Coming Soon: Epson 5030 Firmware Update

Exciting news for Epson projector owners: new firmware updates are coming soon to noticeably improve the image quality and performance capabilities of several of its award-winning home theater solutions!

Epson 5030ub

If you own the Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB, PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB, PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UBe, or PowerLite Pro Cinema 4030, read on to learn about this update.

The firmware update, slated to be released in mid-October, expands Super Resolution technology to include the new Epson Detail Enhancement capabilities for sharp, rich images.  Epson’s Detail Enhancement operates in concert with Super Resolution to enhance brightness differences of the texture and surface of images.

How does this work? Epson Super Resolution detects the change in color from the edge of an object to the background color and sharpens or defines the image.  Epson Detail Enhancement uses a similar technique, clarifying the texture and surface appearance of the area within the boundaries of an object. As a result of the firmware update, both video processes work together – one on the edges, the other on the surface area of objects, to increase the fine delicate structure in video images.

To update your projector’s firmware, you’ll just need a PC with an internet connection, a USB connection cable and less than five minutes. Click here for the new Epson 5030UB firmware update and instructions on how to install.

Projector Bike Shares Stories in Australia


Things We Love: Projector Bike

Built in 2010, the Projector Bike is used to tell stories in public spaces, activate unused spaces and provide an accessible platform for artists to show their work in public and show content to an expanded audience, according to the Projector Bike website.

This custom three-wheeled cargo bike includes an Epson 1945W projector, car stereo and speakers, an iPad and a powerful battery.

The mobile nature of the Projector Bike enables engaging images and films to be shown in public places to audiences ranging from a few people at a bus stop to a large crowd at a festival. The team loves to “surprise and delight pedestrians and members of the public” with impromptu screenings. If you’re Melbourne and want to join the fun, check out this list of Projector Bike events.

Learn more about how the Projector Bike is bringing short, independent films, art and culture to public spaces in this video:

Know of a cool, alternative use for a projector? Let us know in the comments!

The All-in-One Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD projector is here!

The MegaPlex MG-850HD

Want a projector that fits your digital lifestyle? Look no further than the Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD portable digital dock projector and speaker combo! Connect your Apple device or smartphone, tablet, gaming console or PC into the built-in dock and project your content instantly with stereo sound from the two built-in 10-watt speakers! For more information and pictures stroll on over here »

Free HDMI cable with purchase of select projectors!

Happy 4th of July from the Projector People

Happy Fourth of July from the Projector People!

In honor of Independence Day, we’re offering a free professional grade Comprehensive HDMI cable, a $25 value, with the purchase of select home theater projectors, including top-of-the-line models from Mitsubishi, Epson, Panasonic and more.

Use the coupon code “JULYFOURTH.”

This projector coupon code is valid from July 2 through July 5.

Check out our selection of home theater projectors here »

Review: The Epson BrightLink 450Wi Interactive Ultra-Short Throw Projector

Our friends at Projector Central recently reviewed the new Epson BrightLink 450Wi projector.

They liked it!

“The 450Wi is an impressive representative of a rare breed of projector — interactive, with an ultra short throw. It delivers a bright, high quality image for data, good connectivity, and it even comes with its own interactive software. Given the choice between the 450Wi and another ultra short throw projector paired with a separate interactive whiteboard, the 450Wi is unquestionably the more elegant choice, and it belongs high on your short list. “

Read the full review of the Epson BrightLink 450Wi projector.