CES Day 3: Epson
Epson has a new 1920x1080 LCD chip, and was showing it off to the CES crowds in two new PTV models, a 55-inch and a 65-inch. Both looked stunning while showing fish paddling about (Stereophile's John Atkinson once referred to fish videos as the video equivalent of audiophile music recordings). The sets should be out in—all together now—March.
Epson's flagship separate projector, the 800, looked very good (apart from some slight grain which might have been either a sharpness issue or evidence of the LCD's screen door effect) on a 100-inch diagonal Steward Grayhawk screen. When asked if that new 1080p LCD chip might find it's way into front LCD projectors sometime in the near future, his response was, "you bet your bippy," or something equally technical.—TJN