By dpreview staff on
Feb 12, 2013 at 20:50 GMT
Epson has announced the VS320 and VS220 budget projectors offering SVGA and XGA resolutions respectively. Both the lightweight models deliver 2700 lumens of color and white brightness and include features such as USB Plug ‘n Play, 3 inch LCDs and HDMI connectivity. The projectors are available at retail prices of $429 and $359 respectively.
Epson Introduces Bright, Value-Priced Projectors for Small Businesses
|Epson VS220 and VS320 Deliver High-Definition Performance with 2,700 Lumens HDMI Connectivity
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Feb. 12, 2013 –
Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today introduced new VS-series projector models, designed to provide small businesses with high-brightness at low costs. The VS220
($359) and VS320
($429) offer SVGA and XGA resolution respectively and deliver high performance with 2,700 lumens of color brightness and 2,700 lumens of white brightness2
and HDMI connectivity for high-quality audio and video with one cable.
“These new VS models break the mold for affordable business projectors,” said Brian Savarese, product manager, Epson America, Inc. “Designed with budget conscious small businesses in mind, both the VS220 and VS320 deliver high-brightness along with HDMI connectivity to deliver compelling, high-impact presentations.”
The VS220 and VS320 offer easy-to-use connectivity and control features, including USB Plug ‘n Play for instantly projecting video and audio from a PC or Mac computer via a USB connection, as well as automatic vertical keystone correction for easy image alignment and fast setup. The VS320 offers additional features, including a horizontal easy-slide control bar for enhanced image correction, allowing for a rectangular image from any angle, as well as an A/V Mute slide which stops the sound and picture to allow for a quick pause in the presentation.
The new VS models also feature Direct Power On and Off for wall switch power control and Instant Off which instantly powers the projector on and off with no cool down time. Both models are lightweight and travel friendly for ease-of-use when on the road.
All Epson projectors feature the latest 3LCD, 3-chip technology to deliver amazing, true-to-life color and detail for powerful presentations. 3LCD technology provides an energy-efficient and reliable light engine which uses available lamp light to create stunning images, and in contrast to 1-chip DLP technology, 3LCD requires, on average, 25 percent less electricity per lumen of brightness.
Color Brightness Specification and Projector Performance
The new color brightness specification (measuring red, green and blue) published by the Society of Information Display (SID)
allows consumers to compare projector color performance without conducting a side-by-side shootout. With today’s high definition content, businesses require tools to display content with higher quality in brighter environments. For a truly impressive image, projectors need to offer both high color brightness and high white brightness. High color brightness enables an even better image for larger screen sizes and on a larger variety of screen materials. Without sufficient color brightness, images may be muddy, soft and lose detail, even in a dark room. Whether projecting a presentation or spreadsheet, Epson’s line of value-priced projectors deliver consistent color brightness and white brightness, allowing businesses to view bright content in nearly any environment.
Availability and Support
The Epson VS220 and VS320 are currently available through national resellers, mail order and distribution. Epson’s projectors come with a standard one-year limited warranty that includes two elite technical support services – Epson PrivateLine®
phone support with direct access to an expedited support telephone line via a phone card included with the product, and a Road Service projector replacement program that includes projector exchange in two business days with paid shipping. For additional information about the VS-series, visit www.epson.com/projectors