Epson America announced the PowerLite Pro Cinema 9350 and 9700 UB 3LCD projectors for the custom AV installer channel. These native 1080p home theater projectors feature Epson's latest 3LCD technology with C2Fine® chip sets for amazing color and detail, high contrast ratios and road-tested reliability. With a host of value-add features and Epson's award-winning customer service and support, the Pro Cinema 9350 and 9700 UB offer full-featured solutions for professional installers.
The Pro Cinema 9350 and 9700 UB offer an exceptional home theater experience with state-of-the-art image quality and performance in each of their respective categories. Both projectors feature deep blacks and bright images with contrast ratios up to 50,000:1 and 200,000:1, respectively. The projectors come equipped with professional-level color tools, including ISF calibration and color isolation, allowing installers and calibrators to fine-tune picture quality and match output with front projection screens.
Epson Pro Cinema 9350
The Pro Cinema 9350 offers a high-value, customizable home entertainment experience. Enclosed in a black and silver case, it features Epson's C2Fine chip set for higher contrast of up to 50,000:1 for amazing color and detail. The projector features an exclusive Dynamic Iris system which also contributes to the improvement in contrast by controlling light on a frame-by-frame basis at up to 60 times per second. In addition, the Pro Cinema 9350 offers higher brightness of up to 2,000 lumens color and white light output.
Epson Pro Cinema 9700 UB
As the step-up model, the Pro Cinema 9700 UB adds several technology enhancements, making it the ultimate solution in image quality for custom installers. It features a dual-layered auto-iris to control light reduction rates more effectively, as well as Epson's D7 chip set and UltraBlack technology to produce superb black levels and vivid images. And with brightness of 1,600 lumens color and white light output, the projector delivers deep blacks and crystal clear detail.
The Pro Cinema 9700 UB also offers Epson's Super-resolution technology for enhanced picture quality and FineFrame technology for smoother frame interpolation, sharper video quality and the elimination of judder. The projector also includes a built-in Silicon Optix HQV Reon-VX video processor and PW390 scaler to ensure a smoother picture. In addition, the Pro Cinema 9700 UB offers pre-set color space selection to set color gamut according to geography and source material and is now usable with two types of anamorphic lenses (fixed and movable sled) to project true 2.35:1 and 2.40:1 widescreen images without black bars above and below the picture.
Additional Shared Features of the Pro Cinema Line
- Epson's Pro Cinema projectors share a range of additional value-add features, including:
- Cinema Filter feature delivers larger color space for improved color fidelity
- Delivers outstanding video image quality with Fujinon OptiCinema Multi-Lens Optics System (2.1 zoom ratio); projects clean, precise edges with consistent image quality across the entire screen
- Real color reproduction feature delivers more natural and precise colors
- Epson's exclusive 200W E-TORL® (Epson Twin Optics Reflection Lamp) for up to 5,000 hours of lamp life
- Features two HDMI 1.3 connections with Deep Color support, high definition component video input, S-video input, composite video input, and VGA-type RGB input (D-sub 15)
- Includes spare lamp, ceiling mount, reversible front panel Epson logo for various mounting positions, rear panel cable cover to hide wires, and cable hook to secure connections
- ISF Calibration for customizable settings and color isolation for easy color adjustment without color filter glasses
- Five Color Modes to easily adapt to different viewing environments
- Manual zoom, focus and lens shift (47.1 percent horizontal and 96.3 percent vertical) ensure a range of installation options and flexibility
Price and Availability
Available in late-September, the Pro Cinema 9350 and 9700 UB can be purchased through authorized Epson projector dealers. Each projector comes with Epson's three-year limited warranty.
- Pro Cinema 9350 – $2,299
- Pro Cinema 9700 UB – $3,199