The Best TVs and Projectors of IFA 2019

This year's show concentrated on new features and tech

IFA 2019 wasn't really a vintage year for new TVs and projectors, with most of the major manufacturers concentrating on demonstrating new features or display technology rather than actual models.
This has been an ongoing problem for IFA, which suffers from being held towards the end of the year. As a result, it's only three months until CES, which is where the majority of big manufacturers will announce their 2020 line-ups. IFA is also only a couple of weeks before the CEDIA Show in the US, where projector manufacturers often announce new models.

As it was, Samsung, LG, Sony, and Panasonic all failed to announce anything big, leaving room for less dominant players to take centre stage. Philips/TP Vision has always used IFA to launch new models, partly because it isn't at CES, and Hisense, TCL, Sharp and Toshiba also expanded their line-ups.

Sony had nothing new in terms of projectors, but Epson added to its range and JVC announced a major firmware update for its N Series of projectors that should keep that range competitive for at least another year and possibly longer. In this round-up, I'll run through exactly who did and said what at IFA, and where appropriate I'll give you my interpretation.
There was real swagger to Philips as they launched a very strong OLED line-up
The Best TVs and Projectors of IFA 2019

Philips

Of all the TV manufacturers, it was Philips that really dominated the show, with a strong line-up of new OLEDs that promise more features, a better picture, and superior sound. The limelight was taken by the latest additions to its OLED+ line-up: the flagship 984 and the mid-range 934.

The OLED+ 984 boasts a gorgeous European design, with chrome styling, an elegant stand and an included bracket for those who want to wall mount. This 4K TV supports high dynamic range (HDR10, HLG, HDR10+, and Dolby Vision), along with Dolby Atmos sound. It includes the latest version of the Android operating system (P or Pie) and has Google Assistant built-in (although it also works with Amazon Alexa).

Of course, being a Philips TV it also sports 4-sided Ambilight and the third generation of the company's sophisticated P5 picture processing engine. Imaging guru Danny Tack was on hand to demonstrate the latest features of this new dual-chip solution, which uses the new P5 Pro chip combined with a second P5 chip to add more computational power to key intensive parts of the processing chain. The overall result is a doubling of the processing power and a 30% PQ improvement over the 2nd generation P5 chip, producing cleaner, sharper and brighter SDR, along with HDR that is free of crush, clipping and banding.

As far as the 984 is concerned, the headline-grabbing feature is a 3-channel speaker that sits below the screen and has a central tweeter on top. This speaker was custom designed by Bowers & Wilkins, and I can genuinely say that it's the best TV sound I have ever heard. It can go surprisingly deep, but there's the option to add a wired subwoofer if you feel you need more low-end thump.

The 984 comes in a single 65-inch screen size and will be available in early October from John Lewis, Richer Sounds, Dixons and Harrods. The only downside I can see to the 65OLED984 is its price, which is a hefty £4,500.

The OLED+ 934 includes many of the same features as the 984, such as the 3rd gen P5 Processor, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and Android P with built-in Google Assistant. It also works with Alexa, but has 3-side Ambilight rather than four.

The 934 also has a custom-built B&W speaker, but this time it uses a 2.1.2-channel configuration with two forward-firing channels, two upward-firing channels and a built-in subwoofer. While not as impressive as the sound on the 984 in absolute terms, it does perform better with Atmos thanks to the upward-firing drivers.

The 934 comes in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes, and will be available in early October from John Lewis, Richer Sounds, Dixons and Harrods. The 934's pricing is more attractive with the 55OLED934 costing £2,200 and the 65OLED934 setting you back £3,000.

Philips also had a new budget model up its sleeve, which wasn't even mentioned during the press conference. The OLED 754 uses a 2018 panel, the 2nd generation P5 processor, and Philips's SAPHI smart platform rather Android (not necessarily a bad thing) but, in all other respects, it is feature-packed.

It includes HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and 3-sided Ambilight, and if that isn't enough it also has Amazon Alexa built-in. You can interact with Amazon's smart assistant using the remote or another Alexa speaker (Philips has wisely avoided including far-field microphones), and Alexa also interacts with Ambilight.

