LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – May 18, 2021 – As the weather heats up and days grow longer, families are looking for ways to enjoy the outside. This summer, add a little extra to your backyard pool activities and family BBQs with epic outdoor entertainment brought to you by the Epson EpiqVision™ Mini EF12 Streaming Laser Projector. Equipped with built-in Android TV™,1 sound by Yamaha and wireless connectivity, the EF12 offers easy access to popular streaming services for instant entertainment up to 150-inches virtually anywhere. No screen required, all you need is an EF12, a blank wall or white sheet, your favorite snacks, and a blanket to enjoy a magical viewing experience in the comfort of your own backyard. You can check out how Shaquille O’Neal joins in the mini streaming fun as he takes his EF12 or “epicanator” from a massive gaming session to an epic outdoor movie night here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmQH5E2VmqI.
“Over the past year, family gaming and streaming increased exponentially as households turned to at-home viewing entertainment to help stay connected during these unusual times,” said Rodrigo Catalan, group product manager, projectors, Epson America, Inc. “With summer around the corner, Epson’s EpiqVision Mini EF12 makes it easy to continue the fun outdoors as the ultimate backyard entertainment device. With its simple setup, bright and beautiful images, impressive sound, and seamless streaming options – the only difficult task will be choosing what to watch or play. Imagine dodging every banana peel in Mario Kart or building infinite worlds on Minecraft with a life-size viewing experience amidst the summer night air.”
Packing a new type of streaming experience into a clean, compact and modern chassis under five pounds, the EpiqVision Mini EF12 is the perfect companion for your summer nights:
- Stream Big Instantly: Designed for immediate streaming – up to 150-inches – the moment it’s powered on, the EpiqVision Mini EF12’s built-in Android TV™1 features the latest interface and a simple-to-use remote that includes voice search with built-in Google Assistant™. With the push of a button, you and your guests will be watching all your favorite streaming channels including Hulu, HBO, YouTube and more, and you can even stream live TV with apps like YouTube TV™.2 Let your guests take over the choice of entertainment with built-in Chromecast™ that allows easy casting directly from a smart phone, tablet or computer – including Android™ and Apple® devices.3
- Bright and Beautiful: With unique multi-array laser diode technology, the EpiqVision Mini EF12 produces an exceptional level of brightness while significantly enhancing the black density to deliver a stunning cinematic experience. Automatic scene-based color correction produces a clear and natural picture – regardless of the content being played – and advanced 3LCD technology displays 100 percent of the RGB color signal for every frame to deliver outstanding color accuracy and excellent color brightness without any distracting “rainbow” effects seen with other projection technologies. The EF12 also accepts content up to 4K for an amazing Full-HD HDR picture while gaming or watching TV shows, sporting events and movies.
- Life-Size Casual Gaming: Designed with simplicity and versatility in mind, switch up movie night and embrace a little outdoor gaming fun. Over the past year, 66 percent of parents enjoyed playing video games with their kids and over half of them play weekly.4 What better way to get in some family bonding this summer, than with an ultra-big gaming session under the stars. Ideal for casual gaming from the built-in Google Play Store or connecting a console via the HDMI port, the EF12 offers more than four times the viewing space of a 60-inch TV, so four players can practically get their own 60-inch view when battling it out in-game.
- Built-in Custom Audiophile System with Yamaha: No need for added speakers or a soundbar when taking this petite projector outdoors. Featuring built-in sound by Yamaha speakers, the EpiqVision Mini EF12 delivers the ultimate audio experience – indoors and outside. Yamaha engineers developed the sound system specific to the EF12 with Dolby Audio to deliver an impressive, wide sound stage that rivals dedicated higher-end audio systems and soundbars. The custom-designed sound system includes high-end Yamaha drivers tuned using Yamaha’s latest AudioEngine™ DSP and Dolby Digital technologies, and as an added bonus, when it’s not busy playing the latest tops flicks, you can simply connect via Bluetooth® to use the EF12 as standalone speaker.
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1 In order to use the Android TV, the device must be configured on a network via a wireless connection of 5 Mbps or faster.
2 Requires wireless network connection of 5 Mbps or faster. Some apps require paid subscriptions.
3 Visit the Google Chromecast website for the latest smart device and computer OS support.
4 The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) study: 2020 Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry.
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