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Epson America offers a $100 AVS Forum members only rebate on Epson's new PowerLite ® Home Cinema 6500UB projector

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Nov. 26, 2008 - Epson, the largest manufacturer of front projectors in the world, and the AVS Forum, the top online home audio/video community, today announced a $100 mail in rebate, available only to members of the AVS Forum, to kick off the launch of Epson's highly anticipated PowerLite Home Cinema 6500UB projector.

We are thrilled at the quality of our new projector line-up and are eager to share it with the AVS community. Said Jason Palmer, Epson's Home Entertainment Marketing Manager. The AVS Forum is a critical part of the overall AV industry and serves as a powerful information tool for consumers and manufacturers alike. We appreciate the members' dedication to consumer electronics and wanted to offer them something special.

The $100 mail-in rebate will be available to members of AVS Members for Home Cinema 6500UB pre-orders and purchases made November 26, 2008 through December 31, 2008 and can be used with other rebates being offered to the general public. The rebate form will be made available on the Epson and AVSforum.com websites in early December for those that place their orders between November 26, 2008 and December 31, 2008.

I'm happy that Epson is recognizing the valuable commitment and enthusiasm of the AVS Forum members. said Alan Gouger of AVS Forum. Being a member of AVS Forum has it perks and we are excited that Epson embraced the community in this way.

With a 75,000:1 contrast ratio, the highest currently available in its class, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 6500 UB puts you right in the middle of where the action is, as larger-than-life images leap right off the screen. Whether you're watching movies, sports or playing video games, this 1080p projector ensures amazing image quality with Epson D7 TFT panels, UltraBlack technology and 1600 lumens color and white light output*. With a powerful cinema filter and state-of-the-art Opticinema lens developed in conjunction with Fujinon, a brand trusted by Hollywood's creative elite, this product delivers blockbuster video performance. And, with Epson's 3LCD, 3-chip optical engine, it offers such incredible quality, you're sure to achieve a true cinematic experience. The PowerLite Home Cinema 6500 UB brings big-screen entertainment home in a whole new way.

Features/Benefits
Deep, dark blacks, crystal clear detail new D7 TFT panel, a 75,000:1 contrast ratio with UltraBlack and C2Fine® technology
Rich, vibrant color 3-chip optical engine
Reliable performance 3LCD technology
Bright, brilliant images 1600 lumens color and 1600 lumens white light output*
Superior video quality HQV processor, 120 Hz FineFrameTM technology and an OptiCinema lens by Fujinon with 2.1 zoom ratio
Astounding true-to-life colors Epson's exclusive cinema filter for vivid movies, games and sporting events
Smooth gradations 12-bit panel driver
Efficient cooling system unobtrusive fan
Speed automatically adjusts to match every entertainment option advanced auto iris function
Easy maintenance convenient dust filtration system with large surface area for greater efficiency
Energy and cost efficient new E-TORL® lamp lasts up to 4000 hours **

Availability and Support
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 6500UB is now available for pre-order through authorized Epson projector dealers and retail outlets. The projector also comes with Epson's award-winning service and support, including a two-year limited warranty with toll-free access to PrivateLine®, Epson's priority technical support, and free overnight exchange with Extra CareSM Home Service.



About AVS Forum
AVSForum.com is the top on-line community dedicated to home audio and video. Founded in 1995, it today sees 2 million unique visitors a month and produces 25 million page views on average. With over 60 categories and industry support, AVS Forum continues to grow and expand with focus on education and information sharing.

About Epson America Inc.
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography, and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transaction terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

* Light output varies depending on modes (color and white light output).
** Lamp life results will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions and usage. Lamp brightness decreases over time.