The new projectors are announced on Epson's Japanese website, which makes things even more confusing, as they use yet a different set of model numbers.EH-TW3000:
D7 Panels (organic?)
2.1 zoom + h/v lens shift
High dust avoidance (rough translation)EH-TW4000:
Using DEEP BLACK Technology
Best in class 75,000:1 contrast
FineFrame technology (That's what it's called on the US page)
新(new)D7 C²FINE Panels (D7' C²FINE Panels? It does do 120 Hz/fps)
Has Silicon Optix's HQV-ReonVX
Using new Espon Cinema Filter
Those are the translations of the six main points on each page, with the lumens also added for the TW4000.
like the TW3000 is the same specs as the PowerLite Pro Cinema 7100
, and the TW4000 is the same as the PowerLite Pro Cinema 7500UB
. (The 3000/6100/7100 use organic 1080p panels?)
Now for someone of the possibly interesting stuff:
- All the new projectors on Epson's page are "open price", with no Japanese MSRP.
- The TW3000 is listed as going on sale in the end (2nd half) of October, and Epson's own web store lists it at ￥249,800 ($2313 @ 108)
- The TW4000 is listed as going on sale in the end (2nd half) of November, and Epson's own web store lists it at ￥369,800 ($3424 @ 108)
- The other new product they announced today is the EH-DM2S
, which is a 480p projector + 80" screen supposedly out now, but not yet on sale at any of the major chains in Japan.
So, unless I'm missing something, there are basically two Epson 1080p projectors coming out, but depending on where you live, you'll see two or more of the following: 3000/3800/4000/5000/6100/6500/7100/7500
If anyone else reads some Japanese, please go ahead and give those pages a look and see if there's anything I missed.
If anyone has any other questions about this, feel free to ask.
As for me, I'm still trying to confirm whether or not the Epson has a game mode or not. Can anyone confirm if there's a mode to easily set the projector to a mode that gives the minimum frame delay possible? (AE3000, and I believe AE2000, and some other projectors do have this.)