updated 09:05 am EDT, Tue April 17, 2007
Epson PowerLite 1815p
Epson on Tuesday readied a pair of projectors built for especially large rooms. The PowerLite 1810p and 1815p equally manage a strong 3,500 lumens of brightness that can fill rooms as large as an auditorium. The 1024x768 displays also boast a 1.6X optical zoom and fine-grained tuning of individual colors with video input handled by VGA, S-video, and RCA jacks.
The 1810p is the core model at $2,699; the 1815p at $2,999 is the highlight through its cable-free abilities, Epson says, with 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi and Ethernet for networked presentations as well as a USB type A port for playing photos and videos directly from a flash drive or hard disk. Both ship this month.