More news has come in from Epson at CEDIA this week with the introduction of an ultra-short throw laser-projecting and ambient light-rejecting screen display package, the LS500. The projector comes in two versions defined by an included wall-mounted screen: either a 100-inch diagonal screen option package for $4,999 or a 120-inch screen option for $5,999. Epson believes these products act as an alternative to traditional LCD and OLED TVs.
The LS500 adopts Epson’s PRO-UHD 3LCD technology, a claimed contrast ratio of 2,500,000:1 and HDR processing. The two versions of the projector itself are also available in white or black to blend in with a user’s existing interiors, and a bright projected image capability ensures optimal viewing in daylight conditions too.
“The Epson LS500 Laser Projection TV1 redefines the traditional television experience by offering an immersive display size up to 120-Inches,” said Rodrigo Catalan, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. “Whether you’re watching a live sporting event, streaming your favorite series, gaming on the latest generation of consoles, or simply watching the latest blockbuster movie, the all-new Epson Laser Projection TV1 will simple amaze you.”
The LS500 uses an Android TV OS and supports voice commands via Google Assistant. Apps include Netflix, HBO, Showtime, YouTube, Hulu and ESPN. HDMI 2.0 connectivity is included and content can be viewed at 60Hz.
The projector will be available from the first quarter of 2020 from Magnolia and other outlets.
The Epson LS500 Laser Projection TV1 will be available in the first quarter of 2020 through Magnolia and CEDIA dealers. The Epson LS500 Laser Projection TV1 will be available in black and white models with 100-inch (MSRP $4,999) and 120-inch (MSRP $5,999) SKUs.