The new Epson EMP-TW1000 is a front projector which features a native 1080p (1920×1080) resolution LCD panel.
The projector features HDMI 1.3 inputs for digital signals, and supports true 1080p inputs. In addition Epson’s new color engine is said to produce a color gamut that’s 115% broader than NTSC standards. The projector also features an automatic iris and claims up to 12,000 to 1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is very good for an LCD projector. Brightness is rated at 1200 lumens.
The EMP-TW1000 is expected to be released in Japan in December for just 350,000 yen (appx. $2933 USD). To date, most true 1080p front projectors have cost $5k and up. No word yet on a North American release date.
[via Impress Watch]