New Epson 1080p Projector Breaks $2,000 Pricing

Epson unveiled at CEDIA the company’s new Cinema 6100, a 1080p 3LCD projector priced at $1,999. Epson says this is specified at 1920 x 1080 resolution with 1800 lumens and 18,000:1 contrast ratio. Epson says this contrast ratio represents a 50 percent improvement over earlier models, with brighter and more accurate whites and darker blacks.

Other technologies touted by Epson are the Dynamic Iris system, which the company says controls frame-by-frame the light output with adjustments of up to 120 times per second, a Cinema Filter for improved color, the OptiCinema multi-lens system developed with Fujinon, and a light source using uses a newly-updated E-TORL (Epson Twin Optics Reflection Lamp), rated at 200 watts (compared to 170 watts with earlier models).

This ships in November.