Why the Epson Home Cinema 3700?
With big family electronics purchases often saved for Christmas, you might be in the market for a new television. But before you plunk down hundreds of dollars on another flat screen that’s only a marginal improvement on the last flat screen and is almost guaranteed to seem a bit small when you get it home in your living room, why not step up to a projector? The Epson Home Cinema 3700 can project a bigger and brighter picture than most flat screens–at a better price per square inch than just about anything.
Epson Home Cinema 3700 Specifications
The Epson Home Cinema 3700 is a 3LCD projector that projects in 1080p, meaning you’ll get a picture that’s every bit as crisp as any of the flat screens at the local big box store. The 3LCD means the projector uses 3-chip technology, which Epson claims will result in colors that are three times brighter than competitive projectors, both colors and whites outputting at up to 3,000 lumens, which should be enough for even rooms with windows. Having colors match the brightness of whites onscreen mean everything seems balanced. What’s more, the projector boasts a contrast ratio up to 70,000:1, for some dark blacks. The picture is stunning!
A projector can throw a 110″ picture on to a wall in a very short distance–as little as ten feet. But that’s just one option. The 3700 can show a crisp image at 30 inches to 300 inches, all in a short space, thanks to its 1.6x zoom and auto iris lens.
Additionally, the 3700 has built-in, dual 10 watt speakers, which actually are pretty decent–if the projector is sitting just above or in front of you and are adequate when you have no other options, but for serious sound, you are going to want to hook the projector up to a receiver or amplifier and speakers. And if you’re up for it, the 3700 can project 3D movies (glasses not included).
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