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At S$2K, Epson wants every home to have a 4K projector!

By Ken Wong - on 31 Jan 2020, 3:26pm

At S$2K Epson wants every home to have a 4K projector

Thinking that a 75-inch flatscreen TV is still too small to really enjoy the latest movies? Well, then you need to take a serious look at projectors.

Image courtesy of Epson.

And right now, you’re in luck.

Epson has launched their new home entertainment projector, the EH-TW7000, powered by 4K PRO-UHD technology targeted at the beginner home projector enthusiast. This new home entertainment model uses advanced processing technologies for resolution enhancement, colour and image processing, and is able to upscale Full HD contents.

Image courtesy of Epson.

The EH-TW7000 projector has a range of connectivity options to media devices, including its ‘smart projector’ feature, where users can easily plug a USB-powered media device to enable screen mirroring. The EH-TW7000 also includes Bluetooth wireless speaker support and aptX compatibility.

With support for the 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 specification, the projector displays 4K HDR content at full 60 fps from the latest streaming devices and gaming consoles. With a wider HDR range, the 3LCD Technology-based projector delivers brighter images with greater accuracy in brightness adjustments, and up to 3,000 lumens of equal colour and white brightness for bright, vivid images with brilliant colour of 40:000:1 contrast ratio.

Available now exclusively at KEC Sound & Vision and Arts of Entertainment for S$2,099 (inclusive of GST), the EH-TW7000 is one of Epson's most compact and affordable 4K PRO-UHD projectors to date.Note the input options at its rear: USB 2.0 Type A (2x), USB 2.0 Type Mini-B, HDMI in (2x) and Stereo mini-jack audio out. Image courtesy of Epson.

Now to be perfectly clear about the “4K PRO-UHD” term, as reported in our previous story, the projector uses e-shift technology. What this means is that the sensor isn’t native 4K, but the 4K simulation is achieved by using dedicated hardware processing to shift each pixel diagonally to double the full HD resolution. We first covered this technology enhancement in Epson's EH-LS10000 dual-laser projector in more detail. So don't be too concerned that it's not a native 4K projector as such projectors cost a lot more. Even 4K PRO-UHD projectors used to cost more than S$3,000 at minimum, so the EH-TW7000 at just S$2,099 is pretty good value if your base goal is to get better than Full HD resolution big-screen entertainment.

Other vendors with "4K" projectors that we've reported recently include BenQ, ViewSonic, and LG.

One other Epson projector we’ve seen recently was also 4K-based.