This new TV looked impressive in the demos and, best of all, this model is priced to sell. There are 55- and 65-inch models that are available from this week in John Lewis, Richer Sounds, Dixons, AO, Amazon, Costco, SDG, and Harrods. The 55OLED754 will initially cost £1,500 and the 65OLED754 will set you back £2,300, but you can expect those prices to drop heavily and quickly.

The final TV that Philips had on show wasn't a new model but a prototype – an 88-inch 8K OLED TV. The picture certainly looked amazing, despite only being a prototype. It was using the 3rd gen P5 processor but according to Danny Tack, Philips will develop an entirely new 8K processor for the actual production model.
The Best TVs and Projectors of IFA 2019

Samsung

The subject of 8K brings us neatly on to Samsung, and to no-one's surprise the Korean giant was heavily promoting the benefits of the higher resolution Ultra HD format. Although Samsung had no new models at the show, it did add a 55-inch screen size to its existing Q950R range of 8K TVs. I'm not entirely sure how much use a 55-inch 8K TV is, but we can expect to see a lot more 8K models from Samsung at CES.

The company also announced that it will support the world’s first 8K HDR10+ content by partnering with three major European streaming services: CHILI, The Explorers and MEGOGO. These OTT (Over-the-top) service providers will adopt 8K with HDR10+, to go along with their existing support for 4K and HDR10+. The content will primarily be travelogue footage initially, but at least you'll only need around 40mbps to stream.

Samsung was also demonstrating the benefits of combining 8K panels with AI-enhanced upscaling and image processing to deliver a superior experience. Samsung's machine learning algorithms allow the processing to evolve over time, ensuring a better picture. In addition, all those extra pixels provide more headroom for effective upscaling in much the same way as 4K content shot on 8K cameras can look better than material shot on 4K cameras.

The 8K Association was also in attendance as a guest of Samsung, and it announced a new certification programme for 8K TVs. The exact criteria haven't been made public, but an 8K TV will be expected to deliver a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320, 24/50/60 frame rates, at least 600nits of peak brightness, HEVC decoding, and HDMI 2.1. The association will begin certifying TVs in 2020 with a new logo being unveiled at CES in January.

The association is aware that the lack of 8K content remains an issue, which is why the benefits of 8K upscaling are so important. However, it did stress that there are a number of positives for 8K, including increased production capabilities that will drive prices down, more efficient codecs, and higher bandwidth thanks to 5G. All it will take is for one of the many video subscription services currently battling for market share to make the move to 8K, and we could see a sudden flood of content via streaming.
Samsung's promotion of 8K gained further traction thanks to LG, Sony, Philips, Sharp, Hisense and TCL
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LG

LG had its new 8K models at IFA, although they were actually first announced at CES last January. These include the world’s first 8K OLED TV, the 88-inch 88Z9, and the 75-inch SM99 8K NanoCell LCD TV, both of which will hit global markets starting with Australia, Germany, France, the UK and the US. Phil will be spending the day with the 88Z9 at the end of this month, so expect a detailed hands-on in early October.

LG is currently not a member of the 8K Association, which is interesting because it was claiming the Z9 and SM99 surpassed the resolution measurement criteria set forth by the International Committee for Display Metrology (ICDM). This states that the resolution of a display not only depends on meeting or exceeding a specific number of pixels - in the case of 8K this is 7,680 x 4,320, or 33,177,600 pixels, but also whether those pixels can be adequately distinguished from one another.

In order to measure how distinct neighbouring pixels are from each other, the ICDM uses a universally-referenced industry standard known as a Contrast Modulation (CM) measurement. Minimum values of 25 percent for images and 50 percent for text are deemed to indicate that the differentiation between pixels adequately reflects the stated resolution. LG claims the Z9 and SM99 measurements exceed 90 percent, ensuring owners will get all the detail 8K affords.

This was clearly a less than subtle dig at Samsung, with LG claiming its Korean rival's 8K TVs weren't fully 8K because of the wide-angle technology used in its panels. Samsung's view is that its 8K TVs have 33 million pixels, and that overall picture quality is more important than the method you use to count them. In fairness, Samsung pulled the same trick when it claimed LG's OLED 4K TVs weren't genuinely 4K because of the WRGB panels used – so I guess it's swings and roundabouts!

However, I do find these corporate games frustrating because they only confuse consumers even more, at a time when they're already struggling due to the sophistication of modern TV technology. Interestingly, LG's other big announcement at IFA was related to the subject of consumer confusion and how to address it.

