For those very susceptible to seeing rainbows with DLP projectors, Epson’s new LCD-based 3D projector lineup may be just the ticket. The line starts with the entry-level Home Cinema 3010 model, which costs just $1,600. (A similar model, the 3010e, adds a WirelessHD wireless video transmitter for $200 more.) Like other 3LCD-based models, there’s no spinning color wheel that can produce rainbows. The 3010 drives the LCD panels at 480Hz, which Epson says helps to reduce crosstalk (ghosting) while improving brightness. The projector also has both horizontal and vertical lens shift for placement flexibility, and includes two built-in 10-watt speakers. A 2D split-screen mode lets you watch two programs at once (or keep up on a movie while accessing the Internet simultaneously — or vice-versa).
An added — and surprising — bonus, given its price: You get two free sets of active-shutter 3D glasses with the projector.
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