Epson America on Monday introduced the
multimedia projector. The new display provides SVGA-native (800 x 600 pixel) resolution and 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness for $649.
The display (
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) weighs 5.8 pounds and offers high-aperture 3LCD (three-chip) display technology. Epson measures the PowerLite S5’s contrast ratio at up to 400:1. Other features include 1.3x digital zoom and instant on/instant off. The lamp lasts up to 5,000 hours without having to be replaced, according to Epson.
The device sports a mini D-sub 15 pin interface for connecting to a computer, along with an S-video, composite video (RCA), composite audio stereo RCA, monitor out and variable audio out. It supports NTSC, 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i video inputs as well.