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Epson announces the release of the EMP-TWD1 Home Theatre Projector with DVD.

September 2005

Epson EMP-TWD1 all in one home cinema system: big screen, big sound, wherever you want

Sydney, September 7: Epson Australia has released the innovative new EMP-TWD1, an all in one entertainment system that makes the words ‘home cinema’ so much easier to say.

The EMP-TWD1 combines leading Epson 3LCD projection technology with a high quality JVC DVD player and the latest in sound technology from JVC, all in a stylish and compact white cabinet that will look good in any room.

Unlike conventional home cinema projectors the EMP-TWD1 is truly plug and play: it needs only one lead to supply power, making it easy to turn any room into a cinema or to create your own cinema under the stars.

It is so simple anyone - from kids to grandparents - can operate the EMP-TWD1 in a bedroom, lounge, games room, beach house, or outside under the stars on those balmy summer nights.

Unsurpassed Imaging Technology

As always, Epson brings only the best in digital imaging technology to the table with the EMP-TWD1. Epson’s 3LCD technology provides smoother, sharper playback and produces brighter, more natural images with no colour break up, making all viewing easier on the eyes.

The built in DVD player in the EMP-TWD1 has a unique ‘digital direct’ progressive scan which processes the data from the film source without converting the frames into interlace. This provides smoother play and prevents blurring and pixilation. Also unique to the DVD player in the TWD1 is its ‘rolling pickup’ feature which prevents misreading, mistracking and freezing during play.

Another Epson innovation in the EMP-TWD1’s projection system is the Epson Cinema Filter. This allows the projector to optically adjust the colour tone to accurately reproduce bright, crisp images and outstanding colour purity.

The EMP-TWD1 uses the small yet highly efficient and powerful E-TORL lamp, designed by Epson, which can be adjusted between 1200 and 350 ANSI Lumens using the six preset colour modes, to deliver the optimum level of brightness needed to maximise image quality in a variety of operating environments.

High quality sound from a small package

Inside the stylish white casing of the EMP-TWD1 are JVC’s new Direct Drive (DD) speakers. Using a combination of high strength CCS Diaphragm, large aperture voice coil, and an ultra strong magnetic circuit these speakers can produce rich, natural sound throughout the room from a very compact package.

The DD speakers in the EMP-TWD1 use less than a quarter of the space that the equivalent standard speaker would, and provide better response across all frequencies creating an effect similar to surround sound from only two in-built speakers.

The incorporated DVD in the EMP-TWD1 includes an AHB circuit to further enhance sound quality. This detects where the sound level at a certain frequency will exceed the limitations of the speakers and adjusts the signal to spread the load over lower frequencies, avoiding distortion.

Quick and easy, anywhere you want

A wide range of smart functions on the EMP-TWD1 make set up easy and quick. Vertical and horizontal lens shift ensures a square image even when the projector is not centred in the room. Vertical keystone correction allows trapezoidal picture adjustment, and in auto aspect mode ensures the projector detects the aspect ratio and adjusts itself accordingly.

Viewing options are even further increased with the wide zoom ratio (1.5x) and short focus lens which can project a 200cm screen from as little as 2 meters away.

The EMP-TWD1 only takes 8 seconds to warm up and 9 seconds to cool down and includes new functions such as ‘break’ mode, where play is paused and the screen becomes bright white to aid movement about the room. Simply press ‘break’ again to immediately resume the movie at the same point. The remote control is made for easy use when the lights are off with backlit buttons.

The incorporated DVD player supports video CD, super video CD and various other video formats and can be used to play music in audio CD, MP3 or WMA format, or to host your own slide show of Jpeg images.

The Epson EMP-TWD1 RRP is $2499 and it is available through major Epson retailers.

For full product specifications on this and other Epson products please refer to High resolution images are available at: where you can log in using the email address and password .

To obtain a unit for media review from 9 September, please contact Amy Crosbie at CommunEcom Strategic Communications on 02 9949 9788 or 0410 771 500 or by email at

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