Epson’s Top Five Things to Know about High-Definition Widescreen WXGA Projectors

LONG BEACH, Calif. – March 31, 2014 – In an age of widescreen laptops and videos being used for presentations, Epson provides a suite of projectors with high-definition widescreen WXGA resolution, designed to deliver larger-than-life images that increase the viewing area with sharper, more detailed image quality. Epson’s high-definition widescreen WXGA projectors offer a native screen resolution of 1280 x 800, making them appropriate for both business and classroom use.

“Our line of high-definition widescreen WXGA projectors – designed for conference rooms, classrooms and large venues – offer better, higher resolutions compared to SVGA and XGA projectors and support the latest widescreen laptop resolutions, providing a sharper and bigger viewing experience, whether presenting or watching,” said Kristi Lanzit, product manager, Epson America, Inc. “Over 1 million pixels are used to create a high-definition widescreen aspect ratio on a WXGA projector – more than twice as many pixels as an SVGA projector –which means much better image detail and clarity as intended by the latest widescreen laptops.”

Following are Epson’s top five things to consider when purchasing a projector and why high-definition widescreen WXGA solutions are ideal:

1. Presentations: Popular presenting solutions such as Microsoft® PowerPoint®, Apple® Keynote® and Prezi™ offer widescreen templates which allow for more content on the screen, providing added flexibility to display more valuable information in meetings, presentations and school lessons.
2. Laptops: Leverage the advanced quality of HD laptops to produce a higher resolution projected image with a high-definition widescreen WXGA projector.
3. Content Support: Be prepared to deliver HD content for videos, movies and anything your presentation may need to include.
4. Pixels: High-definition widescreen WXGA resolution delivers higher image quality than lower resolution projectors because it can display more pixels, increasing the detail of the viewing area without sacrificing picture quality.
5. Future Proofing: Stepping up to the purchase of a high-definition widescreen WXGA projector enables compatibility with future widescreen devices and content.

About Epson Widescreen Projectors

Epson® 3LCD projectors deliver three times brighter colors than leading competitive projectors1. Epson offers WXGA projector solutions for small businesses, including the EX7220 and VS335W; the K-12 classroom, including the PowerLite® 955W and interactive BrightLink® 595Wi; corporate meetings, including the PowerLite 1940W and BrightLink Pro 1410Wi; and large venues, including the PowerLite Pro G6050W and PowerLite Pro Z8350WNL.

Color Brightness Specification and Projector Performance

The new color brightness specification (measuring red, green and blue) published by the Society of Information Display (SID) allows consumers to compare projector color performance without conducting a side-by-side shootout. With today’s high-definition content, teachers and students can display content with higher quality in brighter environments. For a truly impressive image, projectors need to offer both high color brightness and high white brightness. High color brightness is important for larger screen sizes and provides flexibility for a variety of screen materials. Without sufficient color brightness, images may be muddy, soft and lose detail, even in a dark room. For more information, visit

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit:

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1 Compared to leading 1-chip DLP business and education projectors based on NPD data, July 2011 through June 2012. Color brightness (color light output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color brightness will vary depending on usage conditions

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