Filmmaker Mode has been launched by the Ultra HD Alliance (UHDA) in response to a realisation that most people (possibly as many as 80%) never change the settings on their TVs. This means films are being watched in modes with too much brightness, excessive noise reduction and sharpening, over-saturated colours, and motion smoothing.

A group of filmmakers got together with the UHDA to create a specific mode that ensures white is as close to D65 as possible and colours match BT.709 (both within a realistic tolerance), while noise reduction, sharpening, and frame interpolation are all turned off. The UHDA will work with each manufacturer, going through the picture menus to ensure any feature which adversely effects the filmmaker's intent is turned off.

So far LG, Panasonic and Vizio are onboard, and I'm sure we'll see more names announced at CES. Neither Samsung nor Sony appear too keen on the idea, but both manufacturers never embraced THX either. Philips appears more amenable, as long as the mode isn't mandatory. Of course in the meantime, selecting the THX, ISF, Cinema, Custom or Movie mode on your TV will at least get you in the ballpark.

The UHDA would like to see a dedicated Filmmaker Mode button on remote controls, but it's possible the mode could be selected automatically using metadata (however there will be the option to turn this off in the menu). The UHDA hopes that as the mode becomes more common, users can activate it in other ways such as by using voice control or a remote app.
The Best TVs and Projectors of IFA 2019

Sony

Sony were particularly quiet this year, with no new TVs or projectors to announce. Instead, it was extolling the virtues of IMAX Enhanced. A joint project between Rakuten - the European based Video on Demand service available in 42 countries - and Sony will soon see owners of selected BRAVIA TVs benefitting from 4K HDR and DTS audio content that has been digitally remastered under the IMAX Enhanced programme.

The initiative was developed by IMAX and DTS and is a certification and licensing programme. In order to qualify and carry the IMAX Enhanced logo, the Sony TVs had to meet a set of prescribed performance requirements, set by IMAX and DTS. The Sony ZG9 8K Full Array LED, AG9 4K OLED, and XG95 4K Full Array LED TVs are the first to sport the IMAX Enhanced logo.

My personal take on this is that it's a load of marketing claptrap. While it's true that you need a supporting AV processor or receiver to enjoy IMAX Enhanced DTS:X soundtracks, any decent 4K HDR TV is capable of displaying IMAX Enhanced content. In addition, the Sony press released made no mention of HDR10+, a format that it doesn't support but which IMAX used on its first IMAX Enhanced 4K discs.
Features such as IMAX Enhanced and Filmmaker Mode were heavily promoted
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Panasonic

Panasonic also had no new TVs at the show, but it was demonstrating a number of new features and some very interesting display technology. As a supporter of Filmmaker Mode, the manufacturer was promoting this feature, which it said will be on its 2020 OLED TVs. Personally, I'd like to see manufacturers putting the Filmmaker Mode on all their ranges, particularly the cheaper models where it adds greater value, because anyone buying a high-end OLED TV is more likely to get it calibrated (which essentially has the same effect as Filmmaker Mode but to a greater degree of accuracy). However, I appreciate that companies will want to use Filmmaker Mode as a marketing feature – at least initially.

Panasonic was also demonstrating some prototype TVs that use interesting new display technologies. First, there was a transparent OLED concept display, which resembles a cabinet with a wooden frame holding what appears to be a pane of glass. However, the moment the device is switched on, it transforms into an OLED TV. Thanks to a new dark filter at the rear of the transparent OLED panel the contrast has been improved, although it's still a far cry from the kind of blacks and performance normally seen on an OLED TV.

The second prototype is codenamed “MegaCon” and is a dual panel LCD monitor developed in-house using a Panasonic manufactured module and fully utilising all the company's display expertise. It uses a high performance 4K outer panel with a monochrome inner panel to modulate the direct LED backlight, thus delivering pixel-level dimming and a claimed contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. In terms of brightness, it can hold a full field peak brightness of 1,000 nits indefinitely, whilst also covering 99% of the DCI P3 colour standard.

The "MegaCon" might sound like a Transformers villain (or possibly something worse), but the images it delivered were simply stunning. It should be stressed that this display is aimed at professional studios and post production houses, and is intended to deliver mastering monitor levels of colour accuracy. Unlike similar dual panel LCD displays from other manufacturers, it also features a wide viewing angle without losing colour fidelity and uses unique Panasonic technology to eliminate any parallax effect between the dual panels.

