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Epson Rolls Out PowerLite Wireless Projectors

Epson has showcased its new line of PowerLite 1700-series projectors, which include HDMI connectivity and advanced wireless capabilities, at InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas.

The PowerLite 1751 delivers 2,600 lumens of color brightness, 2,600 lumens of white brightness, and features XGA resolution. The 1761W includes 2,600 lumens of color brightness and 2,600 lumens of white brightness while the PowerLite 1771W and 1776W offer 3,000 lumens of color brightness and 3,000 lumens of white brightness. All three projectors—the 1761W, 1771W, and 1776W—feature WXGA widescreen resolution (16:10 aspect ratio).

The 1761W, 1771W and 1776W support wireless presentations with audio, from a PC or Mac, via 802.11 b/g/n module. iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users running iOS 4.2 or later can present from their Apple devices, thanks to Epson’s iProjection app. Epson will offer this functionality to Android users beginning in July 2012.

The new 1700-series is 1.7-inches tall and weighs less than four pounds. All four projector models include:

  • 3LCD, 3-chip technology
  • All-digital HDMI connectivity
  • Automatic vertical keystone correction
  • Instant off technology
  • Extended lamp life, up to 4,000 hours in economy mode

Estimated street price for the new projectors starts at $649 for the PowerLite 1751. The 1761W is $799. The 1771 and 1776W are $999 and $1,099, respectively. The 1700-series comes with a two-year limited warranty, which includes Epson's Private Line phone support and a Road Service projector replacement program that will exchange a projector in one business day with paid shipping.

More information about the new Epson line is available at the company's Web site.

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