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The Epson EMP-S3 multimedia projector: smooth 3LCD viewing at a ground breaking price

May 2005


18 May 2005: Epson New Zealand continues to beat price barriers in the entry level projector category with the release of the EMP-S3, a full-featured 3LCD projector with an RRP of $1599 leading to ground breaking prices for corporate, education and home users in the market place.

Smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the EMP-S3 is a portable multimedia projector. Epson's patented 3LCD technology produces brighter and more natural images, a smoother and sharper playback and as there is no colour break-up viewing is easier on the eyes. The EMP-S3 also features a SVGA (super video graphics array) 800x600 pixel native resolution.

The EMP-S3 uses a newly designed compact Epson E-TORL lamp, which eliminates light leakage and minimises diffraction by combining an ellipsoidal reflector with an aspherical lens and hemispherical mirror, for efficient light projection at up to 1600 ANSI lumens.

The E-TORL lamp also gives a quick 5 second start up time and an instant shutdown at the push of a single button, eliminating waiting time and the possibility of lamp damage.

With seven colour modes: presentation, theatre, sRGB, blackboard and the three new modes sports, photo and game, the EMP-S3 is perfect for any corporate, education or home user requirements.

Users can watch their favourite DVDs and videos, footage from video cameras, a slide show of photos from digital cameras, presentations on both a projector screen and blackboards, video games and sporting events all on the EMP-S3.

The EMP-S3 takes up 30% less space and is lighter than its predecessor, weighing just 2.5kg, for added portability, ideal for taking to presentations or for use around various rooms in the office or home.

For added flexibility the EMP-S3 has a +/-30 degrees keystone correction (+/- 20 degrees for video) and an image shift function so the projector can be placed in convenient locations.

With a wide 1.35x digital zoom, the EMP-S3 lets users get up close with the images on the screen, and can highlight particular areas of a presentation or zoom in on photos.

A low noise two speed 28dB fan (in low brightness mode), allows the EMP-S3 to project high quality images without intruding on the soundtrack or presenter.

EMP-S3 users can easily replace lamp and air filters even when the projector is ceiling mounted.

The Epson EMP-S3 is $1599 RRP including GST and available through selected Epson resellers.

For full product specifications on these and other Epson products please refer to

To obtain a high resolution image or a unit for media review, please contact Anjna Patel at Epson New Zealand Limited on 09 300 3575 or by email at

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