While the "MegaCon" is aimed at professional users, it's only a matter of time before the technology trickles down to Panasonic's consumer line-up. In fact, as we'll see in the next two sections of this show report, other manufacturers are already planning consumer products using a similar technology.
The Best TVs and Projectors of IFA 2019

Hisense

Hisense was demonstrating its latest Laser TV models, which essentially combine a short throw laser projector (with a built-in tuner and speakers) and a dedicated screen. The Chinese giant has been developing this technology for a number of years, and already has a version available in the UK. These new models offer some really interesting features and impressive claimed specs.

The first new model is the 100L5 Sonic Screen 4K Laser TV, which produces sound directly from its 100-inch screen using a Distributed Mode Loudspeaker (DML) housed in the screen itself. Hisense claims a frequency range of 40Hz-18kHz and the DML diaphragm reproduces sound by vibrating in a complex pattern over its entire surface, guaranteeing a consistent output level and undistorted time response in all directions. It's not dissimilar to the Acoustic Surface audio that Sony uses in its OLEDs (albeit on a larger scale), with sounds emanating directly from the objects and characters on screen, adding to the sense of immersion.

The 4K 100L9 TriChroma Laser TV is powered by a Texas Instrument DLP chip and Hisense’s brand new three light X-Fusion Laser Light Engine (Red, Blue, Green) which produces a pure and wide colour gamut without recourse to a phosphor wheel. This approach enables the L9 Laser TVs to achieve 100% of the Rec.709 and DCI-P3 colour gamuts, along with at least 98% of Rec.2020 (making it the first product to attain the colour space included in the new Rec.2100 standard).

These Laser TVs have the advantage of massive screen sizes, increased brightness and superior colours thanks to the use of a laser light source. They can also be turned on and off instantly, and they have a long lifespan. Thanks to ambient light rejecting screens, they also perform well in brightly-lit rooms or those with white walls and ceilings. While no pricing has yet been announced, these Laser TVs are also generally much cheaper than regular TVs at these screen sizes.

In terms of more traditional TVs, the 8K 85U9E and 4K 65U9E are particularly interesting. These Dual Layer ULED XD models use a display technology that's very similar to Panasonic's "MegaCon". This means the image is created by a combination of two LCD panels placed over a backlight. The first LCD is a 1080p monochrome panel designed to modulate luminance in terms of dimming and contrast, the second is a regular 4K LCD panel to control the colour.

Hisense claim contrast ratios of 150,000:1 can be achieved, and since each scene is replicated across both panels, backlight optimisation using up to 5 chips means ULED XD TVs can, according to Hisense, deliver more than 1,000,000 local dimming zones, resulting in increased contrast, detail accuracy and depth. The 65U9E looked especially impressive with deep blacks and amazing contrast, without a hint of blooming. The viewing angles also appeared wider than I was expecting, and for an LCD TV the picture was incredible.

Whether all these products will actually come to the UK is another matter, Hisense was meeting with local retail chains to decide what to release here. Hopefully we'll get all four new products, but if I had to pick one it would be the 65U9E. The only UK-related announcement referred to the company's plans to launch the UK’s first Roku TV in Q4. It will be available in screen sizes up to 65-inches, and be powered by the Roku OS.
Panasonic, Hisense and TCL were showcasing new high-contrast LCD tech capable of OLED-like images
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TCL

TCL is a Chinese manufacturer that, like Hisense, is huge in its domestic market but still a relative newcomer in the UK (although it has a significant foothold in the US). At IFA, TCL announced a number of halo products, along with an extensive range of new TVs.

First off there was the company's flagship 8K QLED X Series, which will be available in 85-, 75- and 65-inch screen sizes and supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, plus it uses the Android P operating system. This Quantum Dot TV also has an Onkyo soundbar, and is equipped with a retractable built-in camera, which will ascend and descend automatically when prompted by applications. As well, the Series supports augmented reality (AR) which further enhances the user experience. It will also feature a unique duo-display design, alongside the main TV screen, so viewers can enjoy a mini-screen on an independent audio device that provides useful information to viewers, such as weather updates and movie status, as well as providing controls for smart connections and settings throughout the home. This 8K model will be available in the second quarter of 2020 in selected markets.

