Epson announces two new 4K laser projectors

Laser light source and low lag gaming

by Andy Bassett
SRP: £4,400.00

Epson’s new  EH-LS11000W and EH-LS12000B home cinema projectors aim to deliver big screen entertainment for film nights, streaming, sporting events and gaming.

Two new high end projectors will be joining Epson’s stable of home cinema projectors, bringing features such as 4K resolution, 3LCD, a laser light-source, HDR10+ support and input lag times under 20ms to enthusiasts’ home entertainment setups.

At the heart of both the EH-LS11000W and EH-LS12000B is a new 4K image processing chip and Epson’s 3LCD technology which uses a different panel for each of the RGB streams and helps the two projectors cover at least 85 percent of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. Since no colour wheel is required, the chance of the ‘rainbow effect’, which some viewers can be sensitive to, is reduced. 

With support for HDR10+ across both models, the image reveals extra details with more natural yet rich colours while the high contrast ratio of 2,5000,000:1 delivers deep blacks.

The long lasting laser light source is said to last up to 10 years and reduces energy consumption, with the light output of the EH-LS11000W quoted at 2,500 lumens while the  EH-LS12000B reaches 2,700 lumens. This brightness output divergence is the main difference between the two models apart from the chassis colour which sees the EH-LS11000W sporting a white case and the EH-LS12000B finished in black.

Epson EH-LS12000B
The Epson EH-LS11000W 4K laser projector

The 8.3 million pixel, 4K image quality is supported by 4K Frame Interpolation, 4K Super Resolution and scene adaptive gamma correction/auto contrast enhancement and the projectors are also compatible with Calman software for those that want to go down the calibration route. 

Set up and installation is easy thanks to motorised optics including a powered 2.1x optical zoom, powered focus and powered lens shift, and watching content in the right aspect ratio is made simple by being able to store up to ten settings.

An HDMI 2.1 port means gaming up to 4K at 120 frames per second is possible, so serious gamers can take full advantage of the latest generation of gaming consoles and high-end gaming PC’s, especially given the projectors' input lag times of under 20ms. 

Epson EH-LS12000B
The Epson EH-LS12000B 4K laser projector

Paul White, manager product management for Epson Europe’s video projection unit said: “With more and more people spending time at home enjoying movies together, or even gaming as a family, these projectors are ideal for anyone looking to take their viewing experiences to the next level. More households now have dedicated home cinema rooms, or spaces large enough to enjoy the big screen cinema experience that these projectors can deliver.”

The EH-LS11000W (white chassis) and EH-LS12000B (black chassis) are available from October/November 2021 with an RRP of £4,100 and £4,400 respectively.

Source: Connect AWE Europe, What HiFi

Image Source: Epson


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