PowerLite Cinema 550

This product is discontinued

This product has been replaced with: PowerLite Home Cinema 720 Projector

Features & Benefits

Epson 3LCD. A better way to see.

Epson 3LCD technology utilizes one LCD panel each for red, green and blue to form a continuous image containing all colors. This produces the best possible movie experience - a more detailed and accurate picture, smoother gradation and excellent detail in dark areas.

  • 3 Chip Engine - Epson 3LCD technology provides natural color and bright, vibrant images
  • Solid State Technology - works without a moving color wheel
  • Accurate Color Registration - ensures detailed video and data images that are crisp
  • Smooth Video Playback - using three separate LCD panels allows rapid-motion video to appear smooth and free of artifacts
  • Highly Reliable - every Epson PowerLite projector undergoes strict quality control standards from design table to shipping dock to ensure the highest standard of performance

720p resolution
For smooth true high definition reproduction

Up to 1400 ANSI lumens
For a wide range of screen sizes in a variety of ambient light conditions

Up to 3000:1 Contrast Ratio
For deep rich blacks and brilliant whites

Dynamic Eye Iris
Using the most advanced technology in home entertainment, the Dynamic Eye Iris provides a higher contrast ratio by automatically controlling light intensity from the lamp and making adjustments to assure a rich, sharp picture

Epson AccuCinema™ Color Management
Calibrated out-of-the-box to D6500 color standards and an ideal gamma curve of 2.2. Provides subtle details for color accuracy with a wide color spectrum that displays over 1 billion colors via Epson's 10-bit drivers. Robust grayscale tracking includes 1024 steps between black and white.

High Brightness E-TORL Lamp
The latest in optical technology, this Epson innovation concentrates the light, requires less power consumption and minimizes heat for a brighter, more reliable picture Automatic Aspect Ratio Detect - This function automatically detects the best aspect ratio for picture depending on the video signal

Vertical and Horizontal Offset Lens
Once installed, the location of the image can be moved up to 100% vertically (up and down) and 50% horizontally (left and right) without moving the projector - and without any digital manipulation. This is a very useful feature that other projectors in the class are lacking.

New Epson Cinema Filter
Filters red, blue, and green light and cuts the light of unwanted wavelengths. This expands color space and provides high-purity color resulting in excellent intensity and better contrast in dark scenes interface for the best HD images available

7 Optimized Color Modes

  • Dynamic - Offers the brightest picture available
  • Living Room - Provides bright and crisp images with high contrast for well-lit environments
  • sRGB - Compliant with sRGB standard
  • Natural - Set to provide the most natural accurate colors
  • Theatre - Suited for viewing in an almost dark environment
  • Theatre Black 1 - Reproduces images that are close to those in professional-use broadcast monitors and ideal for HD content
  • Theatre Black 2 - Recreates a film-like image with warm colors and optimized for black and white movies

5th Generation 3LCD Panels
Largest aperture ratio available for a smooth picture that eliminates "screen door" effect. Reliable picture quality with uniform colors, increased contrast ratio and deeper blacks.

Advanced Discrete IR/RS-232 Controls
Epson provides discrete RS-232 control and infrared codes, for custom installers to create a system where audio and video are managed from a single control. This flexibility allows high-end automation to control external devices with greater precision and ease.

HDMI Connectivity
Representing the leading edge in digital connectivity, this technology provides interface for the best HD images available

Noise Shaped Video™
Using 4x over-sampling and other advanced techniques, Noise Shaped Video provides a cleaner image with less noise and better picture quality

Epson Super White
This Epson technology reproduces white of 100 IRE resulting in an expanded dynamic range of brightness, without overexposure.

10 bit Color Processing
10 bit chromatic decoder (480i and 525i) and 10 bit A/D converter for accurate color sourcing and 10bit drive Dream 5+ LCD panel for superb color reproduction. 1.07 billion colors (1024 steps each of RGB) for superior color accuracy and smoother gradations.

Advanced Vertical/Horizontal Sharpness Adjustments

  • Advanced Sharpness Adjustment consists of the following four adjustments:
  • High-band Enhancement
  • Low-band Enhancement
  • H-Sharpness
  • V-Sharpness

Customized Gamma Adjustment
Allows custom adjustment for optimizing picture quality by providing nine discrete control points

Automatic Aspect Ratio Detect
This function automatically detects the best aspect ratio for picture depending on the video signal

7 Aspect Modes
Auto / Normal / Squeeze / Zoom / Wide / Through / Squeeze Through Wide Mode projects 4:3 images for wide screen (can not be used with keystone correction)

High Altitude Mode
For use at high altitudes where air density is low, thereby increasing fan speed independently from lamp power.