Epson announces new MovieMate 55 projector

MovieMate 55
Epson's MovieMate 55

Epson today announced a new multimedia projector, the MovieMate 55. The device includes a projector, CD/DVD player, and speakers in a portable case.

The MovieMate 55 offers 16:9 viewing and can project a 60-inch image from 6 feet away from the screen. The projector uses 3LCD technology, and has a white light and color lamp output of 1,200 ANSI lumens.

A built-in progressive scan DVD allows you to play DVD movies. You can also connect a iPod using a dock cable and the MovieMate 55's USB port for playing iPod slide shows.

The MovieMate 55 has a pair of 8-watt speakers. It also has support for 5.1 Dolby Digital DTS.

The projector measures 12.6-by-9.1-by-5 inches and weighs 8.4 pounds. A built-in handle makes it easy to carry the projector, and Epson includes a cushioned case. The price is $700 and comes with a two-year limited warranty and Epson's ExtraCare Home Service.

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