’s DCDi digital processing, 3:2 pull down, 3D Y/C separation, 3D digital gamma correction and 3D noise reduction.
Designed for serious home theatre enthusiasts, these models deliver simple installation features and advanced picture controls.
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