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Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD Projector Featured on Great American Country Network's New Series "Great American Heroes"

Hometown Hero Captain Steve Dietz to Use Epson MegaPlex Projector for Burn Foundation Prevention Programs

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson today announced its award-winning MegaPlex™ MG-850HD projector was featured on a recent episode of the new series "Great American Heroes" on the highly-watched Great American Country Network. The October 31 episode featured a visit to the Bakersfield Firefighters Burn Foundation, where country star Trace Adkins surprises Captain Steve Dietz, director of the Burn Foundation, with an Epson® MegaPlex MG-850HD and other contributions focused on helping the team with their outbound prevention programs.

"Organizations like the Burn Foundation are often looking for a dynamic way to share content with mid-size groups on a big screen," said Kristi Lanzit, product manager, Epson America Inc. "The MegaPlex offers a range of connectivity options and is extremely portable and easy to use, making it a great tool for Captain Steve Dietz and the rest of the team to share information and engage with audiences as part of their prevention and marketing programs."

The MegaPlex MG-850HD makes sharing powerful stories on a big screen easy with up to 2,800 lumens1 of color brightness and 2,800 lumens of white brightness, high-definition 720p resolution and 3LCD technology that delivers reliable performance and rich, vibrant colors. Easy out-of-the-box setup and a handle for added portability make it an excellent tool for both organizations and personal use. In addition, the MegaPlex MG-850HD connects to a wide range of digital devices and features a built-in dock for Apple iPod®, iPhone® and iPad® as well as USB, HDMI and VGA inputs. This versatile connectivity allows users to easily connect and project Microsoft® Xbox 360™, Sony® PS3™, Nintendo Wii™, PCs, TVs, DVD players, Android devices and  streaming devices like Apple TV and Roku®. The MegaPlex MG-850HD also works as a speaker dock – simply turn off the projector and choose from four optimized audio modes.

The new Great American Country Network series, "Great American Heroes", follows country star and philanthropist Trace Adkins as he takes time from his nationwide tour to visit hometown heroes. In each episode, he visits three hometown heroes giving them the acknowledgment they deserve and surprising them with something special. For more information, please visit

The MegaPlex MG-850HD is currently available for $799.99 through select retailers nationwide and the Epson online store. The Epson MegaPlex MG-50, featuring 540p resolution is also available. For more information, please visit the Epson newsroom.

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 97 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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About Great American Country (GAC)

Great American Country is the leader in country music entertainment, and delivers to viewers the widest variety of country music, its artists and the lifestyles they influence. GAC broadcasts original country music programming, music performance specials, live concerts and music videos. GAC is available in more than 62 million households and online at

GAC is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. Scripps Networks is based in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Chevy Chase, Md. and Nashville, and is a unit of Scripps Networks Interactive.

Note: Epson is a registered trademark, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark, and MegaPlex is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

1Color 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.



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