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Help Give Dad the Title of “Greatest Dad” this Father’s Day with an Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 Projector

May 30, 2013

Offering Larger-than-Life Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment Under $400, the Home Cinema 500 Will Make Any Dad the Neighborhood Hero

LONG BEACH, Calif., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — A new tie, a fancy razor, or even quirky gadgets are respectable Father’s Day gift ideas. But this year, Epson thinks Father’s Day should be a year-long celebration of epic proportions that lets Dad bring family and friends together for a larger-than-life experience with the affordable Epson(®) PowerLite(®) Home Cinema 500 3LCD projector. Whether hosting a neighborhood movie night or gearing up for a big-screen gaming event for kids of all ages, the versatile 3LCD Home Cinema 500 makes it easy to enjoy movies, videogames and sporting events on screens up to 300-inches wide (25 times larger than a 60-inch TV screen).

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“As the saying goes, bigger is better, and as long as it isn’t referring to Dad’s ever-growing waistline, we completely agree,” said Jason Palmer, marketing manager, Epson America. “Even if your dad isn’t tech-savvy, the easy-to-use and setup Home Cinema 500 allows him to share the ultimate big-screen entertainment experience with family and friends without hurting the family budget.”

Brilliant image quality requires high color brightness, and Epson 3LCD projectors have up to 3x Brighter Colors than leading 1-chip DLP projectors(1). Allowing Dad to harness 2,600 lumens of color brightness (color light output) and 2,600 lumens of white brightness(2), the Home Cinema 500 uses 3LCD, 3-chip technology for brilliant images with true-to-life color. The compact projector also features built-in set-up tools, a convenient HDMI input, and a 2W speaker with the ability to connect additional external speakers to make setup easier-than-ever for indoor and outdoor movie nights the entire neighborhood can enjoy. Simply plug in a Blu-ray(®) player, gaming console or streaming media player to play super-sized videogames or watch Dad’s favorite flicks.

Availability and Support
The Epson Home Cinema 500 ($379) is available now through select retailers nationwide and the Epson online store. The projector comes with Epson’s service and support, including a one-year limited warranty with toll-free access to Epson’s PrivateLine(®) priority technical support, Epson Road Service(sm) program and 90-day limited lamp warranty.

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.epson.com.

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((1 ))Compared to leading 1-chip DLP Home Entertainment Projectors. Epson 720p projectors are 3x Brighter; Epson 1080p projectors are consistently 2x and up to 3x Brighter. Based on NPD data, July 2011 through June 2012. Color brightness (color light output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color brightness will vary depending on usage conditions.

(2) Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118


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