Epson has been pushing hard in the home theater category for the past five years with a number of solid LCD projectors that are very popular with home cinema enthusiasts without the budget for more expensive 4K projectors from Sony and JVC. Epson delivers performance and value from their projector line which is important when your budget for a home theater projector is less than $3,000.
At CEDIA 2019, Epson threw everyone for a loop with their new 100″ and 120″ Laser TV LS500 system which includes a 4K HDR UST (Ultra Short Throw) laser projector, and 100″ or 120″ projection screen for your living room or den.
Epson were tight lipped about the screen material but we can confirm that it utilises ALR technology to improve contrast and image brightness in rooms that may not have any ambient light control.
LG and Hisense have already entered this market so Epson is certainly not the first to offer this type of product — but we’re willing to bet that the 120″ LS500 system which will retail for $5,995.00 when it’s available in January 2020 will do quite well if the image quality is there.
From the press release:
“Equipped with Epson’s proprietary 4K PRO-UHD 3LCD technology, Epson Laser Projection TV combines an advanced Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector – along with an Ultra High-Definition Ambient Light Rejecting Screen – to produce vivid colors and deep blacks for an exceptionally bright, colorful, and sharp picture – in virtually any viewing environment.”
- 4K PRO-UHD Projection Technology – A new type of 4K projection technology utilizing advanced processing for resolution enhancement, color, and image processing – resulting in an exceptionally sharp picture.
- Incredibly Bright Picture – Capable of displaying 4K HDR content at an exceptional level of brightness for both color and white content. This not only provides for an amazing viewing experience but sets a new standard in this class of projection – allowing for all-day viewing in virtually any lighting environment.
- Advanced HDR Processing – Full 10-bit color processing accepting 100 percent of the HDR source information to faithfully reproduce HDR content for an exceptional visual performance.
- Outstanding Color Accuracy – Advanced 3-Chip 3LCD technology displays 100 percent of the RGB color signal for every frame. This allows for the Rec. 709 color space to be displayed for outstanding color accuracy.
For more information: Epson Laser TV LS500 UST Projector