Epson offers new all-in-one home projectors

Epson on Tuesday introduced the MovieMate 50 and MovieMate 72, two new all-in-one projector, DVD and music combos. They’re designed to appeal to home theater enthusiasts looking for a self-contained projection system.

Both systems use Epson 3LCD projection technology, and each supports photo slideshows and soundtracks from a USB drive, CD or DVD. They can also connect to a Mac or PC using a VGA input.

The MovieMate 50, which retails for $799.99, sports 480p native digital resolution, and features two integrated 8 watt speakers with Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS decoding capabilities. It weighs 8.3 pounds and comes in black.

The MovieMate 72, priced at $1199.99, is engineered for users looking for a High Definition (HD) system. It features 720p resolution and an HDMI input, making it compatible with the Apple TV, as well as newer video game console models and HD optical media like HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc players.

The MovieMate 72 incorporates a swivel base, “lens shift” so it can be set up without having to be exactly in front of the projection surface, and four 5 watt speakers with Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS decoding.

Epson’s Web site had not been updated with information about the new projectors as Macworld posted this article.

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