A new short throw laser projector announced by Epson today is a new breakthrough in the close-to-the-wall convenience of viewing a huge 10-foot-display. This new projector which gives 1080p clarity is available at a more reasonable rate of $3,000 when compared to the huge Sony $25,000 price tag. However, the main drawback of the Home Cinema Epson LS100 is that it is limited to 1080p in the 4k world.
Though Sony offers 4k at $25,000, the New Epson is equipped with a trio of HDMI ports and is rated at 4,000 lumens with a reported contrast of 2,500,000:1 which makes it bright enough to be used with the “lights on and the shades open,” according to Epson.
This Epson LS100 is designed for those who specifically desire for a giant display without a massive glass and plastic rectangle to spoil the décor. This ultra-short throw projector can be placed right next to the projection wall without any wiring. Epson claims that this projector has about 20,000 hours of viewing and lasts for at least 10 years. The laser light source of this new Epson projector has an advantage over the lamp-based projectors because of being able to project better color and brightness.
This device will be available in the markets this fall.