Epson has used CEDIA to announce its next-gen Pro Cinema LS10500 Reflective Laser Projector.
The LS10500 features 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility with 3LCD Reflective laser technology. It’s not a native 4K panel, however, but obviously the Epson can accept a 4K or UHD signal.
Epson says the LS1050 delivers 1,500 lumens of colour brightness and 1,500 lumens at peak white in addition its ‘Absolute Black’ contrast technology and a suite of calibration tools.
"Building off the success of Epson's Pro Cinema LS10000, Epson's next-generation 4KE laser projector adds HDR support to display an extraordinary range of brightness, shadow and color that's unlike anything you've seen," said Rodrigo Catalan, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America. "Epson continues its commitment to manufacturing premium, optimally priced solutions, and the LS10500 integrates the most advanced technology developed by Epson's global research and development teams."
The projector features a dual laser light source and is said to hit the entire DCI colour gamut in the digital cinema standard mode. The Epson employs proprietary 4K Enhancement technology, not unlike the e-Shift used by JVC.
The use of a laser light source provides a lifespan of up to 30,000 hours, says Epson, and the LS1050 features a wide range of lens shift capabilities. The projector has a range of up to ± 90 percent on the vertical axis and ± 40 on the horizontal axis, as well as up to 10 pre-sets for zoom, focus and lens shift for both standard projection and wide cinema ratios.
The Pro Cinema LS10500 projects 2.40, 2.35, 1.85, and 1.78 aspect ratios on the same screen, without an anamorphic lens, and no downtime switching between aspect ratios. A new cooling system, also employed, featuring materials including thermal conductive piping which, Epson claims, helps make the LS10500 one of the quietest projectors in the industry.
The Pro Cinema LS10500 ($7,999 MSRP) will be available this Autumn in the US and we await UK details.
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