Next up is the Mini LED Series and its flagship 75-inch 8K model. This uses a backlight composed of 25,200 high-performance LEDs, delivering a brightness of up to 1,200 nits and 900 local dimming zones for precision backlight control. This Quantum Dot TV supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, runs the Android P operating system and includes an Onkyo soundbar. This 8K model will become available during the second quarter of 2020 in selected markets. There is also a 75-inch 4K version. In addition, there are two 65-inch 4K versions with optional soundbars that will be available at the end of 2019. The 65-inch 4K version with a soundbar will be available soon in the European market.

TCL’s flagship X10 Series of 4K TVs combines a Direct Mini LED backlight, Quantum Dot, Dolby Vision and HDR10+, making it the third manufacturer after Panasonic and Philips to support both dynamic metadata formats. It also features the Android P operating system with Google Assistant built-in. The X10 boasts 15,000 ultra-slim LEDs split into 768 dimmable zones, resulting in bright whites and deep blacks with no haloing or blooming. It can also produce 100% of DCI-P3, and deliver 1,500nits of peak brightness. The X10 also supports Dolby Atmos, includes an Onkyo 2.2 soundbar, and sports an ultra-slim and frameless metal design.

The X81 Series combines a razor-thin glass design and 4K HDR picture quality with Quantum Dot, Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and the Android P operating system with Google Assistant built-in. There's also Dolby Atmos and an Onkyo 2.1 sound system, along with a bezel-less design on a super-slim sheet of robust and unbreakable glass. The X81 Series will be available in 55- (55X815) and 65-inch (65X815) screen sizes.

Finally, the EC78 Series combines a frameless, ultra-slim metal design and 4K HDR picture with Wide Colour Gamut, Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and the Android P operating system with Google Assistant built-in. You also get support for Dolby Atmos, and an Onkyo sound system equipped with four front-firing speakers. The EC78 comes with an elegant metallic central stand so this large-screen TV can be easily placed on any surface at home. It will be available in Europe from September 2019 in 55- (55EC780) and 65-inch (65EC780) sizes.
The Best TVs and Projectors of IFA 2019

Sharp

Sharp launched four new AQUOS Android 4K TVs at IFA, all of which include support for HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma), along with Sharp's Active Motion 600 technology to increase motion sharpness and reduce ghosting and judder. The new models will feature Harman/Kardon loudspeaker systems with integrated silk tweeters and additional woofers to deliver accurate treble and deep bass. There's also support for DTS Virtual:X, which psychoacoustically delivers up to 7.1.4 of immersive audio through traditional TV speakers in the horizontal plane.

The new TVs use the Android operating system, resulting in a clear user interface and simple intuitive operation. The inclusion of Google Assistant provides voice control, and quick access to all your favourite entertainment thanks to support for Netflix, Amazon Prime and Rakuten TV. Music streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer or Tidal can also be accessed, and there's built-in Google Chromecast allowing content from mobile devices to be conveniently and wirelessly transferred to the TV.

The new BL series will be available from the fourth quarter of 2019 at a recommended retail price of between £329 (40”) and £629 (65”). Sharp plans to launch two more series, including the BN series with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision HDR, which will street in early 2020 in screen sizes up to 65-inches.
The lack of new models from the big boys gave smaller manufacturers a chance to show their latest TVs
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Toshiba

Toshiba announced its 2020 range of TVs, which will include the TRU Picture Engine, a picture quality chipset made up of three image processing technologies: TRU Micro Dimming, TRU Flow and TRU Resolution. These new TVs will also support Dolby Atmos, and be integrated with Amazon Alexa thanks to a specially designed far field microphone built into the bezel. This allows users to turn their Toshiba TV on and off, change channels and inputs, adjust the volume, open apps and much more with their voice, but also ask Alexa to search for their favourite movies or music, get news updates, and set reminders. They can even ask Alexa to control compatible smart devices such as light bulbs or air conditioners.

