Epson achieves another first with the introduction of HD-Ready 3LCD projector with iPod docking station

Epson has introduced into the local market the first HD-Ready 3LCD home cinema projector featuring an iPod docking station.

Epson achieves another first with the introduction of HD-Ready 3LCD projector with iPod docking station

September 26, 2012 –Epson has introduced into the local market the first HD-Ready 3LCD home cinema projector featuring an iPod docking station, leveraging on the company's experience to position itself as the global leader in the projector market.

With this latest product users will not need to download apps or clip on attachments but will simply connect their iPods, iPhones or iPads to the docking station built into the projector.

The MG-850HD, which comes with inbuilt 10W stereo speakers, can play music, videos and photos, as well as TV programmes and feature-length films previously downloaded from iTunes, on a large, cinematic scale that can reach up to 300 inches. Its versatile connectivity also means that content can be viewed from traditional Blu-ray, DVD, PC, TV and gaming sources.

Epson Regional Sales Manager – East Africa Mukesh Bector said the projector is targeted at film enthusiasts, sports lovers and gamers who are keen to have cinema experience at home, providing convenience with the plug and play functionality that allows users to set up and use the projector quickly and easily.

“Epson continues to stretch the boundaries of innovation as is clearly evident with the MG-850HD. The user-friendly menu, for example, has been designed to help viewers navigate with ease, while a unique remote control design features a stylish button layout and backlight for ease of use while watching content in the dark,” he said.

Harnessing Epson's latest technologies, the projector delivers top quality white and colour light output of 2,800 lumens and a high contrast ratio of 3,000:1, ensuring high quality images are projected, even in daylight. Epson's 3LCD technology ensures that images are clear, bright and easy on the eyes.

Whatever the angle of the actual projector, users can easily align the projection to ensure a straight and correct image with its user-friendly horizontal keystone slider.

The projector is now available in the Kenyan market.


HD-Ready 720p big-screen experience

The first HD-Ready 3LCD home cinema projector2 to feature an iPod docking station3

Enjoy exceptional image quality with Epson’s 3LCD technology

Connect to DVD/Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and games consoles with a variety of inputs

3,000:1 contrast ratio for deeper blacks

Watch in daylight with an equally high White and Colour Light Output of 2,800 lumens

Easily align the projection image with manual horizontal slider and automatic vertical keystone correction

Carry handle for easy portability

User-friendly menu for simple navigation

2 integrated 10W stereospeakers

5,000 hour lamp life for longer viewing

5 colour modes (Auto, Dynamic, Living Room, Cinema, Game) and 4 audio modes (Standard, Vocal, Music, Movie)

Microphone input (mono)

1.2 manual zoom / lens focus

[1]Source: Futuresource Consulting Limited,

[2]As of September 2011

[3]Made for iPod Touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation), iPod nano (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation),  iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precisiontechnologies, with a product line-up ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation,the Epson Group comprises over 70,000 employees in 106 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.

About Epson sub-Saharan Africa

Epson’s operations in sub-Saharan Africa were established in 1997 with headquarters based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since then, Epson has established a panel of distributors and resellers throughout sub-Saharan Africa who are dedicated to serving Epson’s end-consumers with the highest quality products and levels of support. Epson now manages sales and support in 21 sub-Saharan African countries including South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Eritrea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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