Epson Releases 130” Laser Projection TV
While Epson calls it a “Laser Projection TV”, what we're actually looking at here is the company's new ultra-short-throw projector, offering a big picture experience up to 130”.
Equipped with Epson's 4K PRO-UHD2 3LCD technology, the Epson Laser Projection TV combines the EH-LS500B Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector with an Ultra High-Definition Ambient Light Rejecting Screen. The company says it will “produce vivid colours and deep blacks for an exceptionally bright, colourful, and sharp picture in virtually any viewing environment.” The ultra-short-throw lens allows projection from 500mm from any wall for an image up to 130 inches in size.
Epson says its “breakthrough laser technology provides up to 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance free operation, with the added benefits of higher image contrast and instant ON/OFF and ultra-bright Images of 4,000 lumens colour and 4,000 lumens white.”
Epson has employed its 4K enhancement processor is an advanced pixel-shifting resolution-enhancement technology to produce 4K images. It also features a dedicated full 10-bit HDR Processor, which uses 100% of the HDR source information. Epson claims a contrast ratio up to 2,500,000:1, for “exceptionally deep blacks and brilliant, vivid colours.”
Epson bundles its Smart Media Player so viewers can now enjoy all of their favourite streaming channels and a remote that features voice search. Source input comes via two HDMI ports (one featuring ARC) that enable you to display 4K HDR content at a full 60Hz, while two built-in 10W speakers will get you up and running quickly.
Epson offers a 3-year warranty on the EH-LS500B which is available now and sells in Australia for $5,499 RRP without screen, $6,599.00 (100” screen) and $7,199 RRP (120” screen). No price has been offered for the 130” bundle.
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