New Epson Home Cinema 3000-Series Projectors Bring Versatile and Bright 2D/3D 1080p Blockbuster Performance to Living Rooms

Home Cinema Series Offers Lens Shift, Small Footprint and a Range of Features for Easy Placement on Almost Any Shelf or Surface
Home Cinema 3000-Series

Epson’s new Home Cinema 3000-Series delivers extraordinary image quality and blockbuster performance in 2D and 3D. With wide vertical and horizontal lens shift, 1.6x zoom lens and a 26 percent smaller footprint than preceding models, the Home Cinema 3000-Series projectors are designed for big-screen entertainment that can be set-up almost anywhere, in a matter of minutes. Plus, a new front-facing exhaust allows the projectors to be concealed on a bookcase or shelf, which helps to maximize screen size.

DENVER (CEDIA Expo 2014, Booth #240) – Sept. 10, 2014 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced new additions to its award-winning lineup of Home Cinema projectors, the PowerLite® Home Cinema 3600e, Home Cinema 3500, and Home Cinema 3000. Featuring up to 2,500 lumens of color brightness and 2,500 lumens of white brightness2 with up to 70,000:1 contrast ratio, Epson’s latest Home Cinema solutions bring an immersive 2D and 3D 1080p experience to today’s living rooms. With wide vertical and horizontal lens shift, 1.6x zoom lens and a 26 percent smaller footprint than preceding models3, the Home Cinema 3000-Series projectors are designed for big-screen entertainment almost anywhere in a matter of minutes.  

“These new projectors offer refined image quality while being among the brightest 1080p projectors we’ve ever produced, making them ideal for well-lit family rooms,” said Jason Palmer, marketing manager, Epson America. “In addition, a unique compact design, simple lens shift and front-facing exhaust allow users to conceal the projector in a bookcase on the back wall and enjoy images up to 300 inches – five, ten or even over thirty times the size of a 50-inch flat screen.”

The models featured in the Home Cinema 3000-Series offer varied capabilities designed to make it easier than ever to enjoy content – including high color and white brightness and built-in color modes for viewing in different environments. The Home Cinema 3500 and 3600e also include two built-in 10-watt stereo speakers allowing users the versatility to take the projector to a backyard for outdoor movie nights, a friend’s house for video game tournaments or anywhere else the imagination allows.

Whether you are mounting to the ceiling or moving the projector from room to room, all three of the models feature Epson’s dial-adjusted lens shift technology that enables positioning flexibility with an incredible range of up to + or – 60 percent on the vertical axis and up to + or – 24 percent on the horizontal axis. In addition, all three models are designed for installation on a ceiling or for easy set up on a table, or tucked inside a shelving space.

Epson projectors offer up to 3x Brighter Colors4 than competitive models. The Epson® Home Cinema 3000 Series of 3LCD projectors ensure stunning images and Full HD 1080p with enhanced detail. Both the Home Cinema 3500 and Home Cinema 3600e add Super Resolution technology to deliver defined edges and rich image quality as well as all-new Detail Enhancement technology to refine surface detail for true-to-life images. The flagship Home Cinema 3600e adds a WirelessHD transmitter that connects up to five HDMI devices simultaneously, with one HDMI out connection and one optical port for switching between sources and MHL connectivity to display content from MHL-enabled tablets, smartphones and streaming sticks.

More About the Home Cinema 3000-Series

  • Up to 3x Brighter Colors, and reliable performance - 3LCD, 3-chip technology4
  • High color brightness and high white brightness: 2,500 lumens of color brightness and 2,500 lumens of white brightness2 (Home Cinema 3600e and Home Cinema 3500); 2,300 lumens of color brightness and 2,300 lumens of white brightness2 (Home Cinema 3000)
  • Flexible positioning and easy setup with vertical and horizontal lens shift, 1.6x zoom and a compact design for placement virtually anywhere, even in a tight shelf space
  • Deep black levels with a contrast ratio of up to 70,0000:1 (Home Cinema 3600e and 3500) and up to 50,000:1 (Home Cinema 3000)
  • Seven built-in color modes for different environments or content to optimize the image
  • Two built-in 10W stereo speakers deliver lifelike sound, no external speakers necessary (Home Cinema 3600e and 3500)
  • Display content from two HDMI inputs simultaneously on screen with Picture-in-Picture Mode
  • Stream Full HD content wirelessly with included WirelessHD transmitter to project from virtually anywhere in the room and eliminate unsightly cable clutter; connects up to 5 HDMI™ devices simultaneously (Home Cinema 3600e only)
  • Two pairs of rechargeable RF 3D glasses included (Home Cinema 3600e and 3500)
  • Enjoy movies, videogames, sporting events and more in high-quality 2D and eye-popping 3D at up to 300-inches; front projection offers image size up to 36 times larger than a 50-inch flat panel

Front Projection Size Comparison: 50-inch Flat Panel Versus Projector Image Sizes

Screen Size

Aspect Ratio

Surface Area

Size Comparison

50 in.


7.4 ft2


90 in.


24 ft2

Over 3x larger

100 in.


29.7 ft2

Over 4x larger

120 in.


42.7 ft2

Over 5x larger

300 in.


267 ft2

Over 36x larger


Availability and Support

The Epson® PowerLite Home Cinema 3600e ($1,999), Home Cinema 3500 ($1,699), and Home Cinema 3000 ($1,299) solutions are now available through select retailers nationwide and the Epson online store. All prices are MSRP. Each solution comes with Epson’s two-year limited warranty and industry leading service and support, including toll-free access to Epson’s PrivateLine® priority technical support, 90-day limited lamp warranty, and free two-business day exchange with Extra CareSM Home Service.

The new line of Epson Home Cinema projectors will be on display and demoed at Epson’s booth 240 at CEDIA Expo 2014, Sept. 10 – 13.

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson’s lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit:

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1 Based upon Q1 2014 worldwide front projection market share estimates from PMA Research

2 Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118

3 Compared to preceding models Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 and Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8345

4 Compared to leading 1-chip DLP Home Entertainment Projectors. Epson 720p projectors are 3x Brighter; Epson 1080p projectors are consistently 2x and up to 3x Brighter. Based on NPD data, July 2011 through June 2012. Color brightness (color light output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color brightness will vary depending on usage conditions.