Epson unveils EF-100 laser projector with Android TV

Epson has unveiled the $1,000 EF-100W (white) and EF-100B (black) Smart Streaming Laser Projectors with Android TV at CES. The compact projectors include the company’s own MicroLaser Array Technology allowing for bright images up to 150 inches diagonal on walls or dedicated screens. The inclusion of Android TV means Netflix, YouTube, HBO, Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN can be quickly accessed.

“The first-of-its-kind Epson EF-100 leverages Epson’s powerful, high-end laser technology in an impressive, compact and modern design that gives users a whole new way to enjoy their favorite content,” said Rodrigo Catalan, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America. “When you think about the incredible production behind TV shows and movies, you can bet it’s not meant to be seen on a 6-inch mobile device. Epson’s EF-100 smart streaming laser projector lets today’s connected users experience their favorite content up to 150 inches anytime, anywhere.”

The EF-100 variants have a portable design, 2,000 lumens of color and white brightness and are designed to stream with a potentially large image from anywhere.  It is available in white and silver or black and copper to satisfy varying living environments, and can be laid flat or standing on its side. The unit comes with Epson’s tried-and-tested 3-Chip 3LCD technology and a proprietary 9-element lens structure for image clarity and edge-to-edge focus uniformity. The unit includes electronic keystone correction and can also be pointed towards the ceiling due to its firm base which doubles up as a speaker grille. The onboard speaker is 5W, there is a 3.5mm stereo output, and Epson includes a slimline remote.

Both models are available this month through Epson’s online store or authorized resellers. Epson’s projectors come with the company’s well-known two-year next-business-day swap-out warranty. You can get more information on the EF-100 from Epson here.

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2 Comments

  1. Good points, John. I should have mentioned in this article that the EF-100 only carries a WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution. It means you can only play 720p content natively, but Epson calls it '1080p-ready'. It also means that pixels are clearly visible from almost any viewing distance/image size.

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