The TVs will use the Android Pie (version 9) operating system, providing an intuitive and customisable user interface, alongside simple connectivity to apps and single step log-ins through an Android smartphone. With Chromecast built-in, users can easily cast movies, shows, and photos from thousands of apps on Android or iOS devices to the TV. You can access thousands of movies, shows, and games from Google Play, YouTube and other apps, while Google Assistant is built into Android TV, providing quick access to your favourite entertainment, as well as the ability to ask questions, manage tasks, and control smart home devices.
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JVC

JVC normally announces a new range of projectors at IFA, as it did last year with the N Series. This year was very different, and although the Japanese manufacturer did announce the new LX-NZ3 4K DLP laser projector, there was no overhaul of its entire range. The existing DLA-N5B/W, DLA-N7B and DLA-NX9B will continue into 2020. That shouldn't come as a surprise, due to production issues these projectors didn't hit stores until December in the US and January here in the UK. As a result, JVC has struggled to meet demand, and the N7, in particular, has proved very popular.

So this year, JVC has chosen to release a major firmware update instead, which is fantastic news for existing owners like me. The free 3.01 firmware update will be available in October/November (the press release confusingly mentions both months) and will add a new function called Frame Adapt HDR.

This feature will instantaneously analyse the maximum brightness of each frame of HDR10 content using a unique algorithm, and dynamically adjust the image in real time for optimal HDR tone mapping. At the same time, it analyzes the saturation, hue, and brightness of the video data and performs optimal correction which reduces colour loss. As a result, darker scenes have deeper blacks and brighter scenes have higher peak brightness without losing colour.

The function makes adjustments based on analysis of the incoming HDR10 signal, so it's not only effective with content that has mastering information, but also content without mastering information. This is a problem that plagues the current Auto Tone Mapping feature because Disney, Fox and Paramount discs lack the necessary mastering information. To overcome this issue I have been using a Panasonic DP-UB9000 and taking advantage of its HDR Optimiser in conjunction with my N7's Auto Tone Mapping.

The gamma processing accuracy, which was previously done at 12-bit equivalent, has been improved to 18-bit, thus dramatically improving the gradation performance. It reduces banding in the bright parts of the image, and eliminates crush in the dark parts, resulting in accurate and smooth gradations.

Other improvements included in the 3.01 firmware update are the addition of new screen to screen adjustment functions, and support for the 16:9 mode of the DCR anamorphic lens series manufactured by Panamorph.

I had a demo of the new Frame Adapt HDR function, and while it was in German I was able to follow it fairly well (I knew that O Level would come in handy one day). The demo, which used an NX9 and a fairly large screen, started with a dark scene from Aquaman. The Auto Tone Mapping feature had read the mastering information correctly, but the image was still quite dark so the demonstrator adjusted the settings to make it look better. He then jumped to a very bright scene, which was clearly clipping. The demonstrator adjusted it a second time to stop the clipping, but the next scene was again too dark.

He then turned on the Frame Adapt HDR function and played the same scenes, but this time each scene looked perfect without having to change anything. He also showed an additional scene where Aquaman arrives at a Sicilian village and the image was simply stunning, easily the best projected HDR I have ever seen. If this new function works as well out in the real world, it's a game changer for projected HDR and makes an already superb range of projectors even better.

I know there are outboard processors that also offer dynamic tone mapping, but I'd rather have it done in the projector and this approach is much cheaper (free if you already own an N Series projector). For me, this was the highlight of IFA, and I came away from the demo a very, very happy man.
JVC's addition of dynamic tone mapping to its existing N Series projectors is great news for owners
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Epson

Finally, Epson announced two new affordable additions to its existing projector line-up. The competitively priced EH-TW7000 and EH-TW7100 are designed to connect easily, making it simple to watch 4K content from a Blu-ray player, set top box, gaming console or streaming device (including Amazon Fire TV and Roku streaming stick) using the projector’s HDMI ports. The 3LCD projectors support HDR10 and HLG, and the EH-TW7100 has a claimed contrast ratio of 100,000:1 thanks to a dynamic iris.

The two projectors can display an image up to 500 inches, and thanks to Epson's PRO-UHD technology, they can remain bright and vivid while doing so. Even in well-lit environments, both models have a high brightness of 3,000 lumens and can deliver a sharp image with clearly defined shadows and deep blacks. The EH-TW7100 also has two built-in 10W speakers, providing an out of the box, all-in-one set up, and can even be used with sound bars and external speakers using Bluetooth.

The EH-TW7000 and EH-TW7100 will be available from October 2019, priced at £999.99 and £1599.99 respectively.

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