Epson has announced the addition of four new models — the 835p, the 830p, 61p and 81p — to its line of PowerLite projectors. All four include two component video ports, one S-Video port and one Video RGB port, with one dedicated audio input for each. The 835p and 830p feature XGA resolution, brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, six built-in display modes, Ethernet networkability and, in the 835p model, 802.11g wireless connectivity. The 835p also includes a PCMCIA card slot and a USB 1.1 Type A port, while the 830p just has a USB 1.1 Type B port. Epson expects to ship the 835p and 830p models for US$3,899 and $3,699, respectively, in mid-July, and the company notes that the 835p’s keynote wireless feature is currently not Mac-compatible, although a representative told MacCentral that an upgrade which will fix the issue is targeted for release in the fall.
The 61p and 81p models offer 2,000 ANSI lumens, six built-in display modes and SVGA resolution in the former and XGA resolution in the latter. In addition to the video and audio ports noted above, they also feature a USB 1.1 Type B port, as well as an Auto Source Selection feature that automatically grabs the presentation from the correct input jacks. Epson expects to ship the 61p and 81p on June 20 for $1,499 and $1,799, respectively. As MacCentral posted this article, the company had not yet provided product pages for any of the four new projectors on its Web site.