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CEDIA: Epson launches LS-500 4K ultra short-throw Laser Projection TV

CEDIA: Epson launches LS-500 4K ultra short-throw Laser Projection TV
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If you want a bigger-than-a-TV image and you're not sure about installing a projector, how about this Epson alternative? Launching at CEDIA, the Epson LS-500 is a Laser Projection TV, delivering a 4K HDR image up to 130 inches in size from just centimetres away from the screen on your wall.

The Epson LS-500 uses the company's proprietary 3LCD ultra-short throw digital projection technology alongside the company's dynamic laser array, plus an ambient light-rejecting, thin bezel fixed frame screen. 

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The Laser Projection TV claims 4000 lumens brightness and over 2,500,000:1 contrast ratio, with a native refresh rate of up to 60 Hz and support for 10-bit HDR, HLG and Rec.709 colour. 

It even includes the Android TV smart platform, front-firing 10-watt stereo speakers and support for 3D video (remember that?).

There are two Epson LS-500 models, offering 100-inch or 120-inch screens. Available in black or white, Laser Projection TV systems cost $4999 and $5999 respectively – a fair bit cheaper and smaller than Sony's Crystal LED display, then.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.