Epson announces Home Cinema LS100 short throw laser projector
As home theater enthusiasts we all want a projector. That’s a fact. Of course our housing, lifesytle, cost, and partner choices come into play – which is why most of us probably don’t have one :). Short throw models make it much easier to install and place a projector, but have carried a massive price premium for the convenience. With a MSRP of $3,000 Epson’s HC LS100 has made the cost problem much smaller; we’ll have to wait for some reviews to see if it can deliver the requred PQ.
Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Display Reinvents the Home High Definition Viewing Experience for Movies, Video, TV, and Gaming
New Epson Home Cinema LS100 Delivers an Ultra Short-Throw Entertainment Solution that Blends Seamlessly into Any Décor
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CEDIA Expo 2017, Booth #900) – Sept. 6, 2017– Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, today introduced the Home Cinema LS100 Full HD 3LCD Ultra Short-Throw Laser Display – bringing bright, big-screen projection in a smart ultra-short throw design to living rooms for under $3,000 MSRP. A simple and compact solution, the Home Cinema LS100 sits just inches from the wall without any long cables, shadows or glare to disrupt the viewing experience or detract from decor. Powered by Epson’s innovative laser technology, the Home Cinema LS100 features an incredible 4,000 lumens of equal color and white brightness1, and an extraordinary contrast ratio up to 2,500,000:1 for incredibly deep blacks. Offering an immersive, Full HD picture up to 10 feet diagonal, the Home Cinema LS100 delivers bright, vivid images, with or without a screen.
“The Home Cinema LS100 Digital Laser Display is designed to allow people to enjoy life-size images in Full HD up to 10 feet diagonal with the lights on and the shades open – all at a fraction of the cost of a 120-inch traditional flat panel display,” said Rodrigo Catalan, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America. “With the Home Cinema LS100, families don’t have to worry about the limitations of traditional home projection systems, such as shadows when walking in front of the projected image.”
The Home Cinema LS100 complements Epson’s existing lineup, targeting consumers looking for easy, flexible installation and seamless integration with their home décor. The LS100 delivers a full HD image with or without a screen for a transcendent, immersive viewing experience.
Featuring “No Shadow” projection and simple cable management, users don’t have to worry about interruptions when viewing content if people walk in front of the projected image. The Home Cinema LS100 also enables today’s connected home to stream Full HD content from a range of devices including cable/satellite boxes, gaming consoles and streaming devices like Amazon Fire™ TV, Apple TV®, Chromecast™ and Roku®.
The Home Cinema LS100 features Epson’s innovative laser technology, offering up to 10 or more years of worry-free operation2. A high-speed contrast control ensures both bright and dark scenes look their absolute best and 4,000 lumens of equal color and white brightness1. Additionally, 100 percent color brightness delivers extraordinary image performance in a variety of lighting conditions. With Instant Off® performance, experience almost no lag time for warm-up or cool down with the projector reaching maximum brightness or turning off within 5 seconds.
More About the Home Cinema LS100 Digital Laser Display
The Home Cinema LS100 offers a range of features and performance for everyday entertainment and beyond:
- Transcendent Viewing Experience – Place the projector just inches from the wall and get sharp, life-size images in Full HD resolution up to 10 feet diagonal – with no long cables, no shadows, and no glare – for a modern entertainment solution that won’t detract from your décor
- Ultra Bright Laser Technology – 4,000 lumens of equal color and white brightness1 for 100 percent Color Brightness, plus Instant Off®
- Deep Black Contrast Ratio – Features an extraordinary contrast ratio up to 2,500,000:1, for exceptionally deep blacks and brilliant, vivid colors
- Advanced 3-Chip Design – 3LCD technology ensures no color wheels, no white segments and no rainbow effect
- Easy, Flexible Installation – 3x HDMI® ports allow you to unite all your devices in a single hub, offering versatile connectivity for cable/satellite boxes, gaming consoles and streaming devices
- Perfect for Everyday Entertainment and Beyond – Enjoy your favorite HD channels, sports, concerts, movies and more
- Dependable, long-life technology – Lamp-free light source delivers up to 10 or more years of performance2; comes with a two-year limited warranty and two-business day replacement with free shipping for added peace of mind
Availability and Support
Designed for both the mass consumer and custom installer markets, the Home Cinema LS100 will be available for $2,999 MSRP this Fall through Amazon, CEDIA and Magnolia. Epson projectors come with a two-year limited warranty, toll-free access to Epson’s PrivateLine® priority technical support, and free two-business-day exchange with Extra CareSM Home Service. The Home Cinema LS100 will be on display and demoed at Epson’s booth #900 at CEDIA Expo 2017, Sept. 5-9.
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 88 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
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1 Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.
2 Based on an estimated projector life of 20,000 hours when used in Normal Mode, operated 4 hours per day. Actual hours may vary depending on mode and usage environment. The projector comes with a 2-year limited warranty.
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