New Epson 4K laser projectors

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Two new Epson 4K laser projectors have been launched for home theater enthusiasts and fans of video games on large screens. Capable of projecting a very large 4K HDR image in your living room or home theater, the Epson EH-LS11000W and Epson EH-LS12000B 4K laser projectors are HDR10+ compatible and feature HDMI 2.1 connectivity with a very low input lag announced at 20ms. They only differ in color and maximum brightness, the Epson EH-LS11000W adopting a white finish with a brightness of 2500 lumens and the Epson EH-LS12000B featuring a black finish and offering a brightness of 2700 lumens.

Epson Laser 4K projectors
The Epson EH-LS11000W 4K laser projector is one of two new Epson 2021 projection products. In addition to a laser lamp with a lifespan of 20,000 hours, it has HDMI 2.1 inputs and manages 4K at 120 frames/second!

Will they be the worthy successors of the Epson EH-LS10000, released in 2015 and honored with an EISA Award, and Epson EH-LS10500, released in 2017 and awarded a label by Sound & Vision magazine?

Epson 4K laser: the affordable alternative to Sony and JVC

Marketed respectively at €4,690 and €4,990, the Epson EH-LS11000W and Epson EH-LS12000B 4K laser projectors are an alternative for all video projection enthusiasts who dream of a more high-end projector than what DLP 4K technology can offer, but who do not wish to invest all their savings in a Sony SXRD 4K or JVC D-ILA 4K projector.

Epson EH-LS12000B
The Epson EH-LS12000B 4K laser projector has a powerful motorized zoom and vertical and horizontal Lens Shift. The focus is also motorized, which greatly simplifies the adjustments that can be made using the remote control, while comfortably seated on the sofa!

Featuring a 3LCD C2 Fine matrix (one LCD matrix for each primary color: red, green and blue) in HD1080p definition, these Epson EH-LS11000W and Epson EH-LS12000B projectors usher in an all-new image interpolation process capable of projecting a true 4K UHD image of 8,294,400 pixels (3840 x 2160). This isn’t sorcery, simply the the ability of these projectors to shift the native pixels of the RGB arrays several thousand times per second to project the entire native UHD image.

Ready for 4K 120Hz video games

The Epson EH-LS11000W and Epson EH-LS12000B projectors are designed for those who love watching movies and series on the big screen as well as gamers looking for maximum immersion in their favorite adventures. For this, these two 4K laser projectors can count on optimal image quality via HDMI 2.1 connectors that are HDR10+ compatible (dynamic HDR) and can also handle 4K streams up to 120 fps with very low input lag. The responsiveness of players is therefore fully safeguarded during online gaming sessions, without the risk of an untimely game over due to display delay. The Epson EH-LS11000W and Epson EH-LS12000B are perfect for 4K @ 120Hz gaming enthusiasts who use a PS5, Xbox Series X or PC!

Epson EH-LS12000B: image smoothness and video games
Thanks to the 4K 120Hz compatible HDMI 2.1 ports and their low input lag (20 ms), the Epson EH-LS11000W and Epson EH-LS 12000 projectors are particularly suitable for video games.

Motorized lens shift, focus and zoom: simplified installation

If you don’t want to spend hours positionning and adjusting your projector, the Epson EH-LS11000W and Epson EH-LS12000B are for you. Their powerful motorized optical zoom (up to 2.1x) offers a lot of freedom of placement with the possibility of installing the projector at a distance between 3m and 6.3m from the screen to project an image measuring 2.5m across. By pressing the dedicated button on the remote control, you can enlarge or reduce the size of the image to perfectly match that of the screen. Moreover, there is no need to place the projector perfectly in line with the screen: the lens shift function allows the image to be shifted vertically and horizontally without any distortion or alteration, using the remote control. Finally, the icing on the cake: the motorized focus allows you to refine the sharpness of the image remote control in hand, without leaving your sofa!

Laser lamp: brightness and longevity

Why use a very expensive laser lamp rather than a more affordable conventional lamp on a projector? Quite simply because the laser lamp produces a more stable and regular luminous flux than a conventional lamp throughout its lifetime. This is critical to delivering optimal HDR image quality and precisely controlling the light output in the dark and light areas of the image. In addition, the laser lamp offers an unparalleled lifespan of up to 20,000 hours with these Epson EH-LS11000W and Epson EH-LS12000B projectors. That’s over 10 years of projection at 5 hours a day!

With a brightness of 2500 lumens for the Epson EH-LS11000W and 2700 lumens for the Epson EH-LS12000B, HDR content enjoys excellent display conditions.

HDR10+, automatic contrast enhancement

To project wide dynamic range 4K images with maximum readability, the Epson EH-LS11000W and Epson EH-LS12000B projectors adopt an adaptive gamma correction system that works with the scene on the screen to automatically improve image contrast. The result: deep and detailed blacks, sparkling and nuanced highlights, without overexposure.

Whether you want to enjoy a very large 4K HDR image in your home theater or living room, or you’re looking for a high-performance projector to play video games in 4K 120Hz without latency, the Epson EH-LS11000W and Epson EH-LS12000B laser projectors seem to be a must-have, and they’re cleverly positioning themselves in the market as a very attractive alternative to Sony and JVC 4K laser projectors that require a much larger investment.

Epson EH-LS11000W (€4690 – available mid-November)

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  • 3LCD technology, 0.74 inch matrix with C2 Fine x3 (RGB)
  • HDR10+ 4K, HDMI 2.1
  • Laser lamp (20,000h)
  • Brightness: 2500 lumens
  • Dynamic contrast: 2,500,000:1
  • Motorized zoom, focus and lens shift
  • Low input lag (20 ms)
  • Color: white

Epson EH-LS12000B (€4990 – available mid-November)

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  • 3LCD technology, 0.74 inch matrix with C2 Fine x3 (RGB)
  • HDR10+ 4K, HDMI 2.1
  • Laser lamp (20,000h)
  • Brightness: 2700 lumens
  • Dynamic contrast: 2,500,000:1
  • Motorized zoom, focus and lens shift
  • Low input lag (20 ms)
  • Color: black

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