Introducing the first HD-Ready 3LCD projector with iPod docking station

Watch and share music, videos and photos with Epson’s MG-850HD

Introducing the first HD-Ready 3LCD projector with iPod docking station

01.09.2011 - Epson has used its experience as global leader in the projector market[1] to create the first HD-Ready 3LCD home cinema projector featuring an iPod docking station[2].Users don’t need to download apps or clip on attachments, they simply connect their iPod, iPhone or iPad[3]to the docking station.

With inbuilt 10W stereospeakers, the MG-850HD is able to play music, videos and photos, as well as TV programmes and feature-length films previously downloaded from iTunes, on a large, cinematic scalethat can reach up to 300 inches. Its versatile connectivity also means that content can be viewed from traditionalBlu-ray, DVD, PC, TV and gaming sources.

Harnessing Epson’s latest technologies, the projector delivers equally high White and Colour Light Output of 2,800 lumens and a high contrast ratio of 3,000:1, ensuring high quality images are projected, even in daylight. Epson’s 3LCD technology ensures that images are clear, bright and easy on the eyes.

The plug and play functionality allows users to set up and use the projector quickly and easily. Whatever the angle of the actual projector, users can easily align the projection to ensure a straight and correct imagewith its user-friendly horizontal keystone slider.

“The MG-850HD is a perfect example of Epson’s dedication when it comes to pushing the boundaries of innovative thinking with home entertainment,” says Kelvin Reynolds, general manager, Epson Southern Africa. “The user-friendly menu, for example, has been designed to help viewers navigate with ease, while a unique remote control design features a stylish button layout and backlight for ease of use while watching content in the dark.”


HD-Ready 720p big-screen experience

The first HD-Ready 3LCD home cinema projector2 to feature an iPod docking station3

Enjoy exceptional image quality with Epson’s 3LCD technology

Connect to DVD/Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and games consoles with a variety of inputs

3,000:1 contrast ratio for deeper blacks

Watch in daylight with an equally high White and Colour Light Output of 2,800 lumens

Easily align the projection image with manual horizontal slider and automatic vertical keystone correction

Carry handle for easy portability

User-friendly menu for simple navigation

2 integrated 10W stereospeakers

5,000 hour lamp life for longer viewing

5 colour modes (Auto, Dynamic, Living Room, Cinema, Game) and 4 audio modes (Standard, Vocal, Music, Movie)

Microphone input (mono)

1.2 manual zoom / lens focus


Notes to Editor

[1]Source: Futuresource Consulting Limited,

2As of September 2011

3Made for iPod Touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation), iPod nano (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation),  iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precisiontechnologies, with a product line-up ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation,the Epson Group comprises nearly 75,000 employees in 100 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.

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Middle-East, Russia, and Africa. With a workforce of 2,400 employees, Epson Europe’s sales for fiscal year 2009 were 1,875million Euros.

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