Epson Debuts Short-Throw WXGA 3LCD Projector


Epson America has announced a new addition to its lineup of PowerLite 3LCD projectors, the PowerLite 400W. The new short-throw model sports a WXGA-native resolution (1,280x800) and is designed for classroom use with 16:10 interactive whiteboards.

The PowerLite 400W is a widescreen version of the previous PowerLite 400. It offers a 16:10 WXGA resolution, a brightness of 1,800 lumens (1,420 in low brightness mode), and a contrast ratio of 500:1. The short-throw model can project an 87-inch image from 3.4 feet.

Other features include:

  • Built-in closed captioning support;
  • Integrated 10-watt speaker;
  • Network monitoring and control (RJ-45, with supporting software);
  • Keystone adjustment (±15 degrees);
  • Lamp life of up to 4,000 hours;
  • Optional wall mount; and
  • HD signal support (720p and 1080i).

The PowerLite 400W is expected to ship by the end of March for $1,399 (retail).

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